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Good news for the Danube Delta’s biodiversity

Fri, 15/07/2011 - 11:52

After a very long, difficult gestation, a new law has been born! On 4 July 2011 the Romanian President confirmed a new law for the protection and management of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve.

Europe and Central Asia

Taller de arte en la ciénega de la segua

Thu, 14/07/2011 - 14:41

Este año, se celebra el 40º Aniversario de la Convención sobre los Humedales, o RAMSAR, que es un tratado internacional para proteger los humedales de importancia internacional y usarlos sosteniblemente. Aves y Conservación/Birdlife en Ecuador celebró este aniversario y el mes de las aves migratorias con un evento en el humedal de La Segua, provincia de Manabí. Aves y Conservación junto a la Dirección Regional del Ministerio del Ambiente del Ecuador en esa provincia y el Punto Focal del Convenio sobre las Especies Migratorias (CMS), con el apoyo de la comunidad y los guías naturalistas, coordinaron un Taller de Arte en papel maché en el humedal de La Segua.

Americas

Communities continue to promote forest protection

Thu, 14/07/2011 - 03:50

Two communities in Fiji are now reaping the benefits of protecting their forests for the sake of birds and other biodiversity, and have vowed to promote the message of conservation to other communities as well...

Pacific

BirdLife y la Convención Ramsar participan en la conservación de manglares en las Américas

Wed, 13/07/2011 - 20:05

BirdLife recientemente asistió a la 2ª reunión de la Iniciativa Regional de la Convención de Ramsar para la Conservación y Uso Racional de Manglares y Corales en las Américas. BirdLife participó como Organización Internacional Asociada comprometida a apoyar el desarrollo y la aplicación de la Convención Ramsar.

Americas

BirdLife and the Ramsar Convention focus on mangrove conservation in the Americas

Wed, 13/07/2011 - 18:39

BirdLife recently attended the 2nd meeting of the Ramsar Convention’s Regional Initiative for the Conservation and Wise Use of Mangroves and Coral Reefs in the Americas.

Americas Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

Damanaki unveils plan to save European fish and fisheries: will others buy it?

Wed, 13/07/2011 - 10:28

BirdLife Europe has welcomed Commissioner Damanaki’s proposal for the new Common Fisheries Policy setting a framework for EU fisheries management after 2012.

Europe and Central Asia Seabirds and Marine

Birdwatching Festival of Sagres: We await you!

Tue, 12/07/2011 - 12:16

This autumn Sagres (Algarve, Portugal) will be an irresistible destination for birdwatchers. Do not miss the opportunity to observe the largest concentration of raptors in migration!

Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife Species Champions strike gold in Chukotka

Sat, 09/07/2011 - 13:39

Heritage Expeditions - a BirdLife Species Champion supporting Spoon-billed Sandpiper - struck gold this week when they, and the passengers they have taken to the Russian Far East, helped discover a previously unknown breeding population of these rapidly declining waders.

Asia

Forest & Bird wants unique West Coast environment saved

Fri, 08/07/2011 - 00:06

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) announced today its proposal for a reserve on the Denniston and Stockton plateaux to protect the last remaining habitat of several endangered species, outstanding landscapes and unique ecosystems.

Pacific

BirdLife report reveals disturbing facts about illegal killing of birds throughout Europe

Wed, 06/07/2011 - 09:32

BirdLife Partners from 38 European countries have released information about the illegal killing and trapping of birds that occurs across the continent.

Europe and Central Asia Albania

Midway’s first Short-tailed Albatross chick survives tsunami to fledge

Wed, 06/07/2011 - 08:50

The fledgling has taken flight from the first breeding record outside of Japanese Territories.

Pacific

First Great Rift Valley sites are added to World Heritage list

Mon, 04/07/2011 - 14:37

The BirdLife Partnership have helped the Kenyan Government get the Kenya Lake System added to UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Africa

EU promises a greener future, but budget stays grey

Thu, 30/06/2011 - 09:30

BirdLife Europe expresses disappointment with the European Commission’s proposal for Europe’s financial commitment after 2013. BirdLife now calls on Member States and the European Parliament to uphold on their environmental commitments and ensure that the EU will gear the next EU Budget towards a green economy.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Nature Canada joins SPNI in signing Manitoba MOU and unveils new birding trail

Tue, 28/06/2011 - 11:20

Protecting birds and their habitat, and delivering responsible ecotourism is the focus of a new agreement with Manitoba Province Government.

Americas

Offshore islands yield a seabird surprise

Tue, 28/06/2011 - 03:23

Australasian Seabird Group visit to the Broughton Islands uncovers new treasures.

Pacific

BirdLife Partnership welcomes Serengeti road decision

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 14:00

The BirdLife Partnership welcome the news that the proposed asphalt road in the Serengeti National Park, will not now be built.

Africa

Tanzania steps up for the Serengeti and says ‘no’ to asphalt road

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 13:58

Tanzanian Government has announced the proposed asphalt road will not be built.

Africa

Audouin’s Gull breeding population in Greece rapidly declined in the last ten years

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 12:03

The Hellenic Ornithological Society (BirdlLife Greece) are working to save breeding colonies from further declines.

Europe and Central Asia