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Albatross Task Force Diaries – Juliano Cesar in Brazil

Thu, 14/10/2010 - 08:54

I’ve finally arrived back in the port of Itajaí following my first trip on a fishing vessel as part of the Albatross Task Force team in Brazil...

Americas Brazil Marine

Audubon scientists find Gulf birds and oil too close for comfort

Thu, 14/10/2010 - 08:37

Residual oil and chemicals from BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster pose substantial ongoing risks to birds that breed or nest along hard-hit areas of the Louisiana coast, according to new National Audubon Society field surveys.

Americas United States of America Marine

Festival Mundial de Aves 2010 en Chile

Wed, 13/10/2010 - 20:34

Bajo el lema "La diversidad biológica es la vida, la diversidad biológica es nuestra vida" el Comité Pro Defensa de la Fauna y Flora (CODEFF) ha organizado en Chile durante todo el mes de octubre, la celebración del Festival Mundial de las Aves 2010, una gran cantidad de actividades en diferentes regiones del país. Estas actividades están coordinadas por BirdLife International a escala mundial y por CODEFF en Chile.

Americas

From the Frontline

Wed, 13/10/2010 - 12:28

I was led to a career in conservation by a genuine and keen interest to understand how things work. My earliest memories are at ten years old, when I came across a 30 cm male Jackson’s Chameleon in the hedges of my small rural village Ithekahuno in Nyeri, Kenya, and marvelled at the complexity of the animal. From then on, I acquired a hunger to learn what was in the natural world, and why it looked and behaved the way it did.

Worldwide

First Arcadia/BirdLife Conservation Partnership Fund newsletter

Wed, 13/10/2010 - 10:50

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the first Arcadia/BirdLife Conservation Partnership Fund newsletter...

Pacific

Future of biodiversity hinges on benefit-sharing agreement

Wed, 13/10/2010 - 09:02

Progress in tackling the biodiversity crisis hangs on achieving agreement between the world’s nations on the access to genetic resources, and sharing of benefits arising from their use, according to BirdLife International.

Worldwide

Kakariki scoops Forest & Bird’s Bird of the Year title

Wed, 13/10/2010 - 07:21

New Zealand’s bright green parrot – the Kakariki – has won this year’s Forest & Bird poll (BirdLife in New Zealand) for Bird of the Year.

Pacific

Calendario del Festival Mundial de las Aves en Argentina

Tue, 12/10/2010 - 20:15

En Argentina el Festival se celebra desde el año 2002. En el año 2005 se sumo al Festival la Base Antártica Orcadas, siendo el primer registro del Continente Antártico en ser parte de esta celebración.

Americas

EU funds help BirdLife Partners to protect our nature

Tue, 12/10/2010 - 08:13

As recently announced, six BirdLife Partners received funding for their LIFE+ Nature & Biodiversity projects to be implemented in the coming years.

Europe and Central Asia

“Welcome to Cockpit Country”

Mon, 11/10/2010 - 19:16

Cockpit Country is recognized nationally and internationally as a habitat for more than 60 threatened species, making it one of the highest-ranked Important Bird Areas and Key Biodiversity Areas in Jamaica and the Caribbean.

Americas

Migratory birds in the spotlight of the World Bird Festival

Mon, 11/10/2010 - 14:58

Continuing the series of educational materials for schools in the Americas, two poster-sized fact files highlight two very different migratory strategies.

Americas

Key Paraguayan IBA being destroyed

Mon, 11/10/2010 - 10:00

Part of Asunción Bay Important Bird Area (IBA) is in the process of being destroyed by heavy machinery brought in to begin work on a new waterfront project in Paraguay’s capital city, despite the site being legally declared a Reserve in 2005.

Americas

EU’s Raw Materials Policy

Mon, 11/10/2010 - 08:28

My Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) colleagues were in Brussels for the 8th Asia-Europe Peoples Forum (AEPF) this week. The AEPF is an interregional network of progressive civil society organizations across Asia and Europe. It emerged in the 1996 from a common desire and need among organizations across the two continents to open up new venues for dialogue, cooperation and solidarity.

Asia

Un símbolo para Quito - colibrí de los altos andes

Thu, 07/10/2010 - 22:20

Fichas informativas sobre aves amenazadas y migratorias Como parte de los materiales educativos diseñados para colegios en Sur América, presentamos una serie...

Americas

Aves Argentinas lanza el festival mundial de las aves y la campaña ‘por más aves’

Thu, 07/10/2010 - 21:20

Esta mañana, con motivo del día del Ave, Aves Argentinas / Asociación Ornitológica del Plata, compartió con los medios y la sociedad en general el lanzamiento a nivel nacional del “Festival Mundial de las Aves” organizado por BirdLife International en más de 110 países con el objeto de poner de relieve los diferentes valores culturales y ambientales de las aves silvestres y la necesidad de conservar las especies y sus hábitat.

Americas

How artwork is helping save the albatross - by Meidad Goren

Thu, 07/10/2010 - 08:42

For over 30 years Bruce Pearson, a professional artist, has worked on a range of themes to convey his enthusiasm for wildlife and especially birds, giving a sense of wonder to the wild places they inhabit. More recently he has focused some of his time on developing creative links between art and conservation as a contribution towards a wider effort by an informal grouping of artists, writers, musicians, poets and others inspired by the natural world.

Africa South Africa Marine

Delta blues lift slightly - by Andre Farrar (RSPB - BirdLife in the UK)

Wed, 06/10/2010 - 12:16

The Tana River Delta on Kenya’s coast is at cross-roads. The massive pressure to exploit the area for growing sugar and biofuel crops amongst other development pressure is forcing an intense campaign to ensure that the delta’s peerless natural environment...

Africa

Dinara springs double surprise

Wed, 06/10/2010 - 10:55

After more than a month without word, Dinara (a Sociable Lapwing) sprung a double surprise today when we received not only a new transmission with details of her current location but also confirmation that she is in southern Uzbekistan!

Middle East Uzbekistan Preventing Extinctions