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Using nature to help people adapt to climate...

Tue, 14/08/2012
With support from the UK government’s Darwin Initiative, BirdLife International is working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources, is raising awareness and building capacity on the role of ecosystems in adaptation amongst government and civil society in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.

Lord Howe Island to become rat-free

Mon, 13/08/2012
BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) is delighted by arecent announcement to commit $AUS 9 million to eradicate rodents from Lord Howe Island. Lord Howe Island, a World Heritage Area and a globally significant Important Bird Area, is home to 182 bird species, three of which are endemic - making it one of Australia’s most important seabird islands...

Biodiversity survey of paradise in the South...

Mon, 06/08/2012
Last June, a team of scientists and technicians joined the Ornithological Society of Polynesia-Manu (SOP-Manu - BirdLife in French Polynesia) to survey the flora and fauna of remote atolls in the south-east Tuamotu Archipelago.

Restoration of an important biodiversity area: La...

Sun, 05/08/2012
Located at the bank of the River Meuse, at the frontier between Belgium and Holland, La Montagne-Saint-Pierre has provided the mining industry with raw materials for many years. The site nowadays testifies to the evolution of nature and landscapes subjected to intensive human influence. Over the centuries, extraordinary fauna and flora have developed here, thanks to the calcareous soils.

Win a prize by capturing the beauty of Nature!

Sun, 05/08/2012
Arts and media seem to be increasingly interested in the protection of the beautiful wildlife and environment that surrounds us. BirdLife promoted several biodiversity photo competitions last year. A photo competition opened to young conservationists, launched by the Future for Nature Foundation, offers to reward winners with €50,000. Film is also becoming a popular wildlife art form: the tve biomovies competition offers a prize of US$ 1500 to talented amateur film makers for short films about important environmental issues.

Don’t miss EuroBirdwatch!

Thu, 02/08/2012
EuroBirdwatch - BirdLife’s annual birdwatching event in Europe and Central Asia - works to raise awareness of issues relating to bird migration and promotes efforts to save threatened bird species and their habitats. This year’s EuroBirdwatch will take place on the weekend of 6-7 October 2012.

Tata denies links with new Lake Natron soda ash...

Tue, 31/07/2012
The Tata Group has denied any involvement in plans to mine soda ash at Engaruka area near Lake Natron.

State of Paraguay’s birds is published

Tue, 31/07/2012
Guyra Paraguay has launched the first major report on the status of bird populations in Paraguay. The report, entitled State of Paraguay’s birds, outlines in detail the current status of the country’s birds, the threats they face and the urgent actions needed to secure their future.

BirdLife's History in Objects: #1 "...

Tue, 31/07/2012
William Hudson recoiled in horror as he witnessed the sale of 80,000 Parrot and 1,700 Bird of Paradise skins in London, 1897. By 1922 a group of people had seen enough...

Titi Forever: Research supports conservation of...

Tue, 31/07/2012
Most of the world’s sandpiper species migrate thousands of kilometers between arctic breeding grounds and subtropical wintering grounds, but in the not-too distant evolutionary past, one group gave up this habit and went native in French Polynesia...

Conservation, community benefits and a new Ramsar...

Mon, 30/07/2012
A decade working on wetlands in Madagascar has lead to a Ramsar designation and a host of community benefits.

SOP saving stranded seabirds

Fri, 27/07/2012
The Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie (SOP MANU - BirdLife in French Polynesia) has started a rescue program for grounded petrels and shearwaters attracted by lights on Tahiti. Following awareness raising activities by SOP MANU, the number of grounded Near Threatened Tahiti Petrel has risen from 10 to over 100 birds per annum. “This is thought to be the tip off the ice-berg, with the number of seabirds being attracted to bright lights at night is likely to be much higher”, said Lucie Faulquier from SOP MANU.

Restoring Pacific paradise

Fri, 27/07/2012
In total, 51% of all threatened birds are being driven towards extinction by invasive alien species. The problem is especially acute on oceanic islands where 75% of threatened birds are affected. In an effort to address this serious threat, the Pacific Partnership of BirdLife International has received renewed support from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation to protect globally important seabird colonies by eradicating invasive alien species...

New guidebook for New Caledonia's birds

Thu, 26/07/2012
A new guidebook has been published by SCO (BirdLife in New Caledonia) which gives a concise description of the breeding, migratory and sea birds found within the Pacific country...

Fiji Petrel Detector Dogs Make a Major Discovery

Thu, 26/07/2012
It looked like 'just another forested hillside' but Bob and Tar - the Fiji Petrel detector Dogs proved otherwise - they found the first significant colony of Vulnerable Collared Petrels to date...

Forum calls on Pacific people to value all species

Thu, 26/07/2012
“Pacific Islanders must make every effort to understand and value the various species of plants and animals and natural environments that make up our island homes”. This is the call from the scientists, local to global experts and conservation practitioners who gathered at the inaugural Pacific Islands Species Forum last week in Honiara, Solomon Islands...

Islands In The Sky – Conserving The Cloud Forests...

Thu, 26/07/2012
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Samoa Ministry of Natural Resources and environment (MNRE) have recently completed a 12-day intensive survey, with the assistance of BirdLife Pacific, of the wildlife in the highest point of Samoa – the Savaii upland cloud forest...

Ozzy EagleCam approaching take-off

Thu, 26/07/2012
For the past few years, the BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) Discovery Centre at Sydney’s Olympic Park has played host to EagleCam, a remote camera system which has allowed researchers to observe and record the lives of a pair of White-bellied Sea-Eagles at their nest, and 2012 looks set to be another exciting year...