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Europe’s biofuels plans driving social and environmental destruction

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 15:59

New research warns of massive increase in carbon emissions and land conversion through the use of biofuels in Europe.

Europe and Central Asia

Post-earthquake support started for Haiti's environmental NGO sector

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 15:43

The BirdLife Caribbean Program has secured over US$250,000 from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund to strengthen Haiti's environmental civil society/NGO sector in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake.

MacArthur Foundation helps build a long-term future for Haitian biodiversity

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 14:35

The MacArthur Foundation is supporting the BirdLife Caribbean Program’s commitment to build the capacity of Société Audubon Haïti

Americas

Nepal leads the way in valuing nature

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 13:02

The Nepalese Government has pledged that the country will lead the way in developing global standards to value ecosystem services; the resources and processes supplied by natural ecosystems that benefit humankind such as clean drinking water and crop pollination.

Asia

Dinara unravels mystery of Eastern Flyway

Wed, 17/11/2010 - 15:50

After an absence of transmissions from our satellite tagged birds for several weeks, a new transmission just received from Dinara is very welcome news and marks another important milestone in our growing understanding of the complexity of Sociable Lapwing migration. Two transmissions recorded on November 13th confirm Dinara has now arrived in central Pakistan, in the Indus floodplain not far from Shujaabad.

Asia

Biofuels policy threatens wildlife habitats

Tue, 16/11/2010 - 06:56

Meeting a European target to use biofuel in Britain’s 30 million cars will result in the destruction of an area of wildlife habitat the size of the West Country, a study has found...

Africa

Lake Natron scoops top award

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 15:58

Lake Natron has won the top Blue Globe Award in the first World Wetlands Network Globe Awards.

Africa

Kenyan Important Bird Area keeps National Park status

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 10:23

The High Court of Kenya has reversed an order by President Mwai Kibaki to downgrade the Amboseli National Park to a game reserve. The High Court found the move to ‘de-gazette’ Amboseli was illegal...

Africa

SalvaNATURA cumple 7 años en investigación científica sobre fauna y flora

Fri, 12/11/2010 - 20:42

Durante el décimo cuarto Congreso de la Sociedad Mesoamericana para la Biología y la Conservación, que se celebra en San José Costa Rica, SalvaNATURA dará a conocer los resultados de 7 años de labor en la investigación científica sobre biodiversidad.

Americas

Rare Indonesian owl photographed by Danes

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 14:01

One of the world’s most elusive owls has been found – and photographed - in the forest around Mbeliling on Flores in Indonesia, where BirdLife Denmark is involved with a Danida-funded nature conservation project in collaboration with the local communities and the Indonesian BirdLife partner, Burung Indonesia.

Europe and Central Asia

State of the World’s Waterbirds: in trouble in Asia, recovering in ‘the West’

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 14:45

The rate of decline of waterbird populations has slightly decreased over the last three decades. However, 47% of the waterbird populations are still declining and only 16% are increasing. The status of waterbirds is improving mainly in North America and Europe, while it is least favourable in Asia. Especially long distance migrants appear to be vulnerable...

Pacific

Festival de las Aves en Perú

Fri, 05/11/2010 - 18:29

En el marco de la celebración del Festival Mundial de las Aves 2010 en el Perú, la Asociación Cracidae Perú y el Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad - CORBIDI, repartieron el material preparado especialmente para el festival, consistente en pósters justamente de la pava aliblanca, stickers y guías para maestros de escuelas de educación primaria.

Americas

Feria del Turismo y las Aves 2010 en Quito, Ecuador

Thu, 04/11/2010 - 20:02

En el marco del Festival Mundial de las Aves 2010 en Ecuador, se desarrolló la Feria del Turismo y las Aves el domingo 24 de octubre en la Plaza de la República en Quito, evento organizado por el Gobierno Provincial de Pichincha, Aves & Conservación (BirdLife en Ecuador) y la Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial (UTE).

Americas

Festival Mundial de las Aves se toma Reserva de la Biosfera Araucarias

Thu, 04/11/2010 - 19:56

En las comunas de Curacautín y Lonquimay se encuentran cuatro bellas Áreas Silvestres protegidas, el Parque Nacional Conguillío; la Reserva Nacional de Malalcahuello y Nalcas; el Parque Nacional Tolhuaca y la Reserva Nacional Alto Bío Bío. Esta región cuenta con una gran riqueza en aves tales como el Blanquillo, el Picurio Pimpollo, Avutarda o Canquen, el Pato Quetru, el Cóndor, Carpintero negro, Cernícalo, Tucuquere, Picaflor, etc., entre muchas otras aves. Lo que ha posibilitado que “Este festival invite a la reflexión sobre la importancia de la biodiversidad, la importancia de las aves en su rol de equilibrio en los ecosistemas, y el valor de una ciudadanía que aprende y conoce su entorno, preservándolo para futuras generaciones”, señaló Leonardo Araya, Encargado Territorial por CONAF, de las Áreas Silvestres Protegidas de la Provincia de Malleco.

Americas

Festival mundial de las aves en Mantagua

Thu, 04/11/2010 - 19:41

La comunidad de Mantagua se vistió de fiesta, el fin de semana recién pasado, al realizar el domingo 24 de octubre, desde muy temprano, la segunda actividad organizada por CODEFF V Región, que esta vez tuvo como escenario el Humedal de Mantagua ubicado en la comuna de Quintero, como parte de las celebraciones que se realizan en todo el planeta con motivo del Festival Mundial de las Aves 2010.

Americas

Birds Korea Blueprint 2010

Thu, 04/11/2010 - 09:16

The Birds Korea Blueprint aims to support ongoing conservation initiatives as part of the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) efforts to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss, in line with commitments to the Millennium Development Goals.

Asia

Hope for Tasmania’s forests

Thu, 04/11/2010 - 08:05

Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) have just reported that there is a ray of hope for Tasmania’s beleaguered forests and the birds and other creatures that call them home.

Pacific

South African birds in trouble

Wed, 03/11/2010 - 08:46

Of the 10,000 bird species on Earth, 1,226 are listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable. Forty of these occur in South Africa and of these 20 are endemic. Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, species are now disappearing from our planet at an alarming rate, and studies have shown that this is mostly driven by human activities.

Africa