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The Philippine Hawk-owl species complex (John Gale for OBC)

Conservationists recognised in splitting of...

Fri, 07/09/2012
A new paper co-authored by BirdLife proposes that the hawk-owls of the Philippines form a complex of seven species from different islands and island groups, including two that have not previously been described at any taxonomic level. These two undescribed species have been given scientific names honouring two conservationists and long-term supporters of BirdLife International.

IUCN WCC Day 1: What do birds tell us about the...

Thu, 06/09/2012

Over the next week, 8,000 delegates from around the world are meeting at the

Western Siem Pang holds the largest sub-population of White-shouldered Ibis in the world (Jonathan C Eames)

Western Siem Pang Forest: natural wonder of the...

Tue, 04/09/2012
BirdLife International Cambodia Programme has just published a lavishly illustrated report revealing the global conservation importance of the proposed Western Siem Pang Protected Forest located in a remote area of northern Cambodia near the border with Laos.

Stakeholders happy with new Lake Natron cost...

Mon, 03/09/2012
Stakeholders have given a nod of approval to a new economic analysis study showing that soda ash mining at Lake Natron is not economically viable.

Celebrating vultures

Sun, 02/09/2012
BirdLife Partners around the world have joined with raptor conservation and research organisations to celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day.

Forest & Bird disappointed at climate change...

Sat, 01/09/2012
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) is dismayed at the High Court decision that says the effects on climate change cannot be considered under the Resource Management Act...

Proposed Pipeline Threatens Important Bird Areas...

Thu, 30/08/2012
In Canada, a public review of a proposed pipeline project through an area of exceptional importance for marine birds is entering its final stages.

National Park Project builds local support in Fiji

Thu, 30/08/2012
The Taveuni National Park Project has been running for six months and NatureFiji-MareqetiViti have completed the first round of consultations with all the landowners and other stakeholders...

Soda ash mining at Lake Natron is not...

Wed, 29/08/2012
A new Cost Benefit Analysis report shows that the mining of soda ash at Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania is not economically viable.

Places You Love - Campaign launched in Australia

Wed, 29/08/2012
BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) and an alliance of environmental organisations from across the country have launched a national campaign today to protect our nation's environmental laws. "These laws protect the things we love: the places we love, the wildlife we love", said Dr Graeme Hamilton - CEO of BirdLife Australia...

Sustainable birdwatching tourism is promoted at...

Wed, 22/08/2012
With many of the main birdwatching tourism companies concentrated at Birdfair, it provided the ideal location for the International Project on Ornithological Tourism (IPOT) to foster sustainable tourism.

Carnaby’s numbers still down

Fri, 17/08/2012
BirdLife Australia’s (BirdLife Partner) 2012 Great Cocky Count has found that numbers of Endangered Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo in the Perth Region are still lower than reported in 2010...

Birdwatchers gather to save Asia's coastal...

Fri, 17/08/2012
The world’s biggest fair relating to bird and wildlife conservation is raising money this year to help save millions of migratory birds which rely on Asia’s rich tidal wetlands

Tanzanians call for easier data access and...

Thu, 16/08/2012
Tanzanian stakeholders have expressed urgent need for consolidation; sharing and easier access of biodiversity data in order to help in guiding conservation decisions and reduce duplication of efforts. This is particularly in regard to the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests, a region that forms part of a unique biodiversity rich hotspot that has over years attracted a lot of research and conservation interest.

Wild fires threaten biodiversity hotspot on...

Wed, 15/08/2012
Wildfires are still threatening Garajonay National Park in La Gomera, Canary Islands.