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Te Ipukarea Society board photo

Te Ipukarea Society goes from strength to strength

Wed, 31/07/2013
At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Te Ipukarea Society (TIS - BirdLife in the Cook Islands) a new board and committee were elected. Together with recent staff appointments aligned to the Cook Islands Marine Park, this enhanced TIS team is bursting with energy and welcoming all the challenges that lie ahead in the next 12 months...

Shooters let loose in Aussie parks

Tue, 30/07/2013
BirdLife Australia condemns the New South Wales (NSW) government’s decision to allow recreational hunting in the state’s national parks and reserves.

Addressing climate change and exchange of...

Wed, 24/07/2013

Nature Mauritania in collaboration with local authorities (Prefect, Mayor and other dig

British Government launches BirdLife project in...

Wed, 24/07/2013
The British Government have launched a new BirdLife project to conserve Fiji’s forest. “It is a great pleasure for us at the High Commission, together with our partners at BirdLife International, to the launch a new three-year project here in Fiji,” said Mr Dan Salter - Deputy High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Fiji.
A bulldozer in Loma Charco Azul Biological Reserve

Minister of the Environment signs into...

Mon, 22/07/2013
Sierra de Bahoruco, an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area in the Dominican Republic has been recently identified as an IBA in Danger and is under immediate threat from development,

New BirdLife video captures local perspectives

Mon, 22/07/2013
New video "Local Perspectives" captures the characters behind conservation on the ground - dedicated local people all around the world who are conserving the nature that they depend on, and sharing their thoughts with the world...

Twelve year old conservationist from China is...

Sat, 20/07/2013
It is becoming increasingly important to engage young people with nature. Twelve year old Tina Lin, a passionate young conservationist from China, was a shining example of this when she attended the BirdLife World Congress.
Frigatebird colony

Caribbean Seabird Conservation: new study begins!

Fri, 19/07/2013
A two-year study has begun to identify important feeding areas for a range of Caribbean seabird species on the UK Overseas Territories of Anguilla and British Virgin Islands (BVI).
Enjoying the Mastic Trail

Caribbean’s dry forest protection expanded

Wed, 17/07/2013
The National Trust of the Cayman Islands has acquired 8 more acres to add to the Mastic Reserve, bringing the total amount of land protected by the Trust in the Important Bird Area to 843 acres.

BirdLife launches invasive species video - Saving...

Tue, 16/07/2013
At BirdLife’s World Congress last month we launched our newest global conservation programme. The BirdLife Invasive Alien Species Programme will work around the globe to tackle one of the greatest of threats to our natural world. Today we’re launching a new video by award-winning filmmaker Nick Hayward showcasing just what it takes to eliminate rats in restoring a remote atoll in the South Pacific…

Sustainable tourism through Integrated Coastal...

Mon, 15/07/2013

After the radical political and economical shi

Key recommendations to the Lithuanian EU Presidency

Key recommendations to the Lithuanian EU...

Thu, 11/07/2013
As Lithuania has taken over the Presidency of the European Council for the period July to December 2013, BirdLife Europe together with LOD (BirdLife in Lithuania) has produced a policy brief highlighting the key recommendations to the new EU Presidency.

New global alliance to stop controversial dam...

Thu, 11/07/2013
The embankment dam projects Ilisu in Turkey and Belo Monte in Brazil have devastating consequences for nature and people, and they are also the spearhead of an unprecedented worldwide dam construction boom. Now, an international alliance called ‘Damocracy’ has been formed in order to preserve the last intact rivers in these countries.

New Spring Alive record: more than 270,000 bird...

Thu, 11/07/2013
From February to June, participants in Spring Alive, a long-term BirdLife educational programme, observed and registered the arrivals of five migratory bird species in Europe and made more than 270,000 observations of migratory birds, the highest number ever!
School children petition Maltese Environment Minister to protect the environment around the clock

School children petition Maltese Environment...

Thu, 11/07/2013
During the month of May children from nine primary schools in Malta expressed their environmental concerns to the Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change, in the annual “Dear Minister” event, for schools participating in BirdLife Malta and Bank of Valletta’s Dinja Waħda environmental education programme.
SEO/BirdLife in Spain presents the first ‘Atlas of Birds in Winter’

SEO/BirdLife in Spain presents the first ‘Atlas...

Thu, 11/07/2013
Three years of fieldwork, including more than 70,000 kilometres of walked surveying and 30,000 hours of sampling highlight the effort behind the preparation of the Atlas of Birds in Winter in Spain (2007-2010).
White Stork Ciconia ciconia

European Stork Village 2013 award goes to...

Thu, 11/07/2013
In May the Mayor of Cheshinovo-Obleshevo, in Macedonia, accepted on behalf of the municipality the title of European Stork Village 2013 from the conservation non-profit foundation EuroNatur. Cheshinovo-Obleshevo has one of the largest populations of White Storks, with over 70 nests built on roofs and electrical pylons. The friendly attitude of the locals to the storks was also one of the main reasons why this municipality received the award.