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Call to save UK's hummingbirds, albatrosses...

Wed, 30/11/2011
Almost 17,000 people have called for the British Government to step up and honour its responsibilities to the UK Overseas Territories, which contain over 85% of the UK's globally threatened species.

BirdLife team helps Convention on Migratory...

Tue, 29/11/2011
The BirdLife's Partnership's work at the recent Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species has paid dividends with important decisions taken for the benefit of migratory species.

BirdLife calls on governments to deliver in...

Fri, 25/11/2011
The world’s governments need to commit to deep and fair greenhouse gas emissions reductions that gives people and ecosystems a fighting chance to adapt.

Pukeko crowned New Zealand Bird of the Year

Thu, 24/11/2011
The swamp-loving Pukeko has won Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual Bird of the Year election...

Governments set to adopt new guidelines on power...

Thu, 24/11/2011
Protecting birds from power lines is a global issue which can’t be solved by single states yet a number of practical mitigation measures exist.

Conservation Groups Say “Save the Last Dance for...

Thu, 24/11/2011
Known for its spectacular mating dance, the Greater sage-grouse is an endangered species on the brink of extinction in Canada. Nature Canada (BirdLife Partner) has called on Canada's Environment Minister to enact an emergency protection order to protect this iconic prairie bird species.

Birding the net makes strong impression with...

Wed, 23/11/2011
Audubon’s innovative social media campaign Birding the Net earnt 91 million website impressions during the past few weeks.

An Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights...

Wed, 23/11/2011
An Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights for BirdLife Partners provides an overview of some of the human rights relevant to a conservation context.

BirdLife projects flying high in UNEP-GEF top-...

Wed, 23/11/2011
To mark its 20th Anniversary, the GEF has announced and profiled its 20 best projects funded through UNEP. This ‘20-best’ list features two projects in which BirdLife International was a key player.

Solar, wind and ocean energy ‘greenest’ for...

Tue, 22/11/2011
Energy from the sun, wind and oceans can be harnessed without harm to Europe’s birds and other wildlife, but European and national governments must step up to the challenge, according to a report released on Tuesday 22 November, in Brussels. Leading conservation body BirdLife Europe has added its voice to call for a renewables revolution to combat climate change.

Grid operators and environmental organisations...

Tue, 22/11/2011
Nineteen grid operators and environmental NGOs signed the European Grid Declaration on Electricity Network Development and Nature Conservation in Europe on 10 November 2011 in Brussels, in an open signatory process.

10th conference of Parties to the Convention on...

Sun, 20/11/2011
The BirdLife International Partnership seek endorsement for conference resolutions which, if adopted, could help halt or reverse the catastrophic decline in numbers of many migratory species of birds.

Only international action will save migratory...

Sun, 20/11/2011
Populations of long-distance migratory landbirds are declining rapidly in the African-Eurasian flyway and urgent actions are needed across regions.

Measures to protect UK albatrosses get them off...

Sat, 19/11/2011
One third of the world’s albatrosses nest on the South Atlantic UK Overseas Territories: the Falkland Islands; South Georgia; and Tristan da Cunha. ICCAT manages all tuna and swordfish fisheries in the Atlantic outside territorial waters. These measures will significantly reduce the number of birds being killed.

Underbird ahead in the New Zealand polls

Wed, 16/11/2011
Our Critically Endangered parrot, the Kakapo, and our blue-suited swamp hen, the Pukeko, are well in front of the flock in Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual Bird of the Year poll.