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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...

On the prowl for the Powerful Owl

Thu, 26/07/2012
BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) and its Birds in Backyards program are expanding their Powerful Owl Project based on a successful pilot program. Concentrating on owls inhabiting the urban landscape of Australia’s largest city, the project will monitor their breeding success and investigate other aspects of the population dynamics of this threatened species...

Spotlight on Regent Honeyeaters

Thu, 26/07/2012
Good news from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia: up to 50 Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeaters have been recorded at a single property which was placed under a covenant by BirdLife Australia’s (BirdLife Partner) Woodland Birds for Biodiversity Project to protect its woodland vegetation...

Cocky counters count the most cockies yet

Thu, 26/07/2012
The fate of Australia’s Endangered south-eastern subspecies of the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo is monitored each year, and this year’s results have yielded the most birds yet...

Forest & Bird welcomes victory for Mokihinui...

Thu, 26/07/2012
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) recently welcomed Meridian Energy’s announcement that it will abandon its plan to dam the West Coast’s wild and scenic Mokihinui River. “This is a great victory for conservation, and a courageous decision by Meridian,” Forest & Bird Advocacy Manager Kevin Hackwell said.. .

Forest & Bird conference creates united front...

Wed, 25/07/2012
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) announced recently that there is a growing acceptance that conservation and the protection of our environment must become central to all New Zealanders lives if we are to save our unique environment and secure our economy...

Fiji’s first Framework for IBA Monitoring

Wed, 25/07/2012
The BirdLife Pacific Secretariat has just published a user friendly guide to monitoring Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Fiji.

Black-browed Albatross shows population increase

Tue, 24/07/2012
A new report indicates a healthy increase in the numbers of Black-browed Albatrosses breeding in the Falkland Islands.

Momentum gaining in the Mediterranean for IPOT...

Mon, 23/07/2012
Partners from the International Project of Ornithological Toursim (IPOT) met for the second time to plan expansion into the Mediterranean

Join BirdLife Malta’s Raptor Camp and make a real...

Sat, 21/07/2012

The Raptor Camp, an international camp organised by BirdLife M

2012: Record-breaking season for Spring Alive!

Fri, 20/07/2012
With the arrival of summer, the 7th season of the Eurasian Spring Alive programme has been completed, characterised by the breaking of a new record and a technological innovation. The campaign now moves to Africa where from September onwards, participants will celebrate the arrival of spring with bird-watching and other bird-related activities.

300 million farmland birds lost since 1980 - How...

Tue, 17/07/2012
The latest scientific data brought together by BirdLife International and the European Bird Census Council show that common farmland birds continue to decline in the EU: 300 million farmland birds have been lost since 1980.

PARTICIPANTS GO WILD in workshop on communication...

Tue, 17/07/2012
om the 2nd to the 5th of July 2012, the Migratory Soaring Birds project held a regional communication workshop that gathered more than 30 people, project partners and observers, from more than 10 countries.

Friday 13th: Lucky or unlucky day for CAP reform?

Mon, 16/07/2012
On July 13, the European Commission organised an important conference on the future of Europe’s farming. Environmental and farming groups invited to present their recommendations asked the policy makers to make this July 13 a lucky day for the Common Agricultural Policy.