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Director, Important Bird Areas Program for Audubon

Mon, 25/06/2012
The Director will help implement Audubon's new strategic plan around hemispheric bird conservation organized around flyways.

Serengeti highway back on World Heritage agenda

Fri, 22/06/2012
BirdLife remains concerned that development of the eastern stretch of the road is proceeding, and urges that any transport solutions must be sustainable and that environmental issues should be properly taken into account.
BirdLife in Objects, #3: A longline hook

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #3 “All Hands on...

Fri, 22/06/2012
Exciting personal accounts from an elite team of international high seas heroes. Venturing out to sea with local fishermen, the Albatross Task Force are who you call to save seabirds from accidental catching...

BirdLife’s History in Objects, #12: A Migratory...

Fri, 22/06/2012
They fly thousands of kilometres from pole to pole, and from their perspective in the sky, migratory birds see and know no boundaries. Celebrated by many cultures, the wonder of their epic journeys has the ability to foster bonds between nations. This is the flyways approach...

BirdLife’s History in Objects, #11: The Frontier...

Fri, 22/06/2012
Data transmitted from the backs of seabirds wandering the vast oceans have been used to create the first ever interactive atlas of priority sites for marine conservation. With the collaboration of over 1000 experts worldwide, this will be important for the future of our oceans...

Living off the Land: BirdLife’s History in...

Fri, 22/06/2012
On flat dusty clearings bordered by spindly trees in rural West Africa, women can be seen rolling out balls of what look (and smell) like large mammal droppings. Making this condiment, soumbala, is one of the only ways local women can make a living. Whatever nature provides has value to people...

Final Warning for Bulgaria over Failure to...

Fri, 22/06/2012
On Thursday 21 June, the European Commission issued a final legal warning against the Bulgarian Government over its failure to fully designate, protect, and prevent deterioration of the Kaliakra Special Protection Area and Site of Community Importance, required under the EU Birds and Habitats Directives.

Latest news from BirdLife delegates at Rio+20

Fri, 22/06/2012
Direct from the RIO+20 conference Carolina Hazin shares her experiences and insight.

Commitment of missing Head of States to RIO+20...

Thu, 21/06/2012
What Heads of States or ministers have to say to the world about sustainability and the committment of some of their fellow leaders.

Civil Society influence on RIO+20 minimal as...

Thu, 21/06/2012
There was much applause for the representative of NGO during his speech at the RIO+20 opening plenary - "don't waste your power! Instead of attending to the narrow interests of individual governments, leaders should be inspired to change the world"

NGO statement given to Governments at RIO+20...

Thu, 21/06/2012
Read Wael Hmaidan's statement on behalf of civil society and NGOs attending RIO+20

Black-capped Petrel may warrant protection under...

Wed, 20/06/2012
A nocturnal seabird, the black-capped petrel, may warrant federal protection as a threatened or endangered species.
BirdLife in Objects, #5: The Ancient Scroll

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #5 "The Power...

Wed, 20/06/2012
More than 1,500 years ago in the harsh environment of the Arabian Peninsula, conservation was a way of life, necessary for survival. Now, to protect biodiversity and empower local people in the Middle East, the ancient Islamic tradition of hima is being revived...
BirdLife in Objects, #5: The Ancient Scroll

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #6 “The Hieroglyph”

Wed, 20/06/2012
The Northern Bald Ibis has had an eventful and turbulent relationship with man. Idolised yet mummified, celebrated and venerated yet beaten and eaten, collected then protected, hunted, poisoned, followed by pilgrims and tracked by scientists- this mythical bird is just over 200 mature wild individuals away from being lost forever. But hope is not even close from being lost...
BirdLife in Objects, #7: The Gavel

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #7 “The Gavel”

Wed, 20/06/2012
Bringing the hammer down on governments to save nature. Our well-being and the resources we need to survive and develop all depend on diverse and healthy ecosystems. Yet this is not always considered by governments needing to maintain economic growth. When important ecosystems are under serious threat, the BirdLife Partnership is watching and ready to take action against the culprits. Even against governments...
BirdLife in Objects, #4: The Treasure Map

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #4 “Caribbean...

Wed, 20/06/2012
The Caribbean is an exceptionally important treasure trove of global biodiversity. It's also an important home to 37.5million people. So how are Important Bird Areas used to help local people protect their local biodiversity?
“We are one people, separated only by political boundaries.” Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf 2011

BirdLife’s History in Objects, #9: The Leaf

Wed, 20/06/2012
In the Greater Gola Forest of West Africa, the sounds of gunshots were commonplace in the 1990s. This is the story of how, two decades later, two countries with common wildlife, common tribal makeups and common challenges became united by a Transboundary Peace Park.

BirdLife’s History in Objects, #8: The Compass

Wed, 20/06/2012
If a bird calls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it really exist? Cebu Flowerpecker, although Critically Endangered, is a lucky bird. It is also a successful reminder to never give up hope for a species. There is a lot of wonderful forest left to explore if we go off the beaten track. Read on to discover why this species almost succumbed to the same error as Shakespeare’s Romeo...