Thu, 30/09/2010 - 15:42
Next month the world's leaders are meeting in Japan to discuss a new biodiversity target. This is a vitally important milestone for the future of wildlife on our shared planet. We’ll be covering the news from the event, however looking back at September’s stories we already have some powerful messages for governments to consider...
Thu, 30/09/2010 - 10:00
Our recent appeal to help BirdLife save the Lesser Flamingo at Lake Natron in Tanzania has so far raised over £20,000. “Thank you so much to those who were so generous in their support for our Think Pink campaign to save Lake Natron”, said BirdLife’s Jane Gaithuma.
Wed, 29/09/2010 - 09:54
Taita Apalis Apalis fuscigularis is endemic to the Taita Hills, in south-eastern Kenya. It is one of the rarest birds in the world, surviving in only five small forest fragments at altitudes of 1,500-2,200 m. Its known global range is less than 600 ha.
Wed, 29/09/2010 - 07:04
A species of penguin from Africa is now protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), following the publication of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service final listing determination in today’s Federal Register.
Tue, 28/09/2010 - 10:01
It is widely acknowledged that birds are very useful indicators of biodiversity and the state of the environment. This is due to several reasons: birds occur in all habitats, often reflect trends in other animals and plants, and are sensitive to environmental change....
Tue, 28/09/2010 - 09:42
For the past several years, the Independence Day fishing competition at the end of September has been held in the Okavango Panhandle, coinciding with the peak breeding time for the Near Threatened African Skimmer. This species nests on exposed sandbanks along the Okavango River, and the presence of a large number of fishermen and their boats has had a negative impact on its breeding success.
Tue, 28/09/2010 - 08:09
President James Alix Michel has congratulated Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner) on the work it has undertaken, which has resulted in Cousin Island Special Reserve becoming the world's 1st carbon neutral nature reserve.
Mon, 27/09/2010 - 16:52
Ecofam Argentina, with support from Aves Argentinas (BirdLife Partner) is managing a new website specialised in records of banded sea and shore birds.
Mon, 27/09/2010 - 11:26
Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) are motivating communities in the Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Biosphere Reserve to protect and value their natural resources, by getting them involved in conservation planning, environmental awareness activities and the implementation of alternatives for sustainable development.
Thu, 23/09/2010 - 13:44
Bird Conservation Nepal's (BCN, Birdlife Partner) Vulture Conservation Programme has won three of the eight awards established by the WWF to recognise and honor people and organisations at the grass-root level that have made significant contribution to conserving Nepal’s rich biodiversity.
Thu, 23/09/2010 - 07:55
It was with some trepidation that I joined this braveheart expedition into the wilds of Cambodia to discover five Critically Endangered birds: White-shouldered and Giant Ibis, along with White-rumped, Slender-billed and Red-headed Vulture.
Wed, 22/09/2010 - 21:25
Este año, la imagen del Festival Mundial de las Aves en las Américas se caracteriza por la presencia de un nuevo amigo.
Wed, 22/09/2010 - 14:22
Landowners in Vanua Levu (Fiji) who own large tracks of native forests have been encouraged to use their forests wisely.
Tue, 21/09/2010 - 16:06
From now on it will be known as the million-mile bird: an Arctic tern which has been migrating between northern England and the Antarctic every year for the last three decades.
Migratory Birds and Flyways
Tue, 21/09/2010 - 15:49
The barren, inhospitable salt flats of Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pans might hardly seem like a conservation hotspot, but its designation as an Important Bird Area gives one an inkling that there is more to the area than meets the eye. Indeed, it is one of only four breeding sites for the Lesser Flamingo in Africa – as well as providing a haven for 30 other globally and nationally important birds.