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A month is a long time in BirdLife

Fri, 07/05/2010 - 13:37

A round up of BirdLife top stories for April 2010.

Oil reaches Important Bird Areas

Thu, 06/05/2010 - 08:15

Reports of oil reaching the Chandeleur Islands mark the initial assault of the massive Gulf Oil Spill on the first of 25 recognised Important Bird Areas (IBAs) that line the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to south Florida. Designated by Audubon (BirdLife Partner) in conjunction with BirdLife International, the sites provide essential habitats to hundreds of species. South of Gulfport, Mississippi, the Chandeleurs are breeding habitat for Sandwich and Royal Terns, plus Brown Pelicans—only recently removed from the U.S. Endangered Species list and just beginning to bounce back.

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Oil Spill Answers from Expert on the Ground

Tue, 04/05/2010 - 17:52

Audubon’s Melanie Driscoll, director of bird conservation for the Louisiana Coastal Initiative, is in Venice to help coordinate bird rescue efforts. Driscoll set aside some time yesterday evening to talk about the challenges facing bird rescue workers, the search for volunteers, the species of greatest concern, and the beauty and rich birdlife of the region.

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In Harm's Way? Least Terns in Mississippi Await Fate – Video

Tue, 04/05/2010 - 17:31

Video by Audubon about Least Tern nesting sites in Mississippi which are at risk from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


Wetland Birds Are Sitting Ducks As Oil Slick Approaches Fragile Coast - Video

Mon, 03/05/2010 - 17:42

The exploded British Petroleum oil well pumping daily an estimated 210,000 gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico is still hemorrhaging today as wildlife officials, politicians, and oil industry executives are clambering to triage and treat the crisis.

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Important Bird Areas at Risk from the Gulf Oil Spill

Sat, 01/05/2010 - 17:37

Many Important Bird Areas designated by Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the US) and its partners for their essential habitat value to bird species lie within potentially affected areas. Read the full list here.

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Birds at risk from the Gulf Oil Spill

Thu, 29/04/2010 - 17:35

See a list of bird species most at risk from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Are birds the next victims of Gulf oil spill?

Thu, 29/04/2010 - 17:26

Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the US) experts across the Gulf Coast are monitoring the spread of thousands of litres of oil that threaten to turn the recent drilling platform explosion into a growing environmental disaster.

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Audubon California expands habitat protection

Wed, 27/01/2010 - 13:15

As part of its ongoing effort to protect important bird habitat in Kern County, Audubon California (BirdLife Partner in the US) has purchased 120 hectares of land along the Kelso Creek.


Audubon California launches IBA maps and information - Video

Mon, 09/03/2009 - 14:39

Andrea Jones, Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the USA) California's Important Bird Areas Director, discusses the organisation's recent release of new maps and documentation, and guides you through our online resources.