News CEPF

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund provides US$10 million for biodiversity conservation in Indo-Burma Region

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 11:09

After four years, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund’s investment in the Indo- Burma biodiversity hotspot has resulted in more than US$ 9.8 million in grants to 54 civil society organisations to conserve biodiversity in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

Asia

Update: Small grants also available for Mediterranean hotspot conservation- apply now

Fri, 16/11/2012 - 11:37

BirdLife International invite new Letters of Inquiry from NGOs, Community Groups and other Civil Society organisations for small grants to conserve biodiversity in the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot.

Middle East

Critical Ecosystems in need of Letters: BirdLife International and CEPF invite new Letters of Inquiry for Mediterranean Hotspot conservation

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 16:16

BirdLife International invite Letters of Inquiry from NGOs, Community Groups and other Civil Society organisations for large grants to conserve biodiversity in the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot.

Middle East

Workshop ushers in new collaboration for conservation in the ‘Eastern Afromontane Hotspot’

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 12:20

A recent workshop brought together the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Regional Implementation Team (RIT), and representatives of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Secretariat. Participants developed a strategic plan for CEPF’s 5-year investment in the hotspot, aimed at strengthening civil society’s role in conservation in the region.

Africa

Petrels fuel Fijian exchange programme

Fri, 02/11/2012 - 02:58

Community members from two BirdLife Fiji Programme Site Support Groups recently visited a NatureFiji-MareqetiViti project on Gau Island to learn about petrel conservation techniques...

Pacific

Species from the Pacific added to IUCN Red List

Wed, 31/10/2012 - 20:54

New information for Pacific Island freshwater fishes, land snails and reptiles is part of the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ has been released. These data indicate that 32% of these species are threatened with extinction.

Pacific

1st Call for proposals, and launch of new funding opportunity for biodiversity hotspot

Tue, 18/09/2012 - 10:07

BirdLife International, IUCN and EWNHS have launched a new funding opportunity for conservation in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot

Africa

Biodiversity survey of paradise in the South Pacific

Mon, 06/08/2012 - 03:03

Last June, a team of scientists and technicians joined the Ornithological Society of Polynesia-Manu (SOP-Manu - BirdLife in French Polynesia) to survey the flora and fauna of remote atolls in the south-east Tuamotu Archipelago.

Pacific

Titi Forever: Research supports conservation of Tuamotu Sandpiper

Tue, 31/07/2012 - 02:16

Most of the world’s sandpiper species migrate thousands of kilometers between arctic breeding grounds and subtropical wintering grounds, but in the not-too distant evolutionary past, one group gave up this habit and went native in French Polynesia...

Pacific

Restoring Pacific paradise

Fri, 27/07/2012 - 00:49

In total, 51% of all threatened birds are being driven towards extinction by invasive alien species. The problem is especially acute on oceanic islands where 75% of threatened birds are affected. In an effort to address this serious threat, the Pacific Partnership of BirdLife International has received renewed support from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation to protect globally important seabird colonies by eradicating invasive alien species...

Pacific

Islands In The Sky – Conserving The Cloud Forests Of Samoa

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:40

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...

Pacific

BirdLife International and CEPF invite new Letters of Inquiry for the Indo-Burma Hotspot.

Mon, 02/07/2012 - 09:38

BirdLife International in Indochina, in its role as the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for CEPF in the Indo-Burma Hotspot, invites proposals for small grants from non-government organisations, community groups, and other civil society organisations.

Asia

BirdLife in Indochina newsletter The Babbler No.41 released

Tue, 15/05/2012 - 10:36

BirdLife International in Indochina has released its quarterly newsletter The Babbler No. 41 (February -May 2012).

Asia

Rat eradication planned in the Cooks

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 01:41

TIS (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) is planning a project with BirdLife International and the Cook Island's National Environment Service to eradicate rats from Suwarrow National Park to protect Suwarrow’s globally important seabird populations...

Pacific

Spotlight on three Important Bird Areas in the Cook Islands

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 01:22

TIS (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) recently visited the islands of Atiu and Aitutaki to raise awareness in the community about the identification of their islands as Key Biodiversity Areas and Important Bird Areas...

Pacific

New Palau Conservation Society website and video showcase success

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 01:10

The Palau Conservation Society (PCS – BirdLife Partner) works to empower their communities to steward Palau’s environment and launched a new website and video recently showcasing their work...

Pacific Palau Local Empowerment - Pacific

World Migratory Bird Day to be celebrated in Sulaimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan.

Tue, 01/05/2012 - 09:16

Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner), is proud to announce that the 10th BirdLife Middle East Partnership Meeting will be held from Friday 11th to Monday 14th of May 2012 in Sulaimaniya, Iraq

Middle East

Fijian local conservation group receives global award

Wed, 28/03/2012 - 00:41

A local group working to conserve the Natewa Tunuloa Important Bird Area in Fiji has won the prestigious Equator Prize for 2012. “The Sisi Initiative stood out among more than 800 entries as a remarkable demonstration of local development solutions for people, nature, and resilient communities”, said Eileen de Ravin – manager of the Equator Initiative...

Pacific