News Darwin Initiative

Community forestry to benefit nature and people

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 17:26

The natural environment is vital for the wellbeing of many people in Nepal, especially those living in poor communities. Many livelihoods depend on the forest, which provides a wealth of economic, hea...

Asia Local Empowerment

Celebrate World Penguin Day -and the world penguin tracking database

Thu, 25/04/2013 - 16:34

April 25th is World Penguin Day, possibly because this marks the start of the return of Adelie Penguins to their breeding grounds, possibly because it provide...

Worldwide Marine

Using ecosystem services for better decision-making

Thu, 11/10/2012 - 10:10

At the Convention on Biological Diversity's COP11 in Hyderabad, India, Dr Krishna Chandra Paudel (Secretary, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation in Nepal) has launched a report entitled ...


Using nature to help people adapt to climate change in East Africa

Tue, 14/08/2012 - 12:17

Countries in the seasonally dry tropics of East Africa are predicted to suffer significant negative impacts from climate change, with increasing variability in cl...

Africa Burundi Climate Change

Mountain Chicken’s portrait

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 22:39

The Mountain Chicken Project, funded by the UK government’s Darwin Initiative and executed by the Department of Environment of Montserrat and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, is pleased to announce the publication of a poster and a ...


Saving Rara for the future

Mon, 28/05/2012 - 09:00

Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN;  BirdLife Partner),  the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, and staff from the BirdLife Secretariat (Cambridge, UK) recently conducted field surveys at Rara National Park (10,600 ha) in the w...


Building capacity to save Haiti’s biodiversity

Tue, 17/04/2012 - 13:25

Over the last 12 months, BirdLife has been stepping up its efforts to build the capacity of Société Audubon Haiti (SAH) through both institutional strengthening and staff training. The latest chapte...


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 ...


More petrels discovered in Haiti

Tue, 07/02/2012 - 11:14

The nocturnal calls of Black-capped Petrels Pterodroma hasitata have guided Haitian researchers to discover more nesting locations for this Endangered seabird. During November and December 2011, researchers from the Société Audubo...


Sustainable tourism for Nepal's wetlands

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 06:47

Wetlands are diverse habitats that are extremely important for biodiversity. They also provide vital benefits for millions of people, including food, fibre, flood protection, water purification and supply...


Sierra Leone protects climate by saving its largest forest for the world

Fri, 02/12/2011 - 09:30

As the world’s richest countries once again play brinksmanship at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, in Durban, Sierra Leone has embraced ...


Invasive species Cast Away in Fiji

Wed, 30/11/2011 - 23:01

Goats and rats have been removed from two Fijian islands in a joint operation conducted by BirdLife International’s Fiji Programme and the National Trust of Fiji aimed at protecting unique wildlife on Monuriki and Kadomo. “Thi...


Fijian Site Support Group starts own reforestation project

Thu, 03/11/2011 - 20:38

The Natewa Tunuloa Site Support Group (SSG) - on Fiji’s second largest island of Vanua Levu - has started its first independent project with funding from the GEF Small Grants P...


Partnership for Seychelles iconic bird

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 14:01

Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner) and the Seychelles National Park Authority (SNPA) have joined forces to work on a new project to help protect one of Seychelles iconic bird species – Seychelles Paradise Flycatche...


New documentary highlights importance of IBAs for people in Nepal

Wed, 19/10/2011 - 08:44

Worldwide, natural resources are being lost due to unsustainable use and human-induced environmental change—so much so that future generations are likely to suffer ...


A call to action for Australian birds

Sun, 02/10/2011 - 08:43

Birds Australia, Charles Darwin University and CSIRO Publishing today launched The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010. The Action Plan is the third in a series that have been produced at the start of each decade. It a...


Rodent eradication in Palau shows early signs of success

Wed, 28/09/2011 - 23:01

After years of planning a rodent eradication operation on Kayangel Atoll, Palau, has just been completed and is already showing early signs of success.“So far, there have been ...

Pacific Cook Islands Invasive Alien Species

'State of Nepal's Birds' launched

Mon, 26/09/2011 - 09:59

A major new report has been published entitled State of Nepal’s Birds 2010. Produced by Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN; BirdLife in Nepal) and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservatio...