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New documentary highlights importance of IBAs for...

Wed, 19/10/2011
Bird Conservation Nepal has launched a documentary to highlight the value of Important Bird Areas to people.

A call to action for Australian birds

Sun, 02/10/2011
The Action Plan for Australian Birds describes the populations of species at greatest risk and outlines ways they can be turned around.
Rodent eradication on Kayangel Atoll, Palau already showing early signs of success.

Rodent eradication in Palau shows early signs of...

Wed, 28/09/2011
Rodent eradication on Kayangel Atoll, Palau already showing early signs of success.

'State of Nepal's Birds' launched

Mon, 26/09/2011
A major new report has been published entitled State of Nepal’s Birds 2010. Produced by Bird Conservation Nepal and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation.

Fijians for Fijian Forests – linking livelihoods...

Wed, 14/09/2011
BirdLife's Site Support Group at Mount Nabukelevu IBA in Fiji was recently visited by staff from The World Bank and CEPF who tell us their personal tales from the trip...

An update on Montserrat’s efforts to address the...

Thu, 23/06/2011
An update on the project ‘Reducing the impact of feral livestock in and around the Centre Hills’.

Muted celebrations for Thailand's most...

Tue, 14/06/2011
The rediscovery of Gurney’s Pitta 25 years ago brought hope for a beautiful bird feared extinct, but the bird’s future still hangs in the balance.

Keeping islands rat-free for pacific birds and...

Wed, 18/05/2011
Find out about BirdLife's ground-breaking programme with local communities to rid Pacific islands of invasive rats.

Swarovski Optik announces new conservation...

Thu, 24/03/2011
Swarovski Optik announce they will be providing further support for the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.

World Water Day: thirsty cities

Tue, 22/03/2011
Coping with the growing water needs of cities is one of the most pressing challenges of this century. Half of the world’s population now lives in cities and it’s estimated that within two decades this will increase to nearly 60% of the population, or five billion people.

Syria hosts inaugural meeting of the Sociable...

Fri, 18/03/2011
Conservation scientists and government officials from fourteen countries spanning three co

Tackling the problem of feral livestock on...

Mon, 31/01/2011
Invasive species have had a devastating impact on island biodiversity around the world and are one of the main drivers of species extinction on islands.

The Magnificent Seven (rat free Fijian islands)

Tue, 21/12/2010
Two years after the BirdLife International Fiji Programme implemented an operation to eradicate rats from the Ringgold Islands, all seven islands have been confirmed rodent-free. Early monitoring also shows that the birds, people and wider wildlife of these remote islands are already benefitting from the removal of these invasive pests...