News Forest

Forest discovery improves prospects for Angola’s endemics

Fri, 06/07/2012 - 11:55

A large tract of near-pristine Afromontane forest has been found in Angola’s Namba Mountains, tripling the amount of this habitat that was thought to survive in Angola.

Africa

The future for Brazil's forests remains uncertain

Thu, 31/05/2012 - 18:53

Dilma Roussef, the President of Brazil, has only partially vetoed the new Forest Code proposed by the Brazilian Congress.

Americas

Counting Kereru in New Zealand

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 01:05

All Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) members, bird enthusiasts and Kiwi kids are being encouraged to get behind the inaugural Kereru Count this month....

Pacific

Why temperate and boreal forests are important in the fight against climate change

Thu, 08/12/2011 - 22:15

BirdLife delegation member Mel Coath talks about why termperate and boreal forests are important in the fight against climate change and how they need to protected as part of any future deal (interview at the UNCCC COP17, December 2011, for OneWorld TV).

Celebrating the Uluguru watersheds for World Environment Day

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 13:28

Villagers celebrate project which is raising local incomes and protecting the forests.

Africa

BirdLife launches new website section for World Environment Day

Sat, 04/06/2011 - 23:01

To celebrate World Environment Day, we've launched 'focusing on people', a new website section showcasing the BirdLife Partnership's work.

Pacific

SAVE Brasil calls upon the President to veto 'retrograde' changes to forest law

Fri, 27/05/2011 - 12:20

Reforms to Brazil's forest code will significantly increase deforestation.

Worldwide

Forests for water and wetlands

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 06:54

Today is World Wetlands Day and the 40th anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands, which was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar on 2 February 1971. Over the last four decades the Ramsar Convention has had a huge positive impact on how wetlands are valued, managed and conserved around the world. The BirdLife Partnership is proud to be working in support of the Convention, as one of its International Organisation Partners.

Worldwide

Not perfect, but something for everyone: Cancún climate talks end with optimism renewed

Mon, 13/12/2010 - 14:47

After two weeks of intense discussion countries have reached a compromise at the climate talks in Cancún. What were the main advances from a BirdLife perspective?

Worldwide

Agreement close on REDD+ at Cancún

Fri, 10/12/2010 - 21:44

An agreement on REDD+ is close at climate talks in Cancún. This which would provide a mechanism for delivering financial incentives to developing countries to conserve and restore their forests.

Worldwide

A narrow escape for Nature Kenya staff

Tue, 06/07/2010 - 14:19

Nature Kenya (BirdLife Partner) staff, two journalists, and Kenya Wildlife Service rangers escaped death narrowly in Mulunguni village, Magarini District, when they were attacked by people said to be working for an Italian investor on Friday July 2, 2010.

Africa

Safeguarding priority forest sites with local community support, Fiji

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:34

Nature Fiji’s work in the forests of Greater Tomanivi is conserving biodiversity and a sustainable future for communities –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity

Pacific