News Forests of Hope

Liberia takes another leap forward in biodiversity conservation

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 09:51

The biodiversity of Liberian forests is rich with endemic and endangered species, creating a very high level of conservation concern. The National Wildlife Conservation and Protected Areas Management Act has been finally endorsed by Liberia’s Lower House of Representatives and is now waiting for ratification by the Senate.

Africa Liberia Forests of Hope - Africa

Inspiring hope through Ecosystem Restoration

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 13:48

The IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) named three conservation leaders from Indonesia, all involved at some point with BirdLife's Partner...

Asia Indonesia Forests of Hope

Are we finally almost there? The Gola Forest National Park gazettement in Liberia: an update

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 13:36

The Liberian Government has been undertaking some admirable steps as part of efforts to conserve the remaining disappearing West Africa Upper Guinea...

Africa Liberia Forests of Hope - Africa

Taiwanese support for BirdLife's Forest Programme

Mon, 22/04/2013 - 10:08

At a meeting in London, Taiwanese UK Representative, Dr Shen has handed over to BirdLife Chief Executive Dr Marco Lambertini the 2012...

Asia

Children's Festival in Lebanon celebrates the "Secrets of Bird Migration and Forests of Hope"

Wed, 17/10/2012 - 10:33

A day full of environmental activities attracted more than 150 students aged between 8 and 12 from Aanjar and its neighboring villages in Lebanon under the theme of “The Secrets of Bird Migration and Forests of Hope”.

Middle East Lebanon Forests of Hope

Agreements that seek to protect 474 hectares of threatened forests in Argentina, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic are signed

Thu, 13/09/2012 - 17:35

During the 2012 BirdLife Americas Partnership Meeting three agreements were signed for land acquisition in key IBAs in Argentina, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic.

Americas

A wedding and a Swedish philanthropist protect Paraguayan forest

Fri, 15/06/2012 - 10:11

What do a wedding, a Swedish philanthropist, the conservation of the Atlantic Rainforest and a Paraguayan indigenous community have in common? The...

Americas

BirdLife and ITTO agree to pursue common goals on tropical forests

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 08:54

BirdLife International and The International Tropical Timber Organisation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation between the two organisations.

Worldwide

Restoring the Philippines' Forests

Wed, 28/12/2011 - 07:00

The Haribon Foundation (BirdLife in the Philippines), with the support of the Disney’s Friends for Change has produced a 6-minute video aimed at children on deforestation and its impacts.

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

Fri, 02/12/2011 - 09:30

Sierra Leone has embraced the vital role tropical forests play in preventing climate change by conserving its most important forest.

Africa

Save forests. Save ourselves

Mon, 24/01/2011 - 10:35

It's now official - 2011 is the UN International year of the forests. "BirdLife welcomes the spotlight this year falling on the lungs of our planet and home to the majority of the World's biodiversity", said Dr Marco Lambertini, BirdLife International's Chief Executive.

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

How BirdLife is conserving tropical forests - with Roger Safford

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 07:39

Tropical forests are disappearing at a rate of one football pitch per second - more than 10 million hectares per year. These losses are driven by global demand for timber, paper and land for food crops and bio-fuels. BirdLife's work has shown that 913 species worldwide are threatened by forest destruction and degradation; that's almost one in ten of the world's birds.

Worldwide

Conservation gets personal - BirdLife's August 2010 Round Up

Wed, 01/09/2010 - 16:21

“Conservation is all about what each of us can do personally to help”, said Richard Grimmett - BirdLife’s Assistant Director of Conservation...

Worldwide

Top Ten News – BirdLife’s June 2010 Round Up

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 14:57

Like the FIFA Football World Cup, BirdLife’s news in June 2010 shows the ups and downs of international conservation efforts. In June we kept up the focus on some vital BirdLife work from around the globe...

Pangolins saved from traditional medicine trade released in Harapan Rainforest

Tue, 08/06/2010 - 07:48

The pangolin is a strange looking mammal; scaly, with a prehensile tail, and claws for opening termite mounds. I never thought I’d see one of these secretive animals in the wild.

Asia

Time for talk at Tiger Junction

Fri, 04/06/2010 - 09:40

We are currently holding discussions with one of the indigenous community groups living within Harapan Rainforest, at a place called Simpang Macan (Tiger Junction).