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Cook Islanders decide next steps for their IBAs

Fri, 17/02/2012
The pacific islands of Mauke and Mangaia have been identfied as Important Bird Areas and Key Biodiversity Areas by Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) and BirdLife International. Programme Manager Jacqui Evans recently travelled to the two islands to raise awareness in the community about the importance to the world of their unique and threatened species...

Planning ahead in the Cooks

Mon, 02/01/2012
Te Ipukarea Society (TIS; BirdLife in the Cook Islands) have drafted a new Strategic Plan till 2015 for the organisation.

Conservation fund for the Mediterranean Basin...

Mon, 19/12/2011
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) investment in the Mediterranean Basin will have an implemtation team comprising BirdLife Partners and the BirdLife International Global Secretariat and Middle East Division.

Sierra Leone protects climate by saving its...

Fri, 02/12/2011
Sierra Leone has embraced the vital role tropical forests play in preventing climate change by conserving its most important forest.

Fijian Site Support Group starts own...

Thu, 03/11/2011
The Natewa Tunuloa Site Support Group on Fiji’s second largest island of Vanua Levu - has started its first independent project

The ecology of the Mao in Samoa

Tue, 20/09/2011
Mao is an endemic honeyeater found in Samoa which is classified as Endangered by BirdLife on the IUCN Red List. Unless urgent action is taken, these unique birds have a very high risk of going extinct in the near future...

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...

Search for the Fiji Petrel - Video

Fri, 20/05/2011
A short video showing the search for the Criticality Endangered Fiji Petrel by NatureFiji-MareqetiViti.

Nepalese Conservation

Fri, 18/03/2011
Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) is the largest and oldest civil society organisation for ornithologists, birdwatchers and conservationists in Nepal. Its members include students and teachers, professionals and other members of the general public.

BirdLife Pacific e-bulletin out now

Wed, 23/02/2011
Welcome to our first e-bulletin in 2011. In this issue we bring you news of some of the activities being carried out by BirdLife Partners across the Pacific region to save our most threatened bird species – and our wider biodiversity – from extinction. You’ll read about what’s being done for the Critically Endangered Crow Honeyeater in New Caledonia; the New Zealand Fairy Tern – that country’s rarest bird...

BirdLife recognised in British Honours list

Wed, 12/01/2011
Jonathan Eames, programme manager for BirdLife International in Indochina has been awarded an OBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the British New Year’s Honours List. The award has been given for services to biodiversity, conservation and civil society development in Vietnam.

Liberia and Sierra Leone move to designate Gola...

Mon, 22/11/2010
The governments of Liberia and Sierra Leone have started the formal processes of designating the Gola Rainforest as a shared National Park and Protected Area...

Project launched to identify conservation targets...

Tue, 05/10/2010
This week BirdLife International and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) are launching a new project to create a conservation strategy for mountain ranges across eastern Africa, from Saudi Arabia and Yemen in the north to Zimbabwe in the south.

New edition of The Babbler

Thu, 16/09/2010
BirdLife International in Indochina has just released its quarterly newsletter, Babbler 35, for July - September 2010, which includes a feature on BirdLife CEPF Regional Implementation Team progress in Indochina. This feature gives an update on an additional one large and one small grant, brief progress of fifteen funded projects and especially the CEPF mid-term assessment workshops held in July in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

BirdLife and CEPF expand funding opportunities...

Mon, 16/08/2010
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), academic institutions, community groups and other civil society organisations working in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam have been given another opportunity to apply for funding to conserve the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot