News Global Environment Facility

Cook Islanders decide next steps for their IBAs

Fri, 17/02/2012 - 02:59

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...

Pacific

Planning ahead in the Cooks

Mon, 02/01/2012 - 19:59

Te Ipukarea Society (TIS; BirdLife in the Cook Islands) have drafted a new Strategic Plan till 2015 for the organisation.

Pacific

Conservation fund for the Mediterranean Basin gives key role to the BirdLife Partnership

Mon, 19/12/2011 - 09:45

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.

Middle East

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

Fijian Site Support Group starts own reforestation project

Thu, 03/11/2011 - 20:38

The Natewa Tunuloa Site Support Group on Fiji’s second largest island of Vanua Levu - has started its first independent project

Pacific

The ecology of the Mao in Samoa

Tue, 20/09/2011 - 01:24

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...

Pacific

Fijians for Fijian Forests – linking livelihoods and landscapes

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 21:26

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...

Pacific

Search for the Fiji Petrel - Video

Fri, 20/05/2011 - 01:49

A short video showing the search for the Criticality Endangered Fiji Petrel by NatureFiji-MareqetiViti.

Pacific

Nepalese Conservation

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 08:44

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.

Asia

BirdLife Pacific e-bulletin out now

Wed, 23/02/2011 - 12:58

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...

Pacific

BirdLife recognised in British Honours list

Wed, 12/01/2011 - 08:34

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.

Asia

Liberia and Sierra Leone move to designate Gola Rainforest as National Park

Mon, 22/11/2010 - 07:59

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...

Africa

Post-earthquake support started for Haiti's environmental NGO sector

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 15:43

The BirdLife Caribbean Program has secured over US$250,000 from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund to strengthen Haiti's environmental civil society/NGO sector in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake.

Ministers swarm in to Nagoya

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 22:50

The arrival of the ministers and celebrities has given a new stimulus to achieve concrete results here at the CBD COP10.

Project launched to identify conservation targets within one million km2 of Eastern Africa

Tue, 05/10/2010 - 16:32

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.

Africa

New edition of The Babbler

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 07:54

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.

Asia

BirdLife and CEPF expand funding opportunities for biodiversity conservation in the Indo-Burma Hotspot

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 10:46

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

Asia

Leading by example - BirdLife’s July 2010 Round Up

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 08:54

BirdLife works hard to hold governments to account, ensuring they keep their promises. And when governments fail, or fall below international best practices, BirdLife is ready with the practical solutions and encouragement to get them back on track...

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