News history of birdlife

BirdLife's History in Objects: #1 "Birds of a Feather"

Tue, 31/07/2012 - 10:47

William Hudson, a representative of the Society for the Protection of Birds (SPB), recoiled in horror as he witnessed the sale of 80,000 Parrot and 1,700 Bi...


BirdLife’s History in Objects, #10: A Drink For Nature

Thu, 12/07/2012 - 12:59

In 2002, world leaders met to discuss the grandiose topic of the future of nature on earth. Through the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 150 governments set targets to signi...


BirdLife’s History in Objects: #3 “All Hands on Deck!”

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 15:04

The Albatross Task Force (ATF) are an elite team of international high seas heroes. The ATF are who you call when 300,000 seabirds are needlessly caught and drowned by longli...

Worldwide Argentina

BirdLife’s History in Objects, #12: A Migratory Bird's-Eye View of the World

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 14:53

From pole to pole, a staggering eighty thousand kilometres round trip. That is the migration that Arctic Terns Sterna paradisaea...


BirdLife’s History in Objects, #11: The Frontier of Marine Conservation

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 12:47

Remember the launch of the e-Atlas of Marine Important Bird Areas, because it is going to be important for the future of our oceans.BirdLife Interna...


Living off the Land: BirdLife’s History in Objects, #13

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 12:21

On flat dusty clearings bordered by spindly trees in rural West Africa, women can be seen rolling out balls of what look (and smell) like large mammal droppings. They are processin...

Worldwide Burkina Faso

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #5 "The Power of a Local Tradition: Hima”

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 16:28

Conservation was a way of life, necessary for survivalAlmost 1,500 years before modern conservation research arrived at the same ide...

Worldwide Lebanon Local Empowerment - Middle East

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #6 “The Hieroglyph”

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 16:15

This bird that was idolised by humans as a symbol of fertility and virtue, and for its association with the source of life. Isn't it ironic that it has struggled to breed and is ...

Worldwide Egypt

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #7 “The Gavel”

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 12:20

Bringing the hammer down on governments to save natureOur well-being and the resources we need to survive, develop and prosper all depend on diverse and healthy ecosystems. Yet this is not alw...

Worldwide Poland

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #4 “Caribbean Treasures”

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 11:33

What happens when one of the world’s highest priority biodiversity hotspots is home to over 37 million people of high cultural diversity?The Caribbean is an exception...


BirdLife’s History in Objects, #9: The Leaf

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 10:54

Forest conservation has no boundariesTwo countries with common wildlife, common tribal makeups and common challenges are united across the river by the Transboundary Peace Park.In the Greater Gola Fo...

Worldwide Liberia

BirdLife’s History in Objects, #8: The Compass

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 10:25

If a bird calls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it really exist?Cebu Flowerpecker Dicaeum quadricolor, although Critically Endangered, is a lucky bird. It is also a great reminder ...

Worldwide Philippines Preventing Extinctions

BirdLife's History in Objects: #2 "Your own private tropical island?"

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 10:19

Have you ever fantasised about owning your own private tropical island?Back in the 1960s this ideal was not only confined to c...

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