News IBA

Marine IBA inventory in Greece just published!

Fri, 31/05/2013 - 11:15

The Hellenic Ornithological Society (BirdLife Greece) has just published its national inventory of marine Important Bird Areas (IBAs) presented in the book Important Areas for Seabirds in Greece.

Europe and Central Asia

Local population plays a key role in assessing ecosystem services at the Ramsar Site ‘Complejo Llanganati’, Ecuador

Fri, 05/04/2013 - 17:05

An important achievement in the process of assessing ecosystem services in Llanganates was the involvement of local people, the direct beneficiaries and...

Americas

A Patagonian Jewel: Buenos Aires Plateau

Thu, 28/03/2013 - 22:51

Buenos Aires Plateau will become a protected area Thanks to the work of Aves Argentinas (BirdLife in Argentina) and the conservation NGOs,...

Americas

Meseta del Lago Buenos Aires: Una Joya Patagónica

Thu, 28/03/2013 - 22:26

La Meseta del Lago Buenos Aires será ahora un Área Protegida Gracias a gestiones de Aves Argentinas , Asociación Ambiente Sur y...

Americas

New Protected Area in the Argentinean Puna: Campo de Piedra Pómez

Thu, 28/03/2013 - 19:32

The creation of the National Protected Area, ‘Campo de Piedra Pómez’, was formalised on 11 October 2012, with the signing of the...

Americas

Spare a thought for water on World Wetlands Day!

Sat, 02/02/2013 - 06:00

Drop everything for a moment today, and remind yourself of the vital role wetland play in supporting life. For today is World Wetlands Day!

Worldwide

A Cocktail of Invasive Species in Lake Naivasha

Thu, 18/10/2012 - 09:28

Why the Fish Eagle’s striking call signifies urgent action to tackle ‘Intruders’ in Lake Naivasha.

Africa

Hope as copper mining at lower Zambezi IBA put on hold

Thu, 27/09/2012 - 09:03

The Zambian Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) has turned down a mining proposal at one of Zambia’s key important bird Areas – Lower Zambezi. The proposal to mine eight million tonnes of copper ore per year was put forward by Mwembesi Resources Ltd, an Australian affiliated company. The project would involve development of the main pit at Kangaluwi and satellite pits at three other areas.

Africa

Stakeholders happy with new Lake Natron cost benefit analysis report

Mon, 03/09/2012 - 10:35

Stakeholders have given a nod of approval to a new economic analysis study showing that soda ash mining at Lake Natron is not economically viable.

Africa

Wild fires threaten biodiversity hotspot on Canary Islands

Wed, 15/08/2012 - 15:16

Wildfires are still threatening Garajonay National Park in La Gomera, Canary Islands.

Europe and Central Asia

Titi Forever: Research supports conservation of Tuamotu Sandpiper

Tue, 31/07/2012 - 02:16

Most of the world’s sandpiper species migrate thousands of kilometers between arctic breeding grounds and subtropical wintering grounds, but in the not-too distant evolutionary past, one group gave up this habit and went native in French Polynesia...

Pacific

Fiji’s first Framework for IBA Monitoring

Wed, 25/07/2012 - 05:02

The BirdLife Pacific Secretariat has just published a user friendly guide to monitoring Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Fiji.

Pacific

Scale up work on poverty reduction and biodiversity policy making pays off in Dakatcha woodlands in Kenya

Thu, 12/07/2012 - 07:03

Birdlife Africa Partnership got a renewed boost to its work in Poverty reduction and policy making when the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) gave some additional funding amounting to Euros, 500,000 in October 2010.

Africa

Final Warning for Bulgaria over Failure to Protect Internationally Important Sites

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 09:52

On Thursday 21 June, the European Commission issued a final legal warning against the Bulgarian Government over its failure to fully designate, protect, and prevent deterioration of the Kaliakra Special Protection Area and Site of Community Importance, required under the EU Birds and Habitats Directives.

Europe and Central Asia

SalvaNATURA registers 67 species in 2nd Central American Aquatic Bird Census

Wed, 16/05/2012 - 00:50

With the help of BirdLife International, on February 18th and 19th, SalvaNATURA held the 2nd Central American Aquatic Bird Census, registering 67 species, of which 6 are considered Critically Endangered in the Official List of Endangered Species at the national level.

Americas

Spotlight on three Important Bird Areas in the Cook Islands

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 01:22

TIS (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) recently visited the islands of Atiu and Aitutaki to raise awareness in the community about the identification of their islands as Key Biodiversity Areas and Important Bird Areas...

Pacific

Linking sites and people through migratory birds

Thu, 03/05/2012 - 15:29

Six BirdLife Partners in the Americas, together with the global Rio Tinto-BirdLife program and local conservation groups, have successfully completed three years of conservation efforts for migratory birds along the Interior-Pacific flyways. These efforts have built on an existing initiative, “Linking Communities”, at three key sites (complexes of IBAs) in North America, and have supported the planning and implementation of conservation and education actions at six IBAs in South America.

Americas

Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention celebrates Earth Day in Bay of Panama Ramsar site

Tue, 24/04/2012 - 04:23

The National Wetlands Committee of Panama celebrated Earth Day with the visit of the Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention, Anada Tiéga, to Panama Bay Ramsar Site.

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