News IBA

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.

Americas

Important Bird Areas incorporated into Kazakh legislation

Wed, 18/04/2012 - 08:17

The recent revision of Kazakhstan's nature-protection legislation has resulted in the inclusion of the term "Important Bird Area” (IBA) in the law on Specially Protected Nature Areas in Kazakhstan.

Europe and Central Asia

Avian matchmaking on Valentine's Day

Sun, 19/02/2012 - 23:11

Two staff from the BirdLife Fiji Programme and the Pacific Secretariat gave up any amorous intentions of their own on Valentine’s Day to try a little avian matchmaking...

Pacific

Support the protection of Ulcinj Salina, Montenegro: sign the petition!

Wed, 15/02/2012 - 08:16

Ulcinj Salina is an important Important Bird Area (IBA) on the Adriatic flyway in Montenegro. The whole area belongs to a private salt company of which its owner now announced plans to convert 15 km2 of basins from salt production into a touristic development complex with hotels and golf terrains. Contrary to the expectations, the Government of Montenegro has given its approval for implementing this plan.

Europe and Central Asia

La Sociedad Audubon Panamá contribuye a la conservación de los humedales

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 15:55

La Sociedad Audubon Panamá (BirdLife en Panamá) celebra el Día Mundial de los Humedales con charlas relacionadas al tema de este año 'HUMEDALES Y TURISMO'. Esta organización compartirá sus conocimientos y experiencias en torno a la conservación de la Bahía de Panamá, sus aves y hábitats.

Americas

Jaragua Community Volunteers celebrate World Bird Festival

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 20:49

Last October, the local community of El Cajuil-located in the south-west of Dominican Republic-participated in World Bird Festival (WBF) activities.

Americas

Los Voluntarios Comunitarios de Jaragua celebran el Festival Mundial de las Aves

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 20:34

El pasado mes de octubre, la comunidad local El Cajuil, localizada en el suroeste de República Dominicana, participó en las actividades del Festival Mundial de las Aves (FMA). Esta celebración ambiental es festejada desde el 2003 por la organización Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife en República Dominicana) y el Grupo de Conservación Local Voluntarios Comunitarios de Jaragua, para concienciar a las comunidades aledañas al Parque Nacional Jaragua sobre las aves y sus hábitats.

Americas

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

Hima Fund now available for Middle East IBAs

Fri, 07/10/2011 - 10:18

Funds are available for a traditional approach to conserving biodiversity and managing natural resources, the Hima system.

Middle East Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Middle East

Una nueva aplicación gratuita para iPhone potenciará la península Ibérica como destino internacional de turismo ornitológico

Wed, 28/09/2011 - 08:36

Iberian Birds se enmarca dentro del proyecto Iberaves* que ha desarrollado SEO/BirdLife junto con BirdLife International

Europe and Central Asia

Free app puts Iberian IBAs on the map

Tue, 27/09/2011 - 09:00

A free app for the Important Bird Areas of Spain and Portugal is available for users of Apple’s iPhones and iPads.

Europe and Central Asia

Grupo Jaragua celebrates 2nd year of the Bahoruco Summer Camp

Fri, 23/09/2011 - 05:59

The Bahoruco Summer Camp run by Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic), the local grassroots organization Voluntarios Comunitarios de Jaragua and the Puerto Escondido Birding Club.

Americas

El Campamento de Verano Jaragua: quince años de trayectoria en la concienciación ambiental de las comunidades locales

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 01:56

El pasado mes de agosto, el Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife en República Dominicana) celebró el 15º Campamento de Verano Jaragua y a su vez, 15 años de esfuerzos continuos a favor de una mayor conciencia ambiental en las comunidades locales.

Americas

The Jaragua Summer Camp: fifteen years of experience in the environmental awareness of local communities

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 00:49

Last August, Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) held its 15th Jaragua Summer Camp and in turn, celebrated 15 years of continuous efforts towards a greater environmental awareness in local communities.

Americas

Ecotourism taking roots in Turquino-Bayamesa, Cuba

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 23:44

Communities around Turquino-Bayamesa IBA are establishing management measures to conserve the watershed, forest and improve life conditions.

Americas

Launch of BirdLife’s new Local Empowerment Programme

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 22:18

BirdLife is launching a Local Empowerment Programme to provide more effective support for Local Conservation Groups, and to strengthen and expand networks of local organisations...

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