News IBA

Nepal leads the way in valuing nature

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 13:02

The Nepalese Government has pledged that the country will lead the way in developing global standards to value ecosystem services; the resources and processes supplied by natural ecosystems that benefit humankind such as clean drinking water and crop pollination.

Asia

State of the World’s Waterbirds: in trouble in Asia, recovering in ‘the West’

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 14:45

The rate of decline of waterbird populations has slightly decreased over the last three decades. However, 47% of the waterbird populations are still declining and only 16% are increasing. The status of waterbirds is improving mainly in North America and Europe, while it is least favourable in Asia. Especially long distance migrants appear to be vulnerable...

Pacific

Festival de las Aves en Perú

Fri, 05/11/2010 - 18:29

En el marco de la celebración del Festival Mundial de las Aves 2010 en el Perú, la Asociación Cracidae Perú y el Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad - CORBIDI, repartieron el material preparado especialmente para el festival, consistente en pósters justamente de la pava aliblanca, stickers y guías para maestros de escuelas de educación primaria.

Americas

Festival mundial de las aves en Mantagua

Thu, 04/11/2010 - 19:41

La comunidad de Mantagua se vistió de fiesta, el fin de semana recién pasado, al realizar el domingo 24 de octubre, desde muy temprano, la segunda actividad organizada por CODEFF V Región, que esta vez tuvo como escenario el Humedal de Mantagua ubicado en la comuna de Quintero, como parte de las celebraciones que se realizan en todo el planeta con motivo del Festival Mundial de las Aves 2010.

Americas

South African birds in trouble

Wed, 03/11/2010 - 08:46

Of the 10,000 bird species on Earth, 1,226 are listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable. Forty of these occur in South Africa and of these 20 are endemic. Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, species are now disappearing from our planet at an alarming rate, and studies have shown that this is mostly driven by human activities.

Africa

Satellites Keep Eye on Mangroves within Largest Barrier Reef System in the Americas

Wed, 03/11/2010 - 03:36

The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC), recently completed a World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-financed study of the mangrove ecosystems which are a crucial part of the Belize Barrier Reef Complex – the world’s second largest coral reef system – and part of the broader Mesoamerican Reef Ecoregion.

Americas

Eco-tourism development in north Andros, Bahamas

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 17:44

The Bahamas National Trust (BirdLife in the Bahamas) pursues community engagement to develop ecotourism enterprises and wildlife management in north-east Andros, Bahamas.

Americas

Now or never: action to stop impending extinctions is announced

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 09:26

Developing countries will be in a better position to halt the extinction of species that are hanging by a very thin thread, under a new partnership sponsored by the Global Environment Facility.

Worldwide

Large-scale biofuels production threatens biodiversity and food security

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 23:01

Current demand for biofuels is leading to conversion of natural habitats, on a huge and potentially catastrophic scale.

Worldwide

Latin American biodiversity conservation and development awards 2010

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 10:54

The 2010 Awards for Biodiversity Conservation and Development in Latin America have been presented at a special event held at the CBD meeting in Nagoya, Japan. The prizes, worth Є7,000 each, are granted by SEO / BirdLife (Spanish Partner) and BirdLife International with the support of the Fundación Biodiversidad.

Americas

Birds show the way to halt biodiversity loss

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 01:00

Birds and the information we hold about them can be used to focus and track the efforts needed to stem biodiversity loss, according to a new publication launched by BirdLife International.

Worldwide

BirdLife to sign agreement with the Convention on Biological Diversity

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 00:07

BirdLife and the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation in support of effective implementation of the Convention.

Worldwide

A day in a life at COP10

Mon, 25/10/2010 - 07:14

The crucial second week of the conference has begun and today's schedule takes me from one meeting to another.

The world’s key sites for conservation – on one map

Mon, 25/10/2010 - 04:00

BirdLife has published a map showing the location of over 10,000 of the world’s most important sites for birds and biodiversity, and their protection status.

Worldwide

Key Paraguayan IBA being destroyed

Mon, 11/10/2010 - 10:00

Part of Asunción Bay Important Bird Area (IBA) is in the process of being destroyed by heavy machinery brought in to begin work on a new waterfront project in Paraguay’s capital city, despite the site being legally declared a Reserve in 2005.

Americas

La Bahía de Asunción: Las autoridades que crearon la reserva, hoy destruyen este hábitat de importancia internacional

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 08:58

La Asociación Guyra Paraguay levanta su voz de protesta porque las maquinarias ya están destruyendo la Reserva Ecológica Banco San Miguel y Bahía de Asunción, para la tan ansiada construcción de la Costanera Norte se está realizando a expensas de la destrucción de los hábitats naturales para las especies migratorias que le dan un valor único y de categoría mundial a la Ciudad de Asunción.

Americas

Los manglares más australes de la costa Pacífica son incluidos en una red internacional de conservación

Mon, 26/07/2010 - 16:12

Los manglares más australes de la costa Pacífica del Perú, están localizados en San Pedro de Vice, región de Piura. Junto al estuario Virrila y los lagos de Ramón y Ñapique, forman un complejo de humedales de Piura, de gran importancia para aves playeras migratorias.

Americas