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Protecting marine biodiversity on International...

Tue, 22/05/2012
Marine Biodiversity is the theme for this year's International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today.

Half of the world’s most important sites for...

Wed, 21/03/2012
The world’s governments have committed to increasing the coverage of protected areas by 2020 in order to address rapid rates of environmental destruction. However, a new study shows that only half of the most important sites for wildlife have been fully protected.

Save the Danube - 'The Amazon of Europe...

Fri, 16/03/2012
The "Kopački Rit", Croatia, Danube’s most valuable and best preserved floodplain system along the Croatian – Serbian border is threatened with destruction. Help us saving the unique nature of the Danube and sign the petition to the Minister now!

Alarm in Paraguay at settlement plans for...

Wed, 29/02/2012
Paraguayan environmental organizations including Guyra Paraguay (BirdLife in Paraguay) are alarmed at the recent decision of the national government to actively promote the settlement of small-scale farmers ('campesinos') within the Ñacunday National Park. The decision to promote a solution which flouts both national legislation and international conventions, sets a worrying precedent for other protected areas in the country.

Guided by science, Kenyan authority rejects the...

Fri, 24/02/2012
Following a campaign led by Nature Kenya, supported by other BirdLife Partners, Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has officially rejected a proposal to convert 10,000 hectares of Dakatcha Woodland IBA to grow the biofuel crop jatropha.

BirdLife South Africa's first Important Bird...

Mon, 06/02/2012
The newsletter includes updates on environmental education, Marine IBAs and community development.

Fears in Uganda for Mabira as sugar company...

Fri, 21/10/2011
Mabira Forest is once again threatened by proposals to degazette almost a quarter of its area for conversion to a sugar cane plantation

New documentary highlights importance of IBAs for...

Wed, 19/10/2011
Bird Conservation Nepal has launched a documentary to highlight the value of Important Bird Areas to people.

Una nueva aplicación gratuita para iPhone...

Wed, 28/09/2011
Iberian Birds se enmarca dentro del proyecto Iberaves* que ha desarrollado SEO/BirdLife junto con BirdLife International

Free app puts Iberian IBAs on the map

Tue, 27/09/2011
A free app for the Important Bird Areas of Spain and Portugal is available for users of Apple’s iPhones and iPads.

BirdLife y la Convención Ramsar participan en la...

Wed, 13/07/2011
BirdLife recientemente asistió a la 2ª reunión de la Iniciativa Regional de la Convención de Ramsar para la Conservación y Uso Racional de Manglares y Corales en las Américas. BirdLife participó como Organización Internacional Asociada comprometida a apoyar el desarrollo y la aplicación de la Convención Ramsar.

República Dominicana celebró el Día Mundial de...

Wed, 01/06/2011
Las aves han acompañado al hombre a lo largo de la historia. Sus cantos les han alegrado la vida, y su belleza y colorido han inspirado a pintores, escritores y poetas. Pero ese mismo hombre al que han dado tanto goce, es también su mayor peligro.

Study confirms IBAs are priority sites for...

Mon, 09/05/2011
A new publication finds a significant mismatch between the protected area network in Africa, and the key habitats occupied by the continent’s most threatened birds.

The IBA Local Conservation Groups Network in...

Fri, 18/03/2011
Several BirdLife Partners are demonstrating success in establishing and coordinating Local Conservation Networks. This report is part of a project which aims to capture, document and disseminate these experiences and the lessons learned from them.

Networks of care

Fri, 18/03/2011
More than half of Poland’s 140 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) are over 15,000 hectares. The biggest of all, Tuchola Forest, covers 360,000 hectares. Simply monitoring sites of this size is a formidable challenge.

Saving Malawi IBAs

Fri, 18/03/2011
In Malawi, the Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM, BirdLife Affiliate) operates through nine branches covering the entire country, supported by a national secretariat in Blantyre.

Volunteering the Danish Way

Fri, 18/03/2011
Bird conservation in Denmark has a long history and DOF, the Danish BirdLife Partner, is one of the oldest nature conservation societies in Europe. In 2002, inspired by similar examples from the BirdLife Partnership, DOF decided to establish groups of volunteers around each of their 128 IBAs.

Working for Lebanese IBAs

Fri, 18/03/2011
From its establishment in 1986, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL, BirdLife in Lebanon) advocated the establishment of a national protected areas programme.