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Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) in flight (Photo: Yun-tak Chung/HKBWS)

Record Black-faced Spoonbill count, despite...

Fri, 11/03/2016
The annual International Black-faced Spoonbill Census recorded 3,356 individuals in January 2016, an increase of 2.6% from the last year’s 3,272 individuals, and a record recent count for this Endangered Asian waterbird.

How the EU "Fitness Check" can become a...

Wed, 25/11/2015
On behalf of BirdLife Europe and NABU (BirdLife in Germany) we would like to invite you to our workshop on Tuesday 1st December 2015.

Cooking Up Conservation Success: Audubon’s...

Thu, 24/09/2015

National Audubon Society (BirdLife in USA) released a new Conservation Stewardship Manu

Women in Conservation: A nine-month journey...

Thu, 23/04/2015
This fourth article in the series about 'women in conservation' describes how a nine-month project shook the decision-making fora related to conservation of the Kikuyu Escarpment forest IBA in Kenya: nobody can 'forget' the women anymore!

Calling for volunteers in New Caledonia

Thu, 30/05/2013
The STOT-NC is a program for monitoring landbirds of New Caledonia led by the Société Calédonienne d'Ornithologie (SCO – BirdLife in New Caledonia)...

Proposed Pipeline Threatens Important Bird Areas...

Thu, 30/08/2012
In Canada, a public review of a proposed pipeline project through an area of exceptional importance for marine birds is entering its final stages.

Nesting shorebirds protected at the Cabo Rojo...

Fri, 06/07/2012
During May 2012, Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc. (SOPI, BirdLife in Puerto Rico) installed 25 signs in the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats National Wildlife Refuge to mark important nesting sites for resident shorebirds that were being disturbed by visitors.

Jaragua Community Volunteers celebrate World Bird...

Mon, 05/12/2011
Last October, the local community of El Cajuil-located in the south-west of Dominican Republic-participated in World Bird Festival (WBF) activities.

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.

Important Bird Areas of the Americas: Priority...

Mon, 10/01/2011
460 pages, £44.99, Available to buy. This book provides a concise summary of the 2345 Important Bird Areas in the Americas.

Americas IBA directory chapters now available in...

Fri, 15/10/2010
All country chapters of the Americas Important Bird Area (IBA) directory are now available for download in their principal languages. A total of 19 chapters are available in Spanish, two in Dutch, one in French and one in Portuguese.