News Jensen

The involvement of Local Conservation Groups in IBA conservation in the Himas of Lebanon

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 14:53

The purpose of this report is to explore and analyse the IBA Caretaker Network in Lebanon with the goal of furthering our understanding of what makes, motivates and inspires Caretakers, what opportunities and challenges they face, and the value of having an IBA Caretaker Network.

Middle East

The Danish IBA Caretaker Network

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 14:37

The purpose of this report is to explore and analyse the IBA Caretaker Network in Denmark with the goal of furthering our understanding of what makes, motivates and inspires Caretakers, what opportunities and challenges they face, and the value of having an IBA Caretaker Network.

Europe and Central Asia

The Greek IBA Caretaker Network

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 14:12

The purpose of this report is to explore and analyse the IBA Caretaker Network in Greece with the goal of furthering our understanding of what makes, motivates and inspires Caretakers, what opportunities and challenges they face, and the value of having an IBA Caretaker Network.

Europe and Central Asia

Networks of care

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 13:19

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.

Europe and Central Asia

Saving Malawi IBAs

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 11:30

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.

Africa

Volunteering the Danish Way

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 10:40

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.

Europe and Central Asia

Working for Lebanese IBAs

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 10:31

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.

Middle East

Prioritising nature people

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 09:16

“Working with local conservation groups is not just a branch of our work, but the cross-cutting axis of most of our activities”, explains Rosa María Vidal, Executive Director of Pronatura Sur. “As we say, ‘our priority is the people who have nature as a priority’.”

Americas

Caretaker network in Greece

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 09:13

The Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS, BirdLife in Greece) is one of the largest membership based conservation non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Greece. In order to monitor the many Important Bird Areas (IBAs) scattered around the country, HOS needs a network of volunteer ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground, to gather information and eventually act to protect sites.

Europe and Central Asia

Site conservation in India

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 08:56

Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS, BirdLife in India), one of the largest membership-based conservation NGOs in India, is the oldest organisation in the BirdLife Partnership, having recently celebrated its 125th anniversary.

Asia

Nepalese Conservation

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 08:44

Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) is the largest and oldest civil society organisation for ornithologists, birdwatchers and conservationists in Nepal. Its members include students and teachers, professionals and other members of the general public.

Asia

Bird Clubs South Africa style

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 08:41

BirdLife South Africa (BLSA; BirdLife Partner) has a membership of around 6,700, of whom more than 5,000 are also members of Bird Clubs. The network of more than 40 Bird Club/branches and affiliates provides a great resource, which allows BLSA to achieve much more than it could through its dedicated staff alone.

Africa

Local people are key to biodiversity conservation

Thu, 21/10/2010 - 08:37

The BirdLife Partnership has published a report which examines the success of BirdLife’s Local Conservation Group (LCG) approach in conserving biodiversity and supporting sustainable livelihoods at Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in the Americas.

Americas

“Welcome to Cockpit Country”

Mon, 11/10/2010 - 19:16

Cockpit Country is recognized nationally and internationally as a habitat for more than 60 threatened species, making it one of the highest-ranked Important Bird Areas and Key Biodiversity Areas in Jamaica and the Caribbean.

Americas

Building a future on IBA conservation in the Dominican Republic

Mon, 27/09/2010 - 11:26

Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) are motivating communities in the Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Biosphere Reserve to protect and value their natural resources, by getting them involved in conservation planning, environmental awareness activities and the implementation of alternatives for sustainable development.

Americas

Fijian villages shown new ways for forest management

Wed, 22/09/2010 - 14:22

Landowners in Vanua Levu (Fiji) who own large tracks of native forests have been encouraged to use their forests wisely.

Pacific

State decree institutes Cherry-throated Tanager ecological corridor

Thu, 08/07/2010 - 09:15

Located in the montane region of the Espírito Santo state, the Ecological Corridor will contribute to the conservation of the Critically Endangered Cherry-throated Tanager, in addition to other six globally threatened species

Americas

Conservation of Nyabarongo Wetlands for Sustainable Livelihoods, Rwanda

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:35

“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity - our work at Nyabarongo Wetlands is improving livelihoods while conserving biodiversity

Africa