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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

Partners for Sustainability now available in French

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 14:57

Partners for Sustainability is now available for download in French. This report highlights BirdLife’s work around the world which combines biodiversity conservation with sustainable development.

Pacific

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

Protecting a subspecies before it becomes an extinct species: the Palkachupa Cotinga in Bolivia

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 09:40

A scientific paper shows the Swallow-tailed Cotinga in Bolivia is a different species. Armonía (BirdLife in Bolivia) needs help in its conservation efforts to save the species.

Americas

Mangrove planting in Cambodia to celebrate Ramsar Convention 40th Anniversary

Tue, 06/09/2011 - 14:14

In 1998, Cambodia officially became a contracting party to the Ramsar Convention and designated three sites as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar sites).

Asia

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...

Worldwide

Making flyways conservation a reality

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 16:17

Effective migratory bird conservation efforts address issues throughout a species' flyway – and in Canada, flyway conservation is imperative, as about 90% of the country’s birds migrate south each year.

Americas

Conserving nature, empowering women in Paraguay

Mon, 15/08/2011 - 09:07

Nature Canada has successfully completed its latest project in Paraguay, where it helped nearly 500 women farmers in four rural communities to increase their food security and improve their health.

Africa

Communities continue to promote forest protection

Thu, 14/07/2011 - 03:50

Two communities in Fiji are now reaping the benefits of protecting their forests for the sake of birds and other biodiversity, and have vowed to promote the message of conservation to other communities as well...

Pacific

$4.3 Million for Neotropical Migratory Birds and Habitat Conservation

Wed, 22/06/2011 - 14:12

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today more than $4.3 million in grants for 34 projects that will support neotropical migratory bird conservation throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Americas

Celebrating the Uluguru watersheds for World Environment Day

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 13:28

Villagers celebrate project which is raising local incomes and protecting the forests.

Africa

BirdLife International staff celebrate the 2011 World Migratory Bird Day

Thu, 02/06/2011 - 12:08

Nature Kenya members, the local Maasai community and Olorgesaile Museum staff join in a birdwalk at Olorgesaile Prehistoric Site

Africa

Counting, monitoring and conserving birds and biodiversity in Botswana

Thu, 02/06/2011 - 10:53

BirdLife Botswana have set up a bird monitoring programme

Africa

Keeping islands rat-free for pacific birds and people – with Elenoa Seniloli

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 04:07

Find out about BirdLife's ground-breaking programme with local communities to rid Pacific islands of invasive rats.

Pacific

Gaining weight, but not yet waterproof: penguins still need care

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 23:06

400 penguins remain in the rehabilitation centre on Tristan as their feathers are still in too poor condition for release.

Worldwide

Conserving biodiversity, respecting rights

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 05:23

The BirdLife Partnership recently adopted a position on Conservation and Rights, which reaffirms BirdLife’s commitment to support the basic and procedural rights of the individual within its sphere of influence..

Pacific

Community conservation project wins award in Oz

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 05:13

Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) has won the 'Natural Environment' category of the Victorian Coastal Awards for its Beach Nesting Birds project, which has recruited local communities and land managers to improve the breeding success of the Near Threatened Hooded Plover.

Pacific

When we were up we were up...

Mon, 25/04/2011 - 23:56

An adventure to Kadavu, Fiji in search of Collared Petrel.

Pacific