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’.”
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
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.
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.
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.
Mon, 31/01/2011 - 10:34
Commercial logging in Mutulanganga IBA in Zambia has been stopped through community pressure with the help of the Zambian Ornithological Society (BirdLife Partner).
Thu, 06/01/2011 - 10:42
Last month David Kuria was awarded a Certificate of Completion for successfully finishing an Africa Climate Change Fellowship with the BirdLife Africa Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya. David has had a long association with BirdLife as the Director of The Kijabe Environment Volunteers - one of the foremost Site Support Groups in Kenya....
Tue, 21/12/2010 - 08:39
Two years after the BirdLife International Fiji Programme implemented an operation to eradicate rats from the Ringgold Islands, all seven islands have been confirmed rodent-free. Early monitoring also shows that the birds, people and wider wildlife of these remote islands are already benefitting from the removal of these invasive pests...
Fri, 01/10/2010 - 13:07
The BirdLife Partners in Africa produced a report on their experience of working with Local Conservation Groups (called Site Support Groups – SSGs in Africa).