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Prioritising nature people

Fri, 18/03/2011
“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’.”

Caretaker network in Greece

Fri, 18/03/2011
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.

Site conservation in India

Fri, 18/03/2011
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.

Nepalese Conservation

Fri, 18/03/2011
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.

Bird Clubs South Africa style

Fri, 18/03/2011
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.

Local Forest Logging Stopped - Mutulanganga IBA...

Mon, 31/01/2011
Commercial logging in Mutulanganga IBA in Zambia has been stopped through community pressure with the help of the Zambian Ornithological Society (BirdLife Partner).

For he’s a jolly good (Africa Climate Change)...

Thu, 06/01/2011
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....

The Magnificent Seven (rat free Fijian islands)

Tue, 21/12/2010
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...

New Site Support Group established in Ethiopia

Wed, 08/09/2010
The Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society (BirdLife in Ethiopia) has established a new Site Support Group at in the Central Rift Valley around the Abijata Shalla Lakes National Park with funds obtained from NABU (BirdLife in Germany).

Fijian site support groups receive fundraising...

Wed, 04/08/2010
BirdLife International Fiji Programme, for the first time brought together representatives

Helping local communities to influence decision...

Fri, 21/05/2010
Aves y Conservacion work with local communuties is helping the forests as well as the people –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity

Conservation of Nyabarongo Wetlands for...

Fri, 21/05/2010
“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

Safeguarding priority forest sites with local...

Fri, 21/05/2010
Nature Fiji’s work in the forests of Greater Tomanivi is conserving biodiversity and a sustainable future for communities –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity

Strengthening conservation of Mount Siburan IBA...

Fri, 21/05/2010
Haribon’s work in the forests of Mindoro is conserving Critically Endangered biodiversity and giving a sustainable future for nearby communities –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity

Fiji's comic-book heroes of conservation

Wed, 21/04/2010
Children attending schools around Fiji's Mount Nabukelevu IBA are to become the conservationists of the future, with help of a BirdLife project backed by the local and national government, and supported by the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund.