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Working towards a green economy in Tanzania

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 15:07

The Uluguru Mountains support a rich cloud forest that is home to plants and animals which are found nowhere else in the world, including the Critically Endangered Uluguru Bush-shrike.

Africa

Rio+20 is an opportunity to fast-track the transition to the Green Economy

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 11:01

A new report “Building an Inclusive Green Economy” says a transition to a green economy could lift millions of people out of poverty and inequality as well as help the environment.

Worldwide

Saving Rara for the future

Mon, 28/05/2012 - 09:00

Bird Conservation Nepal, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, and staff from BirdLife recently conducted field surveys at Rara National Park in the west of Nepal to assess and value the benefits that the Park and surrounding Buffer Zone provide to people.

Asia

New publication: An Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights for BirdLife Partners

Tue, 08/05/2012 - 23:47

A new publication - entitled An Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights for BirdLife Partners - provides an overview of some of the human rights relevant to a conservation context...

Pacific

Fijian local conservation group receives global award

Wed, 28/03/2012 - 00:41

A local group working to conserve the Natewa Tunuloa Important Bird Area in Fiji has won the prestigious Equator Prize for 2012. “The Sisi Initiative stood out among more than 800 entries as a remarkable demonstration of local development solutions for people, nature, and resilient communities”, said Eileen de Ravin – manager of the Equator Initiative...

Pacific

IBAs of the rising sun

Sun, 18/03/2012 - 10:08

A look at World Bird Society of Japan's work at recruiting local people and providing them with the skills they need to monitor biodiversity

Asia

Kids eco-camp builds a brighter future for Fijian IBA

Sat, 11/02/2012 - 05:51

A bunch of 40 energetic kids from Nabukelevu, on the Fijian island of Kadavu recently completed a two day eco-camp organized by the BirdLife International Fiji Programme. “These children are our future, and it’s what they believe now that can change our tomorrow”, said BirdLife's Miliana Ravuso.

Pacific

Small grants, big conservation for mangroves

Fri, 23/12/2011 - 20:55

The Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance has awarded its first small grant to Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) as part of an initiative to catalyze community-based mangrove conservation in the Insular Caribbean.

Americas

Empowering the Grassroots

Thu, 15/12/2011 - 09:24

In support of its Local Empowerment Programme, BirdLife has published Empowering the Grassroots, which examines the work of Important Bird Area Local Conservation Groups around the world.

Worldwide

Audubon's 112th Christmas Bird Count Reigns as a Model for 'Crowd Science'

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 08:31

The longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place from December 14, 2011 to January 5, 2012.

Americas

Jaragua Community Volunteers celebrate World Bird Festival

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 20:49

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

Americas

Empowering the Grassroots

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 12:28

Empowering the Grassroots examines the work of Important Bird Area Local Conservation Groups around the world

Volunteering for nature

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 06:21

Monday 5th December was International Volunteer Day (IVD), an annual event organised by the United Nations that provides an opportunity to celebrate the incredible contribution that volunteers make to the global society.

Worldwide

An Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights for BirdLife Partners

Wed, 23/11/2011 - 10:34

An Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights for BirdLife Partners provides an overview of some of the human rights relevant to a conservation context.

Worldwide

BirdLife projects flying high in UNEP-GEF top-twenty

Wed, 23/11/2011 - 08:15

To mark its 20th Anniversary, the GEF has announced and profiled its 20 best projects funded through UNEP. This ‘20-best’ list features two projects in which BirdLife International was a key player.

Middle East

Fijian Site Support Group starts own reforestation project

Thu, 03/11/2011 - 20:38

The Natewa Tunuloa Site Support Group on Fiji’s second largest island of Vanua Levu - has started its first independent project

Pacific

Land rights at last for indigenous protectors of Paraguay’s Atlantic Forest

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 08:52

After 10 years of negotiations, the indigenous Kue Tuvy Aché community in Paraguay have gained formal recognition of their ownership of the land, part of the Bosque Mbaracayú Important Bird Area.

Americas

Planning process for Tana River Delta under way!

Tue, 11/10/2011 - 15:22

A high-level meeting has stated the need for a strategic plan for the Delta.

Africa