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America, the continent of birds

Fri, 07/10/2011 - 22:21

October is the month to celebrate birds in the Americas, and as in previous years, both BirdLife Partner and non-partner organizations are joining the celebrations.  At least 12 organizations have already started their celebratory ...


Hima Fund now available for Middle East IBAs

Fri, 07/10/2011 - 10:18

The launch of the Hima Fund, which enables BirdLife Partners and allied organisations to apply online for funding to manage Important Bird Areas (IBAs) as Himas, took place in Doha, Qatar, on October 6th, i...

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 – What BirdLife is doing for People and the Planet, is now available for download in French (as well as English and Spanish). This report highlights BirdLife’s wo...


Ecotourism taking roots in Turquino-Bayamesa, Cuba

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 23:44

Communities around Turquino-Bayamesa Important Bird Area (IBA), with support of Empresa Nacional para la Protección de la Flora y la Fauna (ENPFF) and Centro Nacional de Áreas Protegidas (CNAP),...


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

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 09:40

The Bolivian subspecies of the Swallow-tailed Cotinga Phibalura flavirostris merits recognition as a spe...


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 Imp...


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. The Loc...


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, only to return th...


Conserving nature, empowering women in Paraguay

Mon, 15/08/2011 - 09:07

Nature Canada (BirdLife Partner) is very proud to have successfully completed our latest project in Paraguay, where we helped nearly 500 women farmers in four rural communities to increase their food ...


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 commun...


$4.3 Million for Neotropical Migratory Birds and Habitat Conservation

Wed, 22/06/2011 - 14:12

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


Celebrating the Uluguru watersheds for World Environment Day

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 13:28

Villagers in Tanzania’s Uluguru Mountains marked World Environment Day with a celebration of a project which is raising local incomes and protecting the forest that provides ...


BirdLife International staff celebrate the 2011 World Migratory Bird Day

Thu, 02/06/2011 - 12:08

Bird migration constitutes one of the most impressive natural phenomena and is one of the wonders of nature involving millions of birds world-wide. ...


Counting, monitoring and conserving birds and biodiversity in Botswana

Thu, 02/06/2011 - 10:53

BirdLife Botswana, through the financial support from the Global Environment Facility Small Grant Programme (GEF SGP) in Botswana and the technical and fi...


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

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 04:07

“Lying in my tent at night, I could hear rat-traps snapping shut all around me”, said Elenoa Seniloli - Conservation Officer BirdLife Inte...


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

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 23:06

As at 9 May, there are around 400 penguins remaining in the rehabilitation centre on Tristan – there have been no further releases since 3 April. All remaining birds ...


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 influenc...


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 manage...