News MacArthur Foundation

New funds for conservation in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot and the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa – now open!

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 08:41

Two major donors for conservation action, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and the MacArthur Foundation, launched their new calls for proposals during a joint event yesterday evening in Kigali, Rwanda.

Africa

Building capacity to save Haiti’s biodiversity

Tue, 17/04/2012 - 13:25

BirdLife has been stepping up its efforts to build the capacity of Société Audubon Haiti, the latest chapter of which sees their field biologist Enold Louis-Jean travelling to Jersey to participate in a 12-week course designed to equip conservationists with the skills needed to manage species recovery.

Americas

Cook Islanders decide next steps for their IBAs

Fri, 17/02/2012 - 02:59

The pacific islands of Mauke and Mangaia have been identfied as Important Bird Areas and Key Biodiversity Areas by Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) and BirdLife International. Programme Manager Jacqui Evans recently travelled to the two islands to raise awareness in the community about the importance to the world of their unique and threatened species...

Pacific

More petrels discovered in Haiti

Tue, 07/02/2012 - 11:14

The nocturnal calls of Black-capped Petrels Pterodroma hasitata have guided Haitian researchers to discover more nesting locations for this Endangered seabird.

Americas

Planning ahead in the Cooks

Mon, 02/01/2012 - 19:59

Te Ipukarea Society (TIS; BirdLife in the Cook Islands) have drafted a new Strategic Plan till 2015 for the organisation.

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

Conservation fund for the Mediterranean Basin gives key role to the BirdLife Partnership

Mon, 19/12/2011 - 09:45

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) investment in the Mediterranean Basin will have an implemtation team comprising BirdLife Partners and the BirdLife International Global Secretariat and Middle East Division.

Middle East

Governments urged to recognise the role of ecosystems and biodiversity in climate change adaptation and mitigation

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 21:39

Climate change during the coming decades is projected to dramatically alter current patterns of temperature and precipitation across Africa, with huge implications for both humans and biodiversity

Worldwide

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

The ecology of the Mao in Samoa

Tue, 20/09/2011 - 01:24

Mao is an endemic honeyeater found in Samoa which is classified as Endangered by BirdLife on the IUCN Red List. Unless urgent action is taken, these unique birds have a very high risk of going extinct in the near future...

Pacific

Jamaica may cease to be “the fairest isle that eyes ever beheld” in the face of climate change

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 00:44

Climate models indicate that Jamaica is likely to experience significant changes in temperature, precipitation, sea-level rise and extreme weather events.

Americas

BirdLife and the Ramsar Convention focus on mangrove conservation in the Americas

Wed, 13/07/2011 - 18:39

BirdLife recently attended the 2nd meeting of the Ramsar Convention’s Regional Initiative for the Conservation and Wise Use of Mangroves and Coral Reefs in the Americas.

Americas Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

BirdLife Pacific e-bulletin out now

Wed, 23/02/2011 - 12:58

Welcome to our first e-bulletin in 2011. In this issue we bring you news of some of the activities being carried out by BirdLife Partners across the Pacific region to save our most threatened bird species – and our wider biodiversity – from extinction. You’ll read about what’s being done for the Critically Endangered Crow Honeyeater in New Caledonia; the New Zealand Fairy Tern – that country’s rarest bird...

Pacific

BirdLife recognised in British Honours list

Wed, 12/01/2011 - 08:34

Jonathan Eames, programme manager for BirdLife International in Indochina has been awarded an OBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the British New Year’s Honours List. The award has been given for services to biodiversity, conservation and civil society development in Vietnam.

Asia

The Mangrove Alliance: a natural solution to a tangled issue

Tue, 14/12/2010 - 07:08

A new alliance of BirdLife Partners and other organisations aims to conserve, restore and manage mangrove forests sustainably throughout the American tropics. The Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance has already received a huge boost, with support from the MacArthur Foundation to coordinate activities put mangrove conservation actions in place at priority sites in the Caribbean islands.

Americas Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance

MacArthur Foundation helps build a long-term future for Haitian biodiversity

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 14:35

The MacArthur Foundation is supporting the BirdLife Caribbean Program’s commitment to build the capacity of Société Audubon Haïti (SAH) with a US$250,000...

Americas

Ministers swarm in to Nagoya

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 22:50

The arrival of the ministers and celebrities has given a new stimulus to achieve concrete results here at the CBD COP10.

Building a future on IBA conservation in the Dominican Republic

Mon, 27/09/2010 - 11:26

Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) are motivating communities in the Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Biosphere Reserve to protect and value their natural resources, by getting them involved in conservation planning, environmental awareness activities and the implementation of alternatives for sustainable development.

Americas

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