News publication

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

New book reveals natural wealth of remarkable forest

Mon, 14/11/2011 - 09:11

A new book detailing the biodiversity of one of the most remarkable forests in Madagascar, Tsitongambarika, has just been published.

Africa

Last chance to tell...

Thu, 17/03/2011 - 12:36

For three years, Mark Cocker, the author and conservationist, has been working with BirdLife on a massive and remarkable initiative that documents how birds fill our lives. Called Birds and People , the project is building an international chorus on just why birds are so important to people.

Worldwide

Cross-border conservation vital to protect birds in a climate change world

Wed, 09/02/2011 - 08:38

Countries need to increase co-operation over conservation to protect birds and other wildlife in an era of climate change, according to a new continental-scale study.

Africa

Winners of The World's Rarest Birds announced

Tue, 25/01/2011 - 10:26

The winners of The World’s Rarest Birds international photo competition have just been announced. The competition, launched in 2010, aimed to secure images of the 566 most threatened birds on Earth for a new book highlighting their plight.

Pacific

Antarctic Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide to the Wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula, Drake Passage and Beagle Channel

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 16:00

240 pages, £17.95, Available to buy. This is a handy-sized photographic field guide that aims to help visitors to this remarkable part of the world.

Worldwide

Feathers

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 16:00

336 pages, £18.99, Available to buy. In "Feathers", biologist Thor Hanson tells a sweeping natural history of feathers, as they've been used to fly, protect, attract, and adorn through time and place.

Worldwide

Nightjars of the World

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 16:00

464 pages, £44.99, Available to buy. This lavishly illustrated book is the first comprehensive photographic guide to the Caprimulgiformes of the world.

Worldwide

Saving Asia's Threatened Birds: A Guide for Government and Civil Society

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 15:30

256 pages, £19, Available to buy. This book documents the major forest, grassland and wetland regions of Asia and the globally threatened bird species which they support.

Asia

Threatened Birds of the World

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 15:00

852 pages, £52.99, Available to buy. This book covers all 1200 species now threatened with global extinction. The threats to each species are described, with an evaluation of conservation measures so far and targets for the future.

Worldwide

A Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife: The Birds and Marine Mammals of the Antarctic Continent and the Southern Ocean

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 15:00

544 pages, £40.00, Available to buy. This book is the first complete guide to the natural history and wildlife of this vast region, covering all the sub Antarctic islands, the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic Continent.

Worldwide

Threatened Birds of Asia (2 volume set): The BirdLife International Red Data Book

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 15:00

3038 pages, £55, Available to buy. Provides incredibly detailed information on the 665 most threatened bird species found in Asia.

Asia

The Atlas of Birds: Mapping Avian Diversity, Behaviour and Habitats Worldwide

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 14:00

144 pages, £16.99, Available to buy. Authoritative and concise, this beautifully illustrated atlas captures the dazzling diversity of bird life around the world.

Worldwide

The Jewel Hunter

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 14:00

424 pages, £17.99, Available to buy. Insightful, compelling and laugh-out-loud funny, this is more than a book about birds. It's a true story detailing the lengths to which a man will go to escape his mid-life crisis. A travelogue with a difference.

Worldwide

Bird Watch: A Survey of Planet Earth’s Ecosystems

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 14:00

256 pages, £36.50, Available to buy. Bird Watch is an illustrated tour of endangered birds and their habitats.

Worldwide

Birds and People: Bonds in a Timeless Journey

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 14:00

360 pages, £9.99, Available to buy. Birds and People: Bonds in a Timeless Journey unfolds the history of our relationship with the most colourful and familiar of the groups of organisms we share our planet with.

Worldwide

Areas Importantes Para La Conservacion de Las Aves En Los Andes Tropicales

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:30

769 pages, £30, Available to buy. More than 600 researchers contributed to the book, which took eight years to compile. 455 sites are identified, covering 17% of the land area of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuala.

Americas

Raptor watch

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:30

419 pages, £15, Available to buy. At least 63 percent of the world's raptors migrate. Raptor Watch, compiled from contributions by over 800 observers worldwide, is a guide to 388 hotspots where these birds can be seen in their thousands.

Worldwide

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