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Climate Change: from talk to action

Mon, 08/08/2011
The Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition (SCCS), within which RSPB Scotland is a key player, is the largest and most powerful civil society coalition in Scotland. The coalition is composed with different civil society groups which work together under a common goal: to stop climate chaos. They call on civil society groups in other countries to work together to create momentum for urgent action on climate change, and have produced a short film about the role of SCCS in influencing the Scottish Climate Change Act.

An update on Montserrat’s efforts to address the...

Thu, 23/06/2011
An update on the project ‘Reducing the impact of feral livestock in and around the Centre Hills’.

Art v Extinction - Ghosts of Gone Birds

Thu, 19/05/2011
The first in a series of innovative arts events in support of the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme has launched in Liverpool, UK City of Culture.

Washed rockhoppers get ready for release

Mon, 18/04/2011
All washed penguins are being kept in newly created pools to swim and feed in the run up to their release back into the wild.

Ivan Papanin arrives at Tristan

Wed, 13/04/2011
More equipment arrives on Tristan to help save the oiled penguins.

Swarovski Optik announces new conservation...

Thu, 24/03/2011
Swarovski Optik announce they will be providing further support for the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.

New study reveals biofuels carbon con

Tue, 22/03/2011
African biofuels destined for Europe will result in up to six times the carbon emissions of fossil fuels, a new study has revealed.

Rare species benefit from fund for threatened...

Wed, 09/03/2011
The Birdfair/RSPB Research Fund for Endangered Birds has announced its latest round of grants with some of the world’s most threatened birds benefiting.

Tackling the problem of feral livestock on...

Mon, 31/01/2011
Invasive species have had a devastating impact on island biodiversity around the world and are one of the main drivers of species extinction on islands.

Biofuels policy threatens wildlife habitats

Tue, 16/11/2010
Meeting a European target to use biofuel in Britain’s 30 million cars will result in the destruction of an area of wildlife habitat the size of the West Country, a study has found...

Erzhan helps locate important new staging site...

Thu, 28/10/2010
On October 10th, 554 Sociable Lapwings were located in central eastern Turkey - the largest flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings encountered so far this autumn marking the discovery of an important new staging site.

Delta blues lift slightly - by Andre Farrar (RSPB...

Wed, 06/10/2010
The Tana River Delta on Kenya’s coast is at cross-roads. The massive pressure to exploit the area for growing sugar and biofuel crops amongst other development pressure is forcing an intense campaign to ensure that the delta’s peerless natural environment...

The nature of development – by Andre Farrar (RSPB...

Fri, 01/10/2010
Yesterday I was involved in discussions about two cases we have been following in these posts – theHumber Estuary on England’s east coast and the Kenya’s Dakatcha Woodlands. In talking about them on the same day, it dawned on me that there were some striking similarities despite their obvious difference.

Bird population monitoring in Botswana

Tue, 28/09/2010
It is widely acknowledged that birds are very useful indicators of biodiversity and the state of the environment. This is due to several reasons: birds occur in all habitats, often reflect trends in other animals and plants, and are sensitive to environmental change....

Vultures fly off with awards

Thu, 23/09/2010
Bird Conservation Nepal's (BCN, Birdlife Partner) Vulture Conservation Programme has won three of the eight awards established by the WWF to recognise and honor people and organisations at the grass-root level that have made significant contribution to conserving Nepal’s rich biodiversity.

Sociable Lapwings embark on an Amazing Journey

Tue, 24/08/2010
Following extensive research, nine Sociable Lapwings have been carefully fitted with tiny, state-of-the-art satellite transmitters, which will track their hazardous 5,000+ km journey from their breeding grounds in Kazakhstan to their non breeding areas in tropical Africa and other, as yet undiscovered, destinations.