News Seabirds

Spatial Ecology At Sea: Opportunities and Challenges for Seabird Marine Protected Areas

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 11:10

World Seabird Conference workshop abstract by: Ben Lascelles – BirdLife International; Gary Langham – Audubon California; Rob Ronconi – Dalhousie; Jim Reid – Joint Nature Conservancy Council.


From hotspots to Protected Areas ‚Äê moving forward on marine habitat conservation for seabirds

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 11:08

World Seabird Conference workshop abstract by: Ben Lascelles – BirdLife International; Gary Langham – Audubon California; Rob Ronconi – Dalhousie; Jim Reid – Joint Nature Conservancy Council.


The conservation and scientific benefits of global databases of seabird tracking

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 11:07

World Seabird Conference workshop abstract by Cleo Small and Phil Taylor from BirdLife’s Global Seabird Programme, and Scott Shaffer, Department of Biological Sciences, San Jose State University.


Largest seabird event ever aims high

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 15:09

The world's foremost experts on albatrosses, penguins, and other marine birds are meeting in Victoria on Vancouver Island, Canada, this week for the largest seabird event ever held. With seabirds becoming increasingly threatened and at a faster rate globally than all other species-groups of birds, delegates will be discussing the urgent need for conservation action, and are setting their sights high.

The Global Procellariiform Tracking Database

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:06

World Seabird Conference poster abstract by Phil Taylor - BirdLife International.


The IUCN Red List process, and how you can help

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:05

World Seabird Conference workshop poster abstract by Andy Symes (BirdLife International) and Orea Anderson (RSPB; BirdLife in the UK).


The BirdLife International Seabird Foraging Range Database

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:03

World Seabird Conference workshop poster abstract by Ben Lascelles (BirdLife International.


World Seabird Colony Register Workshop

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:02

World Seabird Conference workshop abstract by Ben Lascelles, David Irons, Scott Hatch, Susan Waugh.


Gadfly Petrel Conservation Group Poster

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:00

World Seabird Conference poster abstract by Ben Lascelles (BirdLife International).


Albatross Task Force Diaries – Argentina

Tue, 31/08/2010 - 11:26

A blog from Nahuel Chavez from BirdLife's Albatross Task Force based in Argentina. At this time of year the strong winds and snow that blow from the south make our work much more complicated. Read about how Nahuel gathered up around 40 Cape Petrel during a snow storm in his slippers to safely release them back to sea.


British birdwatchers rally to help Ethiopia

Fri, 20/08/2010 - 05:05

Tens of thousands of British birdwatchers attending the 22nd British Birdwatching Fair this weekend are coming together to raise funds for Ethiopia’s unique bird life.


Nature Seychelles celebrates IYB2010

Mon, 09/08/2010 - 15:14

The latest issue of Zwazo - Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner) bi-annual conservation magazine - commemorates 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB).


Fijian site support groups receive fundraising & biosecurity training

Wed, 04/08/2010 - 04:28

BirdLife International Fiji Programme, for the first time brought together representatives of Site Support Groups from 6 sites for a fundraising and biosecurity workshop in early July.


Rats, cats, pigs and mice fuelling bird extinction crisis

Tue, 06/07/2010 - 06:00

Put together, the UK’s 16 overseas territories are fifth in the world league table of bird extinctions, with at least ten species from the territories going to oblivion since 1500AD, partially or wholly because of the impact of non-native mammals, such as rats, feral cats, mice and pigs.

Europe and Central Asia

Top Ten News – BirdLife’s June 2010 Round Up

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 14:57

Like the FIFA Football World Cup, BirdLife’s news in June 2010 shows the ups and downs of international conservation efforts. In June we kept up the focus on some vital BirdLife work from around the globe...

Seabird Mitigation Research Update – The Hook Pod

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 07:17

BirdLife's Global Seabird Programme (GSP) is working with Fishtek to develop a ‘hook pod’ for pelagic longline fisheries that prevents seabirds from accessing baits before a pressure sensitive valve operates at a pre-determined depth to release baited hooks.


Eastern Caribbean students draw attention to seabirds

Mon, 28/06/2010 - 08:39

Three pupils from Dominica, Antigua and Martinique have secured their schools EC$300 for books on nature conservation. Emma Farley, Jordan Simmons and Christelle Brunot are the winners of Environmental Protection In the Caribbean’s (EPIC) Eastern Caribbean poster competition, ‘Why are Seabirds Important?’.


Three charismatic southern African birds heading for extinction

Tue, 15/06/2010 - 13:22

Three of South Africa’s flagship bird species have moved closer to extinction, according to BirdLife on behalf of the 2010 IUCN Red List. The African Penguin’s status has changed from Vulnerable in the 2009 category to Endangered, the Ludwig’s Bustard from Least Concern to Endangered and the Southern Ground Hornbill from Least Concern to Vulnerable.