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The conservation and scientific benefits of...

Thu, 09/09/2010
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.

The Global Procellariiform Tracking Database

Wed, 08/09/2010
World Seabird Conference poster abstract by Phil Taylor - BirdLife International.

The IUCN Red List process, and how you can help

Wed, 08/09/2010
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...

Wed, 08/09/2010
World Seabird Conference workshop poster abstract by Ben Lascelles (BirdLife International.

World Seabird Colony Register Workshop

Wed, 08/09/2010
World Seabird Conference workshop abstract by Ben Lascelles, David Irons, Scott Hatch, Susan Waugh.

Gadfly Petrel Conservation Group Poster

Wed, 08/09/2010
World Seabird Conference poster abstract by Ben Lascelles (BirdLife International).

Albatross Task Force Diaries – Argentina

Tue, 31/08/2010
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
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
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...

Wed, 04/08/2010
BirdLife International Fiji Programme, for the first time brought together representatives

Rats, cats, pigs and mice fuelling bird...

Tue, 06/07/2010
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.

Seabird Mitigation Research Update – The Hook Pod

Mon, 05/07/2010
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...

Mon, 28/06/2010
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...

Tue, 15/06/2010
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.

It's time to do something about seabird...

Wed, 09/06/2010
EU Commissioner Damanaki received representatives of BirdLife International so that they could deliver the pledges of 23,000 citizens, urging the Commission to do something about the by-catch of seabirds in longline operations. "It's time to do something. I'm completely convinced about this", Commissioner Damanaki announced.