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Oceans Day at Nagoya

Sat, 23/10/2010
Today is Oceans Day at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of Parties meeting in Nagoya, Japan. The day is drawing attention to the increasing scientific evidence indicating the rapidly declining health of marine and coastal biodiversity. Indicative of these changes are the declines in seabird populations. BirdLife’s Global Seabird Programme has launched a new booklet which outlines our innovative approach to identifying and conserving marine Important Bird Area...

Albatross Task Force Diaries – Juliano Cesar in...

Thu, 14/10/2010
I’ve finally arrived back in the port of Itajaí following my first trip on a fishing vessel as part of the Albatross Task Force team in Brazil...

How artwork is helping save the albatross - by...

Thu, 07/10/2010
For over 30 years Bruce Pearson, a professional artist, has worked on a range of themes to convey his enthusiasm for wildlife and especially birds, giving a sense of wonder to the wild places they inhabit. More recently he has focused some of his time on developing creative links between art and conservation as a contribution towards a wider effort by an informal grouping of artists, writers, musicians, poets and others inspired by the natural world.

Save Our Seabirds (SOS) Festival

Mon, 04/10/2010
BirdLife South Africa (BirdLife Partner) is at the forefront of seabird conservation action, locally and internationally. The SOS Festival is a National Marine Month initiative from BirdLife South Africa’s Seabird Division. It will run from 11–17 October 2010, and aims to focus public awareness on seabird conservation problems and the work currently being done by BirdLife South Africa and other organisations to address these issues.

Marine Important Bird Areas - booklet

Fri, 01/10/2010

BirdLife International’s Important Bird Area (IBA) programme has, for more than 25 year

Time to hit the biodiversity target – BirdLife’s...

Thu, 30/09/2010
Next month the world's leaders are meeting in Japan to discuss a new biodiversity target. This is a vitally important milestone for the future of wildlife on our shared planet. We’ll be covering the news from the event, however looking back at September’s stories we already have some powerful messages for governments to consider...

African Penguin Receives U.S. Endangered Species...

Wed, 29/09/2010
A species of penguin from Africa is now protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), following the publication of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service final listing determination in today’s Federal Register.

Aves Argentinas: New tool for bird-banding studies

Mon, 27/09/2010
Ecofam Argentina, with support from Aves Argentinas (BirdLife Partner) is managing a new website specialised in records of banded sea and shore birds.

Bahamas National Trust examines seabirds major...

Fri, 24/09/2010
The Bahamas National Trust (BirdLife in the Bahamas) began surveys of seabirds colonies in the Western and SW Bahamas – Cay Sal Bank area to measure possible oil spill impact.

Spatial Ecology At Sea: Opportunities and...

Thu, 09/09/2010
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...

Thu, 09/09/2010
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...

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).