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Meseta del Lago Buenos Aires: Una Joya Patagónica

Thu, 28/03/2013 - 22:26

La Meseta del Lago Buenos Aires será ahora un Área Protegida Gracias a gestiones de Aves Argentinas , Asociación Ambiente Sur y...

Americas

BirdWatch Ireland exhibition in European Parliament: Nature creates prosperity

Wed, 20/03/2013 - 09:35

In the context of the Irish EU Presidency (January to June 2013) BirdWatch Ireland arranges a photo exhibition in the European Parliament in Brussels of iconic Irish birds in a way to promote the role of the Irish EU Presidency in securing our well-being, jobs and a sustainable future.

Europe and Central Asia

The on-going conversion of tropical habitats to cropland could jeopardise global efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity

Tue, 05/03/2013 - 13:59

A new report reveals the alarming rate at which tropical habitats are being cleared to make way for crops. The scale of habitat conversion predicted in the biodiversity-rich tropics could seriously undermine society’s capacity to meet internationally-agreed conservation targets.

New Zealand Storm-petrel discovered breeding 50 km from Auckland City

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 17:13

Researchers are elated to find the sparrow-sized New Zealand Storm-petrel, thought extinct until 2003, is breeding on Little Barrier Island Hauturu in...

Pacific New Zealand

Future Leaders of the Pacific

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 23:52

In early February, TIS (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) Communications and Membership Coordinator, Luana Bosanquet-Heays attended the Future Leaders of the Pacific Conference...

Pacific

Hooded Plover rescue in Oz

Tue, 26/02/2013 - 04:48

Monitoring threatened species takes on many forms — not only keeping an eye on populations or nesting attempts, but also looking after the individual birds themselves.

Pacific

2nd Call for Letters of Inquiry - Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 09:20

BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, in their role as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, invite civil society organizations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for projects in all eligible countries within the hotspot: Yemen, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Africa

New funds for conservation in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot and the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa – now open!

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 08:41

Two major donors for conservation action, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and the MacArthur Foundation, launched their new calls for proposals during a joint event yesterday evening in Kigali, Rwanda.

Africa

Kiwis called to action for national kereru survey

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 21:45

Forest and Bird's Kiwi Conservation Club is asking all New Zealanders, young and old, to take part in a nationwide Kereru survey that begins on Sunday...

Pacific

BirdLife participates at the first universal Session of the Governing Council/Global ministerial forum

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 10:13

BirdLife International is participating in the first universal Governing Council/Global Ministerial Forum (GC/GMEF) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) currently underway in Kenya’s capital city Nairobi from 18th to 22nd February 2013.

Africa

Endangered species back, but for how long…?

Mon, 18/02/2013 - 09:27

A colony of White-headed ducks, a globally threatened species and extremely rare in the Ukraine, was seen at the Lake Yarylhach together with other rare birds. Despite the obvious importance of the Yarylhach wetland in terms of biodiversity richness, the conservation status of this area is at high risk.

Europe and Central Asia

Court Ruling Threatens Red-Breasts

Thu, 14/02/2013 - 10:07

In January, the Bulgarian Court overturned a decision by the Bulgarian Minister of the Environment to revoke permission for a wind energy project threatening a high nature value area as well as the globally endangered bird species inhabiting it.

Europe and Central Asia

Sealing the EU budget deal and slamming the door on environment

Tue, 12/02/2013 - 07:32

On Friday 8 February, after months of discussions and a final 24 hour sprint session during the EU Summit, the 27 EU Heads of State, finally agreed on the EU budget for the period 2014-2020. The result is a blow to the environment. Not only is it a historically small budget, 908 billion euro compared to 970 billion euro for the current period (2007 – 2013), but it also entails an extermination of all expectations for greening.

Europe and Central Asia

Spare a thought for water on World Wetlands Day!

Sat, 02/02/2013 - 06:00

Drop everything for a moment today, and remind yourself of the vital role wetland play in supporting life. For today is World Wetlands Day!

Worldwide

Swiss recovery programme shows increase in bird species

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 15:04

Over the past ten years the population of Little Owl in Switzerland has increased after a sharp decline. The Hoopoe more than doubled and the Corncrake came back at the level of breeding species after almost reaching the level of extinction in the 1990’s. These are some of the results of the Swiss Species Recovery Program for Birds.

Europe and Central Asia

Urgent International support sought for Azores Bullfinch

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 09:31

Priolo remains one of Europe's most threatened species and its precarious future still hangs in the balance. More work is needed to ensure population gains can be maintained and that the species' long-term future can be secured.

Europe and Central Asia

Wind farm in Lesotho could cause the local extinction of vultures

Thu, 24/01/2013 - 15:04

BirdLife South Africa and BirdLife International are very concerned that the proposed development of a wind farm at Letseng in Lesotho could have severe impacts on the already declining populations of Cape Vultures and Lammergeiers.

Worldwide

Audubon gala honors leading conservationists with top environmental awards

Fri, 18/01/2013 - 16:52

Star-studded evening raises over $2.4 million for conservation efforts

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