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How African school children got ready to drawing competition

Fri, 21/12/2012 - 09:44

The preparations for the “My Spring” drawing competition.

Africa

Winners of “My Spring” Drawing competition in Africa announced

Fri, 21/12/2012 - 09:15

This are the winners of the 2012 maiden edition of the Spring Alive drawing competition for children in Africa.

Africa

Key sites for seabird conservation identified in the tropical Pacific

Thu, 20/12/2012 - 17:31

BirdLife has launched a report titled Important Areas for Seabirds – guiding marine conservation in the tropical Pacific revealing the most important sites in the tropical Pacific for seabirds – now identified as marine Important Bird Areas

Pacific Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)

Special issue of World Birdwatch celebrates BirdLife's first 90 years

Thu, 20/12/2012 - 09:42

You can browse online through the pages of the latest issue of World Birdwatch and find out what BirdLife has achieved in its first 90 years.

Worldwide

Exemptions to EU law cause wildlife damage in Malta

Wed, 19/12/2012 - 11:34

Despite condemnation from the European Court of Justice and repeated warnings from the European Commission, Malta seems to be determined to continue ignoring EU laws on the regulation of hunting. BirdLife Europe asks the European Commission to finally take decisive action.

Europe and Central Asia

The UK has lost 44 million birds since 1966

Tue, 18/12/2012 - 15:16

The UK has lost more than 44 million breeding birds in less than half a century, including an average of 50 house sparrows every hour, according to the State of the UK's Birds 2012 report.

Europe and Central Asia

Nairobi Convention COP 7 adopts a decision to conserve birds

Mon, 17/12/2012 - 13:26

The Seventh Conference of Parties (COP 7) of the Nairobi Convention ended on 14 th December with a COP Decision to designate...

Africa

Up in smoke: charcoal production threatens almost a tenth of Somalia’s avifauna

Mon, 17/12/2012 - 05:00

When African Union Mission in Somalia forces took control of the port city of Kismayo in Southern Somalia in September, they found an estimated four million sacks of charcoal waiting to be exported. However, a ban on export dates back to 1969.

Africa

Protected areas and ecotourism at risk in North Aegean islands

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 09:26

A wind farm project soon to be approved by authorities in the North Aegean islands of Lesvos, Limnos and Chios in Greece is being questioned and can only be described as ‘self-destructive’ by the Hellenic Ornithological Society and the Society for the Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage.

Europe and Central Asia

Giant graffiti to help save threatened birds in Bulgaria

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:19

In the framework of its on-going Life project aiming at protecting raptors, BirdLife in Bulgaria (BSPB) decided to use creativity to better catch public attention, starting with a giant graffiti in the heart of Sofia.

Europe and Central Asia

Famous Christmas Bird Count is Bigger than Ever!

Tue, 11/12/2012 - 19:50

More than 60,000 volunteers throughout North America will count birds between December 14, 2012 and January 5, 2013 for the 113 th...

Americas

The Seventh Conference of Parties to the Nairobi Convention begins today

Mon, 10/12/2012 - 15:22

The COP7 is expected to consider and adopt recommendations of a regional report on Birds as indicators of ecosystem health developed by BirdLife Partnership in collaboration with the national governments and the Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention.

Worldwide

Climate change talks end with Doha Climate Gateway

Mon, 10/12/2012 - 14:42

After two weeks of intense and frustrating negotiations governments reached agreement on a compromise text which yet again falls far short of what is needed to keep the world on a pathway of limiting global average temperature rises to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Worldwide Climate Change

Committing to sustainable electricity grids in Europe

Thu, 06/12/2012 - 09:56

One way to improve how we source our electricity is to move to renewable energy. RGI, a partnership of green NGOs and grid operators promotes the expansion of renewable energy generation and the modernisation of transmission capacity in Europe. On Wednesday 5 December, RGI partners, including BirdLife Europe, launched a new major report and a declaration that they presented to Commissioners Oettinger and Potočnik.

Europe and Central Asia

Bitten by the Bittern bug down-under

Wed, 05/12/2012 - 23:42

Rice growers in Australia are being urged to keep their eyes and ears peeled for Endangered Australasian Bittern. The Rice Growers Association, BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) and other organisations have teamed up to learn more about this secretive bird that is thought to have given rise to the bunyip legends...

Pacific

Landmark move to protect albatrosses in the Western and Central Pacific just announced

Wed, 05/12/2012 - 15:17

New measures agreed by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission will have benefits for seabirds

Pacific

Testimonials for BirdLife's 90th Anniversary

Sat, 01/12/2012 - 15:31

Peter Schei Chairman, BirdLife International "Like me, millions of people around the world have a special relationship with birds. They are embedded...

Worldwide

Merger completes in Fiji

Tue, 27/11/2012 - 03:59

BirdLife Pacific has officially transfered its Fiji program to NatureFiji-MareqetiViti - Fiji's leading local conservation organisation...

Pacific