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5th Meeting of Parties of the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement, Action!

Fri, 08/06/2012 - 13:33

The 5th Meeting of Parties of the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA MOP5)[1] took place from 14-18 May in La Rochelle, France. The BirdLife delegation included staff from 12 European countries and achieved virtually all objectives set.

Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife Africa’s gift to icipe on World Environment Day

Fri, 08/06/2012 - 08:23

The BirdLife Africa Partnership Secretariat presented a special World Environment Day gift to the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) by planting 25 trees at the Duduville Campus in Nairobi, Kenya.

Africa

This year's WMBD celebrations in Botswana rocked!

Thu, 07/06/2012 - 13:05

Song, dance, music, drama - it all happened at BirdLife Botswana's 2012 World Migratory Bird Day Celebrations.

Africa

Huge loss to conservation in Africa - The late Prof Emmanuel Obot

Mon, 04/06/2012 - 10:22

Professor Emmanuel Obot, Executive Director of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (BirdLife in Nigeria), ex-CAP Chair and former member of the Africa Regional Committee, died in the ill-fated Dana Air plane crash that took place on June 3 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Africa

Mark Avery's daily blog from RIO+20

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 13:58

Each day on 1-20 June Mark Avery is writing a blog about biodiversity, sustainability and global issues

Worldwide

IBA monitoring training for Ethiopia Site Support Groups a success!

Thu, 31/05/2012 - 14:20

Developing the capacity of local conservation groups in biodiversity monitoring is very critical in ensuring that a larger constituency of communities is contribute to IBA monitoring.

Africa

VBN funds expansion of migratory shorebird research

Thu, 31/05/2012 - 10:39

Vogelbescherming Nederland (VBN, BirdLife in The Netherlands) and WWF-Netherlands are funding a new chair in migratory bird ecology at the University of Groningen.

Worldwide

Saving Rara for the future

Mon, 28/05/2012 - 09:00

Bird Conservation Nepal, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, and staff from BirdLife recently conducted field surveys at Rara National Park in the west of Nepal to assess and value the benefits that the Park and surrounding Buffer Zone provide to people.

Asia

SAVE Brasil calls on us all to join the campaign against changes to Brazil’s forest law

Mon, 21/05/2012 - 13:30

Slowing down deforestation in Brazil is threatened by a new bill that can now be stopped only by a Presidential veto. Give your support to an online petition campaign.

Worldwide

BirdLife Africa Partnership Secretariat joins Mount Kenya Site Support Group to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day (WBMD) marked on 12th to 13th of May, 2012.

Thu, 17/05/2012 - 13:56

Each year around the world, people come together to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day to raise awareness on the protection of migratory birds. This year’s 2012 theme for World Migratory Bird Day is “Migratory birds and people- together through time”. Migratory birds and people are inseparably connected in many different ways but human activities like excessive land use, unsustainable hunting, poor agricultural practices, industrial pollution and many other activities now gravely threaten migratory birds around the world. WMBD strives towards preserving the cultural ties people have with migratory birds and the vital economic and environmental benefits they sustain.

Africa

My experience at CAP by: Evelyn Runjugi

Thu, 17/05/2012 - 09:06

Background The BirdLife Council for the African Partnership (CAP) is the highest decision making organ in Africa. It brings together representatives from all 23 countries where BirdLife works in Africa. It constitutes of all Africa Partners, Partner Designate and Affiliates. Its inception meeting was held in Kenya in 1997 and since then, CAP has been meeting annually until 2008, when the meeting was changed to once every two years. At every meeting a chair is elected to serve until the next meeting. In 2012, CAP was held in Kenya for the third time from the 26th to 31ST March. The following are my personal impressions and lessons learnt during the meeting.

Africa

SPEA’s magazine is now available online

Tue, 15/05/2012 - 11:57

After 17 years of a paper only version the magazine of Portuguese BirdLife Partner, SPEA, Pardela (Portuguese name for Cory’s Shearwater) now has an online version.

Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife South Africa joins the world to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Fri, 11/05/2012 - 09:32

BirdLife South Africa held a number of events to promote the important link between healthy wetlands and the good health of people, birds and the economy

Africa

Forest & Bird hosts BirdLife Pacific meeting

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:37

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) hosted representatives of bird protection and conservation groups from around the Pacific region last month at a successful meeting of the BirdLife Pacific Partnership at our Ruapehu Lodge. Mike Britton - General Manager, Forest & Bird - tells us about the meeting which underlined New Zealand’s role as part of the broader global environment and conservation scene...

Pacific

New publication: An Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights for BirdLife Partners

Tue, 08/05/2012 - 23:47

A new publication - entitled An Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights for BirdLife Partners - provides an overview of some of the human rights relevant to a conservation context...

Pacific

The Pacific extinction crisis by Don Stewart

Tue, 08/05/2012 - 23:39

Birds are the most widespread and visible indicators of the state of our environment and we ignore at our peril what they are telling us. Long-time Pacific conservationist and Pacific Regional Director of BirdLife International, Don Stewart, explains why birds are so important to biodiversity and to our future...

Pacific

Linking sites and people through migratory birds

Thu, 03/05/2012 - 15:29

Six BirdLife Partners in the Americas, together with the global Rio Tinto-BirdLife program and local conservation groups, have successfully completed three years of conservation efforts for migratory birds along the Interior-Pacific flyways. These efforts have built on an existing initiative, “Linking Communities”, at three key sites (complexes of IBAs) in North America, and have supported the planning and implementation of conservation and education actions at six IBAs in South America.

Americas

Experts meet in Montreal to 'talk biodiversity'

Mon, 30/04/2012 - 21:33

Delegates from 193 countries are preparing recommendations for the next Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of Parties (COP) in October in India.

Worldwide