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Forest & Bird backs PCE call for greater...

Thu, 22/04/2010
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) are backing the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s call for more robust and independent environmental reporting.

2010 Goldman Prize for Europe: Ma≈Çgorzata Górska...

Tue, 20/04/2010
OTOP's (BirdLife in Poland) Ma≈Çgorzata Górska led the fight to protect Polands Rospuda Valley, one of Europes last true wilderness areas, from a controversial highway project that would have destroyed the regions sensitive ecosystems. This video is narrated by actor and environmentalist Robert Redford. The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world's largest award for grassroots environmentalists.

Training 2,500 leaders in conservation

Thu, 15/04/2010
The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) recently hosted a special evening to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. This event took place in Cambridge, UK, which is where the programme was conceived and initiated by BirdLife International back in 1985.

BirdLife brings PEP to the Pacific

Fri, 09/04/2010
Globally, one in eight bird species is threatened with extinction, including 192 who are Critically Endangered. The Pacific region hosts 44 (23%) of the most threatened bird species in the world. The BirdLife International Pacific Partnership is working together in an innovative programme to prevent any more species going extinct, through the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme (PEP).

Saving waterbirds in Barbados

Tue, 30/03/2010
Fifteen to thirty thousand shorebirds are shot each year in a handful of managed shooting swamps on Barbados on their southbound migration. However, the tradition of hunting migratory shorebirds is changing. The old culture of 'kill as many as you can' is being replaced by a conservation ethic among hunters.

Four Rivers Project in Korea

Tue, 30/03/2010
Birds Korea has completed and published a preliminary report on the anticipated impacts of

Guyra Paraguay advises Government on ecotourism

Tue, 30/03/2010
Guyra Paraguay (BirdLife Partner) and the National Secretary of Tourism (SENATUR) in Parag

The noose tightens: Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo

Wed, 24/03/2010
Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) was recently offered - and declined t

2010: celebrating Swallows

Wed, 24/02/2010
In this International Year of Biodiversity, MME (BirdLife in Hungary) has decided to celebrate the the three common species of swallow and martins: Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica, Northern House-martin Delichon urbicumand Sand Martin Riparia riparia.

New site for owlet

Tue, 23/02/2010
Endangered Long-whiskered Owlet has been filmed and photographed at a new site in Neotropical Primate Conservation’s main research area, La Esperanza, Peru. First found in 1976, the species had not been seen since 2007.

Enforcing the US Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Wed, 27/01/2010
In two separate cases, ExxonMobil and PacificCorp, recently pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other migratory birds, and will pay fines that will be used to support conservation.

Get your hands on the Indochinese Babbler

Wed, 27/01/2010
All the latest from the BirdLife Indochina programme is now available in the 32th edition of The Babbler

Audubon California expands habitat protection

Wed, 27/01/2010
As part of its ongoing effort to protect important bird habitat in Kern County, Audubon California (BirdLife Partner in the US) has purchased 120 hectares of land along the Kelso Creek.

Good for Nature, Good for People

Tue, 05/01/2010
Good for Nature, Good for People brings together the key lessons learnt from BirdLife International's Improving Livelihoods Projects in Africa.