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Important Bird Areas incorporated into Kazakh legislation

Wed, 18/04/2012 - 08:17

The recent revision of Kazakhstan's nature-protection legislation has resulted in the inclusion of the term "Important Bird Area” (IBA) in the law on Specially Protected Nature Areas in Kazakhstan.

Europe and Central Asia

Building capacity to save Haiti’s biodiversity

Tue, 17/04/2012 - 13:25

BirdLife has been stepping up its efforts to build the capacity of Société Audubon Haiti, the latest chapter of which sees their field biologist Enold Louis-Jean travelling to Jersey to participate in a 12-week course designed to equip conservationists with the skills needed to manage species recovery.


Africa CAP of Nations match ends in a 2 all draw

Thu, 12/04/2012 - 14:51

The meeting of the Council for the Africa Partnership (CAP - not to be confused with the European 'Common Agricultural Policy') which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, started ceremoniously, and ended with a bang - or rather, four bangs.


World Wetlands Day 2012 celebrations in Kenya

Tue, 03/04/2012 - 07:05

The World Wetlands Day is marked yearly on 2 February to commemorate the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands, which was done on 2 February 1971 in the Caspian Sea.


Grey-crowned Crocias crops-up in new location

Mon, 02/04/2012 - 14:41

One of the rarest birds in Vietnam, has just been discovered at a new location in Kon Tum Province significantly extending its known global range and offering hope that the species may not be as threatened with extinction as scientists fear.


The new BirdLife Australia website is live!

Fri, 30/03/2012 - 05:07

www.birdlife.org.au is the place to go for everything about Australia’s birds and their conservation.


Africa Partnership Meeting about to start on 26 March, ceremoniously

Fri, 23/03/2012 - 12:14

The BirdLife International Council for the Africa Partnership meeting is about to start. Follow its progress on these pages...


Half of the world’s most important sites for nature are currently unprotected.

Wed, 21/03/2012 - 23:01

The world’s governments have committed to increasing the coverage of protected areas by 2020 in order to address rapid rates of environmental destruction. However, a new study shows that only half of the most important sites for wildlife have been fully protected.


Report finds Carnaby’s declining

Sun, 18/03/2012 - 09:14

A report released by BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) and the Department of Environment and Conservation shows that the numbers of Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos decreased in the Perth Region in the last year...


‘State of the world’s birds’—more than just a report

Thu, 15/03/2012 - 14:39

BirdLife's 'State of the World's Birds' is getting bigger and better. Find out more.


Paul Winter, composer of Flyways, named to receive Audubon award

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 21:01

Grammy-winning saxophonist will receive the John James Audubon Center Award for Art Inspiring Conservation (AIC) in April.


Survey to help reverse Kereru decline

Mon, 27/02/2012 - 20:26

Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) nationwide kereru count last week has provided valuable information about our only native pigeon and will help conservation projects aimed at reversing its population decline...


Regional workshop for the conservation strategy of the Great Lakes Region

Mon, 27/02/2012 - 12:43

The strategy will look at sites that are of critical importance to biodiversity and at the threats to them, but it will also consider Ecosystem Services and human wellbeing.


Ethiopia dam project rides roughshod over heritage of local tribes people

Mon, 27/02/2012 - 12:16

Thousands of semi-nomadic tribespeople are being forcibly moved from their traditional lands in southern Ethiopia to make way for European and Indian sugar cane and biofuel plantations, according to testimonies collected by Survival International researchers.


Guided by science, Kenyan authority rejects the case for jatropha at Dakatcha IBA

Fri, 24/02/2012 - 11:12

Following a campaign led by Nature Kenya, supported by other BirdLife Partners, Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has officially rejected a proposal to convert 10,000 hectares of Dakatcha Woodland IBA to grow the biofuel crop jatropha.


Waterbird Watching during World Wetlands Day in Botswana

Tue, 21/02/2012 - 12:30

BirdLife Botswana celebrated World Wetlands Day 2012 with a group of young school children at the Gaborone Game Reserve.


Registration and Abstract Submission for the 2012 North American Ornithological Conference

Thu, 16/02/2012 - 13:19

The fifth North American Ornithological Conference will take place this August at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.


NatureFiji-MareqetiViti welcomes Tuverea Tuamoto

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 20:18

Former Birdlife Fiji Programme Conservation Officer Tuverea Tuamoto has joined NatureFiji-MareqetiViti as the EU Invasives Project Officer...