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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

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.

Americas

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.

Africa

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.

Africa

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.

Asia

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.

Pacific

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...

Africa

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.

Worldwide

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...

Pacific

‘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.

Worldwide

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.

Americas

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...

Pacific

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.

Africa