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Falcon wins New Zealand Bird of the Year

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 23:01

The New Zealand falcon (karearea) has been crowned Bird of the Year in Forest & Bird’s eighth annual poll. “The karearea is a bird that’s most worthy of the title Bird of the Year,” says Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand)...

Pacific

Strengthening local capacity for conservation in Morocco

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:03

SEO/BirdLife efforts to build a strong, committed national NGO in Morocco to join the BirdLife partnership takes a significant step forward.

Africa

Invest Now or Pay More for Biodiversity Losses Later, say World’s Leading Environmental Groups

Tue, 09/10/2012 - 23:10

As the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity kicks off, Conservation International, BirdLife and TNC challenge world leaders to raise development aid by 20 percent and domestic budgets for biodiversity by 10 percent

Worldwide

Assessment of EU's biodiversity efforts (Video interview)

Tue, 09/10/2012 - 17:00

Konstantin Kreiser assesses the EU’s biodiversity efforts in an interview for Climate Change TV

Europe and Central Asia

Love for lovebirds … as potrayed by park scouts and students

Tue, 09/10/2012 - 09:05

Park scouts of Liwonde National Park (Malawi) and students from neighbouring schools have now teamed up with a member of Wildlife and...

Africa

Urgent International support sought for Azores Bullfinch

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 10:27

Since 2003, the Globally Threatened Azores Bullfinch Pyrrhula murina, has benefitted considerably from a highly successful conservation project, initiated and run by...

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

Speaker of Ugandan Parliament Launches a drive to Save the Crane

Fri, 05/10/2012 - 07:34

As part of the activities to mark 50 years of independence, the Parliament of Uganda launched a fundraising drive to save the...

Africa

Nature still reeling from New Zealand Oil Spill

Fri, 05/10/2012 - 00:02

One year on from the Rena disaster, independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) is still concerned at the ongoing environmental impacts of the oil spill, unrecovered containers and the shipwreck...

Pacific

Tana Appeal: Please give generously for Emergency Humanitarian Support to Tana River Delta Violence Survivors

Mon, 24/09/2012 - 15:16

Please give generously for Emergency Humanitarian Support to Tana River Delta Violence Survivors

Africa

1st Call for proposals, and launch of new funding opportunity for biodiversity hotspot

Tue, 18/09/2012 - 10:07

BirdLife International, IUCN and EWNHS have launched a new funding opportunity for conservation in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot

Africa

Eight ways to unleash the potential of local organisations

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:43

Eight ways to unleash the potential of local organisations , a policy brief authored jointly with the International Institute for Environment and...

Worldwide

Gaining recognition for community-based organisations at Zambales Mountains IBA, the Philippines

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:39

Sales of tree seedlings from communal nurseries set up by forest dependent families in the municipality of Mangatarem, in the east of the island of Luzon, The Philippines, have provided enough income to meet daily needs, while helping with the reforestation of the Zambales Mountains Important Bird Area.

Asia

Living on the Edge: protecting and restoring ecosystems in the Sahel

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:29

Birds and people depend on natural resources for their survival. The intricate link between people and their environment is especially apparent in the Sahel, with its millions of people (and hundreds of millions of goats), its unpredictable rainfall, and the increasing pressure on wetlands, trees and grasslands which are also used by billions of migratory and Afrotropical birds.

Africa

Livelihoods and conservation in the Philippines

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:25

The Mount Hilong-hilong Important Bird Area (IBA), one of the last tracts of lowland rainforest in the northeast of mainland Mindanao in the Philippines, is the home of the globally threatened Philippine Eagle, and of the indigenous Mamanwas and Manobos.

Asia

School attendance rises and disease falls in the Bagyeli/Bakola communities

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:18

Indigenous Bagyeli and Bakola communities in Cameroon are highly marginalised, and most live in poverty. High levels of illiteracy have hindered their...

Africa

Securing tenure and livelihoods in Paraguay’s Atlantic Forest

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 09:51

BirdLife Partner Guyra Paraguay is working with local communities at Important Bird Areas to demonstrate how conserving biodiversity can improve the quality...

Americas

Launch of the 2012 ‘Spring Alive’ Season in Africa

Wed, 12/09/2012 - 16:37

On 1st of September 2012, (8) African BirdLife International Partners will start their observations of migratory birds returning to spring in Africa...

Africa

BirdLife Africa Partnership participates at Africa Environment Ministers ‘meeting

Wed, 12/09/2012 - 09:54

The BirdLife Africa Partnership is participating at the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) meeting currently underway in Arusha, Tanzania.

Africa