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Meseta del Lago Buenos Aires: Una Joya Patagónica

Thu, 28/03/2013 - 22:26

La Meseta del Lago Buenos Aires será ahora un Área Protegida Gracias a gestiones de Aves Argentinas , Asociación Ambiente Sur y...

Americas

Nunia Thomas takes charge at NatureFiji-MareqetiViti

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 21:52

Nunia Thomas, NatureFiji-MareqetiViti’s Conservation Co-ordinator has been appointed Director, taking charge of Fiji’s most progressive local conservation organisation.

Pacific

Happy Birthday Forest & Bird

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 21:28

Donald Stewart, Director of the BirdLife Pacific Partnership, wishes Happy 90th Birthday to our BirdLife Partner in New Zealand.

Pacific

Can Europe truly protect forests?

Tue, 26/03/2013 - 08:44

European countries, from Norway and Russia to Turkey and Kyrgyzstan have been negotiating for some time now on the future role of forests and the compliance of international and national actions for an enhanced forest protection for almost two years now.

Europe and Central Asia Forests of Hope - Europe and Central Asia

We need your vote to save the albatross

Fri, 22/03/2013 - 08:19

A new Albatross Task Force project needs your help to win the vote for one of this year’s European Outdoor Conservation Association awards.

Worldwide

BirdWatch Ireland exhibition in European Parliament: Nature creates prosperity

Wed, 20/03/2013 - 09:35

In the context of the Irish EU Presidency (January to June 2013) BirdWatch Ireland arranges a photo exhibition in the European Parliament in Brussels of iconic Irish birds in a way to promote the role of the Irish EU Presidency in securing our well-being, jobs and a sustainable future.

Europe and Central Asia

From dogfight to protected birds’ estuary

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 19:21

After years of political dogfight there finally seems to be hope for the Western Scheldt estuary in the Netherlands, a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with multiple streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.

Europe and Central Asia

Producing biofuels without increasing greenhouse gas emissions

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 10:11

A recent report about the Dutch biofuels market, compiled by research institute CE Delft, reveals that the environmental performance of biofuels sold on the Dutch market could be significantly improved by shifting to biofuels that produce low levels of CO2 emissions.

Europe and Central Asia

Spanish media project to promote Natura 2000

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:20

SEO/BirdLife (BirdLife in Spain) in collaboration with the Spanish news agency EFE recently launched a four year Life+ project focusing on the Spanish Natura 2000 Network.

Europe and Central Asia

CEPF, in association with EWNHS, launches the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Investment in Ethiopia

Wed, 06/03/2013 - 13:51

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), which funds nongovernmental efforts to conserve the world’s most biodiverse and threatened ecosystems, officially launched the Ethiopian component of its five year, $9.8 million investment plan in the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot on the 1st of March, 2013 during a festive event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Africa

The on-going conversion of tropical habitats to cropland could jeopardise global efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity

Tue, 05/03/2013 - 13:59

A new report reveals the alarming rate at which tropical habitats are being cleared to make way for crops. The scale of habitat conversion predicted in the biodiversity-rich tropics could seriously undermine society’s capacity to meet internationally-agreed conservation targets.

Alien species – biodiversity’s ticking time bomb?

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 17:15

They cause some 12.5 billion Euro worth of damage each year in the European Union alone. On 21 February BirdLife and IUCN co-hosted an event in the European Parliament in Brussels to shed some light on this ticking time bomb, ahead of the EU legislative proposal aimed at tackling the problem, which is expected in March.

Europe and Central Asia Belgium Invasive Alien Species

Alien species – biodiversity’s ticking time bomb?

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 17:15

They cause some 12.5 billion Euro worth of damage each year in the European Union alone. On 21 February BirdLife and IUCN co-hosted an event in the European Parliament in Brussels to shed some light on this ticking time bomb, ahead of the EU legislative proposal aimed at tackling the problem, which is expected in March.

Europe and Central Asia Belgium Invasive Alien Species

New Zealand Storm-petrel discovered breeding 50 km from Auckland City

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 17:13

Researchers are elated to find the sparrow-sized New Zealand Storm-petrel, thought extinct until 2003, is breeding on Little Barrier Island Hauturu in...

Pacific New Zealand

Future Leaders of the Pacific

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 23:52

In early February, TIS (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) Communications and Membership Coordinator, Luana Bosanquet-Heays attended the Future Leaders of the Pacific Conference...

Pacific

Hooded Plover rescue in Oz

Tue, 26/02/2013 - 04:48

Monitoring threatened species takes on many forms — not only keeping an eye on populations or nesting attempts, but also looking after the individual birds themselves.

Pacific

2nd Call for Letters of Inquiry - Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 09:20

BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, in their role as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, invite civil society organizations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for projects in all eligible countries within the hotspot: Yemen, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Africa

New funds for conservation in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot and the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa – now open!

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 08:41

Two major donors for conservation action, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and the MacArthur Foundation, launched their new calls for proposals during a joint event yesterday evening in Kigali, Rwanda.

Africa