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Palau shortlisted for the 2012 Future Policy Award

Wed, 12/09/2012 - 03:31

The Palau Conservation Society (PCS - BirdLife Partner) are delighted that two of the six short-listed policies for the 2012 Future Policy Award are from their Pacific Island nation. The 2012 Future Policy Award, an international award that celebrates effective and exemplary policies...

Pacific

IUCN WCC Day 6: How can birds help with setting, meeting and tracking national biodiversity targets?

Tue, 11/09/2012 - 15:55

It’s Day 6 of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, the Republic of Korea. Over 8,000 delegates from around the world...

Worldwide

New Zealand bird of the year poll opens...

Tue, 11/09/2012 - 03:19

TV personality Te Radar, comedian Raybon Kan and actress Jennifer Ward-Lealand will be championing their favourite native bird in Forest & Bird's (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual Bird of the Year poll, which kicks off today...

Pacific

Funding for birds in woodlands and beaches down-under

Mon, 10/09/2012 - 03:14

It is with great pride that BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) can announce that the efforts of our successful and highly regarded ‘Woodland Birds for Biodoiversity’ and ‘Beach-nesting Birds’ projects have both been recognised as outstanding by the Australian Government, which has agreed to fund them for another year through the Caring For Our Country program...

Pacific

IUCN WCC Day 4: What do birds tell us about the state of biodiversity in your country?

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 16:56

It’s Day 4 of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, the Republic of Korea. Over 8,000 delegates from around the world...

Worldwide

IUCN WCC Day 3: What are the world’s most important sites for birds?

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 09:24

It’s Day 3 of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, the Republic of Korea. Over 8,000 delegates from around the world...

Worldwide

IUCN WCC Day 2: Where can I find information on all the world’s bird species?

Fri, 07/09/2012 - 18:05

It’s Day 2 of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, the Republic of Korea, where over 8,000 delegates from around the...

Worldwide

IUCN WCC Day 1: What do birds tell us about the state of the planet?

Thu, 06/09/2012 - 15:18

Over the next week, 8,000 delegates from around the world are meeting at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, the Republic...

Worldwide

Stakeholders happy with new Lake Natron cost benefit analysis report

Mon, 03/09/2012 - 10:35

Stakeholders have given a nod of approval to a new economic analysis study showing that soda ash mining at Lake Natron is not economically viable.

Africa

Forest & Bird disappointed at climate change ruling

Sat, 01/09/2012 - 03:01

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) is dismayed at the High Court decision that says the effects on climate change cannot be considered under the Resource Management Act...

Pacific New Zealand Climate Change

National Park Project builds local support in Fiji

Thu, 30/08/2012 - 02:53

The Taveuni National Park Project has been running for six months and NatureFiji-MareqetiViti have completed the first round of consultations with all the landowners and other stakeholders...

Pacific

Places You Love - Campaign launched in Australia

Wed, 29/08/2012 - 02:40

BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) and an alliance of environmental organisations from across the country have launched a national campaign today to protect our nation's environmental laws. "These laws protect the things we love: the places we love, the wildlife we love", said Dr Graeme Hamilton - CEO of BirdLife Australia...

Pacific

Sustainable birdwatching tourism is promoted at Birdfair

Wed, 22/08/2012 - 10:24

With many of the main birdwatching tourism companies concentrated at Birdfair, it provided the ideal location for the International Project on Ornithological Tourism (IPOT) to foster sustainable tourism.

Europe and Central Asia

Carnaby’s numbers still down

Fri, 17/08/2012 - 00:56

BirdLife Australia’s (BirdLife Partner) 2012 Great Cocky Count has found that numbers of Endangered Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo in the Perth Region are still lower than reported in 2010...

Pacific

Lord Howe Island to become rat-free

Mon, 13/08/2012 - 02:39

BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) is delighted by arecent announcement to commit $AUS 9 million to eradicate rodents from Lord Howe Island. Lord Howe Island, a World Heritage Area and a globally significant Important Bird Area, is home to 182 bird species, three of which are endemic - making it one of Australia’s most important seabird islands...

Pacific

Restoration of an important biodiversity area: La Montagne Saint-Pierre (Belgium)

Sun, 05/08/2012 - 15:06

Located at the bank of the River Meuse, at the frontier between Belgium and Holland, La Montagne-Saint-Pierre has provided the mining industry with raw materials for many years. The site nowadays testifies to the evolution of nature and landscapes subjected to intensive human influence. Over the centuries, extraordinary fauna and flora have developed here, thanks to the calcareous soils.

Europe and Central Asia

Win a prize by capturing the beauty of Nature!

Sun, 05/08/2012 - 14:41

Arts and media seem to be increasingly interested in the protection of the environment and the beauty of the wildlife that surrounds us. BirdLife promoted several biodiversity photo competitions last year. A photo competition opened to young conservationists, launched by the Future for Nature Foundation, offers to reward winners with €50,000. Film is also becoming a popular wildlife art form: the tve biomovies competition offers a prize of US$ 1500 to talented amateur film makers for short films about important environmental issues.

Europe and Central Asia

Don’t miss EuroBirdwatch!

Thu, 02/08/2012 - 15:01

EuroBirdwatch - BirdLife’s annual birdwatching event in Europe and Central Asia - works to raise awareness of issues relating to bird migration and promotes efforts to save threatened bird species and their habitats. This year’s EuroBirdwatch will take place on the weekend of 6-7 October 2012.

Europe and Central Asia