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Partnership to tackle Pacific pests

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 04:02

BirdLife Pacific and Island Conservation have signed an agreement in Fiji this week to help protect the native birds and biodiversity of Pacific islands from invasive species...

Pacific

Extinct Birds Take Flight!

Thu, 08/11/2012 - 11:16

A new book by Artist Ralph Steadman brings life to extinct birds, as well as to some imaginary ones!

Europe and Central Asia

Workshop ushers in new collaboration for conservation in the ‘Eastern Afromontane Hotspot’

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 12:20

A recent workshop brought together the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Regional Implementation Team (RIT), and representatives of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Secretariat. Participants developed a strategic plan for CEPF’s 5-year investment in the hotspot, aimed at strengthening civil society’s role in conservation in the region.

Africa

Nature Clubs rejuvenated in Sierra Leone

Tue, 06/11/2012 - 12:41

7 new Nature Clubs and 10 old Clubs rejuvenated in Sierra Leone by the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL) through the support of the Wildlife Clubs of Africa project.

Africa

National renewable energy Action Plan in Bulgaria ensures biodiversity conservation

Thu, 01/11/2012 - 16:59

Bulgaria has started implementing the regulations of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan 2011 – 2020.

Europe and Central Asia

TIS Executive member joins IUCN Global Council

Wed, 31/10/2012 - 23:40

Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) Executive member Ana Tiraa was voted to the IUCN Global Council at the World Conservation Congress. Ana has worked in conservation in the Pacific region for more than 20 years...

Pacific

Species from the Pacific added to IUCN Red List

Wed, 31/10/2012 - 20:54

New information for Pacific Island freshwater fishes, land snails and reptiles is part of the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ has been released. These data indicate that 32% of these species are threatened with extinction.

Pacific

BirdLife International Across the River Project Presents Research Work to students of the University of Liberia

Mon, 29/10/2012 - 11:22

The Across the River project presents an over view of the biodiversity research done in the past three years in the Gola National Forest in Liberia and the Gola Rainforest National Park in Sierra Leone.

Africa

Madagascar by Tim Stewart

Sun, 28/10/2012 - 14:44

A member of BirdLife's Rare Bird Club has produced a marvellous pictorial account of the Rare Bird Club's tour of Madagascar last year, with foreword by authors Graeme Gibson & Margaret Atwood. All proceeds will be donated to BirdLife.

Africa

First Global Wildlife Ambassador Award honours Audubon and BirdLife supporter Jane Alexander

Tue, 23/10/2012 - 10:55

Renowned actress Jane Alexander, a member of the board of the National Audubon Society, is to be the first recipient of an award which recognises individuals who support the natural world by leading others to action.

Americas

Two BirdLife Africa Partners share experiences on Wildlife Clubs of Africa at 30th Annual EEASA Conference.

Mon, 22/10/2012 - 15:40

BirdLife Botswana and BirdLife Zimbabwe share their experiences on Wildlife Clubs activities at the EEASA conference.

Africa

Concensus reached at the eleventh hour of CBD COP11

Sat, 20/10/2012 - 13:24

At 2AM this morning countries agreed targets to double support for conservation from developed to developing countries to 10 billion US Dollars by 2015

Worldwide

Conserving South Asia's vultures

Thu, 18/10/2012 - 12:50

No vultures will be left in India and the rest of South Asia if immediate steps are not taken for their conservation, NGOs have warned at the CBD CoP 11

Asia

Kenya’s Tana River Delta Designated as newest Ramsar Site in Africa

Thu, 18/10/2012 - 08:18

A key milestone in conservation efforts in Kenya achieved as the Tana River Delta is designated as a Ramsar site.

Africa

Opposing views and progress: mid-conference update from COP11

Wed, 17/10/2012 - 17:54

News directly from the hard-working BirdLife policy team in Hyderabad, India, where negotiations of the CBD are in their final week...

Worldwide

Empowering the Grassroots Megaposter

Wed, 17/10/2012 - 11:09

BirdLife has won the COP 11 Jury Choice Award for the “Mega-poster” exhibition and competition organised by the CBD Secretariat’s Biodiversity for Development Unit.

Working together out of poverty

Wed, 17/10/2012 - 09:00

A look at what the BirdLife Partnership is doing to help eradicate poverty

Worldwide Local Empowerment - Europe and Central Asia

Uganda’s Golden Jubilee Independence Celebrations coincide with efforts to save the charismatic ‘king of the marshes’.

Tue, 16/10/2012 - 13:29

It is the morning of Tuesday 9th October 2012 and Ugandan streets and buildings are full of colour, with pictures of the...

Africa