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African Ministerial Conference on the Environment Fourth Special Session

Wed, 23/11/2011 - 07:07

The ministerial segment of the thirteenth session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) was held at the International Conference Centre in Bamako from 9 to 16 September 2011.

Press release on the public launch of the economic valuation report and a documentary about Mabira Forest Reserve, on 6th October 2011

Wed, 23/11/2011 - 06:36

Press release issued by NatureUganda on the public launch of the economic valuation report and a documentary about Mabira Forest Reserve, on 6th October 2011, at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala.

Underbird ahead in the New Zealand polls

Wed, 16/11/2011 - 23:21

Our Critically Endangered parrot, the Kakapo, and our blue-suited swamp hen, the Pukeko, are well in front of the flock in Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual Bird of the Year poll.

Pacific

New book reveals natural wealth of remarkable forest

Mon, 14/11/2011 - 09:11

A new book detailing the biodiversity of one of the most remarkable forests in Madagascar, Tsitongambarika, has just been published.

Africa

BirdLife’s key asks of Parties at UNFCCC COP 17

Sat, 12/11/2011 - 17:05

The BirdLife Partnership are calling on the parties to the Climate Change Convention to six key asks.

Europe and Central Asia

National adaptation planning should deliver to vulnerable groups and ecosystems

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:36

Adaptation strategies aim to reduce the impact and cost of climate change by decreasing vulnerability and increasing resilience.

Worldwide

BirdLife’s approach to working locally

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:31

Local knowledge, motivation, sustainability, efficiency, legitimacy and empowerment are all benefits of working locally.

Worldwide

A review of the evidence on the effectiveness of ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:10

Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation is an effective approach to adaptation that deserves more policy support.

Worldwide

Partners with Nature - report

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:09

Partners with Nature published by BirdLife International, includes 14 examples of BirdLife Partners' work with vulnerable communities that provide adaptation benefits.

World experts discuss climate change at RSPB co-organised event

Wed, 09/11/2011 - 22:10

Some of the world’s leading experts on climate change, wildlife and natural systems gathered earlier today at the UK's Royal Society, to discuss the latest research on the ecological impacts of global warming

Worldwide

Fifteen new fundraisers in East Africa!

Tue, 08/11/2011 - 07:19

Fifteen young conservationists from six East African countries (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and Ethiopia) successfully completed a project development, proposal writing and fundraising workshop at Mpala Research Centre in Kenya from 22-26 October.

Africa

Gone, but not forgotten

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 05:24

Ghosts of Gone Birds - an unprecedented exhibition of original art, writing and music has opened in the East End of London.

Worldwide

Only known film of Presumed Extinct Imperial Woodpecker shows behaviour of world's largest woodpecker

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 09:25

Image-stabilized 15-second clip of the female climbing.   Image-stabilized 9-second clip of female Imperial Woodpecker foraging.   Original 85-second clip of a female Imperial Woodpecker.  

Imperial Woodpecker found on 1956 film but not on surveys to film location.

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 08:13

Film capturing the last ever confirmed sighting of an Imperial Woodpecker is released. But surveys to the exact location fail to find evidence that the species still exists.

Americas

Fears in Uganda for Mabira as sugar company renews its demands

Fri, 21/10/2011 - 21:31

Mabira Forest is once again threatened by proposals to degazette almost a quarter of its area for conversion to a sugar cane plantation

Africa

Appeal to EU policy makers to stop needless seabird bycatch

Fri, 21/10/2011 - 07:48

BirdLife Europe launches exhibition at the European Parliament with stunning albatross images

Europe and Central Asia

Partnership for Seychelles iconic bird

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 14:01

Nature Seychelles and the Seychelles National Park Authority have joined forces to work on a new project to help protect one of Seychelles iconic bird species

Africa

Celebrities flock to secure New Zealand's Bird of the Year

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 01:26

Singer Hollie Smith, actress Lisa Chappell and former All Black and seabird advocate Anton Oliver are throwing their celebrity weight behind some of our native birds in Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual avian popularity contest, which opens today...

Pacific