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African Ministerial Conference on the Environment Fourth Special Session

Wed, 23/11/2011 - 07:07

The AMCEN meeting was held form 9th – 16th September, 2011 at Bamako, Mali. The main objective of the meeting was to lobby delegates of AMCEN and crea...

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. The Pukeko...

Pacific

New book reveals natural wealth of remarkable forest

Mon, 14/11/2011 - 09:11

The biodiversity of Madagascar is legendary. Many animal and plant groups are exceptionally rich in species, and in natural forest areas the great majority of all animals and plants are ende...

Africa

BirdLife’s key asks of Parties at UNFCCC COP 17

Sat, 12/11/2011 - 17:05

BirdLife Policy Brief for UNFCCC  COP17, Durban – full briefing here Will Durban deliver? There is a profound mismatch between the level of action demanded by our best scientific knowledge and t...

Europe and Central Asia

National adaptation planning should deliver to vulnerable groups and ecosystems

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:36

BirdLife Policy Brief for UNFCCC COP17, Durban full briefing here Planned climate change adaptation needs to adopt an integrated approac...

Worldwide

BirdLife’s approach to working locally

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:31

BirdLife Policy Brief for UNFCCC  COP17, Durban full briefing here Climate change – the need for a local response Whilst international conventions and national policies and strategies are vital to address th...

Worldwide

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

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:10

View the Research Highlights PDF Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation (EbA) integrate the use of biodiversity an...

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. To download your copy, click here.

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 ...

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 ...

Africa

Gone, but not forgotten

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 05:24

Ghosts of Gone Birds - an unprecedented exhibition of original art, writing and music opens today in the East End of London. Among more than 120 artists producing new work for this innovative show are Sir Peter Blake, Ralph Steadman, Margaret Atwoo...

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 ...

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

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 08:13

The largest woodpecker that ever lived and the closest relative of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker probably went extinct in Mexico in the late 20th ...

Americas

Fears in Uganda for Mabira as sugar company renews its demands

Fri, 21/10/2011 - 21:31

Uganda’s Mabira Central Forest Reserve, an Important Bird Area holding around 300 bird species including the Endangered Nahan’s Francolin Francolinus nahani, is once agai...

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 On Tuesday 18 October, BirdLife Europe and LPO/BirdLife in France opened its re...

Europe and Central Asia

Partnership for Seychelles iconic bird

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 14:01

Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner) and the Seychelles National Park Authority (SNPA) have joined forces to work on a new project to help protect one of Seychelles iconic bird species – Seychelles Paradise Flycatche...

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...

Pacific