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Survey to help reverse Kereru decline

Mon, 27/02/2012 - 20:26

Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) nationwide kereru count last week has provided valuable information about our only native pigeon and will help conservation projects aimed at reversing its population decline...

Pacific

Regional workshop for the conservation strategy of the Great Lakes Region

Mon, 27/02/2012 - 12:43

The strategy will look at sites that are of critical importance to biodiversity and at the threats to them, but it will also consider Ecosystem Services and human wellbeing.

Africa

Ethiopia dam project rides roughshod over heritage of local tribes people

Mon, 27/02/2012 - 12:16

Thousands of semi-nomadic tribespeople are being forcibly moved from their traditional lands in southern Ethiopia to make way for European and Indian sugar cane and biofuel plantations, according to testimonies collected by Survival International researchers.

Africa

Guided by science, Kenyan authority rejects the case for jatropha at Dakatcha IBA

Fri, 24/02/2012 - 11:12

Following a campaign led by Nature Kenya, supported by other BirdLife Partners, Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has officially rejected a proposal to convert 10,000 hectares of Dakatcha Woodland IBA to grow the biofuel crop jatropha.

Worldwide

Waterbird Watching during World Wetlands Day in Botswana

Tue, 21/02/2012 - 12:30

BirdLife Botswana celebrated World Wetlands Day 2012 with a group of young school children at the Gaborone Game Reserve.

Africa

LPO/BirdLife in France celebrates its 100 year anniversary in the National Museum of Natural History (Paris)

Mon, 20/02/2012 - 08:53

Directors of the main French biodiversity NGOs, companies supporting biodiversity, French MEPs, MPs and local politicians joined LPO in blowing out the its 100 candles on January 26. This event is the start of a long series of celebrations and meetings around LPO’s anniversary that will happen in 2012 throughout France.

Europe and Central Asia

Registration and Abstract Submission for the 2012 North American Ornithological Conference

Thu, 16/02/2012 - 13:19

The fifth North American Ornithological Conference will take place this August at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Americas

Birdlife Europe's key recommendations for a successful Danish Presidency

Wed, 15/02/2012 - 13:33

As Denmark has taken over the Presidency of the EU, BirdLife Europe, together with DOF/ BirdLife in Denmark, has produced a new issue of its bi-annual publication “Greening Europe”, highlighting BirdLife Europe’s EU policy priorities for the upcoming six months, and providing Denmark with ‘five keys to a successful Presidency’.

Europe and Central Asia

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti welcomes Tuverea Tuamoto

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 20:18

Former Birdlife Fiji Programme Conservation Officer Tuverea Tuamoto has joined NatureFiji-MareqetiViti as the EU Invasives Project Officer...

Pacific

Kids eco-camp builds a brighter future for Fijian IBA

Sat, 11/02/2012 - 05:51

A bunch of 40 energetic kids from Nabukelevu, on the Fijian island of Kadavu recently completed a two day eco-camp organized by the BirdLife International Fiji Programme. “These children are our future, and it’s what they believe now that can change our tomorrow”, said BirdLife's Miliana Ravuso.

Pacific

A smarter and greener EU Budget would contribute to employment and economic prosperity

Wed, 08/02/2012 - 16:08

A coalition of Environmental Groups launches a major study by GHK Consultants on “the contribution a green EU Budget could make to job creation and the economy”

Europe and Central Asia

Petrel causes a storm for New Zealand

Tue, 07/02/2012 - 12:07

New Zealand Storm-petrel was presumed extinct until its rediscovery by bird watchers in New Zealand's Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in 2003. A team of ornithologists have used support from The Birdlife International Community Conservation Fund to find the first strong evidence that the tiny, Critically Endangered birds are breeding in the area.

Pacific

BirdLife South Africa's first Important Bird Areas newsletter

Mon, 06/02/2012 - 09:30

The newsletter includes updates on environmental education, Marine IBAs and community development.

Africa

BirdLife welcomes passing of law to secure transboundary ecosystems in East Africa

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 13:10

There is excitement at the news of the East African Legislative Assembly passing a law that could transform how transboundary ecosystems and resources are managed in East Africa.

Africa

Counting Kereru in New Zealand

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 01:05

All Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) members, bird enthusiasts and Kiwi kids are being encouraged to get behind the inaugural Kereru Count this month....

Pacific

Tana Delta, Kenya

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 10:54

Status Important Bird Area, Listing as Ramsar Site in Process Campaign period December 2007 and ongoing Background The Tana Delta in the...

BirdLife and ITTO agree to pursue common goals on tropical forests

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 08:54

BirdLife International and The International Tropical Timber Organisation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation between the two organisations.

Worldwide

PAOC 13 - Call for Abstracts

Thu, 19/01/2012 - 11:00

The PAOCC invites all participants to submit abstracts for the PAOC 13.

Africa