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Conservation Leadership Programme - Applications now open for 2013!

Tue, 16/10/2012 - 12:58

Call for applications now open for the 2013 Conservation Awards. Over $800,000 USD in grants are available each year through these awards, which are aimed at early-career conservationists from all over the world. The programme aims to promote the development of future conservation leaders and provide them with the capacity to address the most significant conservation issues of our time.

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Marine conservation e-Atlas marks a breakthrough in sharing data to manage the world’s oceans

Mon, 15/10/2012 - 23:01

The e-Atlas covers 3,000 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and is the first global inventory of important sites for the conservation of migratory marine species

Into the deep unknown – scientists unveil the secrets of our seas

Mon, 15/10/2012 - 17:08

Safeguarding the world’s oceans is a global undertaking, and BirdLife has provided scientific data and policy support at COP11 in Hyderabad.

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Sharing experiences on effective biodiversity conservation amongst the private sector in India and Japan

Mon, 15/10/2012 - 12:28

The major role corporates have to play in conservation in relation to sustainable development models for India and Japan was discussed at a COP11 side event

Worldwide

Filling the information gap: how bird data can help set, meet and track national biodiversity targets

Fri, 12/10/2012 - 22:29

Assisting governments in develop National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) is the purpose of a new guide made available this week at COP11.

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Falcon wins New Zealand Bird of the Year

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 23:01

The New Zealand falcon (karearea) has been crowned Bird of the Year in Forest & Bird’s eighth annual poll. “The karearea is a bird that’s most worthy of the title Bird of the Year,” says Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand)...

Pacific

Strengthening local capacity for conservation in Morocco

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:03

SEO/BirdLife efforts to build a strong, committed national NGO in Morocco to join the BirdLife partnership takes a significant step forward.

Africa

Invest Now or Pay More for Biodiversity Losses Later, say World’s Leading Environmental Groups

Tue, 09/10/2012 - 23:10

As the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity kicks off, Conservation International, BirdLife and TNC challenge world leaders to raise development aid by 20 percent and domestic budgets for biodiversity by 10 percent

Worldwide

Assessment of EU's biodiversity efforts (Video interview)

Tue, 09/10/2012 - 17:00

Konstantin Kreiser assesses the EU’s biodiversity efforts in an interview for Climate Change TV

Europe and Central Asia

Love for lovebirds … as potrayed by park scouts and students

Tue, 09/10/2012 - 09:05

Park scouts of Liwonde National Park (Malawi) and students from neighbouring schools have now teamed up with a member of Wildlife and...

Africa

Urgent International support sought for Azores Bullfinch

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 10:27

Since 2003, the Globally Threatened Azores Bullfinch Pyrrhula murina, has benefitted considerably from a highly successful conservation project, initiated and run by...

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

Speaker of Ugandan Parliament Launches a drive to Save the Crane

Fri, 05/10/2012 - 07:34

As part of the activities to mark 50 years of independence, the Parliament of Uganda launched a fundraising drive to save the...

Africa

Nature still reeling from New Zealand Oil Spill

Fri, 05/10/2012 - 00:02

One year on from the Rena disaster, independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) is still concerned at the ongoing environmental impacts of the oil spill, unrecovered containers and the shipwreck...

Pacific

Tana Appeal: Please give generously for Emergency Humanitarian Support to Tana River Delta Violence Survivors

Mon, 24/09/2012 - 15:16

Please give generously for Emergency Humanitarian Support to Tana River Delta Violence Survivors

Africa

1st Call for proposals, and launch of new funding opportunity for biodiversity hotspot

Tue, 18/09/2012 - 10:07

BirdLife International, IUCN and EWNHS have launched a new funding opportunity for conservation in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot

Africa

Eight ways to unleash the potential of local organisations

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:43

Eight ways to unleash the potential of local organisations , a policy brief authored jointly with the International Institute for Environment and...

Worldwide

Gaining recognition for community-based organisations at Zambales Mountains IBA, the Philippines

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:39

Sales of tree seedlings from communal nurseries set up by forest dependent families in the municipality of Mangatarem, in the east of the island of Luzon, The Philippines, have provided enough income to meet daily needs, while helping with the reforestation of the Zambales Mountains Important Bird Area.

Asia

Living on the Edge: protecting and restoring ecosystems in the Sahel

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:29

Birds and people depend on natural resources for their survival. The intricate link between people and their environment is especially apparent in the Sahel, with its millions of people (and hundreds of millions of goats), its unpredictable rainfall, and the increasing pressure on wetlands, trees and grasslands which are also used by billions of migratory and Afrotropical birds.

Africa