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Spotlight on Regent Honeyeaters

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:12

Good news from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia: up to 50 Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeaters have been recorded at a single property which was placed under a covenant by BirdLife Australia’s (BirdLife Partner) Woodland Birds for Biodiversity Project to protect its woodland vegetation...

Pacific

Cocky counters count the most cockies yet

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:06

The fate of Australia’s Endangered south-eastern subspecies of the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo is monitored each year, and this year’s results have yielded the most birds yet...

Pacific

Forest & Bird welcomes victory for Mokihinui River

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:01

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) recently welcomed Meridian Energy’s announcement that it will abandon its plan to dam the West Coast’s wild and scenic Mokihinui River. “This is a great victory for conservation, and a courageous decision by Meridian,” Forest & Bird Advocacy Manager Kevin Hackwell said.. .

Pacific

Forest & Bird conference creates united front for conservation

Wed, 25/07/2012 - 22:52

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) announced recently that there is a growing acceptance that conservation and the protection of our environment must become central to all New Zealanders lives if we are to save our unique environment and secure our economy...

Pacific

Fiji’s first Framework for IBA Monitoring

Wed, 25/07/2012 - 05:02

The BirdLife Pacific Secretariat has just published a user friendly guide to monitoring Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Fiji.

Pacific

Momentum gaining in the Mediterranean for IPOT sustainable birdwatching tourism project

Mon, 23/07/2012 - 11:42

Partners from the International Project of Ornithological Toursim (IPOT) met for the second time to plan expansion into the Mediterranean

Europe and Central Asia

Join BirdLife Malta’s Raptor Camp and make a real difference to bird conservation

Sat, 21/07/2012 - 07:54

The Raptor Camp , an international camp organised by BirdLife Malta aimed at monitoring illegal hunting of wild birds, will take place...

Europe and Central Asia

2012: Record-breaking season for Spring Alive!

Fri, 20/07/2012 - 15:05

With the arrival of summer, the 7th season of the Eurasian Spring Alive programme has been completed, characterised by the breaking of a new record and a technological innovation. The campaign now moves to Africa where from September onwards, participants will celebrate the arrival of spring with bird-watching and other bird-related activities.

Europe and Central Asia

300 million farmland birds lost since 1980 - How many more must we lose before changing course on the CAP?

Tue, 17/07/2012 - 11:29

The latest scientific data brought together by BirdLife International and the European Bird Census Council show that common farmland birds continue to decline in the EU: 300 million farmland birds have been lost since 1980.

Europe and Central Asia

Friday 13th: Lucky or unlucky day for CAP reform?

Mon, 16/07/2012 - 19:17

On July 13, the European Commission organised an important conference on the future of Europe’s farming. Environmental and farming groups invited to present their recommendations asked the policy makers to make this July 13 a lucky day for the Common Agricultural Policy.

Europe and Central Asia

Indonesia’s threatened bird stamp series launched

Mon, 16/07/2012 - 09:22

Burung Indonesia, in collaboration with other Indonesian institutions, launched "Indonesia’s Threatened Bird Species" stamp series to celebrate the diversity of Indonesian birds.

Asia

Sea ducks in rough water…

Fri, 13/07/2012 - 12:20

The 2012 IUCN Red List for birds released by BirdLife International gave a strong warning message that the risk of extinction has increased substantially for nearly 100 species of Amazonian birds. What are the results for Europe?

Europe and Central Asia

Scale up work on poverty reduction and biodiversity policy making pays off in Dakatcha woodlands in Kenya

Thu, 12/07/2012 - 07:03

Birdlife Africa Partnership got a renewed boost to its work in Poverty reduction and policy making when the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) gave some additional funding amounting to Euros, 500,000 in October 2010.

Africa

Mount Moco project boosted by support from the gulf agency company

Thu, 12/07/2012 - 06:14

The long term aim of reforesting Mount Moco, Angola’s highest mountain, and the second most important site in Angola for Afromontane forest conservation has been boosted by support from the Gulf Agency Company.

Africa

Touching lives through conservation project

Tue, 10/07/2012 - 07:37

A team of BirdLife International and Fondation NATURAMA (BirdLife Partner in Burkina Faso) visited Oursi Lake recently to assess the impact of...

Africa

Forest discovery improves prospects for Angola’s endemics

Fri, 06/07/2012 - 11:55

A large tract of near-pristine Afromontane forest has been found in Angola’s Namba Mountains, tripling the amount of this habitat that was thought to survive in Angola.

Africa

Mountain Chicken’s portrait

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 22:39

The Mountain Chicken Project, funded by the UK government’s Darwin Initiative and executed by the Department of Environment of Montserrat and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, is pleased to announce the publication of a poster and a brochure aimed at raising awareness of the Critically Endangered Mountain Chicken Leptodactylus fallax on Montserrat.

Americas

Green groups: no medals in sight for Barroso II

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 18:29

Halfway through its term in office, the European Commission is falling behind in the race to create sustainable long-term prosperity in Europe, warn Europe’s leading green groups in a critical assessment of the Commission’s environmental performance since 2010 released on Tuesday 3 July. This report finds among others that the Commission has acted to protect the environment even less than the first Barroso Commission.

Europe and Central Asia