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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

Livelihoods and conservation in the Philippines

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:25

The Mount Hilong-hilong Important Bird Area (IBA), one of the last tracts of lowland rainforest in the northeast of mainland Mindanao in the Philippines, is the home of the globally threatened Philippine Eagle, and of the indigenous Mamanwas and Manobos.

Asia

School attendance rises and disease falls in the Bagyeli/Bakola communities

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:18

Indigenous Bagyeli and Bakola communities in Cameroon are highly marginalised, and most live in poverty. High levels of illiteracy have hindered their...

Africa

Securing tenure and livelihoods in Paraguay’s Atlantic Forest

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 09:51

BirdLife Partner Guyra Paraguay is working with local communities at Important Bird Areas to demonstrate how conserving biodiversity can improve the quality...

Americas

Launch of the 2012 ‘Spring Alive’ Season in Africa

Wed, 12/09/2012 - 16:37

On 1st of September 2012, (8) African BirdLife International Partners will start their observations of migratory birds returning to spring in Africa...

Africa

BirdLife Africa Partnership participates at Africa Environment Ministers ‘meeting

Wed, 12/09/2012 - 09:54

The BirdLife Africa Partnership is participating at the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) meeting currently underway in Arusha, Tanzania.

Africa

Palau shortlisted for the 2012 Future Policy Award

Wed, 12/09/2012 - 03:31

The Palau Conservation Society (PCS - BirdLife Partner) are delighted that two of the six short-listed policies for the 2012 Future Policy Award are from their Pacific Island nation. The 2012 Future Policy Award, an international award that celebrates effective and exemplary policies...

Pacific

IUCN WCC Day 6: How can birds help with setting, meeting and tracking national biodiversity targets?

Tue, 11/09/2012 - 15:55

It’s Day 6 of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, the Republic of Korea. Over 8,000 delegates from around the world...

Worldwide

New Zealand bird of the year poll opens...

Tue, 11/09/2012 - 03:19

TV personality Te Radar, comedian Raybon Kan and actress Jennifer Ward-Lealand will be championing their favourite native bird in Forest & Bird's (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual Bird of the Year poll, which kicks off today...

Pacific

Funding for birds in woodlands and beaches down-under

Mon, 10/09/2012 - 03:14

It is with great pride that BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) can announce that the efforts of our successful and highly regarded ‘Woodland Birds for Biodoiversity’ and ‘Beach-nesting Birds’ projects have both been recognised as outstanding by the Australian Government, which has agreed to fund them for another year through the Caring For Our Country program...

Pacific

IUCN WCC Day 4: What do birds tell us about the state of biodiversity in your country?

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 16:56

It’s Day 4 of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, the Republic of Korea. Over 8,000 delegates from around the world...

Worldwide

IUCN WCC Day 3: What are the world’s most important sites for birds?

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 09:24

It’s Day 3 of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, the Republic of Korea. Over 8,000 delegates from around the world...

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IUCN WCC Day 2: Where can I find information on all the world’s bird species?

Fri, 07/09/2012 - 18:05

It’s Day 2 of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, the Republic of Korea, where over 8,000 delegates from around the...

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IUCN WCC Day 1: What do birds tell us about the state of the planet?

Thu, 06/09/2012 - 15:18

Over the next week, 8,000 delegates from around the world are meeting at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, the Republic...

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Stakeholders happy with new Lake Natron cost benefit analysis report

Mon, 03/09/2012 - 10:35

Stakeholders have given a nod of approval to a new economic analysis study showing that soda ash mining at Lake Natron is not economically viable.

Africa