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

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 08:13

Film capturing the last ever confirmed sighting of an Imperial Woodpecker is released. But surveys to the exact location fail to find evidence that the species still exists.

Americas

Fears in Uganda for Mabira as sugar company renews its demands

Fri, 21/10/2011 - 21:31

Mabira Forest is once again threatened by proposals to degazette almost a quarter of its area for conversion to a sugar cane plantation

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

Europe and Central Asia

Partnership for Seychelles iconic bird

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 14:01

Nature Seychelles and the Seychelles National Park Authority have joined forces to work on a new project to help protect one of Seychelles iconic bird species

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 Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual avian popularity contest, which opens today...

Pacific

New documentary highlights importance of IBAs for people in Nepal

Wed, 19/10/2011 - 08:44

Bird Conservation Nepal has launched a documentary to highlight the value of Important Bird Areas to people.

Asia

Death threats received by opponent of a Jatropha project in Tana Delta

Wed, 19/10/2011 - 07:20

Tana delta community split over the proposed jatrpoha project under Bedford Biofuel. This has led to some people threatening others to backdown in their advocacy to have the project halted.

Tribute to Wangari Maathai – 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Wed, 19/10/2011 - 06:47

BirdLife International pays tribute to Professor Wangari Maathai who passed on in Nairobi.

Hollywood movie shines light on world of birding and Audubon

Fri, 14/10/2011 - 22:27

The Big Year film, starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black, opens across the US.

Worldwide

EuroBirdwatch11: more than 80,200 people observing the miracle of bird migration in Europe and Central Asia

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 08:15

Over the first weekend in October, BirdLife invited people to observe and learn about the fascinating bird migration for "EuroBirdWatch" – BirdLife’s annual birdwatching event in Europe.

Europe and Central Asia

No soda ash mining at Lake Natron without addressing environmental concerns, affirms Tanzania’s Director of Environment

Tue, 11/10/2011 - 15:46

"When we talk of sustainable use of natural resources, we mean for the benefit of current and future generations, now extraction of soda ash for sure can’t be beneficial to the future generations." Dr. Julius Ningu of the Vice President’s Office.

Africa

Planning process for Tana River Delta under way!

Tue, 11/10/2011 - 15:22

A high-level meeting has stated the need for a strategic plan for the Delta.

Africa

Action needed to prevent environmental disaster in New Zealand

Mon, 10/10/2011 - 09:20

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) have said urgent action is needed to avoid an environmental disaster and to minimise seabird deaths as a result of the oil spill off the Bay of Plenty coast.

Pacific

America, the continent of birds

Fri, 07/10/2011 - 22:21

October is the month to celebrate birds in the Americas, and as in previous years, both BirdLife Partner and non-partner organizations are joining the celebrations. At least 12 organizations have already started their celebratory activities, ranging from outdoor walks, birding tours, painting and photography competitions, and educational talks, among others.

Americas

América, el continente de las Aves

Fri, 07/10/2011 - 22:08

Octubre es el mes de las Aves en las Américas y como es usual, organizaciones socias y no socias de BirdLife se unen este año a la misma. Al menos 12 organizaciones han iniciado ya sus actividades que van desde caminatas al aire libre, visitas de observación de aves, concursos de pintura y fotografía, charlas educativas, entre otras.

Americas

BirdLife Europe continues to strengthen ties between business and biodiversity

Thu, 06/10/2011 - 13:02

BirdLife Europe, in collaboration with BirdLife Partners organised a lunch debate on the topic 'Business for Biodiversity, Sustainable solutions for a changing world'.

Europe and Central Asia

Nature Canada Seeks Public Support to Send Canadian Youth on Arctic Expedition

Wed, 05/10/2011 - 20:17

Nature Canada (BirdLife Partner) has entered a funding competition to give 13 Canadian youth the opportunity of a lifetime aboard Arctic Expedition 2012.

Americas

BirdLife International and HeidelbergCement launch biodiversity partnership in Europe

Wed, 05/10/2011 - 13:57

BirdLife International and HeidelbergCement, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of building materials, launched a biodiversity partnership.

Europe and Central Asia