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Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) in flight (Photo: Yun-tak Chung/HKBWS)

Record Black-faced Spoonbill count, despite deteriorating habitat

Fri, 11/03/2016 - 14:19

The annual International Black-faced Spoonbill Census recorded 3,356 individuals in January 2016, an increase of 2.6% from the last year’s 3,272 individuals, and a record recent count for this Endangered Asian waterbird.

Asia China Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Asia

Almost half of all Finnish birds are in danger

Tue, 16/02/2016 - 09:31

Finland's latest Red List assessment paints a worrying picture, especially for wetland species.

Europe and Central Asia Finland Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

A section of Lutembe bay wetland ©BirdLife International

Securing sustainable futures for wetland communities in Lake Victoria Basin

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:55

Communities around Lake Victoria Basin rely on wetlands for their livelihoods. These wetlands provide important ecosystem services including food, raw materials, fresh water, medicine, waste-water treatment, carbon sequestration, erosion prevention and fertility.

Africa Local Engagement and Empowerment - Africa

Battling global warming with Belarussian bogs

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 08:47

Swamps are associated with more than just scary films. BirdLife in Belarus is working with the government to restore 51.000 ha of wetlands to combat climate change. Read how and why here.

Europe and Central Asia Belarus Climate Change programme - Europe and Central Asia

New Protected Area in the Argentinean Puna: Campo de Piedra Pómez

Thu, 28/03/2013 - 19:32

The creation of the National Protected Area, ‘Campo de Piedra Pómez’, was formalised on 11 October 2012, with the signing of the formal decree.

Americas

Submit your best photos to a World Wetlands Day photo celebration

Wed, 04/01/2012 - 11:32

Showcase the beauty of wetlands along with your talent! From Jan. 3-20, 2012 upload your best photos to a Flickr site and have your image showcased on World Wetlands Day this February 2.

Worldwide

New report reveals dramatic changes in the UKs waterbirds

Fri, 09/12/2011 - 07:39

The State of the UK’s Birds 2011 report, recently produced by the RSPB in coalition with other British Environmental NGOs, highlights signs of dramatic changes for some wetland birds.

Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom

Nature Seychelles wins innovation prize

Fri, 30/09/2011 - 09:23

Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner) has won the 2011 International Innovation Prize from the World Leisure Organisation.

Africa

BirdLife renews its commitment to work for wetlands

Fri, 20/05/2011 - 10:12

BirdLife and the Ramsar Convention Secretariat have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to continue their ongoing partnership to further develop and implement the Convention.

Pacific

European Commission urges Romania to protect the Sulina wetlands

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 12:16

The European Commission has urged Romania to improve its protection of the Sulina area in the Danube Delta, as new tourism developments threaten to degrade it.

Europe and Central Asia

Spoony needs your vote!

Thu, 02/12/2010 - 10:40

BirdLife’s work to save two key resting and feeding sites in China, used by one of the world’s oddest and most appealing waterbirds is to receive support from Disney’s Friends for Change initiative.

Asia

Conservation of Nyabarongo Wetlands for Sustainable Livelihoods, Rwanda

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:35

“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity - our work at Nyabarongo Wetlands is improving livelihoods while conserving biodiversity

Africa

Improving natural resource use by local communities at Cape Mount, Liberia

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:27

International Day for Biological Diversity theme of “Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” and our work at Cape Mount shows local action for the good of biodiversity and people.

Africa

Madagascar protects wetlands crucial for people and birds

Mon, 22/01/2007 - 00:00

One of Madagascar’s most spectacular wildlife areas - almost 3,000 kmof tropical wetlands, forests, savannas and caves - is to be protected by law.

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa