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Forest & Bird and Birds New Zealand complete the identification of New Zealand’s Marine Important Bird Areas

Fri, 11/03/2016 - 02:39

The identification of the Marine Important Bird Areas of New Zealand has been completed in a collaboration between BirdLife partner Forest & Bird and Birds New Zealand. These cover sites at sea; coastal sites and islands; and rivers, estuaries, coastal lagoons and harbours

Pacific New Zealand Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Pacific

A tale with a message - search for lost Tahiti Monarch chicks after a vicious storm

Fri, 11/03/2016 - 01:32

A vicious storm hits the valleys where the Critically Endangered Tahiti Monarch clings to survival. Desperately SOP Manu staff look for three recently fledged chicks.

Pacific French Polynesia Preventing Extinctions - Pacific

Nature’s clean-up crew in catastrophic decline

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 15:16

Africa’s vultures are in drastic decline and it is high-time the world fully-appreciated the severity of this problem – not only for the birds themselves, but the health of the people of the continent.

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Africa

Striking the wind beneath migratory birds’ wings

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 12:59

Since wind keeps birds in the air and drives turbines that produce energy, migratory routes see regular human-avian conflict. No points for guessing who wins.

Europe and Central Asia Egypt Migratory Birds

This action plan can benefit birds, farmers, women and birders

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 12:12

The AEMLAP can also help tackle climate change’s impact in Africa. Here’s how.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Africa

Combatting climate change in habitats with nature-friendly plans

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 11:56

Healthy IBAs are vital to the wildlife that lives in them and the people that live off their resources. BirdLife is helping them build resilience to global warming.

Europe and Central Asia Rwanda Climate Change

Ending illegal killing and trapping of 5.7 million birds in Egypt

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 11:43

BirdLife is working with the national government to stop this. Here’s how.

Europe and Central Asia Egypt Local Engagement and Empowerment - Africa

Cyclone Winston decimates 'Bird Island’ (Vatu-i-Ra) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 02:25

The reality of a cyclone hit on nature. Vatu-I-Ra, a small Fiji Island, which is home to nine species of breeding seabirds including 20,000 pairs of Black Noddies (Anous tenuirostris) is decimated along with the communities on adjoining islands that manage and protect this Important Bird Area.

Pacific Fiji Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Pacific

National Red List book for Nepal's birds published and online

Wed, 09/03/2016 - 23:09

A new publication that features the first assessment of Nepal’s birdlife based on IUCN Red List criteria was launched at an event at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) on 26 February. The six-volume publication is now also freely available online as an invaluable conservation tool.

Asia Nepal

Turning the West African Atlantic from bycatch hell to seabird haven

Wed, 09/03/2016 - 15:58

These waters see the highest levels of illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing in the world, which is disastrous for migratory avian species.

Europe and Central Asia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

How the EU helps protect chimpanzees in Rwanda

Wed, 09/03/2016 - 15:52

Grassroots financing by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) has more than doubled the size of their shrinking habitat

Europe and Central Asia Rwanda Forests of Hope - Africa

This is why the Gola Rainforest is a true ‘Forest of Hope’

Wed, 09/03/2016 - 15:25

For the first time in West Africa, carbon credits are being used to protect wildlife and habitats.

Europe and Central Asia Liberia Climate Change - Africa