News Overview

BirdLife calls for an ambitious response as IPCC finds greater certainty of human influence on climate change

Fri, 27/09/2013 - 21:16

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states with greater confidence and authority than ever that climate change is happening, and that human influence on climate is clear. BirdLife is calling for the importance of healthy ecosystems to be effectively written into national, regional and international climate change and development policy.

Worldwide Climate Change

4th Call for Letters of Inquiry – CEPF Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot; Ethiopia, Burundi, DRC, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Fri, 27/09/2013 - 12:10

BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, in their role as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, invite civil society organizations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for projects in Ethiopia, Burundi, DRC, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Africa

Boreholes in the Sahel: Man made oasis that helps the soul - Burkina Faso

Thu, 26/09/2013 - 12:45

The Living on the Edge project is a key component of the BirdLife’ Local Empowerment Programme

Africa Burkina Faso Local Empowerment

Video: Green Beef - towards grassland beef certification by the Southern Cone Grasslands Alliance

Wed, 25/09/2013 - 11:38

The quality of beef depends on the quality of the environment the cows graze on... Introducing Grassland Beef Certification - towards biodiversity-friendly premium beef and support for conservation of important South American grasslands

Americas Grasslands - Pastizales del Cono Sur

BirdLife project plays pivotal role in Egypt’s signature of Raptor MoU

Tue, 24/09/2013 - 12:46

On Monday the 9 th of September 2013, the CEO of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) project...

Africa Egypt Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Sudan government acts on ”killer power line”

Sun, 22/09/2013 - 06:41

A workshop of the Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) project led by BirdLife International and the United Nations Development Program has prompted the Sudanese government to replace one of the most deadly power lines in Africa for large migratory birds , the Port Sudan “killer line”

Africa Sudan Migratory Birds and Flyways

Parks Canada aims to make seabird island IBAs rat-free

Fri, 20/09/2013 - 13:20

Parks Canada staff are clearing invasive rats from two important seabird breeding islands off the coast of British Columbia

Americas Canada Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Americas

2013 Sagres Birdwatching Festival celebrates bird migration

Thu, 19/09/2013 - 12:30

The Sagres Peninsula, which is the only place in Portugal where the autumn migration of soaring birds can be observed, will host the fourth edition of the Birdwatching Festival from 4th to 6th October 2013.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Capacity Development - Europe and Central Asia

Vegetable gardens in the desert

Thu, 19/09/2013 - 06:44

An opportunity for diversifying incomes and obtaining food security

Africa Mauritania Capacity Development

Project: Building the foundation for effective conservation of Vinaceous Amazon Parrot (Amazona vinacea) in Paraguay.

Wed, 18/09/2013 - 19:32

The Association Guyra Paraguay, BirdLife's Partner in Paraguay, has started a project towards the long-term conservation of the Vinaceous Amazon Parrot Amazona...

Americas Paraguay Preventing Extinctions

Scientists identify top ten priority regions for climate adaptation funding to secure food security and biodiversity

Tue, 17/09/2013 - 15:48

Tropical regions highlighted as areas in need of adaptation funding by first global study of combined climate change impacts on people and nature

Worldwide Climate Change

Agreement for birds, coffee and people in Puerto Rico

Mon, 16/09/2013 - 17:47

The Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña (SOPI, BirdLife in Puerto Rico) signed an agreement with Cafiesencia, a local NGO, to collaborate in promoting economic sustainability and biodiversity conservation through the production of “Ecological Shade-grown Coffee” in the Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) of Maricao and Susua in Puerto Rico.

Americas Puerto Rico Capacity Development - Americas

Record season for Morocco’s Northern Bald Ibises

Mon, 16/09/2013 - 12:45

Morocco's Northern Bald Ibis population has a bumper breeding season

Europe and Central Asia Morocco Birds in Europe

Micro-loan schemes: Improving livelihoods and Empowering women at the Gola Forest, Liberia.

Fri, 13/09/2013 - 09:34

The BirdLife Across the River – a Transboundary Peace Park for Sierra Leone and Liberia project (ARTP) funded by the European Commission is being implemented in the Gola forest: an area of pristine forest on the border between Liberia and Sierra Leone, within the so called West Africa Upper Guinea Forest Eco-region.

Africa Liberia Capacity Development

Video: Working with the Local Community in San Rafael Forest, Paraguay

Thu, 12/09/2013 - 10:43

A conversation about conservation with the Cacique (community leader) at San Rafael Important Bird Area, Paraguay.

Worldwide Paraguay Local Empowerment

Tribute to Donal C. O’Brien, a conservationist for the ages

Tue, 10/09/2013 - 09:48

Few leaders in the history of the conservation movement have been as passionate about birds as Donal C. O'Brien Jr., who passed away on September 8.

Americas United States of America Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Americas

Looking for the next Conservation Leaders

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 09:12

The Call for Applications for 2014 Conservation Leadership Programme Awards is open!

Worldwide

Africa welcomes feathered globetrotters!

Fri, 06/09/2013 - 11:35

This year, the residents of as many as eleven African countries will watch the sky in Botswana, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, RSA, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zimbabwe and, for the first time, in Kenya, Zambia and Rwanda.

Africa Botswana Preventing Extinctions - Africa