News Overview

El ganado y las aves silvestres pueden coexistir mejor en los pastizales

Thu, 03/06/2010 - 16:52

Dos nuevos informes científicos producidos en el marco de la Alianza del Pastizal dan cuenta de la respuesta de las comunidades de aves típicas de pastizales naturales en relación al pastoreo en sistemas de ganadería extensiva.

Americas

Birds Fly into the Red

Thu, 03/06/2010 - 09:15

The worst fears of shorebird experts in Australia were realised recently when it became clear that reclamation of the extensive mudflats at Saemangeum in the Yellow Sea had caused alarming declines in populations of migratory waders which use the area as a stopover on their annual pilgrimage to Australia. Without these mudflats, the waders had nowhere to stop over and feed on invertebrates to refuel for their arduous journey.

Pacific

BirdLife Zimbabwe Celebrates International Day for Biodiversity

Thu, 03/06/2010 - 09:00

On 21 May 2010 Zimbabwe commemorated the International Day for Biodiversity. Six schools made it to the national debate competition, which was used to celebrate the day. Two of the schools in the Bird Awareness Programme - Mabvuku High and Prince Edward Boys High participated in the competition.

Africa

Amazing bird photo with a story - share yours!

Thu, 03/06/2010 - 08:26

They say an image speaks a thousand words, this incredible image of a Great Spotted Woodpecker hiding from it's attacker certainly does that. BirdLife spoke with the photographer, Robert Fuller, to find out more...

Walking with Nature Iraq by Richard Porter

Thu, 03/06/2010 - 07:39

Wednesday 2 June and the fifth day of Nature Iraq’s (BirdLife Partner) bird conservation programme for Iraqi biologists. Hot with a noon temperature of 38 degrees. We’re clambering on rocky slopes leading up to magnificent cliffs that look down on the ancient city of Sulimaniyah some 10 kms to the west...

Middle East Iraq

Please help to strengthen bird tourism in Iberia

Tue, 01/06/2010 - 16:01

In 2008, the BirdLife Partners in Spain (SEO/BirdLife) and Portugal (SPEA) started a project to improve ornithological tourism in relation to the Natura 2000 network. The project will focus on Spain and Portugal but will have relevance to the Natura 2000 network as a whole. The BirdLife Secretariat is supporting this project.

Europe and Central Asia

Timber logging concession in Mutulanganga IBA

Tue, 01/06/2010 - 13:17

Two companies has been awarded a timber logging concession in Mutulanganga IBA. Mutulanganga IBA is one of the areas in which the Zambian Ornithological Society (ZOS / BirdLife Partner) is working and was selected as an IBA on the basis of holding Globally Threatened Species and Biome-restricted Species.

Africa

Nepal raises vulture awareness with a diclofenac destruction event

Tue, 01/06/2010 - 12:43

A diclofenac destruction programme was undertaken at the Vulture Safe Zone in Nawalparasi District of Nepal on 31st March 2010, that was organised by Bird Conservation Nepal (BirdLife Partner) and Jatayu safe zone management committee.

Asia

A First for Seychelles - Cousin celebrates IBA branding

Tue, 01/06/2010 - 12:36

Cousin Island Special Reserve has become the first IBA - Important Bird Area - branded site in the Seychelles and the Western Indian Ocean region. The IBA branding states publicly that Cousin island is of outstanding value for bird conservation. IBAs are sites of global importance for birds and their conservation, defined and listed by BirdLife International, the world authority on birds.

Africa

Empowering young leaders

Tue, 01/06/2010 - 11:09

Eleven young Moro and indigenous peoples leaders are flying to the United States to participate in a 3-week exchange program entitled “The Past is Always Ahead of Us: Empowering Minority and Indigenous Leaders in the Southern Philippines.”

Regent Honeyeaters at home in the wild

Thu, 27/05/2010 - 07:06

Thirty-six of the 44 captive-bred Regent Honeyeaters released in the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park two weeks ago have been confirmed at home in the wild.

Pacific

Alaotra Grebe extinction – Do you care?

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 23:01

Today we announced that Alaotra Grebe is officially extinct on the Red List. When we publicise news of threat or extinction the first question posed by the media will be: “Why should we care?” Please add your thoughts on why we should care.

Africa

List of extinct bird species

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 23:01

See the full list of Extinct bird species.

Over 300 dead birds are likely Gulf spill victims

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 14:38

More than 300 sea birds, the bulk of them brown pelicans and northern gannets, have been found dead along the U.S. Gulf Coast during the first five weeks of the oil spill off Louisiana, wildlife officials reported on Monday.

News from the Philippines

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 14:16

The environmental and human rights group, Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), denounces the death on May 13 of anti-mining activist Conrado Buenaflor from...

Oil found at Audubon's Rainey Sanctuary - Video

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 13:17

Small amounts of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill were found at Audubon's Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary...

Oil spill's early Impact on Mississippi Barrier Islands - Video

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 13:14

Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the US) Volunteer captures images and discribes oiled wildlife and oil "blobs" on barrier island off the coast of Mississippi.

Forest & Bird delivers 4000 anti-mining submissions

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 06:36

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) and other environmental organisations today handed over about 4000 anti-mining submissions to the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) in Wellington.

Pacific