News

BirdLife Africa Position on Biofuels and Proposed Dakatcha Project

Tue, 06/07/2010 - 13:50

A Message from BirdLife’s Regional Director for Africa – Dr Julius Arinaitwe about the proposed destruction of the vitally important Dakatcha Woodland Important Bird Area (IBA) for conversion to grow Jatropha - a plant used for biodiesel production which is largely untested and potentially destructive.

BirdLife Botswana Flamingo Research Update

Tue, 06/07/2010 - 07:12

Dr Graham McCulloch has been monitoring the globally threatened Lesser Flamingo in the Makgadikgadi Pans (Botswana) for over a decade, and one of the questions still unanswered is whether there is any link between the Southern and East African populations; if this were the case, it would have important implications for the conservation of the species...

Africa

Rats, cats, pigs and mice fuelling bird extinction crisis

Tue, 06/07/2010 - 06:00

Put together, the UK’s 16 overseas territories are fifth in the world league table of bird extinctions, with at least ten species from the territories going to oblivion since 1500AD, partially or wholly because of the impact of non-native mammals, such as rats, feral cats, mice and pigs.

Europe and Central Asia

Grand Cayman mangrove buffer ripped up

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 21:35

As the National Trust launches its campaign to push for the long awaited conservation law, Grand Cayman has lost another significant stretch of natural habitat from the North Sound coastline.

Americas

Last remaining mangrove wetland in Barbados disappearing

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 19:54

A new environmental study sharply critical of the Government of Barbados shows the key Graeme Hall mangrove wetland is disappearing due to outside pollution and poor water quality.

Americas

Top Ten News – BirdLife’s June 2010 Round Up

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 14:57

Like the FIFA Football World Cup, BirdLife’s news in June 2010 shows the ups and downs of international conservation efforts. In June we kept up the focus on some vital BirdLife work from around the globe...

Presidential inauguration

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 08:34

I had a ticket for a seat across the grandstand. It was either going to be very hot or very wet. I thought hard whether to go or not. The temptation to watch the inaugural comfortably at home on the television was so inviting.

Asia

Seabird Mitigation Research Update – The Hook Pod

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 07:17

BirdLife's Global Seabird Programme (GSP) is working with Fishtek to develop a ‘hook pod’ for pelagic longline fisheries that prevents seabirds from accessing baits before a pressure sensitive valve operates at a pre-determined depth to release baited hooks.

Pacific

Arctic-breeding birds will be among next victims of the Gulf oil disaster

Fri, 02/07/2010 - 12:55

For the next six months, beginning in early July, tens of millions of shorebirds, waterfowl and other migratory birds will land on oiled beaches, in sullied coastal wetlands and on tainted ocean waters.

Americas

BSPB uses satellite technology to save eagles from extinction

Wed, 30/06/2010 - 09:39

The Bulgarian Society for Protection of Birds (BirdLife Partner) has announced the start of its new campaign for the satellite tracking of Eastern Imperial Eagles.

Europe and Central Asia

NCE’s Celebration of the World Environmental Day (5th June 2010) at Al-Azhar Park, Cairo, EGYPT

Wed, 30/06/2010 - 09:30

On the 5th June 2010’s World Environmental Day, NCE conducted activities aiming at raising public awareness, increasing interactions with other NGOs, meeting biodiversity and conservation specialists and guiding students.

Video about the work of Nature Iraq

Mon, 28/06/2010 - 15:32

CBS '60 Minutes' Video about the work of Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner) with an interview with their CEO - Azzam Alwash.

Middle East Iraq

Eastern Caribbean students draw attention to seabirds

Mon, 28/06/2010 - 08:39

Three pupils from Dominica, Antigua and Martinique have secured their schools EC$300 for books on nature conservation. Emma Farley, Jordan Simmons and Christelle Brunot are the winners of Environmental Protection In the Caribbean’s (EPIC) Eastern Caribbean poster competition, ‘Why are Seabirds Important?’.

Americas

El Directorio de IBAs de Las Américas está disponible en pdf

Thu, 24/06/2010 - 20:35

El mes pasado, fue realizado el lanzamiento oficial de un nuevo directorio de las Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de las Aves, en Washington D.C., E.E.U.U. El directorio, coordinado por el Secretariado de BirdLife International en Las Américas, es el resultado de un esfuerzo compartido entre todos los países del hemisferio occidental.

Americas

2010 Conservation Leadership Programme Award Winners

Thu, 24/06/2010 - 12:37

This year 36 award winning projects were selected from 265 applications. A total of $600,000 to teams from 23 different countries and, for the first time, we will be supporting conservation projects in Bangladesh, Nigeria, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe

Worldwide

BirdLife fears new nuclear plant endangers Finnish birds

Tue, 22/06/2010 - 11:07

A new nuclear energy power station must not be built in the Pyhäjoki region in Finland's northern Ostrobothnia because of the rich bird population in the area, according a statement by BirdLife Suomi (BirdLife in Finland) on Friday.

Europe and Central Asia

WOW partnership renews commitment to protect migratory waterbirds and their habitats

Mon, 21/06/2010 - 15:40

Key organisations from the Wings Over Wetlands project partnership, representing the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), Wetlands International and BirdLife International signed a historic collaborative agreement to redouble their efforts to conserve migratory waterbird species and their critical habitats in Africa and Eurasia.

Middle East Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Gulf Disaster—Audubon Responds

Thu, 17/06/2010 - 16:15

Audubon President explores threats to birds and their habitat on location in the Gulf

Americas