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Save our Seabirds (SOS) Festival 2011

Fri, 04/11/2011 - 11:38

BirdLife South Africa's Save Our Seabirds Festival tackled the issues of overfishing, pollution and habitat loss.

Africa South Africa

Fijian Site Support Group starts own reforestation project

Thu, 03/11/2011 - 20:38

The Natewa Tunuloa Site Support Group on Fiji’s second largest island of Vanua Levu - has started its first independent project

Pacific

Gone, but not forgotten

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 05:24

Ghosts of Gone Birds - an unprecedented exhibition of original art, writing and music has opened in the East End of London.

Worldwide

Triple figures of Spoon-billed Sandpiper in China

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 15:44

Up to 103 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were observed earlier this month at Rudong, in Jiangsu Province just north of the Yangtze Estuary in China.

Asia

Only known film of Presumed Extinct Imperial Woodpecker shows behaviour of world's largest woodpecker

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 09:25

Image-stabilized 15-second clip of the female climbing. Image-stabilized 9-second clip of female Imperial Woodpecker foraging. Original 85-second clip of a female Imperial...

Imperial Woodpecker found on 1956 film but not on surveys to film location.

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 08:13

Film capturing the last ever confirmed sighting of an Imperial Woodpecker is released. But surveys to the exact location fail to find evidence that the species still exists.

Americas

Fires are destroying the main biodiversity hotspots in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Wed, 26/10/2011 - 14:36

The greatest ornithological hotspots in Bosnia and Herzegovina , the natural park Hutovo blato and Livanjsko polje (the biggest karst field in the world),were destroyed by fires in early October

Europe and Central Asia

Experts reach agreement on mainstreaming migratory soaring birds conservation into the hunting sector in the Rift Valley/Red Sea region

Mon, 24/10/2011 - 06:52

A Regional Declaration on hunting, guidelines for mainstreaming MSBs considerations into the hunting sector and a five year Regional Action Plan were agreed at the meeting.

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Fears in Uganda for Mabira as sugar company renews its demands

Fri, 21/10/2011 - 21:31

Mabira Forest is once again threatened by proposals to degazette almost a quarter of its area for conversion to a sugar cane plantation

Africa

Appeal to EU policy makers to stop needless seabird bycatch

Fri, 21/10/2011 - 07:48

BirdLife Europe launches exhibition at the European Parliament with stunning albatross images

Europe and Central Asia

Partnership for Seychelles iconic bird

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 14:01

Nature Seychelles and the Seychelles National Park Authority have joined forces to work on a new project to help protect one of Seychelles iconic bird species

Africa

Land rights at last for indigenous protectors of Paraguay’s Atlantic Forest

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 08:52

After 10 years of negotiations, the indigenous Kue Tuvy Aché community in Paraguay have gained formal recognition of their ownership of the land, part of the Bosque Mbaracayú Important Bird Area.

Americas