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BirdLife Botswana Flamingo Research Update

Tue, 06/07/2010
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...

Rats, cats, pigs and mice fuelling bird extinction crisis

Tue, 06/07/2010
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.

Grand Cayman mangrove buffer ripped up

Mon, 05/07/2010
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.

Last remaining mangrove wetland in Barbados disappearing

Mon, 05/07/2010
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.

Presidential inauguration

Mon, 05/07/2010
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.

Seabird Mitigation Research Update – The Hook Pod

Mon, 05/07/2010
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.

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

Fri, 02/07/2010
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.