News IBA

Important Bird Areas in Timor Leste: Key Sites...

Mon, 10/01/2011
86 pages, £14.99, Available to buy. This book describes 16 sites in Timor-Leste which are of global importance for the conservation of birds and their habitats.

Las IBAs en República Dominicana a sólo un "...

Thu, 25/11/2010
El directorio nacional de las Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de las Aves (IBAs) en República Dominicana está disponible para su descarga (en formato PDF) en el sitio web de Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife en República Dominicana).

Leading Canadian conservation groups say wind...

Tue, 23/11/2010
Nature Canada and Ontario Nature are urging Gilead Power Corporation not to build a wind turbine farm in the heart of the globally significant Prince Edward County South Shore Important Bird Area.

Nepal leads the way in valuing nature

Thu, 18/11/2010
The Nepalese Government has pledged that the country will lead the way in developing global standards to value ecosystem services; the resources and processes supplied by natural ecosystems that benefit humankind such as clean drinking water and crop pollination.

State of the World’s Waterbirds: in trouble in...

Mon, 08/11/2010
The rate of decline of waterbird populations has slightly decreased over the last three decades. However, 47% of the waterbird populations are still declining and only 16% are increasing. The status of waterbirds is improving mainly in North America and Europe, while it is least favourable in Asia. Especially long distance migrants appear to be vulnerable...

Festival de las Aves en Perú

Fri, 05/11/2010
En el marco de la celebración del Festival Mundial de las Aves 2010 en el Perú, la Asociación Cracidae Perú y el Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad - CORBIDI, repartieron el material preparado especialmente para el festival, consistente en pósters justamente de la pava aliblanca, stickers y guías para maestros de escuelas de educación primaria.

Festival mundial de las aves en Mantagua

Thu, 04/11/2010
La comunidad de Mantagua se vistió de fiesta, el fin de semana recién pasado, al realizar el domingo 24 de octubre, desde muy temprano, la segunda actividad organizada por CODEFF V Región, que esta vez tuvo como escenario el Humedal de Mantagua ubicado en la comuna de Quintero, como parte de las celebraciones que se realizan en todo el planeta con motivo del Festival Mundial de las Aves 2010.

South African birds in trouble

Wed, 03/11/2010
Of the 10,000 bird species on Earth, 1,226 are listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable. Forty of these occur in South Africa and of these 20 are endemic. Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, species are now disappearing from our planet at an alarming rate, and studies have shown that this is mostly driven by human activities.

Satellites Keep Eye on Mangroves within Largest...

Wed, 03/11/2010
The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC), recently completed a World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-financed study of the mangrove ecosystems which are a crucial part of the Belize Barrier Reef Complex – the world’s second largest coral reef system – and part of the broader Mesoamerican Reef Ecoregion.

Eco-tourism development in north Andros, Bahamas

Wed, 27/10/2010
The Bahamas National Trust (BirdLife in the Bahamas) pursues community engagement to develop ecotourism enterprises and wildlife management in north-east Andros, Bahamas.

Now or never: action to stop impending...

Wed, 27/10/2010
Developing countries will be in a better position to halt the extinction of species that are hanging by a very thin thread, under a new partnership sponsored by the Global Environment Facility.

Large-scale biofuels production threatens...

Tue, 26/10/2010
Current demand for biofuels is leading to conversion of natural habitats, on a huge and potentially catastrophic scale.

Latin American biodiversity conservation and...

Tue, 26/10/2010
The 2010 Awards for Biodiversity Conservation and Development in Latin America have been presented at a special event held at the CBD meeting in Nagoya, Japan. The prizes, worth Є7,000 each, are granted by SEO / BirdLife (Spanish Partner) and BirdLife International with the support of the Fundación Biodiversidad.

Birds show the way to halt biodiversity loss

Tue, 26/10/2010
Birds and the information we hold about them can be used to focus and track the efforts needed to stem biodiversity loss, according to a new publication launched by BirdLife International.

BirdLife to sign agreement with the Convention on...

Tue, 26/10/2010
BirdLife and the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation in support of effective implementation of the Convention.

The world’s key sites for conservation – on one...

Mon, 25/10/2010
BirdLife has published a map showing the location of over 10,000 of the world’s most important sites for birds and biodiversity, and their protection status.

Key Paraguayan IBA being destroyed

Mon, 11/10/2010
Part of Asunción Bay Important Bird Area (IBA) is in the process of being destroyed by heavy machinery brought in to begin work on a new waterfront project in Paraguay’s capital city, despite the site being legally declared a Reserve in 2005.