Archivo de la categoría: Noticias BirdLife

Noticias desde BirdLife 17-Jun-2015

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06/15/2015 Drawing attention to the plight of the Saiga through school mural painting

The Saiga and other species from the steppes of Kazakhstan Rory McCann’s account of working with BirdLife Partner the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) on a community art project showcasing the Saiga antelope and other animals of the steppe lands of Kazakhstan.

 

06/15/2015 Operation Restoration – island update #2

The second update from the field in our huge Acteon & Gambier Island Restoration Operation.

 

06/14/2015 Conservation should not be seen as a burden

The Ramsar Convention has adopted a new Strategic Plan to guide national and international actions from 2016-2024. The adoption is to be celebrated. Its scope ranges from wetlands restoration to the responsibility for sustainability in promoting fisheries and agriculture in wetlands, as well as the…

 

06/12/2015 Operation Restoration underway: restoring a Pacific paradise – island update #1

One of BirdLife’s most adventurous projects. The largest conservation project in French Polynesia ever. An incredibly remote location. A huge number of species to benefit. Six rare and endangered bird species to be saved. An enormous logistical challenge. Helicopter. Boats. GPS. Storms. Lightning. And wildlife. Restoring a tropical paradise in…

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06/12/2015 Extractives industries in Africa: Blessing or Curse?

Africa holds a huge proportion of the world’s natural resources and the impact that the extractive Industry is having on biodiversity, ecosystems and local communities is a great concern. Across Africa, case studies abound in which extraction of minerals, forest products, oil and gas has left devastated landscapes and disillusioned communities….

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06/12/2015 Protection for key nature sites in the Bahamas

Five new National Parks totally 8,500 hectares have been established on San Salvador island in the Bahamas

 

06/08/2015 Superabundant bird decline mirrors Passenger Pigeon

One of Eurasia’s most abundant bird species has declined by 90% and retracted its range by 5000 km since 1980 a new study shows.

 

06/08/2015 All you have to do…is listen to the birds

My name is Patricia Zurita, CEO of BirdLife International. I am an economist (a green one), originally from Ecuador and currently living in Cambridge. Let me quell immediately the anguish of those amongst you wondering what on earth a Latin American economist who lives in the UK, has to say about…

 

06/08/2015 “Juncker will soon abandon this course”, says Stanley Johnson

“ Messing with the Nature Directives is unnecessary and dangerous. Juncker will soon abandon this course ”: Stanley Johnson interviewed. I f there is any such thing as a “father” to the Habitats Directive , the most ambitious piece of European legislation to protect species and habitats creating…

 

06/08/2015 Europe’s most ambitious conservation project

Crops and barren fields, alien invaders, and illegal killing have had a terrible impact on populations of Europe’s native bird species. So great, that nearly 13% are threatened with extinction. But the LIFE Euro SAP project, an ambitious effort led by Birdlife International, will soon help 16 of…

 

Noticias desde BirdLife 27-05-2015

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05/26/2015 Portugal’s birding at your fingertips

Now available at your fingertips, all you need to know about more than 100 species of bird and birdwatching in mainland Portugal, the Azores and Madeira archipelagos.

 

05/23/2015 Special first moments captured on video when second swift returns from migration

How would you behave when reunited with a loved one after spending 9 months apart (and after spending 9 months without sitting down)?

 

05/22/2015 US Federal Government Agency to look at tackling bird deaths at oil pits, gas flares, and power lines

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends to address millions of grisly and unnecessary bird deaths by strengthening implementation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

 

05/22/2015 Get behind nature on International Day of Biological Diversity

This year’s focus is Biodiversity for Sustainable Development. BirdLife International has an impressive track record of creating the environmental conditions for sustainable development,

 

05/22/2015 Drama in Dalmatian Pelican conservation

“And then the video was gone.” Described by Bjanka Prakljacic from Noé Conservation, this moment embodies the worry and investment teams put into conservation projects. For conservationists working to protect the remaining breeding colonies of Dalmatian Pelican on Lake Skadar in the Balkans, the fear of breeding failure is an intensely…

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05/19/2015 Stornoway sing with their senses in tune with the natural world

Brian Briggs from Stornoway talks about how the sights and sounds of the natural world have inspired the making of their new album “Bonxie”.

 

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Noticias desde BirdLife 20-05-15

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05/19/2015 Stornoway sing with their senses in tune with the natural world

Brian Briggs from Stornoway talks about how the sights and sounds of the natural world have inspired the making of their new album “Bonxie”.

 

05/14/2015 Women in Conservation: Can the neck overtake the head?

This sixth article in the series about ‘women in conservation’ describes how cultural barriers prevented women from taking leadership roles in community conservancies in Northern Kenya. But even culture can change.

 

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Noticias desde BirdLife 13 May 2015

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05/11/2015 BirdLife launches #itsmynature campaign

Today we launch our campaign “It’s my nature” (#itsmynature). We have chosen this motto for a million reasons. Here are just three: 1) From the beginning of the modern economy we have called our natural resources “Common goods”. They belong to all of us, each and every one of us. Air, water,…

 

05/11/2015 NatureWatch App Launched! Watch nature, share moments, conserve sites

NatureWatch is a new iPhone App from BirdLife International which allows you to plan your wildlife adventures, share your experiences, and help conserve some of the best sites for wildlife in the world. “Covering 533 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas in Australia, Cyprus, Fiji, Lebanon,…

 

05/11/2015 Africa begins Journey to Combat Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora

Experts from governments, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), African Union (AU), Regional Economic Commissions, civil society organisations and donors met in Brazzaville to develop an African Strategy to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade to coordinate action across the continent.

 

05/11/2015 Nature alert. Commission alerted

It’s a tale of two miracles. The first: over 100 NGOs, in 28 European capitals, are launching a campaign today to stop Juncker’s attack against the laws that protect Nature. The second? By re-reading the Directives we’ve rediscovered an idea of Europe we can love: one of a community that protects its nature.

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05/11/2015 The challenge of bringing marine wildlife back in EU waters

Member States urgently need to implement the marine Natura 2000 network and underpin it with concrete measures that will give our seabirds a fighting chance against the growing threats they face at sea.

 

05/11/2015 Four good reasons to defend the Nature Directives

By the time the 1970s hit Europe, one had to go to remote corners to be surrounded by nature and see spectacular wildlife such as eagles, pelicans and large mammals. Centuries of persecution and habitat loss had taken its toll. But over the last decades the landscape has changed dramatically and species that were low in number are coming back….

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05/11/2015 Red herrings, Trojan horses and booby traps: debunking 5 myths and lies on the “need to overhaul” nature protection laws

Beneath a thin veil of “better regulation”, what is really happening is a concerted attack on nature conservation. Any reopening of the Birds and Habitats Directives would damage conservation. Anyone saying the opposite is either tragically naïve, or in seriously bad faith.

 

05/11/2015 Hungary’s nature is in peril

Hungary is about to approve a law that will transfer land management rights from nature conservation organizations to a central Land Agency which has economic rather than conservation interests. If approved the new legislation is likely to damage centuries of nature conservation traditions and…

 

05/08/2015 A sustainable future for birds and energy

World Migratory Bird Day 2015 aims to highlight the importance of deploying energy technologies in a way that prevents, minimises and mitigates impacts on migratory birds and their habitats.

 

05/07/2015 Women in Conservation: Peace, love and mushrooms!

This fifth article in the series about ‘women in conservation’ describes how economic development of women at the Echuya Forest Reserve in Uganda, reduces pressures on the forest – and stress in their homes.

 

Noticias desde BirdLife 29-Abr-2015

04/23/2015 Women in Conservation: A nine-month journey towards more gender equality in Kenya

This fourth article in the series about ‘women in conservation’ describes how a nine-month project shook the decision-making fora related to conservation of the Kikuyu Escarpment forest IBA in Kenya: nobody can ‘forget’ the women anymore!

04/23/2015 Show that you care: support your favourite nature sites

Send in your “ gesture for nature ” to show that you care about Europe’s richest nature sites . May 21 st is Natura 2000 Day, celebrating Europe’s largest network of protected areas. Sadly, many of these places are not being protected and so are deteriorating and being destroyed every day. SEO/…

04/22/2015 Bird paradise in Montenegro now safe from developers

In a country where people flock to the seaside in waves in summer, it’s not surprising that developers had big dollar signs in their eyes when looking at the picturesque salt flats of Ulcinj Salina in Montenegro. These coastal wetlands, which for centuries have been one of the most important areas…

04/22/2015 BirdLife Partners await your support for the Natura 2000 Award

May 21 st is Natura 2000 Day, celebrating Europe’s largest network of nature areas protected by EU law. To mark the occasion, the European Commission is holding an awards ceremony in Brussels to praise best practices in nature conservation in Europe. A new addition to the event is the European…

04/20/2015 Make Spring come Alive in your garden or balcony this year!

Noticias desde BirdLife 22-Abr-2015

04/20/2015 Make Spring come Alive in your garden or balcony this year!

Follow our advice and make simple changes to make your garden, balcony, or school bird-friendly with Spring Alive this year.

Major changes to the climate are happening in the villages of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, affecting the physical environment and even the social structure of the communities. Horizon Nature is an NGO working in South Kivu and is partnering with BirdLife International and other partners in the region to enhancing climate change…

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Noticias desde Birdlife 28-03-2015

03/05/2015 CEMEX commits to long-term nature conservation across continents with BirdLife

BirdLife continue to work with CEMEX to better understand Golden Eagle in Mexico, protect Turtle Dove along their flyway and safeguard Rhinoceros Iguana in the Dominican Republic.

03/04/2015 New monkey species discovered in the Amazon Rainforest

Flaming orange tail and ochre sideburns set new Brazilian monkey apart from its closest relatives.

03/03/2015 Breathing New Life into a Quarry

Perhaps when you were a teenager you’ve snuck into an old quarry to take a quick dip to cool off on a hot summer day?

03/02/2015 100,000 Dutch Call to Preserve Meadow Landscapes and their Birds

“We must act now in order to save meadow birds and their habitats, and we must work together: the corporate sector, farmers, NGO’s, banks and governments.”

03/02/2015 Rare glimpse of elusive rail

James Bond’s bird lives to die another day

03/02/2015 Nature Film Competition! Apply Online by 10th March

The first International Nature Film Festival will be held this 14-17 May in Gödöllő, Hungary.

02/27/2015 The 2015 Champions of the Flyway race will take place 25th March 2015 – THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET INVOLVED!

In 2014, the Israel Ornithological Center (SPNI; BirdLife in Israel) and BirdLife International launched a new and exciting project – Cham

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Noticias desde BirdLife 25Enero2015

01/23/2015 A Call to Verse

Calling all BirdLife poets! There is still time to enter 2014’s RSPB/Rialto Nature Poetry Competition. The deadline is GMT midnight on March 1: so you have six weeks to polish draft poems or versify anew.

01/20/2015 Plans to save the Near Threatened Cape Verde Shearwater

About 20 participants from Cape Verde , Senegal, South Africa, Spain and Portugal participated in a workshop in Mindelo, Cape Verde , from 1st to 4th December 2014, aiming to develop the Cape Verde Shearwater Species Action Plan.

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Noticias desde BirdLife 30-Nov-2014

11/28/2014 Eco-restore blog: the new place to read and exchange about ecological restoration

Despite the work of conservation organisations new pieces of nature get destroyed every day and their value for wildlife is lost. The loss of biodiversity continues at a pace outstripping our efforts. To reverse this baneful trend we no longer can rely on nature protection alone.

11/26/2014 Say NO to birds in a cage and on a plate

BirdLife Partner SPEA launches a new campaign to stop the illegal capture and sale of birds in Portugal.

 

Are you aware that with the simple click of a mouse you can buy a Great Tit online?…

11/26/2014 Beautiful bird paradise in Armenia at risk after misuse of water resources

Imagine a place where the Armenian, Turkish, Iranian and Azerbaijani borders converge on the banks of the Araks River, a place home to 220 bird species, a place full of water, plants and animals.

11/25/2014 NABU develops a project on renewable energy in Germany

Renewable energy

11/25/2014 BirdLife report reveals shockingly poor protection of seabirds in the EU

Over 40% of marine Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (marine IBAs) in Europe are not protected, and two thirds of EU countries only protect 3% or less of their marine area (Territorial sea and Exclusive Economic Zones).

11/24/2014 Reprieve for unique Kenyan forest at risk from oil and gas exploration

Stop Press: Camac Energy has cancelled its plans at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest coastal forest amid fears that it

11/22/2014 122 important sites for nature threatened with destruction in Europe

More than 350 of the planet’s most important sites for nature are threatened with being lost forever according to a new report by BirdLife International.

 

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Noticias desde Birdlife 23Nov2014

11/20/2014 Inspiring hope through Ecosystem Restoration

The IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) named three conservation leaders from Indonesia, all involved at some point with BirdLife’s Partner Burung Indonesia, as the recipient of Kenton Mille

11/19/2014 International Young Conservationist Award for Malawi BirdLife Partner volunteer

The International Young Conservationist Award has been given to Tiwonge I Mz

11/18/2014 Conservation leaders look to the future at BirdLife Asia Partnership meeting

Leaders of the main national nature organisations from across Asia came together to work up plans for conserving biodiversity in their region at a recent meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand.
“Many of the conservation issues affecting biodiversity in our region are problems s

11/18/2014 Unique Kenyan forest at risk from oil and gas exploration

The largest remaining protected fragment of the East African Coastal forest– Arabuko-Sokoke Forest – is facing a new threat: seismic surveys for oil and gas.

11/18/2014 Serbian Bird Crime Task Force working at putting an end to the illegal bird trade

Many bird species in Serbia are subject to poaching and captivity for commercial reasons.

11/17/2014 Global appetite for resources pushing new species to the brink

Fishing, logging, mining, agriculture and other activities to satisfy our growing  appetite for resources are threatening the survival of the Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Chinese Pufferfish, American Eel and Chinese Cobra, while the destruction of habitat has caused the extinction of a Malaysian mollusc

11/17/2014 Up-to-date inventory of Important Bird Areas of Cyprus now available

BirdLife Cyprus recently released a new and updated version of their book Important Bird Areas of Cyprus, considered to be the most comprehensive, geographically complete and up-to-date catalogue of the most Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) in the country.

11/17/2014 Egg collector is sent to jail with the collaboration of BirdLife Bulgarian and British Partners

When Jan Frederick Ross first moved from his native England to Bulgaria in 2004 escaping justice, he believed that continuing his illicit activities in the Balkan country would not cause him any problems. He kept collecting eggs illegally, disregarding the seriousness of the crime and the fact that sooner or later it could be uncovered.

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11/17/2014 BirdLife International uses new platform to tell conservation stories

BirdLife International has started using a new media-rich information sharing technology to tell its conservation stories in a more indepth and interactive way – beginning with the story of IBAs in Danger.

11/14/2014 Hundreds of important sites for nature threatened with destruction

More than 350 of the planet’s most important sites for nature are threatened with being lost forever according to a new report by BirdLife International.