BirdLife International

Type: Organization
Name: BirdLife International
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

300 new birds on red list

A RECENT article by the online environmental webpage, Mongabay, has reported that over 300 new bird species have been added to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.This increase follows one of the largest reviews of non-perching birds carried out by ... [Published Fiji Times - 6 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

Scientists Discovered 360 New Bird Species This Year And Immediately Listed 25% Of Them As 'Threatened'

Did you know there are two species of ostrich? Don’t worry if this is news to you—scientists didn’t know that for sure either until this year, when the Somali ostrich (Struthio molybdophanes) of Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and Kenya was declared a separate ... [Published Business Insider - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

Hunters’ federation ‘logic’

The hunting federation’s latest low is accusing a few Birdlife youngsters of being in possession of illegal birds just because they appeared in a photograph holding birds that hunters had shot down, Birdlife’s message being, as always, the better protection ... [Published Times of Malta - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

‘Absurd’? ‘Illogical’? ‘Nonsensical’? – must be the justice system…

I am tempted to draw analogies with Monty Python’s dead parrot sketch here, but seriously: the real life experience is more surreal.The BirdLife team in 2014's springwatch monitoring campaignThe other day my cat got hold of a bird on the terrace. That, ... [Published MaltaToday - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

National Zoo presents free conservation and research public lectures

the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa will be presenting free public lectures focussing on conservation and research. The lectures are scheduled to be held on Saturday, 2 August 2014 from 14:30-18:00 at the NZG’s Education Centre. Safe parking ... [Published My Joburg - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Bird observers make an amazing find

MEMBERS of the Grampians Bird Observers Club set off on their latest adventure from the Stawell Grampians Gate Caravan Park. MEMBERS of the Grampians Bird Observers Club set off on their latest adventure from the Stawell Grampians Gate Caravan Park. Members ... [Published The Stawell Times-News - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Backyard bird baths under scrutiny

Published:28July2014Australians are being asked to take time out to record activity in their backyard bird baths, in a new citizen science project from BirdLife Australia.Noisy miners and house sparrows are likely to be among the top birds recorded in ... [Published ECOS Magazine - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Why is my tax money being wasted on this %^&^%*! ??

Imagine... I’m walking down the street when I hear cries for help. I’m not sure where they’re coming from exactly, but as I turn the corner I see a little boy bleeding from his leg and head in someone’s front yard. I panic because the kid looks pretty ... [Published Malta Independent Daily - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 5 reports

173 bird species threatened in India: IUCN

Over 170 species of birds in the country are threatened, with eight new species added to the 2014 Red List prepared by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).The eight species of birds newly added to the threatened list include the ... [Published Business Standard India - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Bloodhounds in the courtroom

The decision by a Magistrate’s Court ordering the police to prosecute Birdlife activists for posing in a photograph showing protected birds that had been shot beggars belief. It was met with incredulity in legal circles and described as “legally correct ... [Published Times of Malta - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 2 reports

Yelkouan Shearwaters successfully released

Researchers from the EU LIFE+ Malta Seabird Project have this month successfully released four young shearwaters after they were found on land, disorientated by coastal light pollution.The Malta Seabird Project team filmed the release earlier this month ... [Published Malta Independent Daily - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Red Eléctrica collaborates with SEO / BirdLife in the 3rd Bird Atlas

Red Eléctrica and the Spanish Ornithological Society SEO / BirdLife have signed a collaboration agreement for the drafting of the "3rd Bird Atlas in the breeding season in Spain". The Atlas aims to determine the distribution, abundance and evolution of ... [Published Red Electrica de Espana - Jul 25 2014]

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"Many of these new species were formally considered as subspecies or races, but have now been deemed full-fledged species in their own right" Mongabay reported
"Mice would have arrived on the island shortly after the lighthouse was constructed in the 1880s" Mr Storrie said
Cllr. John Crowe, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council commented: "I wish to pay tribute to the many individuals and community organisations that are participating in and contributing to Heritage Week 2014. I would urge people to support the events happening in their community and learn a little about their heritage and history."
"Habitat loss from a variety of factors such as infrastructure development, forest fires, poaching and use of chemicals are jeopardizing the existence of these and other threatened species" said the release

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300 new birds on red list [Published Fiji Times - 6 hours ago]
New Bird Species Added to Endangered List, [Published Epoch Times - 11 hours ago]
Tanzania Won't Build Highway Through National Park [Published Engineering News-Record - Jul 29 2014]
Time’s up for island mice [Published Coffs Coast Advocate - Jul 29 2014]
Scientists Discovered 360 New Bird Species This... [Published Business Insider - Jul 29 2014]
Clare to host 75 events during Heritage Week [Published PR inside - Jul 29 2014]
Bird numbers fly into the red [Published Daily News South Africa - Jul 29 2014]
Hunters’ federation ‘logic’ [Published Times of Malta - Jul 29 2014]
Innocent face of crime [Published Times of Malta - Jul 29 2014]
‘Absurd’? ‘Illogical’? ‘Nonsensical’? – must be... [Published MaltaToday - Jul 29 2014]
Baby owls at risk after trees drastically pruned [Published Cyprus Mail - Jul 29 2014]
Authority on Oz birds [Published Star Community - Jul 29 2014]
Why do birds sunbathe? [Published Mother Nature Network - Jul 28 2014]
National Zoo presents free conservation and res... [Published My Joburg - Jul 28 2014]
Dog Island, Anguilla, declared rat-free [Published BirdLife International - Jul 28 2014]
Bird observers make an amazing find [Published The Stawell Times-News - Jul 28 2014]
Backyard bird baths under scrutiny [Published ECOS Magazine - Jul 28 2014]
Eight more bird species listed as threatened in... [Published zeenews.com - Jul 28 2014]
Why is my tax money being wasted on this %^&^%*... [Published Malta Independent Daily - Jul 27 2014]
173 bird species threatened in India: IUCN [Published Business Standard India - Jul 27 2014]
Bloodhounds in the courtroom [Published Times of Malta - Jul 27 2014]
Maharashtra’s birds vanishing into thin air [Published Asian Age - Jul 27 2014]
Eight more species added to International Union... [Published Times of India - Jul 26 2014]
8 species of Indian birds added to endangered list [Published Times of India - Jul 26 2014]
Falklands Tourist Board getting ready to attend... [Published Travel and Tour World - Jul 26 2014]
Eight species added to IUCN Red List of threate... [Published DeshGujarat - Jul 26 2014]
Yelkouan Shearwaters successfully released [Published Malta Independent Daily - Jul 26 2014]
Shearwaters disoriented by coastal light released [Published Times of Malta - Jul 26 2014]
Number of endangered bird species on the rise [Published Blue & Green Tomorrow - Jul 26 2014]
Red Eléctrica collaborates with SEO / BirdLife ... [Published Red Electrica de Espana - Jul 25 2014]
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Park reels in major sponsors to open new reptil... [Published Scoop NZ - Regional - Jul 22 2014]
Queenstown’s Kiwi Birdlife Park is expanding its collection of rare and endangered wildlife investing in a brand-new New Zealand reptile wing to house tuatara and the critically endangered Otago and Grand skinks. ...
Green Global Governance: How Environmentalists ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jun 25 2014]
Greenpeace has been having a rough time of it, of late. Good. As I argued yesterday, Greenpeace - and similarly powerful, unaccountable, virulently anti-capitalist environmental NGOs - represent one of the greatest economic and socio-political menaces ...
Canadian BirdLife Partners launch new IBA video [Published EnviroLib - Jun 04 2014]
It’s Canadian Environment Week, held in the first week of June to coincide with World Environment Day and World Oceans Day. Just in time for these celebrations, BirdLife International’s Canadian co-Partners, Bird Studies Canada and Nature Canada are pleased ...
Rules, business and the environment: CEMEX and ... [Published EnviroLib - May 30 2014]
On May 27, in the presence of EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, BirdLife Europe and CEMEX  issued a joint statement wholeheartedly supporting the European Union’s Nature Conservation Policy. The joint statement emphasises that the EU’s solid ...
Identify 500 birds with new Birdsnap app [Published EarthSky - May 30 2014]
Get the Birdsnap app here. Image courtesy of Birdsnap Researchers at Columbia Engineering, led by Computer Science Professor Peter Belhumeur, have taken bird-watching to a new level. Using computer vision and machine learning techniques they have ...
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