Bird news roundup


There is not only news about birds and their environment from the Gambia.

This video is called A look at the BirdLife Nepal project on ecosystem services.

Some items from elsewhere:

The pacific islands of Mauke and Mangaia have been identfied as Important Bird Areas and Key Biodiversity Areas by Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) and BirdLife International. Programme Manager Jacqui Evans recently travelled to the two islands to raise awareness in the community about the importance to the world of their unique and threatened species: here.

A bunch of 40 energetic kids from Nabukelevu, on the Fijian island of Kadavu recently completed a two day eco-camp organized by the BirdLife International Fiji Programme. “These children are our future, and it’s what they believe now that can change our tomorrow”, said BirdLife’s Miliana Ravuso: here.

All Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) members, bird enthusiasts and Kiwi kids are being encouraged to get behind the inaugural Kereru Count this month: here.

The fifth North American Ornithological Conference will take place this August at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada: here.

With the help of lightweight bird-tracking technology, researchers followed young birds as they left the nest, and found they don’t always go where one might think. Read article in Living Bird magazine online here.

USA: The Lab’s Celebrate Urban Birds program brought kids from cities around the country to participate in workshops connecting art, nature, and conservation. They tried new art techniques, explored career paths in conservation and science, took bird walks, learned about video production and editing, and more. See photos and read comments here.

The nocturnal calls of Black-capped Petrels Pterodroma hasitata have guided Haitian researchers to discover more nesting locations for this Endangered seabird: here.

As Denmark has taken over the Presidency of the EU, BirdLife Europe, together with DOF/ BirdLife in Denmark, has produced a new issue of its bi-annual publication “Greening Europe”, highlighting BirdLife Europe’s EU policy priorities for the upcoming six months, and providing Denmark with ‘five keys to a successful Presidency’: here.

Emergency conservation work pays off: Zino’s Petrel bounces back! Zino’s Petrel was Europe’s rarest seabird even before a ravaging wild fire hit the heart of Madeira’s central massif, where this globally endangered bird breeds: here.

Support the protection of Ulcinj Salina, Montenegro: sign the petition! Ulcinj Salina is an important Important Bird Area (IBA) on the Adriatic flyway in Montenegro. The whole area belongs to a private salt company of which its owner now announced plans to convert 15 km2 of basins from salt production into a touristic development complex with hotels and golf terrains. Contrary to the expectations, the Government of Montenegro has given its approval for implementing this plan: here.

Sustainable tourism for Nepal’s wetlands: here.

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