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  • A bird`s eye view of conservation policy

    A team of Italian researchers have taken a novel approach to evaluating conservation policy by studying decades of photographs of a natural protected area taken from the air. The analysis revealed that conservation efforts which are managed at a local level are the most effective measures. The study results suggest that many of the policy measures employed throughout the years have failed to ...

  • NRCS Announces Additional $2 Million for Migratory Bird Habitat Conservation

    Sacramento Valley rice producers now have the opportunity to make more of a conservation investment on their working lands this year. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has received an additional $2 million for wildlife habitat conservation improvements. "We are happy to provide this additional investment to help rice producers conserve and improve ...

  • NASA And Nature Conservancy Agreement Supports Precipitation And Migratory Bird Research

     NASA and The Nature Conservancy have joined forces to support the ability to measure precipitation on a global scale while also understanding migratory bird habitats on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The organizations have signed a Space Act Agreement that will provide a location to support NASA's Precipitation ...

  • How effectively does the Birds Directive protect birds?

    Special conservation measures for bird species are required in EU Member States under Annex I of the Birds Directive. This study measured the efficacy of the Directive by comparing the population trends of these species to those of non-Annex I species. Annex I species had more positive trends in population from 1980–2012, despite extensive climate changes. Biodiversity is in decline in all ...

  • Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day: Migratory Birds and Tourism

    This weekend, people and organisations all over the world will celebrate World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD). The theme this year is “Destination Flyways : Migratory Birds and Tourism”. WMBD was initiated in 2006 and is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. Wetlands International is a founding partner in this ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Bird-B-Gone Hires an Ornithologist

    Mission Viejo Cal: Bird-B-Gone, Inc. world’s largest manufacturer of bird control products has added an Ornithologist to their team to help customers tackle tough bird problems. “Ask the Bird Expert” will be a helpful new tool in the bird control industry. Having the insight of an ornithologist will close the gap between the science of nature, and the ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • One good tern…monitoring birds

    The use of portable, wireless cameras and monitoring equipment for recording and transmitting footage of wildlife is perhaps familiar to anyone who watches nature programs on TV. However, common to all such equipment is the problem of limited battery life, which becomes particularly troublesome when using such equipment in remote and hazardous locations. A new report in the International Journal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Irrigation threatening steppe birds in Mediterranean wetlands

    Intensive irrigation of agricultural land in a Mediterranean water basin is altering the habitats of associated wetlands and changing the balance of the bird population living there, according to a recent study. The Mar Menor coastal lagoon is located in the Southeast of Spain. Inland there are an associated series of wetlands of ecological interest, protected by the Natura 2000 Network1. The ...

  • Bird monitoring methods have potential to be improved

    The first ever European-wide study of bird monitoring practices reveals a wide range of monitoring protocols. The researchers provide recommendations for improving bird monitoring programmes, in particular, for those involving large numbers of volunteers. Biodiversity monitoring plays an essential role in wildlife protection, as it allows us to evaluate the conservation status of species ...

  • Balancing conflicting conservation goals takes time

    Ecosystems are complex and managing them effectively can mean balancing conflicting conservation goals. In a recent US study in the San Francisco Bay area researchers examine the best strategies to eradicate an invasive plant while protecting an endangered bird that uses it for nesting habitat. They find that with a clear management plan both goals can be achieved, albeit over a longer timeframe. ...

  • FedEx and NFWF announce Urban conservation projects

    FedEx Corp. and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced today the six local projects selected to receive funding and FedEx team member volunteer support in 2010 through a unique collaboration to address the most pressing urban environmental challenges in major U.S. cities. Grants will be award to local nonprofits in Los Angeles, Memphis, New York City, Pittsburgh, San Francisco ...

  • 35 years of cooperation to protect wild birds in Europe

    I am delighted to be here with you to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Birds Directive and the 10th anniversary of the agreement between BirdLife and FACE. It's excellent to see the hunting community adopting such a pro-active approach to bird conservation and giving such high-profile recognition to the EU nature legislation. So, my thanks to the Federation of Associations for Hunting and ...

  • Bird Strike: the growing threat of geese to aviation safety.

    The threat to international aviation safety posed by bird strikes from geese is dramatically increasing. In parts of North America, the risk of encounters with large flocks of geese causing catastrophic air accidents has now reached a critical level. In Europe, meanwhile, the likelihood of a disaster caused by a collision between an aircraft and a flock of geese is rapidly rising. Let’s ...


    By Scarecrow Group Limited.

  • Lead Paint Killing Birds in New Marine National Monument

    MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, (ENS) - Lead poisoning is killing thousands of Laysan albatrosses each year on Midway Atoll, part of the new Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument created by President George W. Bush in June. The Laysan albatross is globally listed as vulnerable to extinction by the IUCN-World Conservation Union, and is a special trust ...

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service Receives Top Honor

    USDA Agency awarded at California Rice Commission Reception   SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Top leaders from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) were on hand today to receive the California Rice Commission's Circle of Life Award for their pioneering work to help improve ...

  • Grassroots conservation efforts in Senegal receive international award

    The Association Inter-Villageoise (AIV Ndiaël) of northern Senegal was awarded the prestigious 2015 Conservation Award by the African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) today. Vogelbescherming Nederland (BirdLife in The Netherlands) and Wetlands International have supported the work of AIV Ndiaël and were present at the award ceremony. AIV Ndiaël represents 32 communities and ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Abdoulaye Ndiaye wins international waterbird conservation award

    Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Senegal is being awarded the 2015 individual Conservation Award by the African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA). Abdoulaye was a long-time staff member of Wetlands International and currently acts as an Associate Expert. The award will be presented at the AEWA Meeting of the Parties taking place in Bonn, Germany from 9 to 14 November. Abdoulaye Ndiaye has worked in over 30 ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Southern Company, partners honor waterway conservation efforts

     Honoring natural resource conservation projects focused on protecting wetlands and streams in the Southeast is an annual tradition for Southern Company and other key supporters of the Five Star Restoration program. (Logo:  ...


    By Southern Company

  • Conservation Program Has Restored One Fourth of CA Wetlands

    There is plenty of reason for California to celebrate National Wetlands Month now before May gives way to summer days. The Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP), a Farm Bill Conservation program, is marking its 20th anniversary and in those two decades the program in California has managed to protect and restore over 120,000 acres of historical wetlands that are home to almost 200 species of birds. All ...

  • Rain Bird Renews Partnership to Protect The Nation’s Groundwater Supply

    The world’s largest irrigation company, Rain Bird, announced that it has renewed its partnership with the ...


    By The Groundwater Foundation

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