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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Nature Conservancy Announces Opportunity to Protect 13,000 Acres in New Conservation Project

    The Nature Conservancy’s New Hampshire Chapter announced ...


  • PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in bird deaths

    Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming. The subsidiary of Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp pleaded guilty in federal court in Wyoming to two counts of violating the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act under a plea deal with prosecutors. The U.S. Justice Department said the ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Alberta Conservation Association: Conservation Travel App Makes Alberta's Wild Outdoors Accessible to Everyone

    Editors Note: There are 2 photos and a video associated with this Press Release. Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) just launched the Alberta Outdoor Adventure Guide iPhone travel app. The app profiles over 700 Conservation Site destinations across ...


  • 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 ...

  • Eastern European birds protected by recent legislation show improved population trends

    National bird conservation policies implemented in Eastern Europe in the 1990s have substantially benefited bird populations across the region, a new study has shown. Compared with the period 1970-1990, the population trends of species protected by national legislation improved during 1990-2000, particularly for those species receiving focused attention. Across the 306 species studied, the ...

  • Common European birds have declined more rapidly than rarer species

    The number of birds in Europe has fallen by more than 420 million between 1980 and 2009, new research has found. The study, which examined 144 bird species across 25 countries, found that 90% of the lost numbers were accounted for by common species, such as house sparrows (Passer domesticus). The decline was steepest in the first half of the study (1980–1994), followed by a period of ...

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