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IBAs in Danger

356 of the planet’s most important sites for nature are threatened with being lost forever. Known as ‘IBAs in Danger’ – they have been identified in 122 countries and territories. 

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News Overview

NABU develops a project on renewable energy in Germany

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 15:19

Renewable energy Renewable energy provides significant advantages in terms of energy security, climate change mitigation and economic benefits. Furthermore it can be...

Europe and Central Asia Germany

BirdLife report reveals shockingly poor protection of seabirds in the EU

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 13:42

Over 40% of marine Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (marine IBAs) in Europe are not protected, and two thirds of EU countries...

Europe and Central Asia Marine

122 important sites for nature threatened with destruction in Europe

Sat, 22/11/2014 - 12:44

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

Europe and Central Asia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

International Young Conservationist Award for Malawi BirdLife Partner volunteer

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 14:07

The International Young Conservationist Award has been given to Tiwonge I Mzumara-Gawa, a PhD student at the University of KwaZulu Natal and...

Africa Malawi

Conservation leaders look to the future at BirdLife Asia Partnership meeting

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 18:06

Leaders of the main national nature organisations from across Asia came together to work up plans for conserving biodiversity in their region...

Asia Thailand Forests of Hope - Asia

Serbian Bird Crime Task Force working at putting an end to the illegal bird trade

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 11:40

Many bird species in Serbia are subject to poaching and captivity for commercial reasons. Autumn and especially winter are not particularly welcoming...

Europe and Central Asia Serbia

Global appetite for resources pushing new species to the brink

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 16:44

Fishing, logging, mining, agriculture and other activities to satisfy our growing appetite for resources are threatening the survival of the Pacific Bluefin...

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

Up-to-date inventory of Important Bird Areas of Cyprus now available

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 14:53

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.

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus

Egg collector is sent to jail with the collaboration of BirdLife Bulgarian and British Partners

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 13:25

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.

Europe and Central Asia Bulgaria

BirdLife International uses new platform to tell conservation stories

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 10:22

BirdLife International has started using a new media-rich information sharing technology to tell its conservation stories in a more indepth and interactive...

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)

First full migration census in southern Turkey of Egyptian Vulture and other raptors

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 12:10

Turkey is one of the few countries in the world that has a large breeding population of Egyptian Vultures, estimated at 1,000 – 3,000 pairs. Doğa Derneği, BirdLife Partner in the country, is aware of its responsibility in the protection of the species and has initiated research to assess its conservation status in Turkey.

Europe and Central Asia Turkey

Is the EU today’s biggest threat to Southern US forests?

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 13:54

On the occasion of the National Day of Action, thousands of people across the US are coming together today to put out...

Europe and Central Asia

Green or greenwashed? President Juncker put to the test

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 11:15

The environmental mobilisation has reached the corridors of power. Here are the tests, in the next semester, for the new Commission to...

Europe and Central Asia

Renewable energy and migratory birds

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 16:16

Without proper planning, energy developments, including wind turbines and power lines, can be a major threat to migratory birds.

Worldwide Climate Change

Local benefits for wildlife through BirdLife-CEMEX global partnership

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 17:21

With Golden Eagle surveying in Mexico, plans to protect dry forest in the Dominican Republic, Red-billed Chough nesting in a UK quarry, and the renewal of the national partnership in France; this update gives some examples from the CEMEX-BirdLife global partnership this year where the process of undertaking a Biodiversity Action Plan at a site is proving to be good for nature as well as business.

Worldwide