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New protected areas announced for seabirds in Portugal

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 13:43

The designation of two new Special Protection Areas in Portugal has been approved by the country’s government, according to BirdLife’s Portuguese Partner SPEA.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Seabirds and Marine

BirdLife has been nurturing the next conservation leaders for 30 years through CLP

2016 Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards: Call for Applications

Fri, 02/10/2015 - 12:08

Applications for the 2016 Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Conservation Team Awards are now open. There are three awards categories ranging from $12500 to $40,000 per project.

Worldwide Capacity Development

Intensive agriculture, Denmark

EU admits failing its own targets for protecting nature

Fri, 02/10/2015 - 11:45

The mid-term review of the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 has today been published by the European Commission – and it shows only limited progress has been made on many of the key targets set at the start of this decade, with a complete failure to address unsustainable agriculture.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

The Wadden Sea is in danger, says first-ever migration report of whole East Atlantic Flyway

Mon, 28/09/2015 - 13:57

This Natura 2000 and UNESCO World Heritage Site is used by 12 million migratory birds every year, but unlike the other birds that use the flyway, their numbers are dropping.

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

Partners come together to save unique wetland

Thu, 17/09/2015 - 12:21

A new joint project between two BirdLife Partners aims to protect a unique protected area in Western Madagascar.

Africa Madagascar Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Sierra de Bahoruco National Park has suffered from deforestation from illegal farming (Eladio Fernandez)

Tentative first steps for forest restoration in the Caribbean

Tue, 15/09/2015 - 10:47

The rapid deforestation of a Dominican Republic National Park is finally receiving the attention it deserves from the country’s authorities and civil society, thanks to a project which is addressing the root causes of its destruction.

Americas Dominican Republic Forests of Hope - Americas

New report shows one-third of South African IBAs are in imminent danger

Sat, 12/09/2015 - 09:00

One-third of the 112 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) of South Africa are facing imminent danger of irreversible damage, according to a new report published by BirdLife South Africa.

Africa South Africa Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

EU adopts BirdLife's classification standard in its updated list of European birds

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 14:29

Here's three reasons why this is important for conservation efforts.

Europe and Central Asia

Storks - counted and supported by local volunteers!

Mon, 07/09/2015 - 12:54

The Macedonian Ecological Society (BirdLife Partner) completed the first national stork census after 57 years and none of it would have been possible without locals and volunteers.

Europe and Central Asia Macedonia Local Empowerment