News Overview

Autumn of discoveries: SOR welcomes new findings in the Romanian flora and fauna

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 11:34

For the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR, BirdLife Partner) the autumn of 2014 will be remembered as one of the most rewarding periods since the society began its work in conservation. Two important discoveries have been made in the area of Romanian flora and fauna; our colleagues in SOR are proud to share them with the BirdLife Partnership.

Europe and Central Asia Romania

Eurobirdwatch 2014 sees 2.5 million migrants in the air

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 08:18

On the weekend 4–5 October, over 23,000 people took part in the most exciting nature event of the autumn: the annual Eurobirdwatch. From Portugal to Kazakhstan, from Malta to Norway, BirdLife Partners invited people of all ages to discover and observe the fascinating migration of birds.

Europe and Central Asia

Environmental groups welcome new global commitments to fund biodiversity conservation

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 15:18

Joint Statement from BirdLife International, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy and WWF The Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Twelfth Conference of Parties...

Worldwide

New report reveals scale of declines of UK migratory birds wintering in Africa

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 15:53

The migration of millions of birds across the face of the planet is one of nature’s greatest annual events. Every spring some...

Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom Migratory Birds and Flyways

Tools to help the world meet nature targets

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 12:02

The BirdLife Partnership has developed a number of tools to help governments and conservationists in their aims to stem the loss of the planet’s natural wealth.

Worldwide

Number of vulture deaths per meal reduced by a third since deadly drug ban, says new study

Tue, 14/10/2014 - 12:29

The number of vultures dying from diclofenac contamination in India has reduced by more than a third between 2005 and 2009, according to a new study.

Asia India Preventing Extinctions

BirdLife Partners create a new European Network against Environmental Crimes

Mon, 13/10/2014 - 09:57

SEO/BirdLife and RSPB, BirdLife’s Spanish and British Partners, have launched a new project that significantly advance environmental protection: a “European Network against Environmental Crimes”.

Europe and Central Asia Spain

Connecting Energy, Protecting Nature

Wed, 08/10/2014 - 14:17

"Won't protecting nature just slow down getting the investments we need? Are our renewables targets realistic if we have to follow your...

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change

Mobilise financial resources, prioritise nature - and act!

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 11:44

The Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Twelfth Conference of Parties (COP 12) has begun in Pyeongchang, South Korea, bringing together countries from...

Worldwide

SSG institutional capacity building crucial to biodiversity conservation

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 10:31

Site Support Groups in Kenya continue to gain strength in capacity to help conserve great biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin.

Africa Kenya Capacity Development

More investment needed to reach international biodiversity targets by 2020

Thu, 02/10/2014 - 16:30

A new study published in the journal Science reveals that, despite some progress, more needs to be done to reach an internationally agreed set of biodiversity targets by 2020. But they are still within reach.

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

New online resource to help meet global conservation challenges

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 20:45

A new online resource, capacityforconservation.org has been launched that aims to support and strengthen conservation organisations and help them to achieve – and sustain – their conservation and organisational development goals.

Worldwide Capacity Development

Biosfera I and conservation of the near threatened Cape Verde Shearwater

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 11:26

Biosfera I, a national non-governmental organisation for the protection of the environment in Cape Verde is working hard to save the Cape Verde Shearwater.

Africa Cape Verde Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Violence in Malta: BirdLife volunteers attacked by extremists protesting against hunting ban

Fri, 26/09/2014 - 09:06

The ban was imposed by the government in an apparent move to back the designation of Vella as Commissioner for the Environment...

Europe and Central Asia

European Medicines Agency must rule on killer drug by November 30. Is Europe closer to saving its vultures and eagles?

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 14:59

After months of wrestling, the European Commission has given mandate to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to assess the risks to vulture...

Europe and Central Asia

Manuals for empowering Africa’s citzens to conserve migratory birds

Wed, 24/09/2014 - 10:21

The BirdLife Africa Secretariat in conjunction with BirdLife Poland recently adapted and launched an African teacher’s manuals for Grades 1-3 and 4-6. The teacher’s manuals cover topics such as bird identification, bird behavior, the concept of migration and the challenges birds face along the routes. The manuals also provide interactive and interesting games for the children.

Africa Local Empowerment - Africa

Portugal’s Sagres Birdwatching Festival returns to celebrate migration of soaring birds

Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:33

The Sagres Birdwatching Festival returns, to the delight of bird lovers and ornithologists, who gather every year to observe the beautiful spectacle of different species flying over the village of Sagres on migration to warmer climates.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

France: LPO takes direct action to liberate poached Ortolans

Fri, 19/09/2014 - 14:30

Every year in France, thousands of Ortolan Buntings are poached, mutilated and killed in breach of EU and national laws. On Thursday 4 September, the Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux (LPO, BirdLife in France) members went on the offensive, to liberate captured birds and make formal accusations against poachers to the French authorities.

Europe and Central Asia France Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

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