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Ulcinj Salina's salt pans could be saved by...

Tue, 12/04/2016
The ups and downs in the fight to protect these Montenegrin salt pans are too numerous to count. But could there be light at the end of the tunnel?

How BirdLife is protecting Mediterranean...

Wed, 10/02/2016
The MAVA Foundation-funded project, now in its fifth year, has seen some major recent conservation successes.
CZIP team monitoring illegal hunting at Ulcinj Salina. Photo: CZIP

Rock Partridge hunting in Montenegro banned for...

Wed, 03/02/2016
CZIP (BirdLife in Montenegro) has secured a three-year moratorium against the illegal hunting, killing and smuggling of Rock Partridge - a great turnaround, from a country where the last official hunting quota was more than the actual number of the birds present in the country...
The bird ringing in Montenegro will help to increase knowledge about migration of passerines in the Adriatic Flyway, and also build capacity of biologists, students, NGOs and local communities. Photo: CZIP / BirdLife in Montenegro

Local volunteers participate in Montenegro’s...

Wed, 09/09/2015
Volunteers support conservation milestone for songbirds in Montenegro - boding well for birds here in the future (their protection and their supporters!)

Protecting the Mediterranean’s migratory birds

Thu, 27/08/2015
Read why people and organisations are fighting for the flyways and the reason their work is necessary.

Drama in Dalmatian Pelican conservation

Fri, 22/05/2015
“And then the video was gone.” Described by Bjanka Prakljacic from Noé Conservation, this moment embodies the worry and investment teams put into conservation projects. For conservationists working to protect the remaining breeding colonies of Dalmatian Pelican on Lake Skadar in the Balkans, the fear of breeding failure is an intensely nerve-racking experience.

Bird paradise in Montenegro now safe from...

Wed, 22/04/2015

In a country where people flock to the seaside in waves in summer, it’s not sur

Scientific breakthrough reveals evidence of ‘...

Mon, 09/02/2015
How do you find physical evidence of a rare species when most of its habitat (the subterranean waters of limestone cave systems in the Balkans) is inaccessible to humans?

Growing network is helping Montenegrin migrants

Tue, 27/01/2015
The BirdLife Partnership is building a growing network of people and organisations who are working together to look after migrant birds in the Mediterranean.

Ulcinj Salina in Montenegro – from potential...

Wed, 29/10/2014
When watching this video it is hard to believe that Ulcinj Salina was set to be drained and converted into a complex of hotels and golf courses.

Cross-border cooperation with CEPF for Lake...

Tue, 01/07/2014
Lake Skadar forms the international border between Albania and Montenegro, but is also a biodiversity-rich Balkan wetland harbouring the Dalmatian Pelican. CEPF is supporting 10 organisations to sustainably manage the lake for its pelicans, for conservation, and for the local people that live on its shores.

Commercial development threatens Ulcinj Salinas...

Mon, 10/03/2014
For the past two years CZIP (Birdlife in Montenegro) has been fighting a battle against the conversion of Ulcinj Salinas into a tourist-development complex. The Ulcinj Salinas are an irreplaceable habitat for birds on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea, and one of the most important habitats on the Adriatic flyway. They are home to over 250 species of birds and recognized as an Important Bird Area (IBA) and as an Emerald Site of the Bern Convention.

Great Victory for Montenegrin biodiversity!

Thu, 17/05/2012
The months of intensive advocacy work from the Center for Protection and Research of birds of Montenegro (CZIP) and the support from the biggest international centers of nature conservation have finally paid off: the Ulcinj Salina area won't become a touristic attraction.

Support the protection of Ulcinj Salina,...

Wed, 15/02/2012
Ulcinj Salina is an important Important Bird Area (IBA) on the Adriatic flyway in Montenegro. The whole area belongs to a private salt company of which its owner now announced plans to convert 15 km2 of basins from salt production into a touristic development complex with hotels and golf terrains. Contrary to the expectations, the Government of Montenegro has given its approval for implementing this plan.

BirdLife report reveals disturbing facts about...

Wed, 06/07/2011
BirdLife Partners from 38 European countries have released information about the illegal killing and trapping of birds that occurs across the continent.