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BirdLife in Portugal publishes atlas of national seabirds

Tue, 17/11/2015 - 17:27

The book and its interactive online version feature 65 marine species, with detailed factsheets, maps and photos.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Seabirds and Marine

Saving Macaronesia's biodiversity, one species at a time

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:10

These islands represent 0.2% of EU territory but host over a quarter of the plant species listed in the Habitats Directive. Here's how SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) is protecting them.

Europe and Central Asia Cape Verde Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Pacific

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

Why you should be excited about the 2015 Sagres birdwatching festival

Mon, 14/09/2015 - 13:48

This region of southwest Portugal is a major migratory corridor for millions of birds: A birdwatcher's paradise. But that's not all that's happening there this October.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

Exotic plants, invasive rats, and fishnets

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 15:21

Invasive rats and cats eating seabird eggs and chicks, accidental entanglement in fish gear, exotic plants changing island ecology…just some of the things SPEA (BirdLife Portugal) has been battling to try and save seabirds.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

Portugal's birding at your fingertips

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 14:50

Now available at your fingertips, all you need to know about more than 100 species of bird and birdwatching in mainland Portugal, the Azores and Madeira archipelagos.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

New project to repair and protect the Berlengas archipelago’s rich ecosystem

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 17:08

Only 30 people live in the Berlengas archipelago off the Portuguese coast, yet there is a lot of activity to report from these small islands.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Seabirds and Marine

Say NO to birds in a cage and on a plate

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:09

BirdLife Partner SPEA launches a new campaign to stop the illegal capture and sale of birds in Portugal.

Are you aware that with the simple click of a mouse you can buy a Great Tit online?...

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

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

Ria de Alvor: Pioneer decision in Portugal stands up for nature

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:08

A landmark decision has taken place in courts in Portugal as the Central Administrative Court South upheld the conviction of the owners of Quinta da Rocha requiring them to restore habitats that were destroyed because of their development in the Ria de Alvor.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

Twenty candles for SPEA and a large range of achievements for nature in Portugal

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:15

November was a moment of celebration for the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds - SPEA.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

Mediterranean IBA tourism app goes interactive

Thu, 31/10/2013 - 15:56

BirdLife’s EU-funded project to promote sustainable birdwatching tourism in the Natura 2000 protected area network is about to take a giant leap forward.  A new app gives birding tourists the opportunity to plan their trips using interactive maps,

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2013 Sagres Birdwatching Festival celebrates bird migration

2013 Sagres Birdwatching Festival celebrates bird migration

Thu, 19/09/2013 - 12:30

The Sagres Peninsula, which is the only place in Portugal where the autumn migration of soaring birds can be observed, will host the fourth edition of the Birdwatching Festival from 4th to 6th October 2013.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Capacity Development - Europe and Central Asia

The Priolo brand – tourism contributes to bird conservation

The Priolo brand – tourism contributes to bird conservation

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 09:01

19 companies have so far joined the Lands of Priolo brand in Portugal, which is a seal of quality for tourism entrepreneurs and companies operating in the Special Protected Area of Pico da Vara, where the only population of the Azores Bullfinch – one of Europe’s rarest birds - lives.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Capacity Development - Europe and Central Asia

How can tourism play an important role in Portuguese seabird conservation?

How can tourism play an important role in Portuguese seabird conservation?

Fri, 26/04/2013 - 13:07

Since January the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA; BirdLife in Portugal), together with Marlin Boat Tours are performing a monitoring scheme of birds at sea.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Capacity Development - Europe and Central Asia

Urgent International support sought for Azores Bullfinch

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 09:31

Priolo remains one of Europe's most threatened species and its precarious future still hangs in the balance. More work is needed to ensure population gains can be maintained and that the species' long-term future can be secured.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

SPEA calls for permanent protection for Algarve wetland IBA

Fri, 18/01/2013 - 14:56

Portugal’s Secretary of State for the Environment has halted the proposed destruction of the Pera Marsh IBA to make way for a golf course and holiday complex.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

Urgent International support sought for Azores Bullfinch

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 10:27

Since 2003, the Globally Threatened Azores Bullfinch Pyrrhula murina, has benefitted considerably from a highly successful conservation project, initiated and run by SPEA - BirdLife’s Portuguese Partner and its official Species Guardian.

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