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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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. Twenty years of work for...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Momentum gaining in the Mediterranean for IPOT sustainable birdwatching tourism project

Mon, 23/07/2012 - 11:42

Partners from the International Project of Ornithological Toursim (IPOT) met for the second time to plan expansion into the Mediterranean

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Algarve: The bird’s festival is back in October

Fri, 15/06/2012 - 15:05

The 3rd Birdwatching Festival in Sagres, Portugal will take place this year from October 5 to 7. In October, Sagres becomes Europe’s major migratory corridor for storks, eagles, vultures, hawks and falcons on their way back to Africa. All types of people will enjoy the large range of activities proposed.

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Using technology to protect biodiversity

Fri, 13/04/2012 - 13:52

The BirdLife partners in France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the UK, are deploying unprecedented actions to protect the marine environment, through the project FAME (Future of the Atlantic Marine Environment, Interreg Programme 2010-2012). Amongst other, they have been tagging seabirds with mini-cameras, which recorded wonderful images.

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Spain opens the public process to designate 41 marine Special Protection Areas (SPAs), totalling almost 50,000 km2

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 08:52

The Spanish Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs has published a proposal designating 41 marine Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Spain.

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