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The Priolo brand – tourism contributes to bird conservation

The Priolo brand – tourism contributes to bird...

Wed, 04/09/2013
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.
How can tourism play an important role in Portuguese seabird conservation?

How can tourism play an important role in...

Fri, 26/04/2013
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.

Urgent International support sought for Azores...

Wed, 30/01/2013
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.

SPEA calls for permanent protection for Algarve...

Fri, 18/01/2013
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.

Urgent International support sought for Azores...

Mon, 08/10/2012

Since 2003, the Globally Threatened Azores Bullfinch Pyrrhula murina, has benefitted co

Momentum gaining in the Mediterranean for IPOT...

Mon, 23/07/2012
Partners from the International Project of Ornithological Toursim (IPOT) met for the second time to plan expansion into the Mediterranean

Algarve: The bird’s festival is back in October

Fri, 15/06/2012
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.

Using technology to protect biodiversity

Fri, 13/04/2012
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.

Spain opens the public process to designate 41...

Tue, 06/12/2011
The Spanish Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs has published a proposal designating 41 marine Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Spain.