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Coming soon: An atlas of Spain's migratory birds

Mon, 31/08/2015 - 09:37

BirdLife in Spain's Migra initiative has gathered in-depth data on 24 species from more than 600,000 locations in the country.

Europe and Central Asia Spain Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Keeping an eye on Balearic Shearwater

Sat, 04/07/2015 - 06:46

We need to keep a more careful eye on the ‘Critically Endangered’ Balearic Shearwater or else we might notice too late that it’s gone forever…

Europe and Central Asia Spain

Three blades or none?

Mon, 22/06/2015 - 14:46

Spinning through flying space, three blade wind turbines are good for the climate, but are known to kill birds. A Spanish company may have invented a solution that will hit the market soon...Vortex Bladeless

Europe and Central Asia Spain

Butterflies, SEO/BirdLife, and the Natura 2000 Citizens Award

Mon, 01/06/2015 - 12:52

Making butterflies with your hands may not change the world, but it’s a symbolic gesture that has been winning the hearts of people across Europe in celebration of the Natura 2000 Network.

Europe and Central Asia Spain

Commissioner Potocnik: “Investing in Natura 2000 is investing in our own future”

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 10:14

Janez Potocnick, European Commissioner for Environment until last August, expresses his support to the Natura 2000 network. Mr. Potocnick qualifies it as “one of the biggest achievements in the EU Environmental Policy” in a video produced within the frame of the LIFE project Activa Red Natura 2000 – Connecting people with Biodiversity by SEO/BirdLife (BirdLife in Spain) and the Spanish news agency EFE.

Europe and Central Asia Spain

Great step forward for seabirds in Spain

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:17

Spain has officially established 39 new marine protection areas. The new sites are ‘Special Protection Areas for Birds’ (SPAs), designated under the European Birds Directive. The SPAs will offer protection to seabirds whilst they are at sea, complementing the existing network of sites on land.

Europe and Central Asia Spain Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia

CEMEX quarry in Spain sets example for biodiversity action. Photo: Jonathan Rodriguez

Business partnership wins industry recognition

Wed, 11/12/2013 - 11:59

BirdLife and CEMEX’s actions to protect and enhance biodiversity are outstanding examples for aggregates industry

Europe and Central Asia Spain

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,

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus

Co-founder of BirdLife's Spanish Partner and renowned conservationist Mauricio González-Gordon Díez, has died aged 89

Co-founder of SEO/BirdLife and saviour of Doñana dies aged 89

Wed, 02/10/2013 - 12:44

Mauricio González-Gordon Díez, a key figure in nature conservation in Spain and Europe, has died aged 89. (SEO/BirdLife)

Europe and Central Asia Spain Capacity Development - Europe and Central Asia

Morocco's Northern Bald Ibis population has a bumper breeding season (Hans & Jenne Erikson; worldsrarestbirds.com)

Record season for Morocco’s Northern Bald Ibises

Mon, 16/09/2013 - 12:45

Morocco's Northern Bald Ibis population has a bumper breeding season

Europe and Central Asia Morocco Birds in Europe

SEO/BirdLife in Spain presents the first ‘Atlas of Birds in Winter’

SEO/BirdLife in Spain presents the first ‘Atlas of Birds in Winter’

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 07:52

Three years of fieldwork, including more than 70,000 kilometres of walked surveying and 30,000 hours of sampling highlight the effort behind the preparation of the Atlas of Birds in Winter in Spain (2007-2010).

Europe and Central Asia Spain Scientific Expertise for the Benefit of Society

Spanish media project to promote Natura 2000

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:20

SEO/BirdLife (BirdLife in Spain) in collaboration with the Spanish news agency EFE recently launched a four year Life+ project focusing on the Spanish Natura 2000 Network.

Europe and Central Asia Spain

Strengthening local capacity for conservation in Morocco

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:03

SEO/BirdLife efforts to build a strong, committed national NGO in Morocco to join the BirdLife partnership takes a significant step forward.

Africa Morocco

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

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus

SEO/BirdLife launches its Kid’s club “Aventureros” (adventurers)

Tue, 12/06/2012 - 16:13

After several years of work and preparation, SEO/BirdLife (Spanish Partner) Kid’s Club has finally seen the light! Kids are often very interested in learning about and discovering the world around them. With its educational material (magazine, website, and activities) SEO/BirdLife is responding to these needs.

Europe and Central Asia Spain

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.

Europe and Central Asia France Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia

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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