News Spain

Three blades or none?

Mon, 22/06/2015
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

Butterflies, SEO/BirdLife, and the Natura 2000...

Mon, 01/06/2015
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.

Commissioner Potocnik: “Investing in Natura 2000...

Fri, 12/09/2014
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.

Great step forward for seabirds in Spain

Tue, 22/07/2014
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.
CEMEX quarry in Spain sets example for biodiversity action. Photo: Jonathan Rodriguez

Business partnership wins industry recognition

Wed, 11/12/2013
BirdLife and CEMEX’s actions to protect and enhance biodiversity are outstanding examples for aggregates industry

Mediterranean IBA tourism app goes interactive

Thu, 31/10/2013

BirdLife’s EU-funded project to promote sustainable birdwatching tourism in the Natura

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...

Wed, 02/10/2013
Mauricio González-Gordon Díez, a key figure in nature conservation in Spain and Europe, has died aged 89. (SEO/BirdLife)
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
Morocco's Northern Bald Ibis population has a bumper breeding season
SEO/BirdLife in Spain presents the first ‘Atlas of Birds in Winter’

SEO/BirdLife in Spain presents the first ‘Atlas...

Thu, 11/07/2013
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).

Spanish media project to promote Natura 2000

Tue, 12/03/2013
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.

Strengthening local capacity for conservation in...

Wed, 10/10/2012
SEO/BirdLife efforts to build a strong, committed national NGO in Morocco to join the BirdLife partnership takes a significant step forward.

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

SEO/BirdLife launches its Kid’s club “Aventureros...

Tue, 12/06/2012
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.

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.

SEO/ BirdLife in Spain receives the Spanish «...

Mon, 05/12/2011
Every two years, the Spanish Foundation “Fondo para la Defensa de la Naturaleza” (Fondena) awards an organisation for its work in protecting nature. This year, and more precisely on 22 November, the Spanish king Juan Carlos delivered the Fondena Award, endowed with 40 000 euros, to SEO/ BirdLife in Spain, for its important nature conservation work on Spanish territory.

Monitoring, indicators and targets

Wed, 24/03/2010
The 18th Conference of the European Bird Census Council is taking place in, Cáceres (Extremadura), Spain between 22-26 March 2010.