News Turkey

International gathering on saving drying lakes

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 10:58

Academics, NGO representatives and public officials from ten countries in the Middle East, Balkans and Africa are attending the International Gathering on Saving Drying Lakes in Burdur, Turkey, organised by Doğa Derneği (BirdLife in Turkey), next 17-18 September.

Middle East Turkey

Turkish Northern Bald Ibis fly south

Tue, 13/08/2013 - 08:25

Six Northern Bald Ibis that were released in Turkey as part of a trial re-introduction have begun their migration south

Middle East Syria Preventing Extinctions - Middle East

New global alliance to stop controversial dam projects

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 13:22

The embankment dam projects Ilisu in Turkey and Belo Monte in Brazil have devastating consequences for nature and people, and they are also the spearhead of an unprecedented worldwide dam construction boom. Now, an international alliance called ‘Damocracy’ has been formed in order to preserve the last intact rivers in these countries.

Europe and Central Asia Brazil

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #6 “The Hieroglyph”

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 16:15

The Northern Bald Ibis has had an eventful and turbulent relationship with man. Idolised yet mummified, celebrated and venerated yet beaten and eaten, collected then protected, hunted, poisoned, followed by pilgrims and tracked by scientists- this mythical bird is just over 200 mature wild individuals away from being lost forever. But hope is not even close from being lost...

Worldwide Egypt