News Yemen

Socotra’s Haggier Mountains and Dragon’s Blood Trees

Magical Socotra stands at a crossroads of...

Wed, 13/11/2019
The jewel in the crown of Arabia’s biodiversity is under threat. Often dubbed the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean, the unique Socotra archipelago is an Important Bird & Biodiversity and UNESCO World Heritage Site of global importance for its endemic wildlife and rich ancient cultures, but action is needed before modern-day pressures change these ancient islands forever.
Common Quail caught in a 'mist net' © Watter AlBahry

Scale of illegal bird killing in the Middle East...

Tue, 27/08/2019
A study out today, for the first time, estimates the scale and extent of the illegal killing and taking of wild birds in the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and Iran. Using a diverse range of data sources and incorporating expert knowledge, we estimate that at least 1.7–4.6 million birds of at least 413 species may be killed or taken illegally each year in this region, many of them on migration. Worryingly, this is likely to be an underestimate as data were unavailable for parts of the region.
Mount Mabu is famous for its old-growth rainforest © Julian Bayliss

Five years' success for African mountain...

Wed, 10/01/2018
Five years ago, Birdlife International was granted the funding to manage the rich but highly threatened biodiversity of the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot. As the first five-year phase comes to a close, we reflect on the successes, lessons learned, and how to make this work last long into the future.
Some of the trainees in the highlands of Yemen ©Hakim Aulaiah

Biodiversity conservation in Yemen – joining...

Wed, 19/10/2016
Conservationists in war-torn Yemen are organising themselves to be ready for conservation action - when it is safe again.

Key Fundraising Manual now available in Arabic

Mon, 19/10/2015
As part of a CEPF funded project in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot the fundraising guide “Institutional Fundraising for Conservation Projects” was translated to Arabic
Pesticide Spraying

Guidelines for bird-sensitive agriculture released

Mon, 27/07/2015
In an effort to address threats caused by unsustainable agriculture practices and to help the agriculture sector with bird conservation, the BirdLife-led MSB project has developed a set of guidelines for bird-sensitive agriculture development.

3rd Call for Letters of Inquiry – CEPF Eastern...

Thu, 11/07/2013
NEW Call for Letters of Inquiry for the CEPF Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, for capacity development assessments and small grant projects in Eritrea, South Sudan and Yemen. Read more here!

2nd Call for Letters of Inquiry - Critical...

Fri, 22/02/2013
BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, in their role as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, invite civil society organizations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for projects in all eligible countries within the hotspot: Yemen, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.