News Overview

USPB reaches new stage of steppe restoration project

Mon, 09/12/2013 - 16:04

The Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds (USPB; BirdLife in Ukraine), as part of its “Steppe Biodiversity” project with EU financing...

Europe and Central Asia Ukraine

BirdLife experts and marine stakeholders collaborate to define how to better protect oceans

Mon, 09/12/2013 - 13:50

The transnational project FAME (Future of the Atlantic Marine Environment) is coordinated by BirdLife and aims to research, identify and protect important...

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

The Conservation of Migratory Birds (CMB) project announces launch of the Young Graduates Research Project (YGRP) award

Mon, 09/12/2013 - 07:01

The Conservation of Migratory Birds (CMB) project is a BirdLife International initiative, with joint funding from MAVA Foundation and Vogelbescherming Nederland (VBN,...

Africa Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Rallying for BirdLife in Peru

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 11:21

A team from the leading US bird tour company, Field Guides, are competing in the third Peru birding competition, aka the World...

Americas Peru Preventing Extinctions - Americas

Prominent hunters from Middle East and Africa sign declaration on responsible hunting

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 11:21

Hunters have signed a Regional Declaration on Responsible Hunting under the Patronage of the Lebanese Minister of Environment, H.E. Mr. Nazem El Khoury

Middle East Egypt Migratory Birds and Flyways

New breeding sites found for Asia’s rarest bunting

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 11:11

Three previously unknown breeding sites of Asia’s rarest bunting have been discovered by a team from the Beijing Bird Watching Society working with BirdLife’s China Programme.

Asia China China Programme

Concern over migrant birds prompts international response

Wed, 04/12/2013 - 14:48

In recent months, the indiscriminate and unsustainable killing of migrant birds in North Africa has become an issue of public concern in...

Africa Egypt Illegal killing of birds

Myanmar loses leading conservationist

Wed, 04/12/2013 - 12:06

Dr Htin Hla, known to his many friends and colleagues simply as Tony, a leading figure in Burmese conservation has passed away...

Asia

Action for Amur Falcons brings hope for an end to hunting in Nagaland

Fri, 29/11/2013 - 13:41

Last year’s news of the massacre of Amur Falcons in India shocked the world. BirdLife’s Indian Partner BNHS moved immediately to mobilise...

Asia India Migratory Birds and Flyways

Ecology now knocks out Lake Natron Soda Ash mining

Fri, 29/11/2013 - 07:29

The proposed soda ash mining at Lake Natron has suffered another major blow as a new scientific study shows that such an...

Africa Tanzania Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Red List for Birds 2013: Number of Critically Endangered birds hits new high

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 06:38

The number of bird species listed as Critically Endangered has reached an all-time high

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

Some progress but distinct lack of ambition in Warsaw climate talks

Mon, 25/11/2013 - 14:09

The climate talks in Warsaw during the last two weeks presented governments with a prime opportunity to change path, but they missed it. Once again, the climate talks were undermined by economic interests and short-sightedness.

Worldwide Climate Change

BirdLife’s Business & Biodiversity event showcases valuable corporate partnerships

Fri, 22/11/2013 - 12:10

BirdLife Europe’s annual Business & Biodiversity event has been the starting point for many fruitful relationships with the corporate world . It...

Europe and Central Asia

World Governments must commit to providing significant funds for climate change adaptation

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 14:42

Ministers meeting at global climate talks in Warsaw should heed the lessons of past disasters

Worldwide Climate Change

Grants for conservation and communications projects in the Mediterranean

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 12:20

Call for Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for small grants (up to $20,000) for biodiversity conservation and communication projects in the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot.

Worldwide

Putting Action Plans in place to eradicate wildlife poisoning

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 08:37

According to the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, in a period of 10 years (2000-2010), over 6,500 birds have been...

Europe and Central Asia Illegal killing of birds

Alpine farmers supporting biodiversity recovery

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 16:03

The opportunities that the EU rural development policy offers for biodiversity conservation were discussed at a recent conference in Turin, Italy. The...

Europe and Central Asia

Audubon and Multilateral Investment Fund announce regional bird tourism and conservation programme

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 13:04

Audubon and the Multilateral Investment Fund re working together on a high-value sustainable birding tourism programme.

Americas Bahamas Capacity Development - Americas