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Bird trapping on the rise in Cyprus – an estimated 2.8 million birds killed in 2011

Wed, 16/05/2012 - 07:36

The latest monitoring results in Cyprus show that bird trapping with mist nets and limesticks continues to rise, threatening many migrants travelling through the Eastern Mediterranean Island.

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus

SalvaNATURA registers 67 species in 2nd Central American Aquatic Bird Census

Wed, 16/05/2012 - 00:50

With the help of BirdLife International, on February 18th and 19th, SalvaNATURA held the 2nd Central American Aquatic Bird Census, registering 67 species, of which 6 are considered Critically Endangered in the Official List of Endangered Species at the national level.


Want a fair and ecological agricultural policy for the EU? Add your signature!

Tue, 15/05/2012 - 19:43

With only a few weeks left to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), and with the ongoing reform of the European Common Agricultural Policy, several youth networks from across the EU have launched a joint initiative to mobilize citizens in support of a fair and ecological agricultural reform.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

MEPs adopt the “Gerbrandy” Report on biodiversity

Tue, 15/05/2012 - 14:59

On April 20th the European Parliament made a stand in support of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development when it adopted the “Motion for a European Parliament resolution on our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020”, authored by Dutch Liberal MEP Mr Gerben Jan Gerbrandy.

Europe and Central Asia

SPEA’s magazine is now available online

Tue, 15/05/2012 - 11:57

After 17 years of a paper only version the magazine of Portuguese BirdLife Partner, SPEA, Pardela (Portuguese name for Cory’s Shearwater) now has an online version.

Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife in Indochina newsletter The Babbler No.41 released

Tue, 15/05/2012 - 10:36

BirdLife International in Indochina has released its quarterly newsletter The Babbler No. 41 (February -May 2012).


Join NABU on May 21 to celebrate and learn about Natura 2000 in Germany

Fri, 11/05/2012 - 14:59

NABU (BirdLife in Germany) is inviting people to celebrate 20 years of the Natura 2000 network on 21st of May, at its conference “20 years, 20 percent – how to proceed with Natura 2000?”

Europe and Central Asia Germany

World Migratory Bird Day 2012 highlights multiple benefits of safeguarding bird habitats

Fri, 11/05/2012 - 10:53

The economic benefits of supporting the world's migratory bird species is one of the key themes during this year's World Migratory Bird Day celebrations.

Worldwide Migratory Birds and Flyways

BirdLife South Africa joins the world to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Fri, 11/05/2012 - 09:32

BirdLife South Africa held a number of events to promote the important link between healthy wetlands and the good health of people, birds and the economy


First Ornithofestival in Bosnia-Herzegovina welcomes over a hundred bird lovers

Thu, 10/05/2012 - 13:04

On 20 and 21 April 2012, the cities of Kraljeva Sutjeska and Kakanj in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BH) hosted the country’s first “Ornithofestival”.

Europe and Central Asia Bosnia and Herzegovina

Forest & Bird hosts BirdLife Pacific meeting

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:37

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) hosted representatives of bird protection and conservation groups from around the Pacific region last month at a successful meeting of the BirdLife Pacific Partnership at our Ruapehu Lodge. Mike Britton - General Manager, Forest & Bird - tells us about the meeting which underlined New Zealand’s role as part of the broader global environment and conservation scene...


Environment Committee sets the bar for an ambitious Fisheries reform

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 16:10

On 8th May, European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Safety has adopted a strong and progressive opinion on the Common Fisheries Policy reform. BirdLife Europe praises the members of the Committee for their strong stand on the CFP reform.

Europe and Central Asia Marine