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Extended beard of Bearded Vulture - incredible effect of drug revealed

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 07:12

BirdLife International has captured startling new evidence of further impacts of drugs on vulture populations: a number of Bearded Vultures have been seen with unusually long beards.

Worldwide

Cyprus is the big winner of international bird race

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 15:32

The main winners of the 2015 Champions of the Flyway race are the birds of Cyprus, with over $50,000 raised so far for BirdLife Cyprus.

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus Migratory Birds and Flyways

Kiko and Kuki, bird’s best friends, need your help!

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 15:23

Everyone knows that dogs are man’s best friend, but in Greece, a couple of very special dogs are helping birds and wildlife...

Europe and Central Asia Greece Birds in Europe

A Hot Race for Bird Conservation

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 15:08

Nearly 24 hours side by side, some of the world’s finest birders competed against each other in Israel, in a hot race...

Europe and Central Asia Israel Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

New research for saving species on tropical islands as we prepare for big operation

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 16:56

Importance of tropical island restoration recognised by international scientific journal as we prepare for the biggest ever operation to save birds from extinction in French Polynesia

Pacific Invasive Alien Species

'Fundraising for conservation' training in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot is delivering results

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 15:12

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot funds training programmes that help grassroot organisations become better fundraisers. With success.

Africa

Women in Conservation: Let women benefit from ecotourism revenues - biodiversity will benefit, too

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 14:44

This third article in the series about 'women in conservation' describes how a more equitable sharing of ecotourism revenues between men and women would benefit conservation and sustainable development at the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.

Africa

Pollinating birds and mammals declining, reveals first global assessment of trends in the status of pollinators

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 14:56

According to a new study by BirdLife, IUCN and others, the conservation status of pollinating bird and mammal species is deteriorating, with...

Worldwide

Namibia on-board with BirdLife to end seabird bycatch in world’s worst fishery

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 14:22

“Namibia stands at the threshold of moving, in very short time, from being the worst country in the world for seabird bycatch, to the very best”, said Oliver Yates, BirdLife International’s Global Albatross Task Force Coordinator.

Africa Marine

Women in Conservation: Songs for the Forest

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 15:34

This second article in the series about 'women in conservation' shows how Maasai women in the Loita Hills (South Nguruman Important Bird Area/Key Biodiversity Area, Kenya) are eager to protect their forest - if only the men would allow it.

Africa Local Empowerment

The Birds Directive has made Europe safer for wild birds. But it is now under question…

Sun, 15/03/2015 - 17:50

By Ariel Brunner, Head of EU Policy at BirdLife Europe. The illegal killing of birds is still a big problem across Europe...

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

The European Hunters Association stands up against illegal killing of birds

Sun, 15/03/2015 - 17:43

By Filippo Segato, Secretary General, FACE - Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EU . When German travellers visited...

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

Italy, Spain and Greece join forces to change culture that supports illegal killings

Sun, 15/03/2015 - 17:09

In most countries the Illegal killing of protected wild birds would seem rather uncivilized and the methods used barbaric, so you might...

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

First ever pan-Mediterranean study reveals scale of wild birds massacre

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 18:43

By Willem van den Bossche, European Nature Conservation Officer at BirdLife Europe. 27 BirdLife Partners in the Mediterranean region, plus Georgia, are...

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

How the Nordics can set precedence for fisheries management in the EU

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 17:39

EU decision makers are in the middle of a debate on how to manage Baltic commercial fish stocks (cod, herring, and sprat)...

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

New hope for Vietnam’s forests

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 10:51

The survival of North-Central Vietnam’s lowland forests have been boosted thanks to an innovative new agreement that aims to see such forests protected.

Asia Vietnam Forests of Hope

The Balkans bird mafia

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 08:54

«Resting on one knee, the hunter poses for the camera, his kill laid out in front of him in rows of 20.....

Europe and Central Asia

Another killing season in Cyprus?

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 14:48

If what was seen during the 2014 autumn in Cyprus is any indication, most birds passing through will have little chance against...

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways

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