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Conservation community mourns the passing of Dr Roelof van der Merwe

Thu, 24/12/2015 - 22:37

The South African conservation community is mourning the loss of one of its most generous but modest and unassuming benefactors, Dr Roelof van der Merwe. Van der Merwe, a member of the private Charl van der Merwe Trust named after his late father that has donated tens of millions of rands to biodiversity conservation projects – especially those involving seabirds and other marine life – died unexpectedly in his sleep on 23 December. He was 57.

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On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Turtle-dove is the UK's fastest-declining bird, now Vulnerable, and needs support from projects like this. Photo: Andy Hay

Second day of Christmas brings Turtle-doves to CEMEX quarries in the UK

Tue, 22/12/2015 - 10:54

We are delighted to report that Turtle-doves have been found at two quarry projects, including three juveniles, so it is very likely that they were born on a CEMEX site this year thanks to a partnership with CEMEX and the RSPB.

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Unidos para salvar al tordo amarillo

Fri, 18/12/2015 - 23:13

Desde hace varios meses, en Aves Argentinas (BirdLife en Argentina) estamos muy preocupados por una especie en particular: el tordo amarillo, típica de los pastizales naturales y humedales pampeanos, que se extendían en el siglo pasado desde el sur de Misiones hasta el sur de Buenos Aires. Hoy mantiene unos pocos reductos en el sur de Entre Ríos (Gualeguaychú y alrededores), el noroeste correntino y sur misionero.

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The chronicles of the Saffron-cowled Blackbird

Fri, 18/12/2015 - 20:02

A beautiful story of how a group of people started changing the future of Saffron-cowled Blackbirds.

Americas Argentina Preventing Extinctions - Americas

The European Commission has been alerted. Now for the hard part

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 14:38

...making sure it listens and protects our nature laws.

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West African Ambassadors endorse BirdLife’s Vulture Campaign

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 13:10

On understanding the vital roles vultures play in ecosystems, West African Ambassadors quickly reversed any personal attitudes of distaste towards vultures and expressed full support to BirdLife's campaign.

Worldwide Benin Preventing Extinctions

Good for birds, good for fishermen.

Speaking your language to save albatrosses

Wed, 16/12/2015 - 15:58

Reaching out to Taiwanese fishing crews with an instructional video to help save albatrosses from accidental bycatch

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A real European union emerges to back nature

Wed, 16/12/2015 - 13:51

Environment Ministers from EU member countries have backed the Nature Directives in the face of a European Commission 'Fitness Check' process.

Europe and Central Asia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Digging deep to find biodiversity

Tue, 15/12/2015 - 15:04

Ecological restoration of quarries is providing new habitat for numerous plant and animal species.

Europe and Central Asia

The year BirdLife turned 'vulture vigilante'

Tue, 15/12/2015 - 14:50

99% of South Asian vultures are declining, and Europe is not far behind at 75%. What is BirdLife doing to save them?

Europe and Central Asia Spain Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

How BirdLife uncovered the Mediterranean bird slaughter

Tue, 15/12/2015 - 14:42

We finally know the extent of the illegal killing of millions that has gone on for decades.

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

Is the EU on track to save biodiversity? The short answer is no

Tue, 15/12/2015 - 14:31

From agriculture to marine species, biodiversity to green infrastructure, Europe needs to do more to save nature.

Europe and Central Asia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia