News Overview

World Migratory Bird day celebrations in Kasese District, Uganda

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 15:15

On 10th May 2014 a group of conservation organizations gathered at the Katwe Eco-tourism centre (KATIC) ground in Katwe-Kabatooro town council, Kasese...

Africa Uganda Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Rules work: national legislation benefits Eastern Europe’s birds

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 13:30

New scientific evidence confirms that legal protection of bird species does work. A recent study focusing in Eastern Europe shows that the...

Europe and Central Asia Birds in Europe

SAVE Brasil recognised for over a decade of work to save Atlantic forest

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 12:20

The Atlantic forest of South America could merit an award for many reasons. An award for being an outstanding biological centre of...

Americas Brazil Forests of Hope - Americas

Industry must act now to safeguard biodiversity threatened by limestone quarrying, NGOs say

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 17:18

Limestone is needed for industry; limestone habitats are essential for the survival of vulnerable and irreplaceable species. A new paper targets the extraction industry to give these species a conservation boost.

Worldwide

Canadian BirdLife Partners launch new IBA caretaker video

Wed, 04/06/2014 - 10:55

It’s Canadian Environment Week , held in the first week of June to coincide with World Environment Day and World Oceans Day...

Americas Canada Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Americas

Community Resource Planning in Lutembe and Mabamba Bays, Uganda

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 15:52

Two local conservation groups in Uganda; one in Lutembe bay (Lutembe bay Wetland Users Association) and one in Mabamba bay (Mabamba bay...

Africa Uganda Local Empowerment - Africa

The power of many: protecting migratory birds in the Mediterranean

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 15:39

When you think from the perspective of a migratory bird flying over the Mediterranean, facing a multitude of threats, it is clear that a coordinated multi-national response is needed. A recent workshop in Cyprus coordinated just that.

Worldwide Cyprus Migratory Birds and Flyways

Putting nature on the map: giving guidance to governments

Mon, 02/06/2014 - 11:20

A new publication is helping governments with spatial data and mapping to make it easier for them to reach their promised targets for biodiversity.

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)

Understanding and Supporting Civil Society in Algeria - CEPF Med update

Sat, 31/05/2014 - 10:24

Update from recent CEPF Regional Implementation Team visit to Algeria, part of the Mediterranean basin biodiversity hotspot, and developing new civil society groups for conservation.

Africa Algeria

Rules, business and the environment: CEMEX and BirdLife jointly endorse EU Nature Directives

Fri, 30/05/2014 - 15:43

On May 27, in the presence of EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik , BirdLife Europe and CEMEX issued a joint statement wholeheartedly...

Europe and Central Asia

New study shows vulture-killing drug kills eagles too

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 11:45

The results of tests carried out on two Steppe Eagles found dead in Rajasthan, India, have shown some worrying results.

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

Migratory birds? What about migratory fish?

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 08:00

Read all about a new CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot project in Lake Tana, Ethiopia. BirdLife International, together with IUCN and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, form the Regional Implementation Team that supports CEPF with their investment in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot.

Africa Ethiopia Capacity Development

New prestigious award praises BirdLife Bulgarian Partner’s work in protecting imperial eagles

Fri, 23/05/2014 - 16:40

The tremendous work by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB; BirdLife in Bulgaria) to protect the Imperial Eagle was...

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Fresh Lake Natron soda ash push threatens the future of East Africa’s Flamingos

Tue, 20/05/2014 - 14:46

BirdLife International , a partnership of over 120 NGOs globally, is gravely concerned over recent statements by the Government of Tanzania regarding...

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

Pioneering wildlife audit reveals 1500 exclusively 'British' species overseas

Tue, 20/05/2014 - 10:45

One of the world’s smallest lizards, a ‘spiky’ yellow woodlouse, a blue iguana, a flightless moth, a seabird thought to be extinct...

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions

Growing hope for plants in Lebanon

Sat, 17/05/2014 - 14:49

A collaborative team are on a data-collection mission to classify the extinction risk of rare and endemic Lebanese plants. Once determined, the team (funded by CEPF) can then target conservation and create Plant Micro-Reserves to protect these species.

Middle East Lebanon

Whitley Fund for Nature rewards BirdLife Bulgarian Partner for its work on the Imperial Eagle

Wed, 14/05/2014 - 08:36

The 2014 Whitley Awards Ceremony was held on the 8th of May at The Royal Geographical Society in London. Among the 9...

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Crowdfunding campaign raises funds to enable Portuguese children to learn about next door nature

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 15:20

A crowdfunding campaign by SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) will run until the 20 th of May to raise funds to re-connect children...

Europe and Central Asia