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The 2015 Champions of the Flyway race will take place 25th March 2015 – THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET INVOLVED!

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 09:22

In 2014, the Israel Ornithological Center (SPNI; BirdLife in Israel) and BirdLife International launched a new and exciting project - Champions of...

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

GIRRRRL POWER!

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 09:21

Involving women in conservation - a smart plan, or still a bit of a taboo? Conservation International, supported by BirdLife International, funds five small and innovative projects in East Africa that aim to provide a better understanding of what's really going on between men and women in environmental decision-making. The first of a series of eyeopening articles...

Africa Local Empowerment

Bay of Panama saved from destruction

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 10:25

Panama Audubon Society is celebrating after winning a hard-fought effort to reverse the Panama government’s 2012 decision to withdraw protected status for the Bay of Panama IBA

Americas Panama Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)

BirdLife Partners working across the Mediterranean to protect seabirds

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 15:07

Seabird and marine conservation experts are gathering this week in Hammamet, Tunisia to discuss the current knowledge of seabirds and the key...

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

Conservation plug-in charges efforts to save West Africa's seabirds

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 09:44

Efforts to save West Africa’s disappearing seabirds are to be given a boost thanks to an ambitious monitoring initiative which will help identify and protect the areas in which they forage and overwinter.

Africa Marine

International partnership aids wildlife conservation in Iraq

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 11:18

BirdLife's Iraqi Partner has been leading a wildlife study and education programme in Iraqi Kurdistan

Middle East Iraq Capacity Development

Who will save the ugly duckling?

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 17:11

You probably know the story about the ugly duckling. This fairy tale tells the story of a young duckling treated like an...

Europe and Central Asia

Asian songbird migrants in trouble

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 09:25

Migratory songbirds in East Asia are in trouble, according to new research.

Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Asia

COP 21 Negotiations

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 15:19

In 2011, countries at the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties in Durban, South Africa, agreed to establish a binding international agreement to...

Europe and Central Asia

Turning German Energy Around

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 15:13

The Energiewende – Germany’s energy transition - is still under pressure, even though the German government recently confirmed their CO 2 emissions...

Europe and Central Asia

Working with four villages to end soil erosion in an entire river basin

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 12:20

Save our soil! The entire catchment area of a river and its tributaries is a large, complex, interaction of ecosystems. CEPF is working with projects in the Med to best manage river basins holistically. Here is a great example from Albania.

Europe and Central Asia Albania

From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, turtle conservation overcoming similar challenges

Thu, 12/02/2015 - 16:40

Feature: three projects are working with local fishermen and tourists to protect Endangered loggerhead sea turtles, funded by CEPF.

Worldwide Cape Verde

Energy Infrastructure for a Sustainable European Energy Union

Wed, 11/02/2015 - 17:34

For Europe to remain a global leader in tackling climate change, the Energy Union and all EU energy policy must embrace the...

Europe and Central Asia

Climate change: the oblique tragedy, the paradox and the birds

Wed, 11/02/2015 - 17:29

Climate change is like no other man-induced phenomenon: it will affect (meaning, starve and kill) the poorest and most defenceless on Earth...

Europe and Central Asia

Everyone’s agreed: a new grip on handling hunting in Lebanon

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 12:45

Awareness of hunting's negative effects needs to be improved, collectively, as hunting is a shared responsibility. Now there has been national agreement and endorsement for Responsible Hunting Areas through LEF’s CEPF-funded project.

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways

Policy makers and birdwatchers: remember the Roman Augures?

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 16:40

Our society is far from sustainable and the EU’s objectives for 2030 are not ambitious enough. Once upon a time politicians would...

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia

USA vs. Europe: the troublesome footprint of EU renewable policies

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 16:33

Wood pellet production for European energy markets, as practiced recently, creates a carbon debt through 2030 and fosters unsustainable timbering practices. Running power plants on imported wood pellets will weaken progress on decarbonizing Europe’s energy supply while contributing to the degradation of important habitats abroad.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia

Decision time nears for EU biofuels policy

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 16:26

A new website is online, right when decision makers are negotiating the final stages for new legislation on biofuels and the so-called Indirect Land Use Change. Biofuelsreform.org will help you understand what is happening and help you make up your mind.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia

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