News Overview

Loss of farmland birds provokes action from BirdLife Partners

Wed, 07/05/2014 - 14:01

We are currently in the midst of an EU wide crisis that is causing birds to disappear across European farmlands. Biodiversity rich...

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Alarming decline in Highland Grasslands in Kenya

Fri, 02/05/2014 - 08:32

There has been a decline of 90% in Kenya's high altitude grasslands over the 20 years due to change of land use,...

Africa Kenya Preventing Extinctions - Africa

Diclofenac: a Vulture killer – watch this new video

Tue, 29/04/2014 - 08:25

Diclofenac is an anti-inflammatory drug whose veterinary use has been the main cause of the catastrophic 99% decline of several species of...

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife Partners are LIFE masters!

Mon, 28/04/2014 - 15:34

Each year, the European Commission evaluates all completed projects funded through the LIFE programme and this year, 4 out of the 11...

Europe and Central Asia

Celebrate and support your favourite nature sites!

Mon, 28/04/2014 - 12:45

On 21 May, the EU will celebrate the Natura 2000 Day for the 2 nd year. Natura 2000 is the network of...

Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife concerns over road construction through Bakossi National Park, Cameroon

Mon, 28/04/2014 - 06:41

BirdLife is concerned that one of the most precious forests in Cameroon is threatened by road construction. Bakossi National Park is not...

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

Fuel-efficient stoves, farmer's group initiatives and a Conservation Manual: a sustainable reality for the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project - Part 3

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 13:47

One of the first CEPF-funded small grants in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot is delivering results already - read all about the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project in Mozambique! (part 3 of 3)

Africa Mozambique

Crop covers, the A-Frame and the 'Gampani' method! A sustainable reality for the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project - Part 2

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 13:20

One of the first CEPF-funded small grants in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot is delivering results already - read all about the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project in Mozambique! (part 2 of 3)

Africa Mozambique

BirdLife participates in mainland China’s first international bird fair

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 20:59

BirdLife International was recently invited to participate in the first International Bird Fair held in Fuzhou, in Fujian Province in south-east China. The event was a great success and was attended by an amazing 20,000 people from all walks of life.

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Experts join forces for profitable and bird friendly agriculture development

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 15:38

Agriculture is one of the most productive sectors in the Rift Valley / Red Sea flyway region, serving as the economic backbone...

Africa Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Cousin Island Special Reserve - a success story

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 11:23

This video tells the conservation success story of Cousin Island Special Reserve, a former coconut enterprise now turned nature reserve in the...

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

BirdLife Finland succeeds in court battle over endangered species

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 10:35

Long-tailed duck is classified worldwide as Vulnerable. In southern Finland, a license for spring hunting of the species was authorized in year 2011, further threatening the survival of the population. BirdLife Finland and its local member organisation are working to save the species and lodged a complaint to the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland. The complaint proved successful as the Court found the license for spring hunting illegal.

Europe and Central Asia Finland

Legality of spring hunting under fire in Malta and Brussels

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:53

In Malta, the illegal killing of birds is particularly widespread and with each hunting season, many protected birds are being shot due...

Europe and Central Asia

Seeds and crop rotation! A sustainable reality for the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project - Part 1

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 07:52

One of the first CEPF-funded small grants in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot is delivering results already - read all about the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project in Mozambique! (part 1 of 3)

Africa Mozambique

Abidjan convention set to promote Blue Growth in Africa

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 07:58

At the COP 11 meeting, the Contracting Parties to the Convention Cooperation for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine Environment...

Africa

BirdLife Partner NABU engages in Africa against ivory poaching

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 14:51

NABU, BirdLife Partner in Germany, is warning of an increase in poaching in African national parks where poachers are killing around 100 elephants a day.

Africa Kenya

Italy put in hot spot as Commission calls to end live bird decoy use in hunting

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 14:34

Hunting practices in Italy have been put under fire recently by the European Commission due to the common hunting method involving the capture of wild birds to use as live decoys.

Europe and Central Asia Italy

Ria de Alvor: Pioneer decision in Portugal stands up for nature

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:08

A landmark decision has taken place in courts in Portugal as the Central Administrative Court South upheld the conviction of the owners of Quinta da Rocha requiring them to restore habitats that were destroyed because of their development in the Ria de Alvor.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal