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Co-founder of BirdLife's Spanish Partner and renowned conservationist Mauricio González-Gordon Díez, has died aged 89

Co-founder of SEO/BirdLife and saviour of Doñana...

Wed, 02/10/2013
Mauricio González-Gordon Díez, a key figure in nature conservation in Spain and Europe, has died aged 89. (SEO/BirdLife)

New EU Forest Strategy: good intentions but few...

Tue, 01/10/2013
In September, the European Commission finally published its long-awaited Forest Strategy. The text, which will replace the existing from 2008, presents some good elements aiming to enhance the sustainability of EU forests management but at the same time it lacks proposals for concrete action.
Yellow Warbler (Ron Ridout)

Canadian scientists publish human-related bird...

Tue, 01/10/2013
Scientists with Environment Canada, the federal government ministry responsible for protecting the environment and conserving Canada’s natural heritage, have found that human-related activities destroy roughly 269 million birds and 2 million bird nests in Canada each year.
European Parliament muddles vote on food versus fuel

European Parliament muddles vote on food versus...

Tue, 01/10/2013
On 11 September the European Parliament voted on a legislative proposal on biofuels, the liquid fuels produced from biomass that are used in transports. Biofuels are part of the solution to limit CO2 emissions in transports, but they also represent a risk.

Documentary on Djibouti conservation project

Tue, 01/10/2013
A conservation project has been set up in the North-East African Republic of Djibouti with a view of protecting habitat and native wildlife species, with a special focus on the endemic Djibouti Francolin and antelope species such as the Beira antelope. The resulting documentary film was directed by Dr. Paul Schwarz.
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NABU tracks migrating eagles to find trouble spots

Mon, 30/09/2013
Twelve Lesser Spotted Eagles from Germany are carrying extra luggage on their autumn migration to Africa: lightweight GPS transmitters fitted by NABU, the BirdLife Partner in Germany.
Capacity for policy and site casework in West Africa boosted

Capacity for policy and site casework in West...

Mon, 30/09/2013
'Advocacy is required for delivering win-win situations in areas where biodiversity is threatened by economic activities such as mining'. Dr. Paulinus Ngeh of BirdLife International.

BirdLife calls for an ambitious response as IPCC...

Fri, 27/09/2013
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states with greater confidence and authority than ever that climate change is happening, and that human influence on climate is clear. BirdLife is calling for the importance of healthy ecosystems to be effectively written into national, regional and international climate change and development policy.

4th Call for Letters of Inquiry – CEPF Eastern...

Fri, 27/09/2013
BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, in their role as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, invite civil society organizations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for projects in Ethiopia, Burundi, DRC, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.