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Tunisian law sets no quota on the number of Thrushes and Starlings that can be killed

"Hunting tourism" carnage in Tunisia is currently legal

Wed, 07/02/2018
A recent Facebook post by the Lebanese Hunting Club (dated 10 January but subsequently erased) used these horrifying images to advertise hunting trips in Tunisia. They shocked the internet – but the carnage they depict is currently legal.

BirdLife Zimbabwe crowns crane champions

Mon, 05/02/2018
BirdLife Zimbabwe has awarded the Markdale Site Support Group the status of Nature's Heroes for its work to look after its local crane populations
The Blue-eyed Cockatoo depends on the large, hollow trees of untouched forest © Tobias

Are we too late to save the elusive birds of this Papua New Guinea island?

Mon, 05/02/2018
New Britain's birds are among the least known to science. A group of researchers ventured into the island's unforgiving wilderness to find out how these species were coping with the loss of their forest. They found that some had adapted - but many more need urgent protection before it's too late.
Dr Vladimir Ivanovskihas pioneered tecniques for raptor protection in Belarus

Saluting the brave Nature’s Heroes of Belarus

Sat, 03/02/2018
The three Nature's Heroes chosen by APB—BirdLife Belarus can be considered heroes in a more conventional sense. One climbs to dizzying heights to study the nests of raptors, with only a few old canvas straps to keep him from falling. The second confronted and defeated a horde of foreign hunters intent on killing the breeding ducks and other wildlife for which he is responsible. The third challenged a poacher and was shot and permanently disabled; but though no longer able to work as a protected area manager, has established a new career as one of Belarus's most respected wildlife photographers, and inspires many people to become conservationists.
Odysseus and the Sirens, Otto Greiner

A small rock holds back a great wave

Fri, 02/02/2018
In the editorial for our Europe & Central Asia newsletter, Ariel Brunner contemplates the 'Homeric' journey ahead through the political waters of 2018
Mahavavy-Kinkony is home to some of the birding community's most sought-after species © Jorlin Tsiavahananahary

"Safari Birding": an ecotourism revolution in Madagascar

Fri, 02/02/2018
Until now, only a few intrepid ecotourists have ventured out to Mahavavy-Kinkony in Madagascar, a habitat packed with extraordinary and rare wildlife. But that looks set to change with a new initiative to expand birding tourism – for the benefit of both wildlife and local livelihoods.
Black-Breasted Puffleg habitat survey

Recognition for protecting Andean forest from unsustainable agriculture

Thu, 01/02/2018
Nature's Hero Rolando Hipo as a specialist in agroecology he and teaches organic and sustainable agricultural techniques to local communities and has studied one of the rarest and most elusive hummingbird species.
© Jorlin Tsiavahananahary

Safari Birding à Mahavavy-Kinkony: une première pour l'écotourisme à Madagascar

Thu, 01/02/2018
Mahavavy-Kinkony est un lieu unique en son genre. Seuls quelques touristes intrépides ont visité le site, mais la tendance s’inverse, les organisations nationales et locales ont accepté de promouvoir le tourisme ornithologique, au profit des communautés locales et de la faune sauvage du site.
Brambling © HIH Princess Takamado

Camouflage in “Daidai” Color

Thu, 01/02/2018
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, February, 2018