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Sea ducks in rough water…

Fri, 13/07/2012 - 12:20

The 2012 IUCN Red List for birds released by BirdLife International gave a strong warning message that the risk of extinction has increased substantially for nearly 100 species of Amazonian birds. What are the results for Europe?

Europe and Central Asia

Nature Iraq's work highlighted in TED Worldwide Talent Search

Thu, 12/07/2012 - 13:45

Azzam Alwash, Founder and President of Nature Iraq, gave a presentation at the recent TED Worldwide Talent Search on protecting Iraq's natural environment and cultural heritage. Enjoy his wonderful presentation here.

Middle East Iraq

BirdLife’s History in Objects, #10: A Drink For Nature

Thu, 12/07/2012 - 12:59

New study released today: the investment needed to save nature. In 2002, world leaders met to discuss the future of nature on earth. They set targets to reduce biodiversity loss that were not close to being met in 2010. Now, with the first authoritative information on financial costs, BirdLife International is determined to ensure world leaders take the new ‘Aichi Targets’ seriously...


Scale up work on poverty reduction and biodiversity policy making pays off in Dakatcha woodlands in Kenya

Thu, 12/07/2012 - 07:03

Birdlife Africa Partnership got a renewed boost to its work in Poverty reduction and policy making when the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) gave some additional funding amounting to Euros, 500,000 in October 2010.

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

Mount Moco project boosted by support from the gulf agency company

Thu, 12/07/2012 - 06:14

The long term aim of reforesting Mount Moco, Angola’s highest mountain, and the second most important site in Angola for Afromontane forest conservation has been boosted by support from the Gulf Agency Company.


Touching lives through conservation project

Tue, 10/07/2012 - 07:37

A team of BirdLife International and Fondation NATURAMA (BirdLife Partner in Burkina Faso) visited Oursi Lake recently to assess the impact of small scale funding received from Ricoh to support the rehabilitation of Oursi Lake ecosystem and improv

Africa Burkina Faso Local Engagement and Empowerment - Africa

Nesting shorebirds protected at the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats, Puerto Rico

Fri, 06/07/2012 - 12:20

During May 2012, Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc. (SOPI, BirdLife in Puerto Rico) installed 25 signs in the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats National Wildlife Refuge to mark important nesting sites for resident shorebirds that were being disturbed by visitors.


Forest discovery improves prospects for Angola’s endemics

Fri, 06/07/2012 - 11:55

A large tract of near-pristine Afromontane forest has been found in Angola’s Namba Mountains, tripling the amount of this habitat that was thought to survive in Angola.

Africa Angola Forests of Hope - Africa

Mountain Chicken’s portrait

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 22:39

The Mountain Chicken Project, funded by the UK government’s Darwin Initiative and executed by the Department of Environment of Montserrat and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, is pleased to announce the publication of a poster and a brochure aimed at raising awareness of the Critically Endangered Mountain Chicken Leptodactylus fallax on Montserrat.


Green groups: no medals in sight for Barroso II

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 18:29

Halfway through its term in office, the European Commission is falling behind in the race to create sustainable long-term prosperity in Europe, warn Europe’s leading green groups in a critical assessment of the Commission’s environmental performance since 2010 released on Tuesday 3 July. This report finds among others that the Commission has acted to protect the environment even less than the first Barroso Commission.

Europe and Central Asia

If you visit Cyprus say no to Ambelopoulia

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 14:03

BirdLife Europe encourages those visiting Cyprus during its 6-month EU presidency to enjoy the many traditional culinary delights the Mediterranean island has to offer, but with one important exception: ambelopoulia (trapped birds).

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus

Satellite-tracking to assist in the conservation of South Africa's Secretarybirds

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 08:07

BirdLife South Africa, the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Birds of Prey Programme (EWT-BoPP), and the University of the Witwatersrand have launched a collaborative satellite tracking project on one of South Africa’s most charismatic raptors, Secretarybird.