News Overview

Mediterranean IBA tourism app goes interactive

Thu, 31/10/2013 - 15:56

BirdLife’s EU-funded project to promote sustainable birdwatching tourism in the Natura 2000 protected area network is about to take a giant leap...

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus

Couple sponsoring BirdLife are first in the world to run the entire length of South America unsupported, but supported nature throughout

Tue, 22/10/2013 - 10:28

Record breaking ecologist-adventurer couple have been acting for nature with every step of their daily marathons

Worldwide

Rattan planting for livelihoods and conservation in central Vietnam

Fri, 18/10/2013 - 11:43

Over the last two years, under a BirdLife International Local Empowerment Programme project funded by Toyota Motor Corporation and Nando Peretti Foundation,...

Asia Vietnam Local Empowerment

Grupo Jaragua wins the Dominican Republic’s largest private sector environmental award

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 11:48

Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) has been awarded the prestigious George Arzeno Brugal Grand Prize. This is in recognition of...

Americas Dominican Republic Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Americas

Threat to last stronghold of Asian Finfoot

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 10:04

The Sundarbans of Bangladesh holds one of the last populations of the Endangered Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus and is considered as a...

Asia Bangladesh Preventing Extinctions - Asia

New tool helps local people put a value on nature’s services

Wed, 16/10/2013 - 15:29

Scientists have published a paper describing a ground-breaking new tool for assessing the value of services delivered by nature at important sites for biodiversity conservation.

Worldwide Climate Change

International experts convened to improve tropical island rodent eradications

Wed, 09/10/2013 - 09:47

A tropical rodent eradication review has been launched to develop recommendations for improving the success rates of eradications.

Pacific Invasive Alien Species

20 Years of EuroBirdwatch breaks participation records!

Tue, 08/10/2013 - 16:13

On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October, more than 19,000 adults and children took part in birdwatching events organised in 30 Eurasian...

Europe and Central Asia

20 Years of EuroBirdwatch breaks participation records!

Tue, 08/10/2013 - 16:13

On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October, more than 19,000 adults and children took part in birdwatching events organised in 30 Eurasian...

Europe and Central Asia

Stronger BirdLife Partnership takes action for Mediterranean migrants

Mon, 07/10/2013 - 10:24

A project to develop flyway conservation capacity in the Mediterranean is already delivering results, including a hunting ban at an important stopover site in the Balkans, and progress in two Mediterranean hunting and trapping blackspots.

Europe and Central Asia Capacity Development

China’s rarest seabird benefits from colony restoration

Fri, 04/10/2013 - 03:30

This summer an innovative tern colony restoration project has apparently established a new Chinese Crested Tern colony in the Jiushan Islands.

Asia China China Programme

Co-founder of SEO/BirdLife and saviour of Doñana dies aged 89

Wed, 02/10/2013 - 12:44

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

Europe and Central Asia Spain Capacity Development - Europe and Central Asia

New EU Forest Strategy: good intentions but few teeth

Tue, 01/10/2013 - 14:38

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.

Europe and Central Asia Forests of Hope - Europe and Central Asia

Canadian scientists publish human-related bird mortality estimates

Tue, 01/10/2013 - 13:46

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.

Americas Canada Migratory Birds and Flyways - Americas

European Parliament muddles vote on food versus fuel

Tue, 01/10/2013 - 09:08

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.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia

Documentary on Djibouti conservation project

Tue, 01/10/2013 - 07:15

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.

Africa Djibouti

NABU tracks migrating eagles to find trouble spots

Mon, 30/09/2013 - 10:16

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.

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

Capacity for policy and site casework in West Africa boosted

Mon, 30/09/2013 - 07:27

'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.

Africa Capacity Development