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Lake Skadar © Jaime Rojo

Mediterranean biodiversity conservation under the spotlight

Thu, 23/06/2016
An opportunity to input on the new investment strategy for CEPF in the Mediterranean basin

New initiative aims to make self-assessment easier for conservation

Wed, 22/06/2016

A coalition of conservation charities, led by BirdLife International, have developed a

Environment Ministers speak up for Nature laws

Mon, 20/06/2016
EU environment ministers echo MEPs: Free the nature laws!
Participants during birdwatching contest in El Sunt Forest Reserve © SWS

Safe skies for migratory birds in Sudan

Thu, 16/06/2016
The Sudanese Wildlife Society (SWS) held a one day workshop to mark World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) on 23rd May 2016, under the theme '... and when the skies fall silent? Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade'.
Lutembe Wetland affected site © RAMCEA

Conservation Strides: Lutembe bay forms Ramsar Site Committee

Mon, 13/06/2016
The Ramsar office for Eastern Africa (RAMCEA) through MacArthur funding has taken a step towards promoting the sustainable management of the wetland by constituting and training a Ramsar site committee for Lutembe wetlands, Uganda.
Turquoise-browed Motmot © Gerwin Filius

Celebrating the colourful Motmot in the Yucatan Birdfair

Fri, 10/06/2016
The bright plumage of the Turquoise-browed Motmot inspired the creation of the Motmot Festival in the Mexican state of Yucatan, one of the most important areas for birds in the country.
Toh o Momoto cejiazul © Gerwin Filius

Festival de las Aves Toh en Yucatán

Thu, 09/06/2016
La magia del plumaje azul turquesa del pájaro relojero Toh inspiró hace 15 años la creación del Festival de las Aves Toh en Yucatán, una de las regiones más importantes para las aves en México.
Shy Albatross © Albatross Task Force

High-seas heroes saving albatrosses from extinction: a decade of success

Wed, 08/06/2016
In 2004, 19 of the world’s 22 albatross species were threatened with extinction, due largely to commercial fishing practices. An international team of expert instructors has since spent a decade working with fishermen refining techniques to prevent these magnificent seabirds from needlessly dying behind fishing boats and has had great success!
Alton will now work in Taiwan to save seabirds from accidental death. © Ross Wanless

Training scientists to save seabirds

Mon, 06/06/2016
Meet Alton. He is tall, calm of character, and with a measured approach to work. He knows his fish and he knows his boats. And now he has become a seabird identification expert too – he works in Taiwan to teach fisheries observers to save seabirds from accidental death.