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Failure to ban toxic ammunition putting bird lives at risk

Thu, 04/02/2016
The European Commission has announced it will continue allowing the use of lead in ammunition, despite the chemical being responsible for thousands of bird deaths.
CZIP team monitoring illegal hunting at Ulcinj Salina. Photo: CZIP

Rock Partridge hunting in Montenegro banned for three years

Wed, 03/02/2016
CZIP (BirdLife in Montenegro) has secured a three-year moratorium against the illegal hunting, killing and smuggling of Rock Partridge - a great turnaround, from a country where the last official hunting quota was more than the actual number of the birds present in the country...
A section of Lutembe bay wetland ©BirdLife International

Securing sustainable futures for wetland communities in Lake Victoria Basin

Tue, 02/02/2016
Communities around Lake Victoria Basin rely on wetlands for their livelihoods. These wetlands provide important ecosystem services including food, raw materials, fresh water, medicine, waste-water treatment, carbon sequestration, erosion prevention and fertility.

European Parliament Votes for Nature

Tue, 02/02/2016
The European Parliament’s stood up to defend key EU nature laws in a vote at its plenary session in Strasbourg.

Billion people living off wetlands

Tue, 02/02/2016
Today is a day to celebrate wetlands! February 2 is World Wetlands Day, with the focus on "Wetlands for our future: sustainable livelihoods". With more than a billion people making a living from wetlands, they provide vital benefits including food, flood protection, water purification and supply.
Scaly Thrush (Zoothera dauma) Photo: HIH Princess Takamado

Thrushes in Winter

Mon, 01/02/2016
'Through the Lens', Fujingaho Magazine, February 2016

French Ministry of Education awards school children for their contribution to saving the Tahiti...

Fri, 29/01/2016
French Government awards local Tahiti school for making the plight of the Tahiti known to the local community. A film made by the children and community presentations, as well as volunteering to help with habitat restoration, are all key parts in the campaign to save this iconic bird
Ruth, one of the young women who have joined the group of local guides (Eco-Tourism group) clearing some of the nature trails in the Kikuyu Escarpment forest in Kenya © KENVO

Women in Conservation: de-mystifying the myth of ‘the weaker sex’

Thu, 28/01/2016
Second article in the new series about 'women in conservation', based on the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that have been implemented at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.

New Zealand Fairy Tern – critically endangered tiny tern faces new threat

Tue, 26/01/2016
One of the world's rarest birds, and New Zealand Sea Bird of the Year in 2014, the New Zealand Fairy Tern, faces yet another push onto the slide to extinction from a group wanting to destroy the mangroves in its main habitat, that are essential to its survival. Around half of the ten or so pairs remaining in the world breed at the beautiful Northland harbour of Mangawhai. Now they are threatened by a group of locals who want to remove the mangroves that a recent study by BirdLife partner, Forest & Bird, has shown are essential to the Fairy Tern survival.