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Drink ForestMist, Save Our Forests

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 10:21

KENVO (the Kijabe Environment Volunteers), BirdLife's Site Support Group / Local Conservation Group at the Kikuyu Escarpment Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) in Kenya, has started a water bottling enterprise as a new sustainable source of income to cover its conservation activities.

Africa Kenya Local Empowerment - Africa

Keep them circling: a hymn to vulture beauty

Wed, 17/06/2015 - 10:52

Big, bald and ugly, consumers of rotting flesh and bone, it’s not surprising that vultures have long been misunderstood creatures.

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

The Saiga and other species from the steppes of Kazakhstan

Drawing attention to the plight of the Saiga through school mural painting

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 12:40

Rory McCann's account of working with BirdLife Partner the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) on a community art project showcasing the Saiga antelope and other animals of the steppe lands of Kazakhstan.

Europe and Central Asia Kazakhstan Local Empowerment

Operation Restoration - island update #2

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 10:39

The second update from the field in our huge Acteon & Gambier Island Restoration Operation.

Worldwide French Polynesia Invasive Alien Species

Conservation should not be seen as a burden

Sun, 14/06/2015 - 15:45

The Ramsar Convention has adopted a new Strategic Plan to guide national and international actions from 2016-2024.  

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)

Operation Restoration underway: restoring a Pacific paradise - island update #1

Fri, 12/06/2015 - 16:32

One of BirdLife’s most adventurous projects. The largest conservation project in French Polynesia ever. An incredibly remote location. A huge number of species to benefit. Six rare and endangered bird species to be saved. An enormous logistical challenge. Helicopter. Boats. GPS. Storms. Lightning. And wildlife. Restoring a tropical paradise in the Pacific… The Acteon & Gambier Island Restoration Operation has begun.

Pacific French Polynesia Invasive Alien Species

Extractives industries in Africa: Blessing or Curse?

Fri, 12/06/2015 - 14:44

Africa holds a huge proportion of the world’s natural resources and the impact that the extractive Industry is having on biodiversity, ecosystems and local communities is a great concern. Across Africa, case studies abound in which extraction of minerals, forest products, oil and gas has left devastated landscapes and disillusioned communities.

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

Protection for key nature sites in the Bahamas

Fri, 12/06/2015 - 10:35

Five new National Parks totally 8,500 hectares have been established on San Salvador island in the Bahamas

Americas Bahamas Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

Superabundant bird decline mirrors Passenger Pigeon

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 21:05

One of Eurasia’s most abundant bird species has declined by 90% and retracted its range by 5000 km since 1980 a new study shows.

Asia China Migratory Birds and Flyways

All you have to do…is listen to the birds

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 15:48

My name is Patricia Zurita, CEO of BirdLife International. I am an economist (a green one), originally from Ecuador and currently living in Cambridge.

Europe and Central Asia

"Juncker will soon abandon this course", says Stanley Johnson

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 15:45

“Messing with the Nature Directives is unnecessary and dangerous. Juncker will soon abandon this course”: Stanley Johnson interviewed.

Europe and Central Asia

Europe's most ambitious conservation project

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 15:37

Crops and barren fields, alien invaders, and illegal killing have had a terrible impact on populations of Europe’s native bird species. So great, that nearly 13% are threatened with extinction. But the LIFE Euro SAP project, will soon help...

Europe and Central Asia