News Overview

Conservation Leadership Programme announces 2014 conservation awards

Wed, 09/04/2014 - 09:37

The Conservation Leadership Programme has awarded twenty six grants in 16 different countries worth a total of $450,000.

Worldwide Capacity Development

Sand Martins return to CEMEX quarry homes

Wed, 09/04/2014 - 07:52

As spring arrives Sand Martins are making their way from sub Saharan Africa to the UK in their annual migratory journey. Thanks to efforts beginning last year in the 2013 Sand Martin Awareness campaign, this year they will be returning to CEMEX quarry sites that have been specially prepared for their arrival.

Europe and Central Asia

First exports of Southern Cone Grassland Beef to Europe

Tue, 08/04/2014 - 11:51

The Southern Cone Grassland Alliance is set to achieve one of its greatest ambitions: to sell certified Grassland Beef on the European...

Americas Migratory Birds and Flyways - Americas

Champions of the Flyway

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 11:30

After an exhilarating 24 hour bird race, the final results of Champions of the Flyways were announced during a superbly staged awards...

Europe and Central Asia Israel Migratory Birds and Flyways

BirdLife Partners join forces against illegal bird killing in the Mediterranean

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 08:16

For migratory birds, illegal killing is an additional threat to their already dangerous and challenging journey. Violations of the EU Birds Directive are particularly widespread, adding to the substantial decrease in migratory bird populations over the past 40 years.

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

Reviewing Ruyigi Communal Plan for Community Development: an opportunity for ABN and SSGs to influence local policy

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:36

BirdLife Partner in Burundi is working together with a local Site Support Group in Ruyigi to develop a Community Development Plan to sustainably manage their natural resources, and give the local community a stronger voice in local, regional and national policy.

Africa Burundi Climate Change - Africa

Update from Libya – emerging conservation despite crucial times

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 16:35

Despite the crucial situation in Libya, an NGO called Libyan Society for Birds (LSB) continues working hard for nature conservation in the western region of the country. CEPF is currently the only organisation that has directly funded an environmental NGO in Libya.

Africa Libya

Cousin Island in Seychelles is a perfect marriage between tourism and conservation

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 12:56

“The island that belongs to birds, humans are welcome” is the slogan for the world’s first internationally-owned reserve known as Cousin Island...

Africa Seychelles

Plight of Spring messengers should be taken more seriously

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 00:35

Bird experts are at a loss to explain the remarkable sighting of a White Stork trailing a banner announcing the coming of Spring.

Worldwide Migratory Birds and Flyways

Galveston Bay oil spill imperils thousands of birds

Wed, 26/03/2014 - 14:01

Texas City, in the United States was the site of a massive oil spill on Saturday, an industrial accident with dire consequences...

Americas United States of America Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Americas

Kenya: home to the ‘big five’ and of the ‘many small’

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 07:04

On Saturday the 1st of March 2014, BirdLife International and Nature Kenya staff and other birding enthusiasts visited Lukenya Academy for a...

Africa Kenya

Ibis gets royal visit

Fri, 21/03/2014 - 10:14

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco recently visited Souss Massa National Park, Morocco, home to the largest remaining wild population of Northern Bald Ibis.

Africa Morocco Preventing Extinctions - Africa

Flyways race is raising vital funds for migrant birds

Fri, 14/03/2014 - 12:33

Fourteen teams of adrenalin charged birders will step boldly into the Israeli night at midnight on 31 March, as they cross the...

Europe and Central Asia Georgia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Coffee and conservation project launches in Puerto Rico

Thu, 13/03/2014 - 14:03

A new project in Puerto Rico is providing local people with training in sustainable agriculture, shade-grown coffee, water conservation and bird monitoring and reporting.

Americas Puerto Rico Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Americas

Local Communities oppose renewed Natron soda ash exploration

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:16

Over 18,000 residents of Engaruka area of Lake Natron, Tanzania , are up in arms against a government plan to build a...

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

Commercial development threatens Ulcinj Salinas in Montenegro

Mon, 10/03/2014 - 15:31

For the past two years CZIP (Birdlife in Montenegro) has been fighting a battle against the conversion of Ulcinj Salinas into a tourist-development complex. The Ulcinj Salinas are an irreplaceable habitat for birds on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea, and one of the most important habitats on the Adriatic flyway. They are home to over 250 species of birds and recognized as an Important Bird Area (IBA) and as an Emerald Site of the Bern Convention.

Europe and Central Asia Montenegro Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Released: a conservation plan for the Shoebill, king of the marshes

Mon, 10/03/2014 - 08:14

The International Single Species Action Plan (ISSAP) for the Conservation of the Shoebill Balaeniceps rex is now available. Its overall goal is...

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

Grid operators and NGOs demand EU ambition on renewables

Fri, 07/03/2014 - 15:35

National governments agree that greenhouse gas emissions must go down, but disagree on the policy details. In particular they disagree on the...

Europe and Central Asia