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Hundreds of thousands of birds accidentally poisoned every year

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 13:12

Two thousand, three hundred and fifty five Red and Black kites, 2,146 Griffon Vultures, 638 Black Vultures, 348 Egyptian Vultures, 114 Spanish...

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Decebal and Darko’s journey across Europe: our Red-breasted Geese successfully reached Siberia!

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 13:38

Let me introduce you to Decebal and Darkos, two special Red-breasted Geese that were selected by SOR (BirdLife in Romania) to carry...

Europe and Central Asia

Newly born, the Desertas Petrel turns into one of Europe’s conservation challenges: are we ready for it?

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 11:40

The 2014 Red List of Birds update gives birth to a new European species, the Desertas Petrel, classified as Vulnerable. The first...

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

One tenth of bird species flying under the conservation radar

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 00:10

More than 350 newly recognised bird species have been assessed by BirdLife International for the first time, with more than 25% being classed as threatened with extinction

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

Tanzanian Conservationists propose ways of securing the Eastern Arc Mountain forests

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 14:58

The Eastern Arc Mountain forests of Tanzania consist of a complex of ranges and peaks that are among the oldest in Africa. Two Critically Endangered bird species, the Uluguru Bush-shrike and the Long-billed Tailorbird are found in these forests.

Africa Tanzania

Great step forward for seabirds in Spain

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:17

Spain has officially established 39 new marine protection areas. The new sites are ‘Special Protection Areas for Birds’ (SPAs), designated under the European Birds Directive. The SPAs will offer protection to seabirds whilst they are at sea, complementing the existing network of sites on land.

Europe and Central Asia Spain Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia

Saving seabirds, empowering women: the Albatross Task Force gains momentum

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 09:53

In Namibia, a huge positive shift in momentum for seabird conservation - which also means great news for local Namibian women - all due to the Albatross Task Force.

Worldwide Namibia Local Empowerment

New maps change the conservation landscape

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 11:26

Maps not only give BirdLife the bird’s eye overview it needs to plan action for nature, but they allow us to lobby and influence businesses and governments across the world. BirdLife celebrates a decade-long partnership with ESRI, the leading GIS software provider, by attending the ESRI User Conference and looking at the crucial value of mapping for our conservation work.

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Middle East

Regional Court stops construction of Serengeti Road

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 14:12

The East African Court of Justice has stopped the construction of a road through the world famous Serengeti National Park in northern...

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

Serbian Saker decreasing despite intense efforts

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 09:04

Pigeon breeders, farmers, poachers and strong winds: the many threats to the rare Falcon. Fourteen, maybe seventeen pairs: that’s all that remains...

Europe and Central Asia Serbia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Migratory bird ecology awarded € 2.5 million research boost through Theunis Piersma

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 15:17

Professor Theunis Piersma has been awarded The Spinoza Prize for work on migratory bird ecology, find out what this means and watch his video.

Worldwide Netherlands Migratory Birds and Flyways

Ringed Marsh Harrier from Netherlands triggers awareness of migratory birds in Mabang, Sierra Leone

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 16:23

On 7 th February 2014, a farmer called Sullay Kanu who lives in Komrabai mabela, Kolifa Mabang Chiefdom in Tonkolili District Northern...

Africa Sierra Leone Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

High-seas heroes recognised for their success!

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 08:28

Our Albatross Task Force (ATF) in South Africa has reduced the death of albatrosses in local fisheries by more than 90% and is receiving well-deserved attention.

Worldwide South Africa Marine

Ecosystems role in Climate Adaptation Reinforced at First United Nations Environment Assembly

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 13:08

The role played by biodiversity and ecosystem services in helping people adapt to climate change was reinforced during the first United Nation...

Africa Kenya

Cross-border cooperation with CEPF for Lake Skadar and its pelicans

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:28

Lake Skadar forms the international border between Albania and Montenegro, but is also a biodiversity-rich Balkan wetland harbouring the Dalmatian Pelican. CEPF is supporting 10 organisations to sustainably manage the lake for its pelicans, for conservation, and for the local people that live on its shores.

Europe and Central Asia Albania

Gerrit and Khady: a Black-tailed Godwit romance

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 14:59

Khady and Gerrit are passionate about Black-tailed Godwits (Limosa limosa), a ‘Near Threatened’ migratory shorebird. Khady studies them while they winter in Senegal and Gerrit is the godwit conservation specialist of Vogelbescherming Nederland (VBN, BirdLife in the Netherlands). Khady Gueye is a one of the awardees of the Young Graduates Research Project (YGRP) award, a conservation project grant under the Conservation of Migratory Birds (CMB) project, funded jointly by MAVA Foundation and Vogelbescherming Nederland (VBN).

Africa Netherlands Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Dog Island, Anguilla, declared rat-free

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 12:26

After an intensive eradication programme and 2 years of careful monitoring, Dog Island in Anguilla has been officially declared rat-free and native wildlife is already showing signs of recovery.

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

A shared vision for the conservation of the East Atlantic Flyway developed at the BirdLife Best Practices Workshop in Dakar, Senegal

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 15:49

The BirdLife Africa Secretariat in collaboration with the BirdLife Partners in Europe, namely the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (UK)...

Africa Senegal Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa