News Overview

Cousin Island Special Reserve - a success story

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 11:23

This video tells the conservation success story of Cousin Island Special Reserve, a former coconut enterprise now turned nature reserve in the...

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

BirdLife Finland succeeds in court battle over endangered species

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 10:35

Long-tailed duck is classified worldwide as Vulnerable. In southern Finland, a license for spring hunting of the species was authorized in year 2011, further threatening the survival of the population. BirdLife Finland and its local member organisation are working to save the species and lodged a complaint to the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland. The complaint proved successful as the Court found the license for spring hunting illegal.

Europe and Central Asia Finland

Legality of spring hunting under fire in Malta and Brussels

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:53

In Malta, the illegal killing of birds is particularly widespread and with each hunting season, many protected birds are being shot due...

Europe and Central Asia

Seeds and crop rotation! A sustainable reality for the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project - Part 1

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 07:52

One of the first CEPF-funded small grants in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot is delivering results already - read all about the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project in Mozambique! (part 1 of 3)

Africa Mozambique

Abidjan convention set to promote Blue Growth in Africa

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 07:58

At the COP 11 meeting, the Contracting Parties to the Convention Cooperation for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine Environment...

Africa

BirdLife Partner NABU engages in Africa against ivory poaching

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 14:51

NABU, BirdLife Partner in Germany, is warning of an increase in poaching in African national parks where poachers are killing around 100 elephants a day.

Africa Kenya

Italy put in hot spot as Commission calls to end live bird decoy use in hunting

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 14:34

Hunting practices in Italy have been put under fire recently by the European Commission due to the common hunting method involving the capture of wild birds to use as live decoys.

Europe and Central Asia Italy

Ria de Alvor: Pioneer decision in Portugal stands up for nature

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:08

A landmark decision has taken place in courts in Portugal as the Central Administrative Court South upheld the conviction of the owners of Quinta da Rocha requiring them to restore habitats that were destroyed because of their development in the Ria de Alvor.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

Tinhosas Islands – desert island, seabird paradise

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 07:00

São Tomé e Príncipe is a small tropical country known amongst birdwatchers and conservationists for its endangered secondary forests, and high level...

Africa Sao Tome and Principe Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Are we finally almost there? The Gola Forest National Park gazettement in Liberia: an update

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 13:36

The Liberian Government has been undertaking some admirable steps as part of efforts to conserve the remaining disappearing West Africa Upper Guinea...

Africa Liberia Forests of Hope - Africa

New birdwatching guide shows best birding sites in Greece

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 11:51

HOS, BirdLife in Greece, has just released a new guide designed for birdwatchers, photographers and naturalists to provide all information needed to see some of the most important birds of Greece.

Europe and Central Asia

Natuurpunt now manages 20,000 hectares of nature

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 10:49

In Belgium; our BirdLife Partner Natuurpunt has crossed the symbolic threshold of 20,000 hectares of nature reserve management. The organisation has been...

Europe and Central Asia Belgium

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