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International partnership aids wildlife conservation in Iraq

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 11:18

Despite the all-too gloomy news of the terrible troubles in Iraq, there are still highlights - little jewels - that show the resilience and determination of the Iraqi people ...

Middle East Iraq Capacity Development

Who will save the ugly duckling?

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 17:11

You probably know the story about the ugly duckling. This fairy tale tells the story of a young duckling treated like an outcast by its siblings because of its strange appearance. This ugly duckling then grew into a large and maje...

Europe and Central Asia

Asian songbird migrants in trouble

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 09:25

Migratory songbirds in East Asia are in trouble, according to new research. The study calls for national action and international cooperation to deal with threats, as well as more monitoring and research to help understand and...

Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Asia

COP 21 Negotiations

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 15:19

In 2011, countries at the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties in Durban, South Africa, agreed to establish a binding international agreement to tackle climate change by 2050 in the hopes that this would set the blueprint for national action. At COP21, which w...

Europe and Central Asia

Turning German Energy Around

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 15:13

The Energiewende – Germany’s energy transition - is still under pressure, even though the German government recently confirmed their CO2 emissions target (40% lower than 1990 levels). To reach this desired target, Germany ne...

Europe and Central Asia

Working with four villages to end soil erosion in an entire river basin

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 12:20

The entire catchment area of a river and its tributaries is a large, complex, interaction of ecosystems. In Albania, the Drini River basin is a Key Biod...

Europe and Central Asia Albania

From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, turtle conservation overcoming similar challenges

Thu, 12/02/2015 - 16:40

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is funding three projects that are protecting Endangered loggerhead s...

Worldwide Cape Verde

Energy Infrastructure for a Sustainable European Energy Union

Wed, 11/02/2015 - 17:34

For Europe to remain a global leader in tackling climate change, the Energy Union and all EU energy policy must embrace the vision of a renewable electricity-based energy s...

Europe and Central Asia

Climate change: the oblique tragedy, the paradox and the birds

Wed, 11/02/2015 - 17:29

Climate change is like no other man-induced phenomenon: it will affect (meaning, starve and kill) the poorest and most defenceless on Earth. Most of which have done littl...

Europe and Central Asia

Everyone’s agreed: a new grip on handling hunting in Lebanon

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 12:45

Hunting has deep cultural roots in the Middle East, and Lebanon is no exception. Uncontrolled hunting is the largest threat to migratory birds in Lebanon and is undermini...

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways

Policy makers and birdwatchers: remember the Roman Augures?

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 16:40

Our society is far from sustainable and the EU’s objectives for 2030 are not ambitious enough. Once upon a time politicians would look at birds to take decisions regard...

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia

USA vs. Europe: the troublesome footprint of EU renewable policies

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 16:33

Wood pellet production for European energy markets, as practiced recently, creates a carbon debt through 2030 and fosters unsustainable timbering practices. Runni...

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia