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Homework to do for Europe after CBD COP12

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 11:48

After two weeks of intense negotiations at the 12th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP...

Europe and Central Asia

Is Europe closer to saving its vultures and eagles?

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 09:55

Despite killing nearly all vultures in Asia, veterinary diclofenac was made legal in Europe in 2013. After intense campaigning by Birdlife, EU...

Europe and Central Asia

The aliens among us

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 08:32

The new EU Regulation against Invasive Alien Species enters into force. Now the fight moves onto the list of forbidden species. The...

Europe and Central Asia

Up for decision: land for food or fuel?

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 15:22

Will land based biofuels be limited? Will the second generation repeat the fiasco? Will they keep damaging nature and be as bad...

Europe and Central Asia

Dr. Shiiwua Manu receives first ever Marsh Award for International Ornithology

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 11:28

The new Marsh Award for International Ornithology was presented for the first time this year to Dr Shiiwua Manu, head of the A. P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute (APLORI) in Jos, Nigeria.

Africa Nigeria Capacity Development

Firsts for flamingos in Tunisia

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 16:39

This year, for the first time, a small colony of about one hundred flamingos nested successfully in the Korba Lagoon, northern Tunisia. Les Amis des Oiseaux (AAO, BirdLife in Tunisia) quickly mobilized its members and partners to help ring the young flamingos, making this also the first time flamingos have been ringed in Tunisia.

Africa Tunisia

High hopes for meeting on migratory species

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 13:53

BirdLife Partners are taking part in the Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11) which is taking place in Quito, Ecuador, from 4 to 9 November 2014.

Worldwide Migratory Birds and Flyways

The resurgence of a National Park in Algeria

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 15:46

Story by Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund Mediterranean Hotspot Regional Implementation Team Amongst breathtaking mountain scenery and fast-flowing rivers, the Djebel Babor Forest...

Africa Algeria

Reconnecting the forest for Endangered Barbary Macaque

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 15:10

Story by Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund Mediterranean Hotspot Regional Implementation Team The forests of Ifrane National Park in the Middle Atlas mountains...

Africa Morocco

Why the EU will fail to deliver on ecosystem restoration

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 14:45

In response to the rapid and dramatic disappearence of plants and animals, in 2010 the European Commission put forward the ‘Biodiversity Strategy...

Europe and Central Asia

Nature in the crosshair

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 14:19

The Birds and Habitats Directives are the bedrock of nature conservation in the EU, and yet now they’re under attack in the...

Europe and Central Asia

Ulcinj Salina in Montenegro – from potential disaster to sustainable tourism

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 15:09

When watching this video it is hard to believe that Ulcinj Salina was set to be drained and converted into a complex of hotels and golf courses.

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

New measures to tackle bird trafficking in Greece stop an illegal trader

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 13:45

At the crossroads between Eastern and Western Europe, Greece has seen a lot of illegal wildlife trade, normally for falconry but also for private collections. Despite the efforts of environmental NGOs, this trade is growing and conservationists are constantly seeking new ways to tackle the issue and involve the authorities.

Europe and Central Asia Greece

BirdLife South Africa’s Dr Ross Wanless wins Environmentalist of the Year award

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 11:15

Dr Ross Wanless, from BirdLife South Africa’s Seabird Conservation Programme and the BirdLife Marine Programme, has been awarded the prestigious SAB Environmentalist of the Year Award.

Africa South Africa Marine

SPNL promotes empowerment of women using Hima system

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 16:07

Story by Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund Mediterranean Hotspot Regional Implementation Team The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL, BirdLife...

Middle East Lebanon

BirdLife’s views on the outcomes of the 12th Conference on Biological Diversity in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 14:33

BirdLife International is broadly positive about the outcomes of the CBD COP12 that ended last Friday in South Korea. Governments approved 33...

Worldwide

Watch the honeymoon of Cory’s Shearwaters from The Azores as it happens

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 14:49

All of us have at some time wondered how a baby feels to be slowly discovering the world. But do we ever wonder how it is for animals? Do we ever ask ourselves how little chicks find the courage to fly away from their nests? Thanks to the project Lua de mel no Corvo (Honeymoon in Corvo) by BirdLife Portuguese Partner Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves (SPEA), we now have the chance to find out!

Europe and Central Asia

Using SEA for the conservation of Marine Protected Areas, Albania

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 12:37

Story by Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund Mediterranean Hotspot Regional Implementation Team This is the latest update from a project in Albania where...

Europe and Central Asia Albania