News Overview

Cambodian jewel protected

Sat, 01/02/2014 - 07:31

The Royal Government of Cambodia has declared the creation of the Siem Pang Protected Forest.

Asia Cambodia Forests of Hope

Invasive Alien Species: legislation turning into an empty shell

Fri, 31/01/2014 - 11:48

The members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee want to allow derogations to the EU regulation aiming at addressing invasive alien species, plants and animals that are introduced into Europe and cause significant environmental, economic and health damages.

Europe and Central Asia Invasive Alien Species - Europe and Central Asia

Highlights from the world’s biggest conservation partnership

Fri, 31/01/2014 - 09:30

Last year was an important year for the BirdLife Partnership. Here we celebrate just a few highlights from our global partnership, and ask you to choose your favourite conservation success of 2013...

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

Sudan 'killer line' disconnected

Thu, 30/01/2014 - 13:57

The notorious 'killer' power line from Port Sudan to the Red Sea coast has been switched off.

Africa Sudan Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Controversial wind farm in Lesotho gets the go-ahead

Wed, 29/01/2014 - 12:13

The controversial wind farm proposed for Lesotho’s Maluti-Drakensberg has received the go-ahead from the Lesotho Government.

Africa Lesotho Preventing Extinctions - Africa

Indian Partner to establish Vulture Safe Zone in Madhya Pradesh

Mon, 27/01/2014 - 10:32

BNHS (BirdLife in India), in association with Rio Tinto and BirdLife International, is establishing a 30,000 square km Vulture Safe Zone in Madhya Pradesh.

Asia India Preventing Extinctions - Asia

Restoration of a lost seabird community in Mauritius is gaining momentum

Mon, 27/01/2014 - 07:39

The Mauritian offshore islands , especially Round Island and Serpent Island, play an important role in supporting some of the largest breeding...

Africa Mauritius Marine

The need for strong EU legislation on Invasive Alien Species

Fri, 24/01/2014 - 12:51

Representatives of the European Union, environmental NGO’s, scientists and other stakeholders discussed the European Commission’s proposal for an EU Regulation on Invasive Alien Species at a high-level event organized by MEP Pavel Poc, BirdLife Europe, IUCN Brussels and the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, on 20 January.

Europe and Central Asia Invasive Alien Species - Europe and Central Asia

Strange looking bird makes welcome reappearance

Thu, 23/01/2014 - 09:55

One of the world’s least known (and frankly, strangest looking) birds has been photographed on the Samoan island of Savai’i by researchers.

Pacific Samoa Capacity Development

EU torch is passed on to the Greeks

Thu, 23/01/2014 - 09:44

As Greece takes over the Presidency of the EU, we are amidst critical debates for the future of Europe's environment and climate policy. BirdLife Europe and its Greek Partner, the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS; BirdLife in Greece) are working together to make sure the EU government is provided with the support and knowledge necessary to ensure a successful term.

Europe and Central Asia

Wood pellet industry cheats on sustainability, evidence shows

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 09:04

Bioenergy use – energy produced from plants – is soaring in Europe due to the launch of the EU target requiring 20% of the energy used in Europe to come from renewable sources. Forests and other wooded areas are notably being sought after and exploited as they are currently one of the cheapest bioenergy sources.

Europe and Central Asia

New National Park to be created in Chile

Wed, 15/01/2014 - 14:49

Chile will gain a spectacular new national park through a landmark public-private collaboration

Americas Chile Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Americas

New small grant opportunity for 'conservation and gender' projects in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Tue, 14/01/2014 - 11:45

Conservation International, supported by BirdLife International, today launched a new small grants funding opportunity to further global and local understanding and practice...

Africa

New website, map and E-bulletin ("SASA-3") for the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot

Mon, 13/01/2014 - 11:08

Website The Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Regional Implementation Team - consisting of BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and...

Africa

Panama Bay saved from destruction

Thu, 09/01/2014 - 09:26

There’s been a great start to 2014 for one of the most important sites for migratory waterbirds in the Americas.

Americas Panama

Local Perspectives video now in Spanish

Wed, 08/01/2014 - 15:28

All around the world, there are dedicated local people who want to conserve the nature that they depend on for survival and...

Americas Local Empowerment

We go beyond

Mon, 06/01/2014 - 12:41

The work of the BirdLife Partnership goes beyond birds, benefiting nature and people, and goes beyond today to impact the future. Read about our work in 2013 which had positive impacts for biodiversity, and on the human communities who depend on the natural products and ecosystem services provided by Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs).

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

BirdLife’s action through insight

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 13:44

The BirdLife Partnership's combination of conservation science and practical experience at the local level has delivered innovative solutions to conservation challenges in 2013.

Pacific Invasive Alien Species