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A wedding and a Swedish philanthropist protect Paraguayan forest

Fri, 15/06/2012 - 10:11

What do a wedding, a Swedish philanthropist, the conservation of the Atlantic Rainforest and a Paraguayan indigenous community have in common? The answer lies in the creation of a pioneering nature reserve in Paraguay.

Americas Paraguay Local Empowerment - Americas

European BirdLife Partners take action against European bird crime

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 16:18

Across Europe, birds suffer from a wide range of persecution: illegal poisoning shooting, trapping, and the theft of chicks for the bird trade are common practices. Recently, five European countries were confronted with cases of illegal killing. The common, even if illegal, practice of using poison baits to eradicate carnivores and rodents causes huge damage to wildlife as well as to livestock and crops. In some cases it can explain the decline of specific bird populations in Europe. Moreover, the poisons used are usually unnecessarily strong and often illegal.

Europe and Central Asia

Working towards a green economy in Tanzania

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 15:07

The Uluguru Mountains support a rich cloud forest that is home to plants and animals which are found nowhere else in the world, including the Critically Endangered Uluguru Bush-shrike.


From BirdLife Zimbabwe's diary...

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 14:55

BirdLife Zimbabwe runs a very active Environmental Education Department, which includes Wildlife Clubs and the Bird Awareness Programme for schools. The Department has been very busy these last few weeks.


Rio+20 is an opportunity to fast-track the transition to the Green Economy

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 11:01

A new report “Building an Inclusive Green Economy” says a transition to a green economy could lift millions of people out of poverty and inequality as well as help the environment.


'We can't fail!' - but still to agree position

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 10:24

Sha Zukang, Secretary-General of Rio+20, opened the 3rd Preparatory Meeting to the Rio Conference with a personal plea - "we can't fail!"


Stand up against overfishing – call for sustainable fisheries

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 10:17

At the occasion of this year’s European Fish Weeks (June 8 – August 31), BirdLife Europe, Greenpeace, Oceana, WWF and Oceans 2012 have produced a short animation explaining the problem of overfishing, the damages it causes to wildlife and ecosystems, and its consequences for our long term food security. It also highlights the opportunity to end it. Add your voice to our call for sustainable EU fisheries!

Europe and Central Asia Seabirds and Marine

What future do you want?

Wed, 13/06/2012 - 15:05

Thousands of people are flying to RIO+20, showing so many people's committment to discuss the future we want.


New publication: The Birds in Sweden - numbers and distribution

Wed, 13/06/2012 - 10:34

This new book is the first time that bird population estimates for each of the 21 Swedish counties and 29 provinces have been published.

Europe and Central Asia Sweden

Swifts make home at BirdLife

Wed, 13/06/2012 - 09:54

Swifts have set up home in nest boxes at BirdLife's Headquarters in Cambridge, UK.

Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

SEO/BirdLife launches its Kid’s club “Aventureros” (adventurers)

Tue, 12/06/2012 - 16:13

After several years of work and preparation, SEO/BirdLife (Spanish Partner) Kid’s Club has finally seen the light! Kids are often very interested in learning about and discovering the world around them. With its educational material (magazine, website, and activities) SEO/BirdLife is responding to these needs.

Europe and Central Asia Spain

Sustainablity: new 'Spotlight' on BirdLife's Data Zone

Tue, 12/06/2012 - 11:39

The decisions reached at RIO+20 will shape how society responses to the challenge of achieving social, economic and environmental sustainability. Read about sustainability on the new Spotlight on BirdLife's Data Zone.