News Overview

American experts alert EU politicians of bioenergy policy risks

Mon, 18/11/2013 - 16:08

In November BirdLife Europe and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) hosted Dogwood Alliance, an American NGO and Greenpeace Canada in Brussels. The...

Europe and Central Asia

European Parliament takes a leap to halt subsidizing overfishing

Mon, 18/11/2013 - 15:52

In October the European Parliament gave a massive boost to the future of Europe’s fisheries by voting against public funding being used...

Europe and Central Asia

Spanish government opens for increased marine protection

Mon, 18/11/2013 - 15:48

In October the Spanish government opened a public consultation process for the designation of a network of marine Special Protection Areas (SPAs)...

Europe and Central Asia

Bulgaria brought to Court over failure to protect key sites for biodiversity

Mon, 18/11/2013 - 15:37

In October the European Commission referred the Bulgarian government to the European Court of Justice due to failures to protect internationally important...

Europe and Central Asia

Scientists identify the world’s most irreplaceable protected areas

Thu, 14/11/2013 - 20:35

A new scientific study has identified the protected areas most critical to preventing extinctions of the world’s mammals, birds and amphibians. Resulting...

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Your new BirdLife website is launched!

Wed, 13/11/2013 - 11:50

www.birdlife.org has a new look to reflect a newly re-energised Partnership, which is better integrated with ways people use the web now, from mobile devices to social media. But the older and less technology-savvy can rest assured: you’ll still be able to find your way around, and our content is more readable.

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Superb result: True blue Aussie named Australia’s favourite bird

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 10:04

Superb Fairywren has been named Australia's favourite bird after a national poll by BirdLife Australia saw more than 8,000 people vote throughout October.

Pacific Australia

5th Call for Letters of Inquiry – CEPF Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot; Yemen, Ethiopia, Burundi, DRC, Rwanda, Malawi and Zambia

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 08:43

BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, in their role as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, invite civil society organisations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for projects in Yemen, Ethiopia, Burundi, DRC, Rwanda, Malawi and Zambia.

Africa

Coal road threat to original Forest of Hope

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 11:08

A proposed coal road through the Harapan Rainforest in Sumatra could undo almost a decade of good work by the BirdLife Partnership, acting with the support of the Indonesian Government.

Asia Indonesia Forests of Hope

A new era of cooperation for the BirdLife International Partnership in China

Fri, 08/11/2013 - 10:48

The beginning of a new era in formal cooperation between BirdLife International and China has begun with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the BirdLife International Partnership and the China Ornithological Society.

Asia China China Programme

Establishing Joulter Cays IBA as a National Park in the Bahamas

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 18:21

The National Audubon Society (BirdLife in the USA) and Bahamas National Trust (BirdLife in the Bahamas) are working together to establish a...

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

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas going mobile

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 10:09

People who visit IBAs are our eyes and ears on the ground. And we need your help to monitor and protect some of the best sites for wildlife on the planet, by informing a new project to produce a mobile app...

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

Record numbers of White-shouldered Ibis in Cambodia

Mon, 04/11/2013 - 10:32

A record number of White-shouldered Ibis have been recorded in the wild in Cambodia, making the known global population larger than previous studies suggested.

Asia Cambodia Forests of Hope - Asia

How connected to nature are you?

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 16:17

Jumping into big messy piles of yellow-orange leaves. Climbing trees with spongy moss-covered bark. Discovering insects under logs. Splashing in puddles. Listening...

Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom

Lake Natron Bulletin continues to provide information to thousands

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 10:58

The Lake Natron Update Bulletin for October 2013 is out! The latest issue highlights continued interest by the Government of Tanzania to...

Africa Climate Change - Africa

Paving the way to regional cooperation for African Grey and Timnah Parrots

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 07:49

A major breakthrough for the conservation and management of the African Grey and Timneh Parrots ( Psittacus erithacus and P. timneh )...

Africa Cameroon

Mediterranean IBA tourism app goes interactive

Thu, 31/10/2013 - 15:56

BirdLife’s EU-funded project to promote sustainable birdwatching tourism in the Natura 2000 protected area network is about to take a giant leap...

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus

Couple sponsoring BirdLife are first in the world to run the entire length of South America unsupported, but supported nature throughout

Tue, 22/10/2013 - 10:28

Record breaking ecologist-adventurer couple have been acting for nature with every step of their daily marathons

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