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Kazakhstan's latest winter census sees fewer waterbirds in more wetlands

Tue, 09/02/2016
The possible cause: Climate change and unseasonably warm weather.

Survey confirms Chinese Crested Terns in Indonesia

Tue, 09/02/2016
A survey team led by Burung Indonesia (BirdLife in Indonesia) and BirdLife’s Asia Division has confirmed a wintering site of the globally threatened Chinese Crested Tern in eastern Indonesia.
Iraqi students being trained at Peramagroon (Image: Richard Porter)

Darwin project puts Iraq's wildlife on the map

Fri, 05/02/2016
A three-year project in Iraq has significantly contributed to knowledge of the country's flora and fauna – including five previously unknown plant species – as well as improving the prospects for future conservation efforts in the country.
Forest cover at Tesso Nilo, Indonesia, decreased by 65% between 2000 and 2012 (Photo: A C Shapiro)

An area the size of Scotland lost from the world’s most important sites for nature

Fri, 05/02/2016
In a pioneering study, scientists from the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and BirdLife International have analysed satellite imagery to measure forest loss remotely across the global network of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs).

Failure to ban toxic ammunition putting bird lives at risk

Thu, 04/02/2016
The European Commission has announced it will continue allowing the use of lead in ammunition, despite the chemical being responsible for thousands of bird deaths.
CZIP team monitoring illegal hunting at Ulcinj Salina. Photo: CZIP

Rock Partridge hunting in Montenegro banned for three years

Wed, 03/02/2016
CZIP (BirdLife in Montenegro) has secured a three-year moratorium against the illegal hunting, killing and smuggling of Rock Partridge - a great turnaround, from a country where the last official hunting quota was more than the actual number of the birds present in the country...
A section of Lutembe bay wetland ©BirdLife International

Securing sustainable futures for wetland communities in Lake Victoria Basin

Tue, 02/02/2016
Communities around Lake Victoria Basin rely on wetlands for their livelihoods. These wetlands provide important ecosystem services including food, raw materials, fresh water, medicine, waste-water treatment, carbon sequestration, erosion prevention and fertility.

European Parliament Votes for Nature

Tue, 02/02/2016
The European Parliament’s stood up to defend key EU nature laws in a vote at its plenary session in Strasbourg.

Billion people living off wetlands

Tue, 02/02/2016
Today is a day to celebrate wetlands! February 2 is World Wetlands Day, with the focus on "Wetlands for our future: sustainable livelihoods". With more than a billion people making a living from wetlands, they provide vital benefits including food, flood protection, water purification and supply.