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MEPs adopt the “Gerbrandy” Report on biodiversity

Tue, 15/05/2012 - 14:59

On April 20th the European Parliament made a stand in support of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development when it adopted the “Motion for a European Parliament resolution on our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020”, authored by Dutch Liberal MEP Mr Gerben Jan Gerbrandy.

Europe and Central Asia

SPEA’s magazine is now available online

Tue, 15/05/2012 - 11:57

After 17 years of a paper only version the magazine of Portuguese BirdLife Partner, SPEA, Pardela (Portuguese name for Cory’s Shearwater) now has an online version.

Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife in Indochina newsletter The Babbler No.41 released

Tue, 15/05/2012 - 10:36

BirdLife International in Indochina has released its quarterly newsletter The Babbler No. 41 (February -May 2012).


Join NABU on May 21 to celebrate and learn about Natura 2000 in Germany

Fri, 11/05/2012 - 14:59

NABU (BirdLife in Germany) is inviting people to celebrate 20 years of the Natura 2000 network on 21st of May, at its conference “20 years, 20 percent – how to proceed with Natura 2000?”

Europe and Central Asia Germany

World Migratory Bird Day 2012 highlights multiple benefits of safeguarding bird habitats

Fri, 11/05/2012 - 10:53

The economic benefits of supporting the world's migratory bird species is one of the key themes during this year's World Migratory Bird Day celebrations.

Worldwide Migratory Birds and Flyways

BirdLife South Africa joins the world to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Fri, 11/05/2012 - 09:32

BirdLife South Africa held a number of events to promote the important link between healthy wetlands and the good health of people, birds and the economy


First Ornithofestival in Bosnia-Herzegovina welcomes over a hundred bird lovers

Thu, 10/05/2012 - 13:04

On 20 and 21 April 2012, the cities of Kraljeva Sutjeska and Kakanj in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BH) hosted the country’s first “Ornithofestival”.

Europe and Central Asia Bosnia and Herzegovina

Forest & Bird hosts BirdLife Pacific meeting

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:37

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) hosted representatives of bird protection and conservation groups from around the Pacific region last month at a successful meeting of the BirdLife Pacific Partnership at our Ruapehu Lodge. Mike Britton - General Manager, Forest & Bird - tells us about the meeting which underlined New Zealand’s role as part of the broader global environment and conservation scene...


Environment Committee sets the bar for an ambitious Fisheries reform

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 16:10

On 8th May, European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Safety has adopted a strong and progressive opinion on the Common Fisheries Policy reform. BirdLife Europe praises the members of the Committee for their strong stand on the CFP reform.

Europe and Central Asia Marine

World Migratory Bird Day celebration plans in the Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 12:38

The BirdLife International UNDP/GEF Migratory Soaring Birds project will celebrate orld Migratory Bird Day in six countries along the Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway!

Middle East Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

International Seabird Fellowship for Fiji staff

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 02:47

Sia Rasalato from the Birdlife International Fiji Programme is the 2012 ‘Josephine Daneman Herz International Seabird Fellowship Fund’ recipient. As a result, Sia will soon visit a number of American islands over the course of the summer and participate in various restoration programs - some just starting and others that are 30-year success stories...

Pacific Fiji Marine

Rat eradication planned in the Cooks

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 01:41

TIS (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) is planning a project with BirdLife International and the Cook Island's National Environment Service to eradicate rats from Suwarrow National Park to protect Suwarrow’s globally important seabird populations...