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Wetlands for wintering waterbirds threatened in Azerbaijan

Wetlands for wintering waterbirds threatened in...

Tue, 03/09/2013
Two of the most important wetlands in Azerbaijan, Lake Hajigabul and Red Lake, identified by BirdLife as Important Bird Areas (IBAs), are in danger due to bad water management, as reported by the Azerbaijan Ornithological Society (AOS – BirdLife in Azerbaijan).
BirdWatch Ireland condemns call for an “open season” on Hen Harriers

BirdWatch Ireland condemns call for an “open...

Tue, 03/09/2013
BirdWatch Ireland (BirdLife in Ireland) has recently condemned comments made by Limerick County Council Chairman John Sheahan urging the removal of protection for Hen Harriers, as reported in the Limerick Leader on 20th July 2013. Chm. Sheahan called for an "open season" on the Hen Harrier, one of Ireland's most threatened birds of prey, unless changes are made to the designation of Special Protection Areas (SPA's) for this species in the country.
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Penguin parade at risk

Mon, 02/09/2013
Australia's famous penguin parades on Philip and French Islands - which are nationally significant shorebird feeding and roosting sites - face the growing risk of a devastating oil spill, if Victoria’s controversial Western Port development is approved, new research shows. “Oil and birds don’t mix,” said BirdLife Australia’s Shorebirds Program Manager Dr Golo Maurer.

Video: Birds and people - Living on the Edge in...

Mon, 02/09/2013
Birds and people in the Sahel rely on the same natural resources: trees, water, land. New video from Burkina Faso shows how they are coping with living on the edge...
Threatened duck species pays the price for water skiing competition

Threatened duck species pays the price for water...

Fri, 30/08/2013
Over the past eight months the main breeding site of the Ferrugineus Duck in the extensive reed beds of the Pamvotis Lake in northern Greece has been illegally excavated without any environmental approval, in order to construct a waterskiing track to be used for European competitions in September.
New African countries join Spring Alive initiative

New African countries join Spring Alive initiative

Tue, 27/08/2013
Kenya, Zambia and Rwanda join the Spring Alive initiative.

Video: Ecological, economic and intrinsic values...

Tue, 27/08/2013
New video from Fiji about the benefits of protecting forests- part of the 'Natural Livelihoods' video series from the Local Empowerment Programme, enjoy!
New Eastern Afromontane Hotspot e-Bulletin is Out: SASA Bulletin #2

New Eastern Afromontane Hotspot e-Bulletin is Out...

Fri, 23/08/2013
The new SASA e-bulletin is out, with news from the Eastern Afromontane hotspot, from Saudi Arabia to Southern Africa! Read all about it!

El proyecto del gasoducto OCTOPUS amenaza un...

Tue, 20/08/2013
El humedal Rocuant-Andalién situado entre las ciudades de Talcahauno, Penco y Concepción en Chile se ve amenazado por la construcción propuesta de un gasoducto de gas natural licuado conectando un nuevo terminal marítimo llamado “Terminal Marítimo OCTOPUS LNG, Bahía de Concepción, VIII Región del Bío-Bio” con dos centrales termoeléctricas futuras tierra adentro.