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First full migration census in southern Turkey of Egyptian Vulture and other raptors

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 12:10

Turkey is one of the few countries in the world that has a large breeding population of Egyptian Vultures, estimated at 1,000 – 3,000 pairs. Doğa Derneği, BirdLife Partner in the country, is aware of its responsibility in the protection of the species and has initiated research to assess its conservation status in Turkey.

Europe and Central Asia Turkey

Is the EU today’s biggest threat to Southern US forests?

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 13:54

On the occasion of the National Day of Action, thousands of people across the US are coming together today to put out...

Europe and Central Asia

Green or greenwashed? President Juncker put to the test

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 11:15

The environmental mobilisation has reached the corridors of power. Here are the tests, in the next semester, for the new Commission to...

Europe and Central Asia

Hopes are raised as global agreements aim to make world a safer place for migratory birds

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 16:03

Two new global agreements have been reached that will help save migratory bird species across the world.

Worldwide Migratory Birds and Flyways

Namibia takes positive steps to save 30,000 seabirds a year

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:09

Following a meeting with the BirdLife’s Albatross Task Force, The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in Namibia has introduced new fishery regulations which should practically eliminate seabird mortality from one of the most destructive fisheries!

Worldwide Namibia Marine

Renewable energy and migratory birds

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 16:16

Without proper planning, energy developments, including wind turbines and power lines, can be a major threat to migratory birds.

Worldwide Climate Change

Banning lead should not be a toxic issue.

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 20:35

RSPB's Agriculture Policy Officer, Ellie Crane, is attending the Convention on Migratory Species Conference of the Parties in Quito - vital decisions are in the process of being made - here's a guest blog just in from Ellie.

Worldwide Migratory Birds and Flyways

Local benefits for wildlife through BirdLife-CEMEX global partnership

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 17:21

With Golden Eagle surveying in Mexico, plans to protect dry forest in the Dominican Republic, Red-billed Chough nesting in a UK quarry, and the renewal of the national partnership in France; this update gives some examples from the CEMEX-BirdLife global partnership this year where the process of undertaking a Biodiversity Action Plan at a site is proving to be good for nature as well as business.

Worldwide

Homework to do for Europe after CBD COP12

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 11:48

After two weeks of intense negotiations at the 12th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP...

Europe and Central Asia

Is Europe closer to saving its vultures and eagles?

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 09:55

Despite killing nearly all vultures in Asia, veterinary diclofenac was made legal in Europe in 2013. After intense campaigning by Birdlife, EU...

Europe and Central Asia

The aliens among us

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 08:32

The new EU Regulation against Invasive Alien Species enters into force. Now the fight moves onto the list of forbidden species. The...

Europe and Central Asia

Up for decision: land for food or fuel?

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 15:22

Will land based biofuels be limited? Will the second generation repeat the fiasco? Will they keep damaging nature and be as bad...

Europe and Central Asia

Dr. Shiiwua Manu receives first ever Marsh Award for International Ornithology

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 11:28

The new Marsh Award for International Ornithology was presented for the first time this year to Dr Shiiwua Manu, head of the A. P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute (APLORI) in Jos, Nigeria.

Africa Nigeria Capacity Development

Firsts for flamingos in Tunisia

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 16:39

This year, for the first time, a small colony of about one hundred flamingos nested successfully in the Korba Lagoon, northern Tunisia. Les Amis des Oiseaux (AAO, BirdLife in Tunisia) quickly mobilized its members and partners to help ring the young flamingos, making this also the first time flamingos have been ringed in Tunisia.

Africa Tunisia

High hopes for meeting on migratory species

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 13:53

BirdLife Partners are taking part in the Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11) which is taking place in Quito, Ecuador, from 4 to 9 November 2014.

Worldwide Migratory Birds and Flyways

The resurgence of a National Park in Algeria

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 15:46

Story by Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund Mediterranean Hotspot Regional Implementation Team Amongst breathtaking mountain scenery and fast-flowing rivers, the Djebel Babor Forest...

Africa Algeria

Reconnecting the forest for Endangered Barbary Macaque

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 15:10

Story by Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund Mediterranean Hotspot Regional Implementation Team The forests of Ifrane National Park in the Middle Atlas mountains...

Africa Morocco

Why the EU will fail to deliver on ecosystem restoration

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 14:45

In response to the rapid and dramatic disappearence of plants and animals, in 2010 the European Commission put forward the ‘Biodiversity Strategy...

Europe and Central Asia