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One tenth of bird species flying under the conservation radar

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 00:10

More than 350 newly recognised bird species have been assessed by BirdLife International for the first time, with more than 25% being classed as threatened with extinction

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Great step forward for seabirds in Spain

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:17

Spanish landmark legislation increases 20-fold marine protected areas Spain has officially established 39 new marine protection areas. The new sites are ‘...

Europe and Central Asia Spain Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia

Saving seabirds, empowering women: the Albatross Task Force gains momentum

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 09:53

In Namibia, a huge positive shift in momentum for seabird conservation - which also means great news for local Namibian women - all due to the Albatross Task Force.

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New maps change the conservation landscape

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 11:26

Maps not only give BirdLife the bird’s eye overview it needs to plan action for nature, but they allow us to lobby and influence businesses and governments across the world. BirdLife celebrates a decade-long partnership with ESRI, the leading GIS software provider, by attending the ESRI User Conference and looking at the crucial value of mapping for our conservation work.

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

Regional Court stops construction of Serengeti Road

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 14:12

The East African Court of Justice has stopped the construction of a road through the world famous Serengeti National Park in northern...

Africa Tanzania Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Serbian Saker decreasing despite intense efforts

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 09:04

Pigeon breeders, farmers, poachers and strong winds: the many threats to the rare Falcon. Fourteen, maybe seventeen pairs: that’s all that remains...

Europe and Central Asia Serbia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Migratory bird ecology awarded € 2.5 million research boost through Theunis Piersma

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 15:17

Professor Theunis Piersma has been awarded The Spinoza Prize for work on migratory bird ecology, find out what this means and watch his video.

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Ringed Marsh Harrier from Netherlands triggers awareness of migratory birds in Mabang, Sierra Leone

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 16:23

On 7 th February 2014, a farmer called Sullay Kanu who lives in Komrabai mabela, Kolifa Mabang Chiefdom in Tonkolili District Northern...

Africa Sierra Leone Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

High-seas heroes recognised for their success!

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 08:28

Our Albatross Task Force (ATF) in South Africa has reduced the death of albatrosses in local fisheries by more than 90% and is receiving well-deserved attention.

Worldwide South Africa Marine

Ecosystems role in Climate Adaptation Reinforced at First United Nations Environment Assembly

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 13:08

The role played by biodiversity and ecosystem services in helping people adapt to climate change was reinforced during the first United Nation...

Africa Kenya

Cross-border cooperation with CEPF for Lake Skadar and its pelicans

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:28

Lake Skadar forms the international border between Albania and Montenegro, but is also a biodiversity-rich Balkan wetland harbouring the Dalmatian Pelican. CEPF is supporting 10 organisations to sustainably manage the lake for its pelicans, for conservation, and for the local people that live on its shores.

Europe and Central Asia Albania

Gerrit and Khady: a Black-tailed Godwit romance

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 14:59

Khady and Gerrit are passionate about Black-tailed Godwits (Limosa limosa), a ‘Near Threatened’ migratory shorebird. Khady studies them while they winter in Senegal and Gerrit is the godwit conservation specialist of Vogelbescherming Nederland (VBN, BirdLife in the Netherlands). Khady Gueye is a one of the awardees of the Young Graduates Research Project (YGRP) award, a conservation project grant under the Conservation of Migratory Birds (CMB) project, funded jointly by MAVA Foundation and Vogelbescherming Nederland (VBN).

Africa Netherlands Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Dog Island, Anguilla, declared rat-free

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 12:26

After an intensive eradication programme and 2 years of careful monitoring, Dog Island in Anguilla has been officially declared rat-free and native wildlife is already showing signs of recovery.

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

A shared vision for the conservation of the East Atlantic Flyway developed at the BirdLife Best Practices Workshop in Dakar, Senegal

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 15:49

The BirdLife Africa Secretariat in collaboration with the BirdLife Partners in Europe, namely the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (UK)...

Africa Senegal Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Addressing climate change: why biodiversity matters

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 16:54

A new policy report looks at the relationships between climate change adaptation and mitigation with biodiversity conservation.

Worldwide Climate Change

Scientists confirm worst fears: new EU Policy on Agriculture is bad for nature

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 10:38

“The EU failed to stand to the promises of greening the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)”: these are the conclusions of the academic...

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Natura 2000 Day: the EU not protecting its richest nature sites properly

Mon, 16/06/2014 - 09:36

May 21st 2014 marked the second Natura 2000 day , which celebrated Europe’s largest network of nature areas protected by EU law...

Europe and Central Asia

IUCN Red List raises more red flags for threatened species

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 10:48

The IUCN Red List, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, now includes 73,686 assessed species, of which 22,103 are threatened with extinction.

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