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Gran Sol may have 'plenty of fish in the sea', but its seabirds are declining

Thu, 01/10/2015 - 09:48

The area hosts about 50 fishing boats, so seabird bycatch is a worrying problem. Can SEO/BirdLife in Spain and BirdLife's Seabird Task Force find a solution?

Europe and Central Asia Spain Marine

How the fishing sector and environmental NGOs work together

Tue, 29/09/2015 - 15:18

The RSPB's Euan Dunn explains how it all began 20 years ago, when fishing became about more than just the fish.

Europe and Central Asia Seabirds and Marine

The EU is developing an all-round strategy to protect African wildlife

Tue, 29/09/2015 - 12:50

'Larger than elephants' aims to tackle illegal killing and trade, habitat loss and extinctions of animals and birds, as well as another problem that has been flying under the radar.

Europe and Central Asia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

The Wadden Sea is in danger, says first-ever migration report of whole East Atlantic Flyway

Mon, 28/09/2015 - 13:57

This Natura 2000 and UNESCO World Heritage Site is used by 12 million migratory birds every year, but unlike the other birds that use the flyway, their numbers are dropping.

Europe and Central Asia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Will the EU’s new invasive species regulation miss the chance to save billions of euros?

Mon, 28/09/2015 - 13:36

Invasive alien species cause not only bird extinctions, but also economic damage. However, the new regulation may not be up to scratch.

Europe and Central Asia Invasive Alien Species - Europe and Central Asia

Cooking Up Conservation Success: Audubon’s Stewardship Network

Thu, 24/09/2015 - 20:17

National Audubon Society (BirdLife in USA) released a new Conservation Stewardship Manual to help inspire and share lessons with local stewardship groups and Partners on how to protect and conserve Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas.

Americas United States of America Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

Handbook launch shows how nature conservation and energy interests can work together

Wed, 23/09/2015 - 02:00

BirdLife, jointly with its partners in the BESTGRID project, has launched its handbook Protecting Nature in Power Grid Planning.

Europe and Central Asia

Disappearance of Fisheries Observer from Vessel in the Pacific Ocean

Tue, 22/09/2015 - 13:58

Since 10 September, Keith Davis, an American fisheries observer, has been missing from a Panamanian-flagged vessel off the coast of Peru

Worldwide Peru Marine

Partners come together to save unique wetland

Thu, 17/09/2015 - 12:21

A new joint project between two BirdLife Partners aims to protect a unique protected area in Western Madagascar.

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

Unique opportunity for Africa to lead the way with sustainable development by valuing nature

Tue, 15/09/2015 - 11:02

BirdLife is holding the first ever Pan-African Business and Biodiversity Forum (PABBF) in Ghana on the 9-10th October 2015. This is a unique and very exciting opportunity for conservation, business and sustainable development in Africa that brings private, public and civil sectors to the same stage to have their say about the value of nature in African development.


Sierra de Bahoruco National Park has suffered from deforestation from illegal farming (Eladio Fernandez)

Tentative first steps for forest restoration in the Caribbean

Tue, 15/09/2015 - 10:47

The rapid deforestation of a Dominican Republic National Park is finally receiving the attention it deserves from the country’s authorities and civil society, thanks to a project which is addressing the root causes of its destruction.

Americas Dominican Republic Forests of Hope - Americas