News Overview

Vulture killing drug now available on EU market

Wed, 05/03/2014 - 10:09

Diclofenac is a powerful anti-inflammatory drug that has wiped out vulture populations in India, Pakistan and Nepal. Now, a repeat of this...

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions

Threatened ‘biodiversity hotspot’ in Indonesian forest sparks action from NABU and Burung Indonesia

Tue, 04/03/2014 - 10:09

BirdLife Partners in Germany (NABU) and Indonesia (Burung Indonesia), have initiated a new project to protect tropical forests on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The project will take place in Gorontalo where 68.5 percent of the province is still covered with forests characterised by a very high and unique biodiversity. For this reason, Gorontalo is listed among the world’s 34 ‘biodiversity hotspots.’

Asia Indonesia Forests of Hope - Asia

Spring Watch Malta looking to ensure a safe passage for migrants

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 14:08

Although it is still early in the year, in the southern Mediterranean early signs of spring are already popping up. Unfortunately, the...

Europe and Central Asia Malta Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

The science of saving nature

Wed, 26/02/2014 - 14:30

BirdLife’s UK Partner, the RSPB, is launching a new initiative, the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science dedicated to discovering solutions to 21st century conservation problems, reinforcing the BirdLife Partnership as a world leader in conservation.

Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom

Tahiti Monarch conservation wins first BirdLife People’s Choice Award as new threats emerge

Tue, 25/02/2014 - 07:27

Results revealed today show that Manu (Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie: BirdLife in French Polynesia) has won a public vote to become the...

Worldwide French Polynesia Preventing Extinctions

Government of São Tomé e Príncipe unveils conservation plans for saving some of the most threatened birds in Africa

Tue, 25/02/2014 - 06:56

The Director of Environment, Mr. Arlindo E Carvalho, on Monday 17 February 2014 launched the São Tomé e Príncipe International Species Action...

Africa Sao Tome and Principe Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

The Lekki Bird Club in Nigeria proves committed to bird monitoring and conservation

Mon, 24/02/2014 - 09:38

Background The Lekki Bird Club (LBC) is a volunteer-based bird conservation group focused on increasing the awareness of bird conservation in Lagos,...

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

World Wetlands Day Celebrations at Marlborough Vlei in Harare, Zimbabwe

Mon, 24/02/2014 - 09:18

Under its jointly managed project, Protecting Harare’s Wetland Ecosystems for Nature and the City’s People, funded by Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation...

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

CEPF grant to bring hunting in Lebanon under control

Thu, 20/02/2014 - 14:51

The Lebanese Environment Forum has received a CEPF large grant of over $180,000 to promote sustainable hunting practices in Lebanon, using a community-based approach.

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Environmentally harmful subsidies hiding behind environmental goals?

Fri, 14/02/2014 - 15:47

In January during the World Economic Forum in Davos we once again heard world leaders urging each other to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels

Europe and Central Asia

Participatory Rural Appraisal Training in Africa is a Great Success

Fri, 14/02/2014 - 13:01

“The forests around our village are important because they are our main source of fuel wood and medicines” “The roads to our...

Africa Local Empowerment - Africa

Meeting the challenge of change around the Mediterranean

Fri, 14/02/2014 - 09:32

A celebration of biodiversity hotspots, the “34 wonders of the world”, with an exhibition of posters lining the railings of Parisian streets,...

Europe and Central Asia Capacity Development

Get geared up for the Great Backyard Bird Count!

Thu, 13/02/2014 - 10:34

Birdwatchers around the world are invited to help gather crucial information as part of a free, fun, and family-friendly event taking place...

Worldwide Capacity Development

BirdLife International announces Dr Hazell Shokellu Thompson as Acting CEO

Wed, 12/02/2014 - 10:29

Dr Hazell Shokellu Thompson is Acting CEO of BirdLife International after the recent resignation of Dr Marco Lambertini, who is joining WWF International as their Director General.

Worldwide Sierra Leone

CEPF green fodder project benefits villagers and biosphere reserve

Tue, 11/02/2014 - 16:25

A new project to grow green fodder for livestock is helping relieve grazing pressure on Jordan’s Wadi Mujib Biosphere Reserve.

Worldwide Jordan

Zambian High Court overturns government Copper Mining plan in Lower Zambezi

Tue, 11/02/2014 - 07:46

The High Court in Lusaka, Zambia, on 4th February halted government approval of a plan by an Australian investor to mine copper...

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

New web tool to help migratory soaring birds gets lift-off

Mon, 10/02/2014 - 14:36

The BirdLife UNDP/GEF Migratory Soaring Birds project has launched a new web tool that will help protect migratory soaring birds along the Red Sea/Rift Valley Flyway.

Middle East Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa