News Overview

EU torch is passed on to the Greeks

Thu, 23/01/2014 - 09:44

As Greece takes over the Presidency of the EU, we are amidst critical debates for the future of Europe's environment and climate policy. BirdLife Europe and its Greek Partner, the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS; BirdLife in Greece) are working together to make sure the EU government is provided with the support and knowledge necessary to ensure a successful term.

Europe and Central Asia

Wood pellet industry cheats on sustainability, evidence shows

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 09:04

Bioenergy use – energy produced from plants – is soaring in Europe due to the launch of the EU target requiring 20% of the energy used in Europe to come from renewable sources. Forests and other wooded areas are notably being sought after and exploited as they are currently one of the cheapest bioenergy sources.

Europe and Central Asia

New National Park to be created in Chile

Wed, 15/01/2014 - 14:49

Chile will gain a spectacular new national park through a landmark public-private collaboration

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

New small grant opportunity for 'conservation and gender' projects in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Tue, 14/01/2014 - 11:45

Conservation International, supported by BirdLife International, today launched a new small grants funding opportunity to further global and local understanding and practice...

Africa

New website, map and E-bulletin ("SASA-3") for the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot

Mon, 13/01/2014 - 11:08

Website The Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Regional Implementation Team - consisting of BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and...

Africa

Panama Bay saved from destruction

Thu, 09/01/2014 - 09:26

There’s been a great start to 2014 for one of the most important sites for migratory waterbirds in the Americas.

Americas Panama

Local Perspectives video now in Spanish

Wed, 08/01/2014 - 15:28

All around the world, there are dedicated local people who want to conserve the nature that they depend on for survival and...

Americas Local Empowerment

We go beyond

Mon, 06/01/2014 - 12:41

The work of the BirdLife Partnership goes beyond birds, benefiting nature and people, and goes beyond today to impact the future. Read about our work in 2013 which had positive impacts for biodiversity, and on the human communities who depend on the natural products and ecosystem services provided by Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs).

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

BirdLife’s action through insight

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 13:44

The BirdLife Partnership's combination of conservation science and practical experience at the local level has delivered innovative solutions to conservation challenges in 2013.

Pacific Invasive Alien Species

Amur Falcons tracked to Africa

Thu, 19/12/2013 - 12:24

Three Amur Falcons have been tracked by satellite from Nagaland in India to Africa, showing what an amazing journey these birds take.

Asia India Preventing Extinctions

Final EU budget leaves environment in the dust

Wed, 18/12/2013 - 16:33

Now that the European Parliament has cast its final vote approving the European Budget for 2014-2020, it’s time to take inventory of...

Europe and Central Asia

Komodo Dragons found in unprotected Indonesian IBA

Wed, 18/12/2013 - 11:09

A team including staff from BirdLife Partner Burung Indonesia has confirmed the presence of the Komodo Dragon, the world’s largest lizard, in...

Asia Indonesia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Asia

First small grant agreement in Ethiopia under the CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot investment!

Wed, 18/12/2013 - 06:45

Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society (EWNHS) , coordinator of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Programme in Ethiopia,...

Africa Ethiopia

Spring Alive transcends borders to bring people and birds together

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 14:52

For the eighth time, people in now 49 countries in Europe, Africa and Central Asia looked out for winged heralds of spring...

Worldwide Local Empowerment

State of Jordan’s Birds report launched

Mon, 16/12/2013 - 16:41

The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN)—BirdLife in Jordan—has just launched a major report on the status of the country’s...

Middle East Jordan

While UNFCCC Parties debate, BirdLife project shows ecosystem-based adaptation in action

Mon, 16/12/2013 - 14:00

A pioneering BirdLife project is bringing together the collective experience of vulnerable local people in East Africa, who are seeing the effects of climate change first-hand, to inform international policy and plans on how best to cope and adapt to this quickly-changing environment.

Worldwide Burundi Climate Change

Natuurpunt wins prestigious Best Life Nature Project award

Fri, 13/12/2013 - 11:06

The Dommeldal project coordinated by Natuurpunt (BirdLife Partner in Belgium) and Natuurmonumenten in the Netherlands has received one of 6 Best LIFE...

Europe and Central Asia Belgium

End of CAP reform process: final agriculture policy deal fails on greening, simplicity and fairness

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:52

On the 20 th of November, the European Parliament rubber–stamped the agreement on the Common Agriculture Policy and the Council of Agriculture...

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture