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Sealing the EU budget deal and slamming the door on environment

Tue, 12/02/2013 - 07:32

On Friday 8 February, after months of discussions and a final 24 hour sprint session during the EU Summit, the 27 EU Heads of State, finally agreed on the EU budget for the period 2014-2020. The result is a blow to the environment. Not only is it a historically small budget, 908 billion euro compared to 970 billion euro for the current period (2007 – 2013), but it also entails an extermination of all expectations for greening.

Europe and Central Asia

The risk of assuming that biomass is sustainable

Mon, 11/02/2013 - 09:06

On Wednesday 30 January green NGOs, including BirdLife Europe, ClientEarth, the EEB and FERN, organized the conference “How Sustainable is Scandinavian Biomass?” an issue relevant not only to countries with many forests such as Scandinavian countries, but also to all European countries as renewable energy is on everyone’s agenda in one way or another.

Europe and Central Asia

CEMEX teams-up with Malaysian Nature Society to conserve the country’s rich natural heritage

Wed, 06/02/2013 - 10:21

A new stage in the CEMEX-BirdLife relationship as CEMEX Malaysia and Malaysian Nature Society formalise partnership to conserve nature.

Worldwide Malaysia

Climate change scenarios predict Small Minivet is at risk

Birds may need a hand to weather climate change

Tue, 05/02/2013 - 11:40

Birds in Asia may need a helping hand to adapt to climate change, according to a new study led by BirdLife International and Durham University.

Asia Climate Change

Fact finding expedition to São Tomé & Principe puts biodiversity hotspot on the map

Mon, 04/02/2013 - 13:36

São Tomé and Príncipe, an island nation located in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa, is probably one of the last unknown biodiversity hotspots in Africa. Habitat destruction, together with the absence of any census or monitoring schemes, are the country’s biggest threats.

Europe and Central Asia

Large grants available to protect critical ecosystems in Libya and Algeria

Mon, 04/02/2013 - 12:36

BirdLife International invites Letters of Inquiry from NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities and other civil society organisations for large grants to conserve biodiversity in Algeria and Libya, focusing on capacity building.

Europe and Central Asia

Spare a thought for water on World Wetlands Day!

Sat, 02/02/2013 - 06:00

Drop everything for a moment today, and remind yourself of the vital role wetland play in supporting life. For today is World Wetlands Day!

Worldwide

Swiss recovery programme shows increase in bird species

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 15:04

Over the past ten years the population of Little Owl in Switzerland has increased after a sharp decline. The Hoopoe more than doubled and the Corncrake came back at the level of breeding species after almost reaching the level of extinction in the 1990’s. These are some of the results of the Swiss Species Recovery Program for Birds.

Europe and Central Asia Switzerland

Urgent International support sought for Azores Bullfinch

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 09:31

Priolo remains one of Europe's most threatened species and its precarious future still hangs in the balance. More work is needed to ensure population gains can be maintained and that the species' long-term future can be secured.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

Wind farm in Lesotho could cause the local extinction of vultures

Thu, 24/01/2013 - 15:04

BirdLife South Africa and BirdLife International are very concerned that the proposed development of a wind farm at Letseng in Lesotho could have severe impacts on the already declining populations of Cape Vultures and Lammergeiers.

Worldwide South Africa

Water for birds: Club installs bird baths for Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher

Wed, 23/01/2013 - 11:07

An after school club called the Friends of the Flycatcher is helping to keep the Critically Endangered Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher watered.

Africa

Audubon gala honors leading conservationists with top environmental awards

Fri, 18/01/2013 - 16:52

Star-studded evening raises over $2.4 million for conservation efforts

Americas United States of America