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That graveyard for birds, the Mediterranean Sea

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 18:29

The Leaving is Living campaign awards enforcement agencies for fighting the illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean. NGOs working side by side with police, responsible hunters and volunteers are making a difference...

Europe and Central Asia

The European Red List of Birds is here

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 09:19

We have a few theories why the Dodo went extinct by 1700 on the island of Mauritius. Predation, habitat loss and invasive species were just too much for this friendly flightless creature.

Europe and Central Asia Birds in Europe

EU’s Biodiversity Strategy – Halfway there?

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 08:28

The EU’s Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 is the European Commission’s 10 year master plan for taking action against key drivers of biodiversity loss. Halfway there, BirdLife has taken a very close look at where Europe stands today.

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

New protected areas in Madagascar

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 09:47

Three of the most important sites in Madagascar for nature have been given permanent protection by the Government of Madagascar, thanks largely to the efforts of Asity Madagascar (BirdLife

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

Butterflies, SEO/BirdLife, and the Natura 2000 Citizens Award

Mon, 01/06/2015 - 12:52

Making butterflies with your hands may not change the world, but it’s a symbolic gesture that has been winning the hearts of people across Europe in celebration of the Natura 2000 Network.

Europe and Central Asia Spain

New book and mobile app to guide people’s interest in nature of Qatar

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 11:34

The first ever field guide book to the birds of Qatar and a mobile application - 'Qatar e-Nature' – have been produced by the Friends of the Environment Center in Qatar

Middle East Qatar Capacity Development

Let’s leave a share for our meadow birds

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 13:04

Winter fields are so barren that the once common sights and sounds of meadowland birds are vanishing across Europe. But one farmer in Belgium is helping change this.

Europe and Central Asia Belgium Birds in Europe

Community empowerment in Ruyigi through local-led conservation

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 16:40

The community of Ruyigi in the East of Burundi, represented by the association Serukubeze, a Site Support Group (SSG), is engaged in protecting the Mpungwe Mountain Chain, the country’s largest ecosystem.

Africa Burundi