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3rd Call for Letters of Inquiry – CEPF Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot; Eritrea, South Sudan and Yemen

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 05:52

NEW Call for Letters of Inquiry for the CEPF Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, for capacity development assessments and small grant projects in Eritrea, South Sudan and Yemen. Read more here!

Africa Eritrea

BirdLife Bulgaria turns 25: a story of successful nature conservation

Wed, 10/07/2013 - 21:46

BSPB/BirdLife Bulgaria, as the first civil society organization in recent Bulgarian history to take the lead in nature conservation, celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Founded back in 1988 during the communist regime the BSPB was the second organisation from the former communist bloc to join the BirdLife Partnership in 1992.

Europe and Central Asia Bulgaria

BIOM (BirdLife Croatia) celebrates EU Membership!

Wed, 10/07/2013 - 20:38

On the 1st of July Croatia became EU’s 28th Member State. We take this opportunity to congratulate BIOM (BirdLife Croatia) and also welcome the organisation into the BirdLife family as one of its newest Partners!

Europe and Central Asia Croatia

Costs of Invasive Alien Species mount as Commission further delays EU action

Costs of Invasive Alien Species mount as Commission further delays EU action

Wed, 10/07/2013 - 18:33

Since the European Commission in 2012 made a commitment to publish a dedicated EU legislative instrument to address the problem of Invasive Alien Species, financial and environmental costs have been mounting, but so far no legislative proposals have been published regarding this issue.

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

Energy businesses and NGOs cooperate to expand renewable energies

Wed, 10/07/2013 - 15:11

In a new project grid operators and green NGOs from across Europe, including BirdLife Europe, collaborate on the development of electricity grids with respect for nature. Through the BESTGRID project partners of the Renewable Grid Initiative (RGI) will test best practices and disseminate the lessons learnt across the European continent. They will also work at increasing public acceptance towards a renewable grids expansion.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change programme - Europe and Central Asia

Lake-Bogoria where the ring recovery was made. Photo by Nick Armour

Pink Ring Safari ends in Lake Bogoria

Tue, 09/07/2013 - 14:44

One of the Lesser Flamingos hatched and ringed in Lake Magadi in 1962 is recovered by a tourist in Lake Bogoria.

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

Common Loon (Sandra and Frank Horvath)

Pollutants threaten iconic Canadian bird

Tue, 09/07/2013 - 13:23

The Common Loon is becoming increasingly less common, most likely due to pollution from the burning of fossil fuels. Not only a symbol of the Canadian wilderness, this bird species is an excellent indicator of the health of the wilderness.

Americas Canada Preventing Extinctions - Americas

Invasive species and sea bird population fieldwork continues in Cape Verde

Fri, 05/07/2013 - 11:04

Although Cape Verde is an Atlantic archipelago, its characteristic fauna and flora have more affinity with Mediterranean Biome rather than African.

Worldwide Cape Verde

Shearwaters show signs of recovery as Allen Cay IBA is declared mouse-free

Fri, 05/07/2013 - 08:46

Allen Cay in the Bahamas, an important breeding site for Audubon’s Shearwater and home of an eponymous endemic iguana, has been declared free of the invasive house mice which were threatening both species.

Americas Bahamas