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Promoting evidence-based bird conservation: a valuable new resource and opportunities to share knowledge

Fri, 14/06/2013 - 09:12

There is a growing trend in nature conservation towards making decisions based on the best available scientific evidence, rather than using other, untested, information sources.

Worldwide

Dr Alberto Yanosky has been recognised for his outstanding work and lifetime contribution that has furthered the understanding and practice of conservation in Paraguay (National Geographic)

Guyra’s Yanosky recognised as a leader of conservation in Latin America

Fri, 14/06/2013 - 08:43

Dr Alberto Yanosky, Executive Director of BirdLife Partner Guyra Paraguay, has won the 2013 National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in Latin American Conservation.

Americas Paraguay Capacity Development - Americas

European experts on illegal killing of birds draft action plan in Tunis

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 13:45

At the end of May bird conservation experts met in Tunis at the Week on Conservation of Birds to identify ways forward to tackle illegal killing of birds. During the event, BirdLife Europe Partners shared best practices on key issues, such as bird poisoning, law enforcement measures and awareness strategies.

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

Giant Ibis Transport become first BirdLife Species Champion in Cambodia

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 13:02

Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Today Giant Ibis Transport company become the first BirdLife Species Champion in Cambodia after providing finan

Asia

High Court decision won’t diminish strong case to save Denniston says Forest & Bird

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:21

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) is disappointed with the High Court’s decision today related to an Australian mining company’s plan to mine the Denniston Plateau...

Pacific Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Pacific

Freshwater biodiversity workshops pave the way for further research in the Mediterranean Basin

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 10:25

BirdLife’s Mediterranean Basin Regional Implementation Team (RIT) has an update from their very first grantee within the hotspot.

Middle East

EU legislation to tackle invasive alien species long overdue

Tue, 04/06/2013 - 14:53

Invasive alien species are one of the five main drivers of biodiversity loss globally, and yet at EU level the current approach to this problem is a patchwork of inconsistent and uneven national legislation to tackle what is by its very nature an international problem. EU legislation to tackle this problem is now long overdue.

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

Irish charities urge visitors not to disturb nesting seabirds

Tue, 04/06/2013 - 14:29

Two of Ireland's leading conservation charities, BirdWatch Ireland (BirdLife Partner in Ireland) and the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT), are urging people to ensure that birds, their nests and eggs are not disturbed when visiting coastal and island bird colonies, which are among the most important areas in Europe for breeding seabirds.

Europe and Central Asia

Nature Iraq's Festival in the Marshes

Mon, 03/06/2013 - 10:49

Richard Porter, BirdLife's Middle East adviser, had the privilege of attending Nature Iraq's spring festival and his personal account was broadcast on BBC's From Our Own Correspondent and in their news magazine.

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