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Seabirds and fishing gear - a conundrum

Mon, 06/07/2015
Seabirds can’t help but pursue fishing boats, with their bait and the promise of a tasty and easily caught meal. But they often get too close, accidentally getting hooked or entangled in fishing gear, and then helplessly drown.

Why protected areas matter

Mon, 06/07/2015
An off limit beach isn’t there to offend it’s a special place that has been set aside for the conservation of some animal, plant, or habitat.

Keeping an eye on Balearic Shearwater

Sat, 04/07/2015
We need to keep a more careful eye on the ‘Critically Endangered’ Balearic Shearwater or else we might notice too late that it’s gone forever…

Exotic plants, invasive rats, and fishnets

Fri, 03/07/2015
Invasive rats and cats eating seabird eggs and chicks, accidental entanglement in fish gear, exotic plants changing island ecology…just some of the things SPEA (BirdLife Portugal) has been battling to try and save seabirds.
The fifth report from the islands in our extensive Acteon & Gambier Island Restoration Operation. Anthony & Heimana (locals from Tureia) rolling up the prickly invasive plant, Lantana. Photo: Steve Cranwell; BirdLife International

Operation Restoration - island update #5 - all just beaches and coconuts?

Fri, 03/07/2015
Even if an island is not inhabited anymore, the legacy of negative human impact on an environment requires real determination and effort to fix and restore.

The Lost Mountain Symposium

Fri, 03/07/2015
The Additive Adventure 2015 Next Gen Symposium in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique is a chance for participants to elevate the conversation, connections, and skills available to university students passionate about conserving the natural world and driving positive change for human societies.

Venturing into new territory, Africa and Asia

Wed, 01/07/2015
Newly industrialized nations are catching-up to ‘western’ standards: more money, more cars, more everything. With it comes a growing demand for cement and building materials, so BirdLife / HeidelbergCement have ventured into new partnership grounds...

Bye-bye Latvia, hello there Luxembourg

Tue, 30/06/2015
It’s not targets, graphs or indicators which are at play, but bees, birds and ecosystems. Luxembourg Presidency, this is your chance to set the stage for economic yet sustainable prosperity in Europe.

The Road to Resilience

Mon, 29/06/2015
In Burundi, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund supported capacity-building activities with communities near Kibira National Park, an Important Bird Area and Eastern Afromontane Key Biodiversity Area, to improve agricultural practices and preserve wood resources – and ultimately to reduce the pressure on the Park.