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The UK has lost 44 million birds since 1966

Tue, 18/12/2012 - 15:16

The UK has lost more than 44 million breeding birds in less than half a century, including an average of 50 house sparrows every hour, according to the State of the UK's Birds 2012 report.

Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom Preventing Extinctions

Nairobi Convention COP 7 adopts a decision to conserve birds

Mon, 17/12/2012 - 13:26

The Seventh Conference of Parties (COP 7) of the Nairobi Convention ended on 14th December with a COP Decision to designate Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in the territories of the Contracting Parties as a tool for conservation of marine a

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

Up in smoke: charcoal production threatens almost a tenth of Somalia’s avifauna

Mon, 17/12/2012 - 05:00

When African Union Mission in Somalia forces took control of the port city of Kismayo in Southern Somalia in September, they found an estimated four million sacks of charcoal waiting to be exported. However, a ban on export dates back to 1969.

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

Regional Workshop on Mainstreaming Migratory Soaring Birds’ Considerations in the Energy Sector

Sat, 15/12/2012 - 09:36

The workshop will bring together leading experts from both the energy and nature conservation sectors to tackle bird mortality in energy infrastructure in the Middle East Region

Africa Egypt Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

New video showcases community project in Fiji

Fri, 14/12/2012 - 00:26

BirdLife Pacific has released a new video about a community conservation project in Fiji...

Pacific Fiji Local Empowerment

Sustainable utilization of wetland resources by a Local Conservation Group: Case of Nyabarongo Wetlands, Rwanda.

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 13:48

Wetlands, birds and people benefit from each other in Rwanda

Africa

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund provides US$10 million for biodiversity conservation in Indo-Burma Region

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 11:09

After four years, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund’s investment in the Indo- Burma biodiversity hotspot has resulted in more than US$ 9.8 million in grants to 54 civil society organisations to conserve biodiversity in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

Asia

Protected areas and ecotourism at risk in North Aegean islands

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 09:26

A wind farm project soon to be approved by authorities in the North Aegean islands of Lesvos, Limnos and Chios in Greece is being questioned and can only be described as ‘self-destructive’ by the Hellenic Ornithological Society and the Society for the Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage.

Europe and Central Asia Greece

Giant graffiti to help save threatened birds in Bulgaria

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:19

In the framework of its on-going Life project aiming at protecting raptors, BirdLife in Bulgaria (BSPB) decided to use creativity to better catch public attention, starting with a giant graffiti in the heart of Sofia.

Europe and Central Asia Bulgaria