Flyways race is raising vital funds for migrant birds

Fri, 14/03/2014

Fourteen teams of adrenalin charged birders will step boldly into the Israeli night at

Coffee and conservation project launches in Puerto Rico

Thu, 13/03/2014
A new project in Puerto Rico is providing local people with training in sustainable agriculture, shade-grown coffee, water conservation and bird monitoring and reporting.

Local Communities oppose renewed Natron soda ash exploration

Wed, 12/03/2014

Over 18,000 residents of Engaruka area of

Commercial development threatens Ulcinj Salinas in Montenegro

Mon, 10/03/2014
For the past two years CZIP (Birdlife in Montenegro) has been fighting a battle against the conversion of Ulcinj Salinas into a tourist-development complex. The Ulcinj Salinas are an irreplaceable habitat for birds on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea, and one of the most important habitats on the Adriatic flyway. They are home to over 250 species of birds and recognized as an Important Bird Area (IBA) and as an Emerald Site of the Bern Convention.

Grid operators and NGOs demand EU ambition on renewables

Fri, 07/03/2014

National governments agree that greenhouse gas emissions must go down, but disagree on

EU finally addressing threat of Invasive alien species

Fri, 07/03/2014
The EU law to address Invasive Alien Species is high on the policy agenda in Brussels. After many ups and downs, the three EU institutions seem to have found a compromise on common rules which could halt the environmental, economic and health damages caused by animals and plants introduced to Europe.

Spring Alive 2014 has arrived!

Thu, 06/03/2014
BirdLife and its Partners in 50 countries are proud to announce the launch of Spring Alive 2014. Now nine years old, Spring Alive brings together children, their teachers and families in Europe, Central Asia and Africa to observe and record the arrivals of five species of migrant birds.

From aquarium pet to agricultural pest: the Apple snail in the Ebro delta

Thu, 06/03/2014
The Ebro delta in North East Spain is one of the finest wetlands in the western Mediterranean and plays a vital role in the local community while also serving as a stopover site for many migrant birds. Unfortunately, it has become home to many invasive alien species that continue to infect the area and damage endemic wildlife at an incredible rate of one per year.