From dogfight to protected birds’ estuary

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 19:21

After years of political dogfight there finally seems to be hope for the Western Scheldt estuary in the Netherlands, a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with multiple streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.

Europe and Central Asia Belgium

UK's most exotic natural treasures under threat from 'legal neglect'

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 14:25

A first-ever analysis of the environmental laws across all 14 of the UK’s Overseas Territories has been published and presented to the British Government.

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions

Example of successful international collaboration: 1st identification guide to migratory waterbirds in Northern Africa in Arabic language recently presented to the public

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 12:33

During a workshop held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Tunis by Association "Les Amis des Oiseaux” (AAO)1 in the presence of its national and international partners, a new identification guide to waterbirds in Arabic language was presented to the public.


Producing biofuels without increasing greenhouse gas emissions

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 10:11

A recent report about the Dutch biofuels market, compiled by research institute CE Delft, reveals that the environmental performance of biofuels sold on the Dutch market could be significantly improved by shifting to biofuels that produce low levels of CO2 emissions.

Europe and Central Asia Netherlands

Empowering Local Champions for Africa’s Great Lakes

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 07:19

Empowering Local Champions for Africa’s Great Lake

Africa Local Engagement and Empowerment - Africa

European Parliament vote falls short of real CAP reform

Mon, 18/03/2013 - 15:11

On 13 March the European Parliament voted on the two of this year’s key policy issues; the EU Budget for the next seven years and the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), which eats up 40% of it. Although Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) showed courage by rejecting the European Council’s deal on the budget, it seems that they lost their guts when it was time to vote for a real reform of the CAP.

Europe and Central Asia

Chatham Albatross benefits from the work of the Albatross Task Force (Brent Stephenson; worldsrarestbirds,com)

BirdLife’s Albatross Task Force trains Korean fisheries observers

Mon, 18/03/2013 - 13:34

The BirdLife Global seabird programme has made significant progress with the East Asian fishing fleets resulting in the training of Korean fisheries observers

Asia South Korea Seabirds and Marine - Asia

Spanish media project to promote Natura 2000

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:20

SEO/BirdLife (BirdLife in Spain) in collaboration with the Spanish news agency EFE recently launched a four year Life+ project focusing on the Spanish Natura 2000 Network.

Europe and Central Asia Spain

New website gives conservationists tools to tackle climate change

Mon, 11/03/2013 - 12:20

A collaborative effort from Cambridge produces a training toolkit for early- to mid- career international conservationists to understand the intimate links between biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate change

Worldwide Capacity Development