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New study reveals biofuels carbon con

Tue, 22/03/2011
African biofuels destined for Europe will result in up to six times the carbon emissions of fossil fuels, a new study has revealed.

Artist aims to raise a million Rand for Kamfers Dam flamingos

Tue, 22/03/2011
An exhibition by Jeremy Houghton, inspired by flamingos, will be raising funds in support of the Kamfers Dam wetlands, the largest Lesser Flamingo breeding population in South Africa.

The IBA Caretaker Network in Poland

Sat, 19/03/2011
The purpose of this report is to explore and analyse the IBA Caretaker Network in Poland with the goal of furthering our understanding of what makes, motivates and inspires Caretakers, what opportunities and challenges they face, and the value of having an IBA Caretaker Network.

The Danish IBA Caretaker Network

Fri, 18/03/2011
The purpose of this report is to explore and analyse the IBA Caretaker Network in Denmark with the goal of furthering our understanding of what makes, motivates and inspires Caretakers, what opportunities and challenges they face, and the value of having an IBA Caretaker Network.

The Greek IBA Caretaker Network

Fri, 18/03/2011
The purpose of this report is to explore and analyse the IBA Caretaker Network in Greece with the goal of furthering our understanding of what makes, motivates and inspires Caretakers, what opportunities and challenges they face, and the value of having an IBA Caretaker Network.

Networks of care

Fri, 18/03/2011
More than half of Poland’s 140 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) are over 15,000 hectares. The biggest of all, Tuchola Forest, covers 360,000 hectares. Simply monitoring sites of this size is a formidable challenge.

Volunteering the Danish Way

Fri, 18/03/2011
Bird conservation in Denmark has a long history and DOF, the Danish BirdLife Partner, is one of the oldest nature conservation societies in Europe. In 2002, inspired by similar examples from the BirdLife Partnership, DOF decided to establish groups of volunteers around each of their 128 IBAs.

Caretaker network in Greece

Fri, 18/03/2011
The Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS, BirdLife in Greece) is one of the largest membership based conservation non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Greece. In order to monitor the many Important Bird Areas (IBAs) scattered around the country, HOS needs a network of volunteer ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground, to gather information and eventually act to protect sites.

NABU supports demonstrations against the current Common Agricultural Policy

Mon, 28/02/2011
BirdLife’s German Partner NABU has begun to campaign against the current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), pressing for biodiversity conservation to be properly prioritised.