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BirdLife Malta appoints new Executive Director

Wed, 02/02/2011
BirdLife Malta has announced its appointment of Mr Paul Debono as the organisation’s new Executive Director.

Plans for Tanzania’s ‘Serengeti Highway’ shift towards a bypass

Tue, 01/02/2011
In 2010, Tanzania’s government announced extremely controversial plans for a 53-kilometer long commercial highway to run East-West through the Serengeti; Tanzania’s oldest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Protection set to increase for migratory birds of prey in Europe, Asia and Africa

Mon, 31/01/2011
The EU Council of Ministers is on its way to signing an important MoU that would significantly increase protection for migratory raptors across European, Asian and African flyways, after a recommendation to do so by the European Commission.

BirdLife Malta prepares for another illegal spring hunt

Mon, 31/01/2011
BirdLife Malta has announced Spring Watch Malta 2011, a conservation camp which forms a crucial part of their fight against the illegal spring hunting that is rife in Malta.

186 NGOs protest against Turkish draft law that could destroy the Anatolia region

Thu, 27/01/2011
Representatives of 186 civil society associations gathered outside the Turkish Parliament on Monday in protests against Turkey’s contradictory and worrying ‘Nature and Biodiversity Conservation’ draft law.

Red-breasted Geese to be monitored using GPS for the first time

Thu, 27/01/2011
A project aiming to monitor the behaviour and movements of the endangered Red-breasted Goose has received a boost.

Crisis in Cyprus: Illegal bird trapping reaches disastrous levels

Thu, 27/01/2011
BirdLife Cyprus has released its newest report on illegal bird trapping with data gathered between 31 August and 8 November 2010, showing a dramatic rise in such activity.

BirdLife Europe highlights its hopes for the Hungarian EU Presidency

Tue, 25/01/2011
With the bi-annual release of Greening Europe, Birdlife Europe publishes its EU policy priorities for the Hungarian Presidency of the EU.

Help stop illegal hunting in Malta

Wed, 19/01/2011
Illegal hunting is a widespread and serious problem in Malta, with poachers specifically targeting protected birds including raptors (birds of prey) and Herons as well as rarer visitors to the islands.