News Middle East

Managing Effects of Wind Power on Birds and Bats

Tue, 30/10/2012 - 10:04

The ‘Birds and Bats Master Class’ being held in conjunction with the Clean Technology Fund’s Pilot Countries meeting will enable a range of different parties to come together, including countries where more wind projects are expected in the pipeline.

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Migratory Soaring Birds Project makes an important step towards implementation of a new hunting law in Lebanon

Fri, 19/10/2012 - 11:02

Successful final MSB workshop in Lebanon trained security forces in bird identification and hunting-law enforcement

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways

Children's Festival in Lebanon celebrates the "Secrets of Bird Migration and Forests of Hope"

Wed, 17/10/2012 - 10:33

A day full of environmental activities attracted more than 150 students aged between 8 and 12 from Aanjar and its neighboring villages in Lebanon under the theme of “The Secrets of Bird Migration and Forests of Hope”.

Middle East Lebanon Forests of Hope

Nature Iraq helps UK wildlife

Tue, 18/09/2012 - 08:05

Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner), the leading wildlife conservation NGO in Iraq, is very pleased to make a donation of $1000 to Norfolk Wildlife Trust's appeal to purchase 58 ha of land next to Cley Marshes, Norfolk, England.

Middle East Iraq

PARTICIPANTS GO WILD in workshop on communication for conserving migrating birds!!!

Tue, 17/07/2012 - 10:59

om the 2nd to the 5th of July 2012, the Migratory Soaring Birds project held a regional communication workshop that gathered more than 30 people, project partners and observers, from more than 10 countries.

Middle East Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Nature Iraq's work highlighted in TED Worldwide Talent Search

Thu, 12/07/2012 - 13:45

Azzam Alwash, Founder and President of Nature Iraq, gave a presentation at the recent TED Worldwide Talent Search on protecting Iraq's natural environment and cultural heritage. Enjoy his wonderful presentation here.

Middle East Iraq

First international gathering of Middle East NGOs marks a new era for nature conservation in Iraq.

Mon, 21/05/2012 - 12:06

The first ever gathering of international civil society organisations for nature in post-Saddam Iraq has taken place in Sulaimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan, hosted by BirdLife Partner Nature Iraq.

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World Migratory Bird Day celebration plans in the Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 12:38

The BirdLife International UNDP/GEF Migratory Soaring Birds project will celebrate orld Migratory Bird Day in six countries along the Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway!

Middle East Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

World Migratory Bird Day to be celebrated in Sulaimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan.

Tue, 01/05/2012 - 09:16

Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner), is proud to announce that the 10th BirdLife Middle East Partnership Meeting will be held from Friday 11th to Monday 14th of May 2012 in Sulaimaniya, Iraq

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Joint Iraqi and UK team set to work on major new conservation initiative in Iraq

Wed, 18/04/2012 - 09:33

Thanks to a £300,000 (US$ 480,000) grant from Defra’s Darwin Initiative, a major new three year conservation programme is starting in Iraq.

Middle East Iraq

Conservation fund for the Mediterranean Basin gives key role to the BirdLife Partnership

Mon, 19/12/2011 - 09:45

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) investment in the Mediterranean Basin will have an implemtation team comprising BirdLife Partners and the BirdLife International Global Secretariat and Middle East Division.

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BirdLife projects flying high in UNEP-GEF top-twenty

Wed, 23/11/2011 - 08:15

To mark its 20th Anniversary, the GEF has announced and profiled its 20 best projects funded through UNEP. This ‘20-best’ list features two projects in which BirdLife International was a key player.

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Experts reach agreement on mainstreaming migratory soaring birds conservation into the hunting sector in the Rift Valley/Red Sea region

Mon, 24/10/2011 - 06:52

A Regional Declaration on hunting, guidelines for mainstreaming MSBs considerations into the hunting sector and a five year Regional Action Plan were agreed at the meeting.

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Migratory soaring birds and the hunting sector meeting

Sat, 15/10/2011 - 12:41

Experts from around the Middle East, Europe and Africa will gather in Beirut to work on plans to conserve the Rift Valley/Red Sea migratory soaring birds flyway.

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Hima Fund now available for Middle East IBAs

Fri, 07/10/2011 - 10:18

Funds are available for a traditional approach to conserving biodiversity and managing natural resources, the Hima system.

Middle East Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Middle East

Syrian ibises fledge; Morocco’s ibis wardens need your support

Tue, 19/07/2011 - 10:00

Northern Bald Ibis is being tracked from Syria through the Arabian peninsula whilst in Morocco wardens are needed to protect the breeding sites

Middle East Morocco Preventing Extinctions - Africa

A grain of hope in the desert

Thu, 16/06/2011 - 08:52

Arabian Oryx which was hunted to near extinction, is now facing a more secure future according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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Nature Iraq receives Takreem Arab Achievement Award in Qatar

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 15:17

This year's Takreem Award which promotes Arab excellence and leadership worldwide has been awarded to Nature Iraq.

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