News Middle East

Freshwater biodiversity workshops pave the way for further research in the Mediterranean Basin

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 10:25

BirdLife’s Mediterranean Basin Regional Implementation Team (RIT) has an update from their very first grantee within the hotspot.

Middle East

Nature Iraq's Festival in the Marshes

Mon, 03/06/2013 - 10:49

Richard Porter, BirdLife's Middle East adviser, had the privilege of attending Nature Iraq's spring festival and his personal account was broadcast on BBC's From Our Own Correspondent and in their news magazine.

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

Kuwait's new arabic-language field guide is testimony to work of dedicated field workers

Fri, 26/04/2013 - 11:19

The Kuwait Environment Protection Society have built a network of people to survey and monitor birds across their country.

Middle East Kuwait Capacity Development

Iraqi conservationist wins the Goldman Environmental Prize for restoring the 'Garden of Eden'

Wed, 17/04/2013 - 03:01

The Goldman Environmental Foundation has announced the six recipients of the 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize, a group of fearless leaders working against all odds to protect the environment and their communities. Amongst this year’s winners is Azzam Alwash, CEO of Nature Iraq, BirdLife’s Partner in the country.

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

Hundreds of hikers walking through Lebanon for the conservation of birds

Tue, 02/04/2013 - 16:16

Wearing boots and armed with only the country's new hunting regulations, 150 hikers are trekking through Lebanon for bird conservation

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways

Bird boxes Iraqi-style

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 10:59

An exciting project in Iraq is developing the next generation of young conservationists and also helping birds.

Middle East Iraq Local Engagement and Empowerment Programme - Middle East

SPNL receives “Best Practice” Award from the United Nations for improving the living environment through Hima system

Tue, 19/02/2013 - 07:30

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL – BirdLife in Lebanon) recently received an international ‘best practice’ award for their work at the Qolieleh Hima site, where they are preserving the coast and improving living conditions for local people.

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

CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot launched in Arabian Peninsula

Thu, 14/02/2013 - 11:56

At an event hosted by the Saudi Wildlife Authority at the King Khalid University in Abha, Saudi Arabia, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) launched its plan to invest $9.8 million over five years in conserving the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot.

Middle East Saudi Arabia

Update: Small grants also available for Mediterranean hotspot conservation- apply now

Fri, 16/11/2012 - 11:37

BirdLife International invite new Letters of Inquiry from NGOs, Community Groups and other Civil Society organisations for small grants to conserve biodiversity in the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot.

Middle East Slovenia