News Middle East

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

Middle East

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.

Middle East Iraq

RSCN supports Earth Hour with positive actions for the planet

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 12:19

Continuing a three-year tradition, The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN, BirdLife Partner in Jordan), with support from Investbank, hosted “Lights Out Jordan: Earth Hour 2011

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Swarovski Optik announces new conservation commitment

Thu, 24/03/2011 - 15:22

Swarovski Optik announce they will be providing further support for the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.

Middle East Preventing Extinctions

The involvement of Local Conservation Groups in IBA conservation in the Himas of Lebanon

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 14:53

The purpose of this report is to explore and analyse the IBA Caretaker Network in Lebanon 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.

Middle East

Working for Lebanese IBAs

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 10:31

From its establishment in 1986, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL, BirdLife in Lebanon) advocated the establishment of a national protected areas programme.

Middle East

Syria hosts inaugural meeting of the Sociable Lapwing International Working Group.

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 07:25

Conservation scientists and government officials from fourteen countries spanning three continents are meeting in Syria today to plan collaborative conservation action that...

Middle East

Record flock of Sociable Lapwings discovered in Oman

Fri, 11/02/2011 - 13:05

Exciting news has just reached us that a country record flock of 90+ Sociable Lapwings was present at Salalah in Oman on Christmas Day, 2010.

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Ace navigator Erzhan emerges in Sudan for a fourth consecutive winter

Thu, 27/01/2011 - 10:52

After an absence of any firm location data since early October, Erzhan - our most experienced traveller - has just popped up on our radar again. For the fourth year running we can confirm he is now back in a wintering flock in Sudan.

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Miracle in the marshes of Iraq

Mon, 17/01/2011 - 09:23

A film documentary on the regeneration of Iraq’s Mesopotamian Marshes, a project led by Azzad Alwash, the CEO of BirdLife Affiliate Nature Iraq, will get its first public screening tomorrow on the UK's BBC TV Channel. The documentary is being shown at 2000 GMT on BBC2's Natural World series...

Middle East Iraq

Important Bird Areas in the Middle East

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:00

410 pages, Out of print. This book identifies and describes the 391 sites most important for the conservation of these birds and other biodiversity.

Middle East

Erzhan helps locate important new staging site for Sociable Lapwing in Turkey

Thu, 28/10/2010 - 11:44

On October 10th, 554 Sociable Lapwings were located in central eastern Turkey - the largest flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings encountered so far this autumn marking the discovery of an important new staging site.

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Dinara springs double surprise

Wed, 06/10/2010 - 10:55

After more than a month without word, Dinara (a Sociable Lapwing) sprung a double surprise today when we received not only a new transmission with details of her current location but also confirmation that she is in southern Uzbekistan!

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Nature Iraq Photo Exhibition - now online

Tue, 14/09/2010 - 13:51

For those who missed the recent photo exhibition about Nature Iraq's (BirdLife in Iraq) work, you can now view it on their website.

Middle East Iraq

Birds of the Middle East

Thu, 26/08/2010 - 11:12

Simon Aspinall and Richard Porter have dedicated their new book 'Birds of the Middle East' to BirdLife International's Middle East conservation programme.

Middle East

Sociable Lapwings embark on an Amazing Journey

Tue, 24/08/2010 - 16:12

Following extensive research, nine Sociable Lapwings have been carefully fitted with tiny, state-of-the-art satellite transmitters, which will track their hazardous 5,000+ km journey from their breeding grounds in Kazakhstan to their non breeding areas in tropical Africa and other, as yet undiscovered, destinations.

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Sociable Lapwing Tracking - RSPB Video

Thu, 19/08/2010 - 09:03

Check out the new RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) video about tracking Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwing in Kazakhstan.

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Video about the work of Nature Iraq

Mon, 28/06/2010 - 15:32

CBS '60 Minutes' Video about the work of Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner) with an interview with their CEO - Azzam Alwash.

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