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Mediterranean Monk Seal, Endangered © Wildlifewanderer, flickr.com

Emergency conservation for Mediterranean Monk Seal in Lebanon

Thu, 11/02/2016
Once thought locally extinct in Lebanon, immediate action was taken by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon for the conservation of this Endangered species when a pregnant female was found dead.
Iraqi students being trained at Peramagroon (Image: Richard Porter)

Darwin project puts Iraq's wildlife on the map

Fri, 05/02/2016
A three-year project in Iraq has significantly contributed to knowledge of the country's flora and fauna – including five previously unknown plant species – as well as improving the prospects for future conservation efforts in the country.
Egyptian Vulture - Sergey Dereliev

Veterinary diclofenac now completely banned in Iran

Mon, 19/10/2015
A small victory against the drug that has caused a more than 99% decline in vultures in Asia.

Key Fundraising Manual now available in Arabic

Mon, 19/10/2015
As part of a CEPF funded project in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot the fundraising guide “Institutional Fundraising for Conservation Projects” was translated to Arabic
Pesticide Spraying

Guidelines for bird-sensitive agriculture released

Mon, 27/07/2015
In an effort to address threats caused by unsustainable agriculture practices and to help the agriculture sector with bird conservation, the BirdLife-led MSB project has developed a set of guidelines for bird-sensitive agriculture development.

New book and mobile app to guide people’s interest in nature of Qatar

Thu, 28/05/2015
The first ever field guide book to the birds of Qatar and a mobile application - 'Qatar e-Nature' – have been produced by the Friends of the Environment Center in Qatar

International partnership aids wildlife conservation in Iraq

Thu, 19/02/2015
BirdLife's Iraqi Partner has been leading a wildlife study and education programme in Iraqi Kurdistan

Everyone’s agreed: a new grip on handling hunting in Lebanon

Tue, 10/02/2015
Awareness of hunting's negative effects needs to be improved, collectively, as hunting is a shared responsibility. Now there has been national agreement and endorsement for Responsible Hunting Areas through LEF’s CEPF-funded project.