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International gathering on saving drying lakes

International gathering on saving drying lakes

Wed, 04/09/2013
Academics, NGO representatives and public officials from ten countries in the Middle East, Balkans and Africa are attending the International Gathering on Saving Drying Lakes in Burdur, Turkey, organised by Doğa Derneği (BirdLife in Turkey), next 17-18 September.

Turkish Northern Bald Ibis fly south

Tue, 13/08/2013
Six Northern Bald Ibis that were released in Turkey as part of a trial re-introduction have begun their migration south

The Migratory Soaring Birds project launches its brand new website!

Wed, 03/07/2013

The Migratory Soaring Birds project proudly announces the launch of its

New Chairman for BirdLife International

Wed, 19/06/2013
BirdLife’s incoming Chairman Khaled Anis Irani is President of The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN, BirdLife Partner in Jordan).

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

Wed, 05/06/2013
BirdLife’s Mediterranean Basin Regional Implementation Team (RIT) has an update from their very first grantee within the hotspot.

Nature Iraq's Festival in the Marshes

Mon, 03/06/2013
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.

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

Fri, 26/04/2013
The Kuwait Environment Protection Society have built a network of people to survey and monitor birds across their country.

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

Wed, 17/04/2013
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.

Hundreds of hikers walking through Lebanon for the conservation of birds

Tue, 02/04/2013
Wearing boots and armed with only the country's new hunting regulations, 150 hikers are trekking through Lebanon for bird conservation