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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

Bird boxes Iraqi-style

Wed, 27/03/2013
An exciting project in Iraq is developing the next generation of young conservationists and also helping birds.

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

Tue, 19/02/2013
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.

CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot launched in Arabian Peninsula

Thu, 14/02/2013
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.

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

Fri, 16/11/2012
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.