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Swarovski Optik announces new conservation commitment

Thu, 24/03/2011
Swarovski Optik announce they will be providing further support for the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.

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

Fri, 18/03/2011
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.

Working for Lebanese IBAs

Fri, 18/03/2011
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.

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

Fri, 18/03/2011
Conservation scientists and government officials from fourteen countries spanning three co

Record flock of Sociable Lapwings discovered in Oman

Fri, 11/02/2011
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.

Ace navigator Erzhan emerges in Sudan for a fourth consecutive winter

Thu, 27/01/2011
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.

Miracle in the marshes of Iraq

Mon, 17/01/2011
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...

Important Bird Areas in the Middle East

Mon, 10/01/2011
410 pages, Out of print. This book identifies and describes the 391 sites most important for the conservation of these birds and other biodiversity.

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

Thu, 28/10/2010
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.