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BirdLife projects flying high in UNEP-GEF top-twenty

Wed, 23/11/2011
To mark its 20th Anniversary, the GEF has announced and profiled its 20 best projects funded through UNEP. This ‘20-best’ list features two projects in which BirdLife International was a key player.

Experts reach agreement on mainstreaming migratory soaring birds conservation into the hunting sector in the Rift Valley/Red Sea region

Mon, 24/10/2011
A Regional Declaration on hunting, guidelines for mainstreaming MSBs considerations into the hunting sector and a five year Regional Action Plan were agreed at the meeting.

Migratory soaring birds and the hunting sector meeting

Sat, 15/10/2011
Experts from around the Middle East, Europe and Africa will gather in Beirut to work on plans to conserve the Rift Valley/Red Sea migratory soaring birds flyway.

Hima Fund now available for Middle East IBAs

Fri, 07/10/2011
Funds are available for a traditional approach to conserving biodiversity and managing natural resources, the Hima system.

Syrian ibises fledge; Morocco’s ibis wardens need your support

Tue, 19/07/2011
Northern Bald Ibis is being tracked from Syria through the Arabian peninsula whilst in Morocco wardens are needed to protect the breeding sites

A grain of hope in the desert

Thu, 16/06/2011
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
nature iraq CEO Alwash receives Takreem Award

Nature Iraq receives Takreem Arab Achievement Award in Qatar

Wed, 11/05/2011
This year's Takreem Award which promotes Arab excellence and leadership worldwide has been awarded to Nature Iraq.

RSCN supports Earth Hour with positive actions for the planet

Mon, 04/04/2011
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

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.