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Lake Skadar © Jaime Rojo

Mediterranean biodiversity conservation under the spotlight

Thu, 23/06/2016
An opportunity to input on the new investment strategy for CEPF in the Mediterranean basin

New initiative aims to make self-assessment easier for conservation

Wed, 22/06/2016

A coalition of conservation charities, led by BirdLife International, have developed a

Shy Albatross © Albatross Task Force

High-seas heroes saving albatrosses from extinction: a decade of success

Wed, 08/06/2016
In 2004, 19 of the world’s 22 albatross species were threatened with extinction, due largely to commercial fishing practices. An international team of expert instructors has since spent a decade working with fishermen refining techniques to prevent these magnificent seabirds from needlessly dying behind fishing boats and has had great success!

BirdLife Partners win big at the 2016 Natura 2000 Awards

Tue, 24/05/2016
Three of the six awardees at the event on 23 May come from our network. Read more about their projects here.
Image: Hashim Morsy and Salwa Elhalawany

Shock and… understand: a strategy to end the Illegal Killing of Birds

Wed, 18/05/2016
New study reveals over 75% of bird killing and trapping in Egypt is illegal. BirdLife International releases new data on Mediterranean hotspot for illegal bird killing, and shows graphic video on killing methods.
Hon. Ibrahim Usman Jibril (3rd from Right) Nigeria’s State Minister for Environment  with side event organisers ©Ken Mwathe

African leaders step up fight against Illegal Wildlife Trade and Poaching

Fri, 29/04/2016
African governments make a commitment towards addressing Illegal Exploitation and Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa during the Sixth Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) held on 16-19 April in Cairo, Egypt.
One of Bristly's fourteen remaining companions. Female Stresemann's Bristlefront spotted by Ciro Albano

Say ‘no’ to extinction: saving Bristly and his 14 companions

Thu, 28/04/2016
Some species cling to existence on mere scraps of remaining habitat until… they’re gone. And once they’re gone, there is no turning back. But while those few individuals resist we have a chance to save them. A chance we are not going to miss.

Climate Change Agreement rooted in historic signing on Earth Day

Fri, 22/04/2016
Trees are as vital for the health of our planet as the signing of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

Data boring? Or data vital?

Thu, 21/04/2016
Do datasets make you yawn? Well think again because without good data we cannot conserve our environment effectively.