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The migration of soaring birds of prey explained

Tue, 08/09/2015 - 06:45

Everything you need to know about bottlenecks and thermal air currents. Plus, how Georgia is tackling the killing of these species.

Europe and Central Asia Georgia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

Citizens speak up: Don’t mess with the Nature Directives, implement them!

Tue, 08/09/2015 - 06:30

520,325 citizens called on the European Commission to protect environmental laws in the biggest response to an EU public consultation. Is the Commission listening?

Europe and Central Asia

Storks - counted and supported by local volunteers!

Mon, 07/09/2015 - 12:54

The Macedonian Ecological Society (BirdLife Partner) completed the first national stork census after 57 years and none of it would have been possible without locals and volunteers.

Europe and Central Asia Macedonia Local Empowerment

Protecting The Bahamas’ Future

Fri, 04/09/2015 - 16:38

In a remarkable demonstration of commitment to the environment,  the Bahama's Minister of the Environment and Housing, the Hon. Kenred  Dorsett, has announced over 7 million acres of new protected marine areas.

Americas Bahamas Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

New species or unnoticed plight?

Fri, 04/09/2015 - 14:47

The beautiful, newly ‘discovered’ bird species, the Tuluver, is a digitally-altered image of a Lappet-faced Vulture.

Africa South Africa Preventing Extinctions - Africa

Griffon Vulture

International Vulture Awareness Day: No cause for celebration?

Fri, 04/09/2015 - 02:02

There are warnings this year's International Vulture Awareness Day could be one of the last the birds see in Europe.

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Spring Alive event in Cameroon. Photo: CBCS

Africa, it’s your turn – migratory birds need you!

Thu, 03/09/2015 - 15:17

Make your garden, balcony or school bird-friendly with Spring Alive

Africa Local Empowerment

Migrant birds losing breeding grounds to poor farm management

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 09:07

Up to 65% of migratory birds depend on farmlands for breeding or for resting and feeding. But unhelpful policies and poor implementation are making their lives difficult.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Bird migration through Italy: The good, the bad and the ugly

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 09:06

Italy is geographically very important for birds migrating between Eurasia and Africa. LIPU, BirdLife's partner in Italy, takes stock of the migratory species' conservation status.

Europe and Central Asia Italy Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Migrating through the energy maze

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 09:04

Energy production is increasingly catching up to illegal killing, poisoning and habitat destruction as a major danger to migratory birds.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Africa

Your birdwatching could now protect your favourite species

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 09:03

The new Euro Bird Portal project logs about 30 million sightings from all over Europe every year, which can help scientists better understand migration, tackle climate change effects on birds and possibly prevent avian flu.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

PEGASUS: Sustainable land management from a different perspective

Mon, 31/08/2015 - 10:07

The project, of which BirdLife is a partner, will be working over 3 years to help change the way we manage farms and forests to better deliver goods and ecosystem services.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture