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Sierra de Bahoruco National Park has suffered from deforestation from illegal farming (Eladio Fernandez)

Tentative first steps for forest restoration in the Caribbean

Tue, 15/09/2015 - 10:47

The rapid deforestation of a Dominican Republic National Park is finally receiving the attention it deserves from the country’s authorities and civil society, thanks to a project which is addressing the root causes of its destruction.

Americas Dominican Republic Forests of Hope - Americas

Why you should be excited about the 2015 Sagres birdwatching festival

Mon, 14/09/2015 - 13:48

This region of southwest Portugal is a major migratory corridor for millions of birds: A birdwatcher's paradise. But that's not all that's happening there this October.

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

New report shows one-third of South African IBAs are in imminent danger

Sat, 12/09/2015 - 09:00

One-third of the 112 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) of South Africa are facing imminent danger of irreversible damage, according to a new report published by BirdLife South Africa.

Africa South Africa Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

EU adopts BirdLife's classification standard in its updated list of European birds

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 14:29

Here's three reasons why this is important for conservation efforts.

Europe and Central Asia

Wallasea Island Wild Coast project - Photo © Ben Hall / RSPB images

First stage completed of world-class project to help combat climate change

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 02:00

The European Commission and British Government are officially opening Jubilee Marsh on 11 September, marking the completion of the first phase of the RSPB (BirdLife’s UK Partner) Wallasea Island Wild Coast project.

Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom Climate Change

The bird ringing in Montenegro will help to increase knowledge about migration of passerines in the Adriatic Flyway, and also build capacity of biologists, students, NGOs and local communities. Photo: CZIP / BirdLife in Montenegro

Local volunteers participate in Montenegro’s first ringing programme

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 11:38

Volunteers support conservation milestone for songbirds in Montenegro - boding well for birds here in the future (their protection and their supporters!)

Europe and Central Asia Montenegro Local Engagement and Empowerment Programme

'Birding and conservation go together... You can't do one and not care about the other'

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 06:00

American author and avid birder Jonathan Franzen speaks out on the illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean and calls on birders to join the fight against it.

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

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 Engagement and Empowerment Programme

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