Europe Urged To Do More To Tackle Threatened African Wildlife

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 09:46

Conservationists are welcoming the launch of a new European plan to help protect wildlife in Africa.

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Africa

Europe’s wildlife needs renewables success

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 02:00

Wildlife in Europe needs the transition from polluting energy sources to renewables to be a success, according to a new study.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change programme - Europe and Central Asia

How the EU "Fitness Check" can become a game changer

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 12:51

On behalf of BirdLife Europe and NABU (BirdLife in Germany) we would like to invite you to our workshop on Tuesday 1st December 2015.

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

Balkan Lynx added to the IUCN list as Critically Endangered

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 16:40

Their global population has fallen to double digits. Here's what's being done.

Europe and Central Asia Macedonia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Collaboration to enhance management of transboundary ecosystems launched

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 09:50

BirdLife International and the East African Community have joined forces to promote the protection of the environment, conservation of key transboundary ecosystems, and sustainable utilization of natural resources in the Eastern Africa region.


CEPF’s ‘rapid response fund’ in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot – a first success

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 10:51

A first grant under the 'rapid response fund' has been provided to Conservation Lake Tanganyika (CLT), a local NGO in Zambia. CLT’s project aims to enhance the participation of local people in the management of two KBAs (also an Important Bird Area) in Zambia: Sumbu National Park and Tondwa Game Management Area.

Africa Zambia

One of a few hundred adult Northern Bald Ibis; but soon to be more. Photo: Imad Cherkaoui

Record breeding success for Critically Endangered Northern Bald Ibis

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 07:00

Traditional symbol of fertility now coming back from brink with year-on-year population increase in Morocco thanks to work of BirdLife Partners and Moroccan Government.

Africa Morocco Preventing Extinctions

Nature Summit: hundreds gather in Brussels to decide on future of laws

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 02:00

Hundreds gathering in Brussels for event calling on European Commission to protect key nature laws.

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

Birds are the neglected victims of global warming, says new RSPB report

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 08:51

Research shows how birds in the UK are struggling (and often failing) to adapt to climate change.

Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom Climate Change

The Messengers: What birds tell us about climate change

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 08:51

A review of the threats and solutions for nature and people through a report by Birdlife International and Audubon.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change

'We cherish, nurture and protect life... because this is our nature'

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 08:51

Patricia Zurita (CEO of BirdLife International) and David Yarnold (president and CEO of the National Audubon Society/BirdLife in the US) present 'The Messengers', BirdLife International's climate change report.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change

Italy is creating a 'nature network' against urbanisation and climate change

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 08:50

Lipu (BirdLife in Italy) is part of the LIFE TIB project to connect various habitat and create new ones for species escaping rising temperatures and man-made sprawls.

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

Using nature to help nature adapt to climate change

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 08:49

BirdLife in the Netherlands and the Dutch government are connecting the country's various natural habitats to prevent species extinctions as global temperatures rise.

Europe and Central Asia Netherlands Climate Change programme - Europe and Central Asia

Will the EU's Energy Union prevent a climate catastrophe?

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 08:49

It all depends on investment, clear planning, and the political and industrial will to do the right thing.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change programme - Europe and Central Asia

Using bioenergy may not be as green as it seems

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 08:49

Read why it's being called the "accounting error" causing global warming, and how using biofuels could be more harmful than fossil fuels.

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Battling global warming with Belarussian bogs

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 08:47

Swamps are associated with more than just scary films. BirdLife in Belarus is working with the government to restore 51.000 ha of wetlands to combat climate change. Read how and why here.

Europe and Central Asia Belarus Climate Change programme - Europe and Central Asia

New Threats to Zambian Grey Crowned Crane Populations

Wed, 18/11/2015 - 11:34

The beauty of the Crowned Cranes makes them sought after by private collectors, captive breeding facilities and zoos all over the world. The Grey Crowned Crane’s population has significantly reduced due to their capture and trade to satisfy this demand.

Worldwide Zambia Preventing Extinctions - Africa

BirdLife in Portugal publishes atlas of national seabirds

Tue, 17/11/2015 - 17:27

The book and its interactive online version feature 65 marine species, with detailed factsheets, maps and photos.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Seabirds and Marine