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Major breakthrough in fight to save Asian vultures from extinction

Fri, 28/08/2015 - 09:32

A major step for the future of vultures in Asia has been announced by the Indian Ministry of Health. A ban of multi-dose vials of human formulations of diclofenac, which is responsible for the death of tens of millions of Asia’s vultures, has come into force with immediate effect.

Asia India Preventing Extinctions - Asia

Everything you need to know about Euro Birdwatch 2015

Fri, 28/08/2015 - 09:07

All about the event, plus: how you can witness the wonders of bird migration.

Europe and Central Asia Birds in Europe

Thanks to our work, tuna fishing vessels in the high seas are required to deploy measures to stop Albatrosses dying in this way. Photo: F Peppes / BirdLife Albatross Task Force

How to save albatrosses from bycatch - video

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 11:57

The instructional film clearly shows threats albatrosses and other seabirds are faced with, and how the crucial work of the BirdLife Marine Programme is teaching fishermen how to help save them!

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Protecting the Mediterranean’s migratory birds

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 09:35

Read why people and organisations are fighting for the flyways and the reason their work is necessary.

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

Agreement consolidates decades of collaboration between OSME and BirdLife International

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 08:53

BirdLife International and the Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia (OSME) signed a memorandum of understanding during the Birdfair 2015 in Rutland Water Nature

Middle East

There are many benefits to the community of sustainably-managed forests. Photo: David Thomas / BirdLife

Insights into how nature and people benefit from community forestry in Nepal

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 11:22

Nepal is blessed with a rich diversity of wildlife – a consequence of the varied landscapes in the country, from high mountain meadows, to mid-hills forests to the plains of the Terai.

Asia Nepal Local Empowerment

Extent of illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean revealed in BirdLife report

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 17:00

We've uncovered the shocking numbers of birds illegally shot, trapped or glued in these European and African countries.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways

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Maximizing the value of birds for tourism - guidebook released

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 12:48

The BirdLife-led Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) project has developed a guidebook that provides practical information to maximize the value that birds bring to the to

Middle East Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Members of LVSB conducting IBA monitoring ©Victor Olango

Site Support Group Champions Conservation of Dunga Swamp

Mon, 17/08/2015 - 15:12

Lake Victoria Sunset Birders (LVSB) is a Site Support Group (SSG) based in Dunga Swamp on the shores of Lake Victoria in Western Kenya.  The group is mainly composed of young people, with a total membership of 32, (25 men and seven women) all shar

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

New hope for recovery of Critically Endangered seabird thanks to successful restoration project and team's dedication. Photos: Simba Chan

Brave efforts pay off in doubly-successful project to restore colonies of Chinese Crested Tern

Thu, 13/08/2015 - 10:39

Breeding success of one of world's rarest birds broke records thanks to team's successful restoration project and dedicated monitoring of colony including during super-typhoon...

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How tracking one turtle dove could help save its whole species

Wed, 05/08/2015 - 08:38

The population of the turtle doveshas plummeted by 77% across Europe since 1980. 'Titan', the RSPB's tracker-fitted bird, shows us a glimpse of his 11,000-km migration and gives us clues on how we can protect this vulnerable species.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways

Saving the Egyptian Vulture: Mission still possible

Tue, 04/08/2015 - 10:06

The species population in Europe has declined by more than half in the last few decades. Can a Life project and BirdLife campaign save it?

Europe and Central Asia Bulgaria Birds in Europe

Small grants available to protect critical coastal ecosystems in North Africa

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 11:51

This is a special call for small grants (up to US $20,000) which will be awarded for biodiversity conservation projects in Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. The deadline for submission is Wednesday 10th September 2015.

Africa

Grantee voices from the Med: attendees to the CEPF Mid-term assessment in Ulcinj, Montenegro. Photo: Olivier Langrand

Conservation investment and support in the Mediterranean reaches important mid-term milestone with CEPF

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 12:03

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund's mid-term assessment validates conservation efforts in the Mediterranean, and gives the opportunity for civil society to have its say in making CEPF even more useful and impactful at conserving nature.

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Nature Kenya launches appeal to save the Taita Apalis from extinction

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 08:03

Nature Kenya has launched an appeal to Save the Taita Apalis from extinction. The Taita Apalis (Apalis fuscigularis) is one of the rarest birds in the world, living only in the forest fragments at the tops of the Taita Hills in southeastern Kenya. It is considered Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List because it has a tiny occupied range of 500 hectares.

Africa Kenya Preventing Extinctions - Africa

We estimate there are less than 150 Critically Endangered Polynesian Ground-dove remaining in the world. This project has more than doubled the safe habitat available for them.

Rare chance for some of our world’s rarest birds!

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 09:27

Largest conservation project ever in French Polynesia hits historic milestone. The Acteon & Gambier island restoration operation makes an unprecedented contribution to saving one of our world’s rarest birds and a number of other endangered species from extinction.

Pacific French Polynesia Invasive Alien Species

Commonwealth Professional Fellowship Scheme Climate Change Training

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 07:28

Keep our planet cool!! This is the message that participants of the Common Wealth Fellowship Programme on climate change policy and advocacy purposed to share with national policy makers during a six weeks training on climate change policy and advocacy.

Africa Climate Change

Scientists prove EU bird laws save threatened species

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 16:52

But there are some avian populations that continue to decline despite protection measures. Here's why.

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

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