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.

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

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

Wood Pastures in Europe - are they helped or hindered by European farming policies?

Tue, 17/11/2015 - 16:55

The European Parliament's been playing host to a discussion on Europe's wood pastures and whether or not farming policies in the EU are working as well as they can to protect these natural areas.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Saving the Humboldt Penguin in Central Chile

Mon, 16/11/2015 - 17:52

Please help CODEFF achieve on the ground conservation by supporting their campaign #PenguinProject.

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

Messages of support for LPO (BirdLife in France) from BirdLife Partnership

Mon, 16/11/2015 - 12:54

A message from Yves Verilhac, LPO's (BirdLife in France) Director General:

Europe and Central Asia France

The verdict is in: Europe’s nature laws are fit for purpose

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 13:31

We're getting the first findings from European lawmakers on their review of key European nature laws.

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

Beads and other creations of Eunice Kazula from Mbueca village ©Stefni Muller

Manda Wilderness Women turn Earth into Art

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 10:32

The women of Manda Wilderness in Northern Mozambique are turning the earth beneath their feet into objects of beauty that could also earn them some much-welcome cash. The Manda Wilderness Bio-Diversity Project, run by the Manda Wilderness Community Trust and funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), has its main aims at protecting the Lake Niassa region, a key biodiversity area.

Africa Mozambique

What makes birdwatchers want to monitor species in an ISIS warzone?

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:08

BirdLife in Turkey is protecting one of the world's most threatened bird species, 30 km from the Syrian border.

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

'Slipgate': The Naked Truth

Tue, 10/11/2015 - 12:27

LPO/BirdLife France volunteers and journalists were physically assaulted by a man with a shovel after they attempted to remove illegal poaching traps in a village in south-east France.

Europe and Central Asia France

New agreement for the conservation of South Korea’s top coastal wetland

Tue, 10/11/2015 - 07:35

BirdLife International and the Government of Seocheon County have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding on the conservation of the Geum Estuary in the Republic of Korea.

Asia South Korea Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Asia

Fool Me Once… - Calls on the EU to act in wake of VW Dieselgate Scandal

Fri, 06/11/2015 - 15:30

Following the Dieselgate scandal, which saw Volkswagen caught cheating emissions tests, there has been much discussion over how this was allowed to occur and how to prevent it from happening again in the future.

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

Climate change's double whammy: Why we should be more worried about our oceans

Thu, 05/11/2015 - 09:20

Storms and rising sea levels are only the tip of the iceberg.

Europe and Central Asia Marine

A sandalwood nursary providing income for local communities

Sandalwood nurseries to improve livelihoods of local Pacific communities managing Important Bird Areas

Thu, 05/11/2015 - 01:59

Helping local communities, who manage and protect important bird areas, develop sustainable livelihoods is key to nature protection in much of the Pacific. Read a case study of a local man's development of a sandalwood business in a small village on Viti Levu in Fiji.

Pacific Fiji Local Engagement and Empowerment Programme