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Europe's most ambitious conservation project

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 15:37

Crops and barren fields, alien invaders, and illegal killing have had a terrible impact on populations of Europe’s native bird species. So great, that nearly 13% are threatened with extinction. But the LIFE Euro SAP project, will soon help...

Europe and Central Asia Birds in Europe

What is the solution for financing biodiversity?

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 19:30

The current approach for funding nature has failed entirely and is one of the main reasons that the biodiversity crisis in Europe remains. A new way forward is urgently needed.

Europe and Central Asia

Wetlands for our Future

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 09:12

Wetlands are vital for human survival. They are among the world’s most productive environments worldwide.

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)

Traveling through time, with and without, the Nature Directives

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 18:52

Birds shot from August to May, wolves and goshawks considered vermin and exterminated without a second thought. Insects, frogs and turtles ignored. Just 5% of Europe’s landscape protected… welcome to Europe. Before the Nature Directives.

Europe and Central Asia Birds in Europe

That graveyard for birds, the Mediterranean Sea

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 18:29

The Leaving is Living campaign awards enforcement agencies for fighting the illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean. NGOs working side by side with police, responsible hunters and volunteers are making a difference...

Europe and Central Asia

The European Red List of Birds is here

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 09:19

We have a few theories why the Dodo went extinct by 1700 on the island of Mauritius. Predation, habitat loss and invasive species were just too much for this friendly flightless creature.

Europe and Central Asia Birds in Europe

EU’s Biodiversity Strategy – Halfway there?

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 08:28

The EU’s Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 is the European Commission’s 10 year master plan for taking action against key drivers of biodiversity loss. Halfway there, BirdLife has taken a very close look at where Europe stands today.

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

New protected areas in Madagascar

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 09:47

Three of the most important sites in Madagascar for nature have been given permanent protection by the Government of Madagascar, thanks largely to the efforts of Asity Madagascar (BirdLife

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

Butterflies, SEO/BirdLife, and the Natura 2000 Citizens Award

Mon, 01/06/2015 - 12:52

Making butterflies with your hands may not change the world, but it’s a symbolic gesture that has been winning the hearts of people across Europe in celebration of the Natura 2000 Network.

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New book and mobile app to guide people’s interest in nature of Qatar

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 11:34

The first ever field guide book to the birds of Qatar and a mobile application - 'Qatar e-Nature' – have been produced by the Friends of the Environment Center in Qatar

Middle East Qatar Capacity Development

Let’s leave a share for our meadow birds

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 13:04

Winter fields are so barren that the once common sights and sounds of meadowland birds are vanishing across Europe. But one farmer in Belgium is helping change this.

Europe and Central Asia Belgium Birds in Europe

Community empowerment in Ruyigi through local-led conservation

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 16:40

The community of Ruyigi in the East of Burundi, represented by the association Serukubeze, a Site Support Group (SSG), is engaged in protecting the Mpungwe Mountain Chain, the country’s largest ecosystem.

Africa Burundi

Portugal's birding at your fingertips

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 14:50

Now available at your fingertips, all you need to know about more than 100 species of bird and birdwatching in mainland Portugal, the Azores and Madeira archipelagos.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Birds in Europe

Swifts. Photo: Shaun Hurrell

Special first moments captured on video when second swift returns from migration

Sat, 23/05/2015 - 15:57

How would you behave when reunited with a loved one after spending 9 months apart (and after spending 9 months without sitting down)?

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US Federal Government Agency to look at tackling bird deaths at oil pits, gas flares, and power lines

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 16:09

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends to address millions of grisly and unnecessary bird deaths by strengthening implementation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Americas United States of America Migratory Birds and Flyways

Get behind nature on International Day of Biological Diversity

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 13:20

This year's focus is Biodiversity for Sustainable Development. BirdLife International has an impressive track record of creating the environmental conditions for sustainable development,

Worldwide Local Empowerment

Drama in Dalmatian Pelican conservation

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 12:40

“And then the video was gone.” Described by Bjanka Prakljacic from Noé Conservation, this moment embodies the worry and investment teams put into conservation projects. For conservationists working to protect the remaining breeding colonies of Dalmatian Pelican on Lake Skadar in the Balkans, the fear of breeding failure is an intensely nerve-racking experience.

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