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Pollinating birds and mammals declining, reveals first global assessment of trends in the status of pollinators

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 14:56

According to a new study by BirdLife, IUCN and others, the conservation status of pollinating bird and mammal species is deteriorating, with more

Worldwide

Namibia on-board with BirdLife to end seabird bycatch in world’s worst fishery

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 14:22

“Namibia stands at the threshold of moving, in very short time, from being the worst country in the world for seabird bycatch, to the very best”, said Oliver Yates, BirdLife International’s Global Albatross Task Force Coordinator.

Africa Marine

Women in Conservation: Songs for the Forest

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 15:34

This second article in the series about 'women in conservation' shows how Maasai women in the Loita Hills (South Nguruman Important Bird Area/Key Biodiversity Area, Kenya) are eager to protect their forest - if only the men would allow it.

Africa Local Empowerment

Italy, Spain and Greece join forces to change culture that supports illegal killings

Sun, 15/03/2015 - 17:09

In most countries the Illegal killing of protected wild birds would seem rather uncivilized and the methods used barbaric, so you might be surprised that it is still quite common in some regions of Italy, Greece and Spain.

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

First ever pan-Mediterranean study reveals scale of wild birds massacre

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 18:43

By Willem van den Bossche, European Nature Conservation Officer at BirdLife Europe.

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

How the Nordics can set precedence for fisheries management in the EU

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 17:39

EU decision makers are in the middle of a debate on how to manage Baltic commercial fish stocks (cod, herring, and sprat) and the impact of fishing activities on the wider environment – including the incidental catch of seabirds, known as

Europe and Central Asia Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia

New hope for Vietnam’s forests

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 10:51

The survival of North-Central Vietnam’s lowland forests have been boosted thanks to an innovative new agreement that aims to see such forests protected.

Asia Vietnam Forests of Hope

The Balkans bird mafia

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 08:54

«Resting on one knee, the hunter poses for the camera, his kill laid out in front of him in rows of 20... Before the end of the day, they will be skinned, packed and frozen in preparation for smuggling over land into Italy.

Europe and Central Asia

Another killing season in Cyprus?

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 14:48

If what was seen during the 2014 autumn in Cyprus is any indication, most birds passing through will have little chance against the 16 km of mist nets and more than 6,000 limesticks they could face.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways

CEMEX commits to long-term nature conservation across continents with BirdLife

Thu, 05/03/2015 - 15:50

BirdLife continue to work with CEMEX to better understand Golden Eagle in Mexico, protect Turtle Dove along their flyway and safeguard Rhinoceros Iguana in the Dominican Republic.

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)

New monkey species discovered in the Amazon Rainforest

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 10:12

Flaming orange tail and ochre sideburns set new Brazilian monkey apart from its closest relatives.

Americas Brazil Capacity Development - Americas

Breathing New Life into a Quarry

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 15:32

Perhaps when you were a teenager you've snuck into an old quarry to take a quick dip to cool off on a hot summer day?

Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom

100,000 Dutch Call to Preserve Meadow Landscapes and their Birds

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 16:41

“We must act now in order to save meadow birds and their habitats, and we must work together: the corporate sector, farmers, NGO’s, banks and governments.”

Europe and Central Asia Netherlands