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Judging EU policies: a closer look at the EEA’s State of the Environment Report

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 16:15

One way to find out if the EU’s environment is getting a passing grade is to check out the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) 5 year State of the Environment report.

Europe and Central Asia

Why the Emission Trading Scheme damages nature

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 14:53

ETS falsely considers all bioenergy to be good for the climate.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia

Phenomenal mystery of migration solved in North America

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 10:27

BirdLife Partner, Bird Studies Canada is part of the team that discovered the amazing migration of Blackpoll Warbler

Americas Migratory Birds and Flyways

Mystery of Colours

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 16:40

'Through the Lens', Fujingaho Magazine, April 2015

Asia Japan

Future oil production sites threaten seabirds off the shore of Senegal

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 12:43

The Alcyon project of BirdLife International, funded by the MAVA Foundation, supports the monitoring of colonial breeding species in West Africa in order to identify marine Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) and thus to improve protection of the region’s seabirds. BirdLife is collaborating with Veda Consultancy and other partners to conduct research into Royal Tern in this area

Africa Senegal

Extended beard of Bearded Vulture - incredible effect of drug revealed

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 07:12

BirdLife International has captured startling new evidence of further impacts of drugs on vulture populations: a number of Bearded Vultures have been seen with unusually long beards.

Worldwide

Cyprus is the big winner of international bird race

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 15:32

The main winners of the 2015 Champions of the Flyway race are the birds of Cyprus, with over $50,000 raised so far for BirdLife Cyprus.

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus Migratory Birds and Flyways

Kiko and Kuki, bird’s best friends, need your help!

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 15:23

Everyone knows that dogs are man’s best friend, but in Greece, a couple of very special dogs are helping birds and wildlife too.

Europe and Central Asia Greece Birds in Europe

New research for saving species on tropical islands as we prepare for big operation

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 16:56

Importance of tropical island restoration recognised by international scientific journal as we prepare for the biggest ever operation to save birds from extinction in French Polynesia

Pacific Invasive Alien Species

'Fundraising for conservation' training in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot is delivering results

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 15:12

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot funds training programmes that help grassroot organisations become better fundraisers. With success.

Africa

Women in Conservation: Let women benefit from ecotourism revenues - biodiversity will benefit, too

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 14:44

This third article in the series about 'women in conservation' describes how a more equitable sharing of ecotourism revenues between men and women would benefit conservation and sustainable development at the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.

Africa

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