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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

GIRRRRL POWER!

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 09:21

Involving women in conservation - a smart plan, or still a bit of a taboo? Conservation International, supported by BirdLife International, funds five small and innovative projects in East Africa that aim to provide a better understanding of what's really going on between men and women in environmental decision-making. The first of a series of eyeopening articles...

Africa Local Empowerment

Bay of Panama saved from destruction

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 10:25

Panama Audubon Society is celebrating after winning a hard-fought effort to reverse the Panama government’s 2012 decision to withdraw protected status for the Bay of Panama IBA

Americas Panama Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)

BirdLife Partners working across the Mediterranean to protect seabirds

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 15:07

Seabird and marine conservation experts are gathering this week in Hammamet, Tunisia to discuss the current knowledge of seabirds and the key threats they are facing.

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

Conservation plug-in charges efforts to save West Africa's seabirds

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 09:44

Efforts to save West Africa’s disappearing seabirds are to be given a boost thanks to an ambitious monitoring initiative which will help identify and protect the areas in which they forage and overwinter.

Africa Marine

International partnership aids wildlife conservation in Iraq

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 11:18

BirdLife's Iraqi Partner has been leading a wildlife study and education programme in Iraqi Kurdistan

Middle East Iraq Capacity Development

Who will save the ugly duckling?

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 17:11

You probably know the story about the ugly duckling. This fairy tale tells the story of a young duckling treated like an outcast by its siblings because of its strange appearance.

Europe and Central Asia