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The Birds and Habitats Directives: reviewing or butchering?

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 09:25

The Fitness Check will be the moment when the enemies of nature conservation will wake up and will seek to weaken the...

Europe and Central Asia

The last chance saloon Commission?

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 08:44

Europe is in the grip of an economic, environmental and social crisis that in some countries is reaching dangerous levels, with politicians...

Europe and Central Asia

Plans to save the Near Threatened Cape Verde Shearwater

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 07:58

About 20 participants from Cape Verde , Senegal, South Africa, Spain and Portugal participated in a workshop in Mindelo, Cape Verde ,...

Africa Cape Verde Seabirds and Marine - Africa

Leading the way in conservation

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 10:18

The Conservation Leadership Programme is advancing nature conservation by building the leadership capabilities of early-career conservation professionals working in places where there is a high-degree of biological diversity and limited capacity to address conservation issues.

Worldwide Capacity Development

Tracing the Route of a 'wild' Silk Road in the Caucasus

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 10:03

The ancient Silk Road, famous primarily as a trade route, was also an important transmitter of culture and historical legacies between Asia...

Europe and Central Asia

Human development and biodiversity conservation can go hand in hand, study finds

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 10:00

A new scientific study has assessed the impact of future human development scenarios on the conservation of species, using data from the...

Worldwide

BirdLife Bulgaria supports rewilding of Rhodope Mountains

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 17:02

The Rhodope Mountains, located southeast of Bulgaria’s capital Sofia, comprise a beautiful and wide mountain range known locally as the Mountains of...

Europe and Central Asia Bulgaria

New project to repair and protect the Berlengas archipelago’s rich ecosystem

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 17:08

Only 30 people live in the Berlengas archipelago off the Portuguese coast, yet there is a lot of activity to report from...

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

Champions of the Flyway 2014 race helps mobilise falconers to save migratory raptors in Georgia

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 10:15

On 1st April 2014, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), BirdLife Partner in this Israel, gave its Georgian...

Europe and Central Asia Georgia Local Empowerment - Europe and Central Asia

Tackling illegal trapping in Cyprus

Tue, 23/12/2014 - 16:09

"I wouldn't want to be a bird because it is so difficult," said a young girl in a school in Cyprus after learning about the migration of a Blackcap. Read about how on a little island besieged by trappers, BirdLife Cyprus are tackling the chronic illegal bird killing problem head on, with the support of our regional project and Partnership.

Worldwide Cyprus Migratory Birds and Flyways

Seasonal help needed for tropical sandpiper

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 15:59

We have raised 76% of the funds needed to restore six stunningly beautiful Pacific islands next year but we still need your help.

Pacific Invasive Alien Species - Pacific

BirdLife and HeidelbergCement celebrate three years of fruitful collaboration

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 13:01

It has been three years since BirdLife initiated its collaboration with one of the world’s largest building materials producers, HeidelbergCement . By...

Europe and Central Asia

Disaster in the Sundarbans

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 11:38

A tanker and another vessel have collided, spilling more than 350,000 litres of oil into the waters of the Sundarban tidal mangrove forests in Bangladesh.

Asia Bangladesh

Resilience to Extreme Weather: the role of ecosystems

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 10:28

As countries fail to make emission cuts necessary to curb dangerous climate change, the problem of extreme weather events is getting worse.

Worldwide Climate Change

Better days for European Rollers in Serbia

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 10:10

European Roller is a modern symbol of nature conservation in Serbia. In the first half of the 20 th century, the species...

Europe and Central Asia Serbia Birds in Europe

Local Conservation Groups learn from each other

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 09:31

Local Conservation Groups (LCGs) from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda meet to share their experiences in conservation and income generating activities of their communities.

Africa Local Empowerment - Africa

Lima: a failure to build momentum

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 16:56

The UN climate talks in Lima finished late but delivered little.

Worldwide Climate Change

European Medicines Agency asks the European Commission to address vulture-killing drug

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 16:08

This announcement is the first step in banning the use of veterinary diclofenac in Europe

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions