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Wetlands for wintering waterbirds threatened in Azerbaijan

Wetlands for wintering waterbirds threatened in...

Tue, 03/09/2013
Two of the most important wetlands in Azerbaijan, Lake Hajigabul and Red Lake, identified by BirdLife as Important Bird Areas (IBAs), are in danger due to bad water management, as reported by the Azerbaijan Ornithological Society (AOS – BirdLife in Azerbaijan).
BirdWatch Ireland condemns call for an “open season” on Hen Harriers

BirdWatch Ireland condemns call for an “open...

Tue, 03/09/2013
BirdWatch Ireland (BirdLife in Ireland) has recently condemned comments made by Limerick County Council Chairman John Sheahan urging the removal of protection for Hen Harriers, as reported in the Limerick Leader on 20th July 2013. Chm. Sheahan called for an "open season" on the Hen Harrier, one of Ireland's most threatened birds of prey, unless changes are made to the designation of Special Protection Areas (SPA's) for this species in the country.
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Penguin parade at risk

Mon, 02/09/2013
Australia's famous penguin parades on Philip and French Islands - which are nationally significant shorebird feeding and roosting sites - face the growing risk of a devastating oil spill, if Victoria’s controversial Western Port development is approved, new research shows. “Oil and birds don’t mix,” said BirdLife Australia’s Shorebirds Program Manager Dr Golo Maurer.

Video: Birds and people - Living on the Edge in...

Mon, 02/09/2013
Birds and people in the Sahel rely on the same natural resources: trees, water, land. New video from Burkina Faso shows how they are coping with living on the edge...
Threatened duck species pays the price for water skiing competition

Threatened duck species pays the price for water...

Fri, 30/08/2013
Over the past eight months the main breeding site of the Ferrugineus Duck in the extensive reed beds of the Pamvotis Lake in northern Greece has been illegally excavated without any environmental approval, in order to construct a waterskiing track to be used for European competitions in September.
New African countries join Spring Alive initiative

New African countries join Spring Alive initiative

Tue, 27/08/2013
Kenya, Zambia and Rwanda join the Spring Alive initiative.

Video: Ecological, economic and intrinsic values...

Tue, 27/08/2013
New video from Fiji about the benefits of protecting forests- part of the 'Natural Livelihoods' video series from the Local Empowerment Programme, enjoy!
New Eastern Afromontane Hotspot e-Bulletin is Out: SASA Bulletin #2

New Eastern Afromontane Hotspot e-Bulletin is Out...

Fri, 23/08/2013
The new SASA e-bulletin is out, with news from the Eastern Afromontane hotspot, from Saudi Arabia to Southern Africa! Read all about it!

El proyecto del gasoducto OCTOPUS amenaza un...

Tue, 20/08/2013
El humedal Rocuant-Andalién situado entre las ciudades de Talcahauno, Penco y Concepción en Chile se ve amenazado por la construcción propuesta de un gasoducto de gas natural licuado conectando un nuevo terminal marítimo llamado “Terminal Marítimo OCTOPUS LNG, Bahía de Concepción, VIII Región del Bío-Bio” con dos centrales termoeléctricas futuras tierra adentro.
OCTOPUS pipeline project threatens top Chilean wetland for migratory and resident birds

OCTOPUS pipeline project threatens top Chilean...

Tue, 20/08/2013
The Rocuant-Andalién wetland located between the cities of Talcahuano, Penco and Concepción, Chile is under threat from the proposed construction of a liquid gas pipeline connecting a new maritime terminal called “OCTOPUS Maritime Terminal, Concepción Bay, VIII region of Bio-bio” with two new thermo-electric plants to be built inland.
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State of Africa's Birds

Tue, 20/08/2013

The BirdLife Africa Partnership has produced the first regional State of Africa's Birds

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake...

Fri, 16/08/2013
I want African Vultures ALIVE – not DEAD
Birdfair beefs up conservation for grassland migrants in the Americas

Birdfair beefs up conservation for grassland...

Fri, 16/08/2013
The largest event for nature on the planet is taking place this weekend and is raising money BirdLife's Flyway Programme

Results of survey on promoting evidence-based...

Tue, 13/08/2013

A questionnaire survey, on how to best promote evidence-based bird conservation,

Turkish Northern Bald Ibis fly south

Tue, 13/08/2013
Six Northern Bald Ibis that were released in Turkey as part of a trial re-introduction have begun their migration south
A call for BirdLife Poets

A call for BirdLife Poets

Thu, 08/08/2013
Following the outstanding success of its first competition in 2012, The Rialto Magazine have teamed up again with the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), to launch a second Nature Poetry Competition, and are seeking entries from across the BirdLife Partnership.

Bats in the Balkans – there is biodiversity...

Wed, 07/08/2013
Two projects aimed at conserving bats and underground biodiversity in the Neretva River Catchment Area have been kick-started with a workshop in Citluk, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nature Seychelles launches Cousin Island website

Nature Seychelles launches Cousin Island website

Fri, 02/08/2013

If you want to see Seychelles nature at its finest, then one of the top places to visit