First National Inventory of IBAs for Macedonia:...

Tue, 17/04/2012
The first national inventory of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Macedonia has recently been produced through a partnership between the Macedonian Ecological Society (BirdLife in Macedonia) and DOPPS (BirdLife in Slovenia).

New report published on the State of Bolivia’s...

Tue, 17/04/2012
Asociación Armonía (BirdLife in Bolivia) has just published a major report on the status of the country’s avifauna

Monitoring birds in Montserrat’s Centre Hills

Mon, 16/04/2012
Forestry staff from Montserrat’s Department of Environment are currently in the field conducting the annual bird monitoring exercise to determine the bird populations in the island’s Centre Hills Important Bird Area.

MME tests measures to halt illegal hunting of...

Fri, 13/04/2012
MME/BirdLife in Hungary, in cooperation with 8 other conservation organisations just launched a 5 years LIFE+ project that will aim to find effective and alternative solutions to crimes toward birds in Hungary, with a special focus on the conservation of the Eastern Imperial Eagle.

Using technology to protect biodiversity

Fri, 13/04/2012
The BirdLife partners in France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the UK, are deploying unprecedented actions to protect the marine environment, through the project FAME (Future of the Atlantic Marine Environment, Interreg Programme 2010-2012). Amongst other, they have been tagging seabirds with mini-cameras, which recorded wonderful images.

Scientists highlight carbon risk from Biomass...

Fri, 13/04/2012
On 29 March 2012, BirdLife Europe, the European Environmental Bureau and FERN organized a breakfast event about correct carbon accounting. Several top scientists, amongst whom a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency, told the audience that burning biomass for energy could release more carbon emissions than it saves.

A green reform of the CAP is needed now!

Fri, 13/04/2012
BirdLife Europe, in collaboration with the EEB (European Environmental Bureau), launched a video giving a series of indisputable arguments to green the CAP.

Wildlife friendly farmers take their fight to...

Fri, 13/04/2012
On Monday 19 March, a group of farmers from across Europe travelled to Brussels to call for greater support for wildlife conservation in the European countryside through Rural Development measures.

EU Commission seeks to allow the spread of a...

Fri, 13/04/2012
On explicit request of the main farmers unions, the department taking care of health and consumers issues within the European Commission (DG SANCO), has proposed to dismantle a European bio- safety regime by removing the obligation on countries to contain the spread of a highly destructive maize pest, the Western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera.

Africa CAP of Nations match ends in a 2 all draw

Thu, 12/04/2012
The meeting of the Council for the Africa Partnership (CAP - not to be confused with the European 'Common Agricultural Policy') which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, started ceremoniously, and ended with a bang - or rather, four bangs.

Southern Cone Grasslands Alliance activities...

Wed, 11/04/2012
Annually, the Buff-breasted Sandpiper and American Golden Plover undertake some of the longest journeys of any migratory birds in the world, from their breeding grounds in the tundra of North America to wintering sites in the grasslands of Southern South America. Aves Uruguay (BirdLife in Uruguay) and partners have secured approximately 3000 hectares for both species of shorebirds through good management practices of the natural grasslands.

Spring Watch 2012 in Malta

Wed, 11/04/2012
Spring Watch 2012, an international camp organised by BirdLife Malta every spring aimed at monitoring illegal hunting of wild birds, will take place this year between 15th and 30th April. The event coincides, as always, with the peak spring migration and consequently the highest illegal hunting and trapping activity.

Government protects critical habitat for the...

Tue, 10/04/2012
In August 2011, the Government of Grenada’s Cabinet approved the protection of the last piece of government-owned Grenada Dove habitat through the addition of approximately 100 acres (c.40 ha) of the Beausejour Estate to the adjacent Perseverance Protected Area and Dove Sanctuary.

Birds in Europe 3, 2, 1… launch!

Thu, 05/04/2012
100 ornithologists and stakeholders from 40 countries met in the southern Czech town of Mikulov to launch the exciting three-year project “Birds in Europe 3”. The overall goal is to collate the best available data on the distribution, trends and abundance of all European bird species, and produce the third assessment of their population status.

World Wetlands Day 2012 celebrations in Kenya

Tue, 03/04/2012
The World Wetlands Day is marked yearly on 2 February to commemorate the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands, which was done on 2 February 1971 in the Caspian Sea.

Grey-crowned Crocias crops-up in new location

Mon, 02/04/2012
One of the rarest birds in Vietnam, has just been discovered at a new location in Kon Tum Province significantly extending its known global range and offering hope that the species may not be as threatened with extinction as scientists fear.

Foiling climate change

Sun, 01/04/2012
After seeding the sea with iron filings to create a carbon sink, and giant mirrors which reflect the sun’s heat back into space, comes a new geo-engineering solution which aims to maintain penguin breeding colonies in the Antarctic at their optimum temperature.

The new BirdLife Australia website is live!

Fri, 30/03/2012
www.birdlife.org.au is the place to go for everything about Australia’s birds and their conservation.