nature iraq CEO Alwash receives Takreem Award

Nature Iraq receives Takreem Arab Achievement Award in Qatar

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 15:17

This year's Takreem Award which promotes Arab excellence and leadership worldwide has been awarded to Nature Iraq.

Middle East Iraq

Life+ Cap DOM: Conservation of priority bird species in the French Overseas Departments (DOMs)

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 13:33

Life+ Cap DOM (Département d’Outre-Mer) is the first European Programme for the conservation of fauna involving several DOMs and their NGOs.

Europe and Central Asia

Partners for Sustainability, ahora está disponible en español para los socios de habla hispana de BirdLife International

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 11:51

Socios para la Sustentabilidad, es un informe de BirdLife International, que relata el compromiso de los socios de BirdLife alrededor del mundo para la construcción de la sustentabilidad socio-ambiental, a través de acciones en el terreno con las comunidades locales más vulnerables en el planeta.


Short film highlights environmental damage caused by biofuels

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 07:42

More than 20 environmental organisations across Europe are calling on the EU to stop the environmental damage caused by EU biofuels targets with the help of Peter and Jane, characters in a specially-created animated short film. To watch the 1m 30 second film in English, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igUtLwruUjA

Europe and Central Asia

Study confirms IBAs are priority sites for expansion of protected area network in Africa

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 09:12

A new publication finds a significant mismatch between the protected area network in Africa, and the key habitats occupied by the continent’s most threatened birds.


A new bird species was discovered in… Athens!

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 07:23

A group of birdwatchers – members of the Hellenic Ornithological Society – woke up at dawn the 1st May in order to see the new bird species for Greece: the Pallas's Warbler

Europe and Central Asia

Conserving biodiversity, respecting rights

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 05:23

The BirdLife Partnership recently adopted a position on Conservation and Rights, which reaffirms BirdLife’s commitment to support the basic and procedural rights of the individual within its sphere of influence..


Community conservation project wins award in Oz

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 05:13

Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) has won the 'Natural Environment' category of the Victorian Coastal Awards for its Beach Nesting Birds project, which has recruited local communities and land managers to improve the breeding success of the Near Threatened Hooded Plover.


Endangered bird shot in Malta, flown to Germany for rehab

Fri, 06/05/2011 - 13:52

A Pallid Harrier, one of Europe's most-endangered birds of prey, which was shot in Malta, was sent to Germany for rehabilitation at the end of April, by BirdLife Malta.

Europe and Central Asia

New webcam showcases breeding Spanish Imperial Eagle

Fri, 06/05/2011 - 12:52

SEO/BirdLife invites you to follow the first days of the life of three eagle chicks in the Mediterranean forest in Castilla-La Mancha via a webcam

Europe and Central Asia

Census finds unexplained fall in Black-faced Spoonbill numbers

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 08:27

The 2011 International Black-faced Spoonbill Census has found a large decrease in the known wintering populations since last year’s census.


"The Pink Concern" - A Poem by Carol Njoki

Wed, 04/05/2011 - 13:46

THE PINK CONCERN Always yearning to see you Always coming across other beauties on the way But my visit is never complete Without you The pink beauties Carpeting the lakes Don’t you amaze me? Those legs, the long necks.... aaaah!


Drawing attention to the conservation of African vultures

Wed, 04/05/2011 - 08:43

The recently published book, 'The Vultures of Africa – A Coloring Book’ will be distributed to schools and conservation organisations throughout Africa to raise awareness of the plight of Africa’s vultures.


US public lands essential for hundreds of species

Wed, 04/05/2011 - 08:41

Publicly owned habitats support at least half of the entire U.S. distributions of more than 300 bird species, says new report


Malta spring hunting out of control!

Tue, 03/05/2011 - 13:07

BirdLife calls for an immediate suspension of the ongoing spring hunting season in Malta.

Europe and Central Asia Malta

The EU biofuel sustainability criteria tested– can we keep out bad biofuel?

Tue, 03/05/2011 - 12:58

Our study shows that plans to produce biofuels at Dakatcha Woodlands in Kenya would breach existing sustainability criteria.

Europe and Central Asia

The EU must reform fisheries and farm policies if it is to save biodiversity

Tue, 03/05/2011 - 12:49

BirdLife welcomes the new EU Biodiversity strategy to reverse the decline of biodiversity and ecosystems by 2020.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Threatened antwren to benefit from creation of new State Park in Rio

Fri, 29/04/2011 - 20:46

A new protected area in Rio de Janeiro covers the home of the Critically Endangered Restinga Antwren