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The Priolo brand – tourism contributes to bird conservation

The Priolo brand – tourism contributes to bird...

Wed, 04/09/2013
19 companies have so far joined the Lands of Priolo brand in Portugal, which is a seal of quality for tourism entrepreneurs and companies operating in the Special Protected Area of Pico da Vara, where the only population of the Azores Bullfinch – one of Europe’s rarest birds - lives.
First snow leopard caught on NABU camera in Kyrgyzstan

First snow leopard caught on NABU camera in...

Tue, 03/09/2013
A stately snow leopard has been caught on one of the 18 cameras recently set up by NABU (BirdLife in Germany) in the Tian Shan mountains, in Kyrgyzstan, one of the species’ last refuges. Nobody knows exactly how many of these endangered cats still live in the wilderness, but experts estimate that there are about 4,080 to 6,590 snow leopards that roam across an enormous area of 2 million square kilometres in Central Asia.
Art and creativity to support nature conservation in Bulgaria

Art and creativity to support nature conservation...

Tue, 03/09/2013
The Egyptian Vulture is the leading character of the new graffiti drawn on a wall of a school in Haskovo, Bulgaria. The idea of making this mural painting came from the BSPB (BirdLife Bulgaria), aiming to use contemporary art and creativity to better catch public attention over the LIFE+ project “The Return of the Neophron”.
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