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The risk of assuming that biomass is sustainable

Mon, 11/02/2013
On Wednesday 30 January green NGOs, including BirdLife Europe, ClientEarth, the EEB and FERN, organized the conference “How Sustainable is Scandinavian Biomass?” an issue relevant not only to countries with many forests such as Scandinavian countries, but also to all European countries as renewable energy is on everyone’s agenda in one way or another.

CEMEX teams-up with Malaysian Nature Society to...

Wed, 06/02/2013
A new stage in the CEMEX-BirdLife relationship as CEMEX Malaysia and Malaysian Nature Society formalise partnership to conserve nature.
Climate change scenarios predict Small Minivet is at risk

Birds may need a hand to weather climate change

Tue, 05/02/2013
Birds in Asia may need a helping hand to adapt to climate change, according to a new study led by BirdLife International and Durham University.

Fact finding expedition to São Tomé &...

Mon, 04/02/2013
São Tomé and Príncipe, an island nation located in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa, is probably one of the last unknown biodiversity hotspots in Africa. Habitat destruction, together with the absence of any census or monitoring schemes, are the country’s biggest threats.

Large grants available to protect critical...

Mon, 04/02/2013
BirdLife International invites Letters of Inquiry from NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities and other civil society organisations for large grants to conserve biodiversity in Algeria and Libya, focusing on capacity building.

Spare a thought for water on World Wetlands Day!

Sat, 02/02/2013
Drop everything for a moment today, and remind yourself of the vital role wetland play in supporting life. For today is World Wetlands Day!

Swiss recovery programme shows increase in bird...

Wed, 30/01/2013
Over the past ten years the population of Little Owl in Switzerland has increased after a sharp decline. The Hoopoe more than doubled and the Corncrake came back at the level of breeding species after almost reaching the level of extinction in the 1990’s. These are some of the results of the Swiss Species Recovery Program for Birds.

Urgent International support sought for Azores...

Wed, 30/01/2013
Priolo remains one of Europe's most threatened species and its precarious future still hangs in the balance. More work is needed to ensure population gains can be maintained and that the species' long-term future can be secured.

Wind farm in Lesotho could cause the local...

Thu, 24/01/2013
BirdLife South Africa and BirdLife International are very concerned that the proposed development of a wind farm at Letseng in Lesotho could have severe impacts on the already declining populations of Cape Vultures and Lammergeiers.

Water for birds: Club installs bird baths for...

Wed, 23/01/2013
An after school club called the Friends of the Flycatcher is helping to keep the Critically Endangered Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher watered.

Audubon gala honors leading conservationists with...

Fri, 18/01/2013
Star-studded evening raises over $2.4 million for conservation efforts

SPEA calls for permanent protection for Algarve...

Fri, 18/01/2013
Portugal’s Secretary of State for the Environment has halted the proposed destruction of the Pera Marsh IBA to make way for a golf course and holiday complex.

New report presents alternatives to harmful...

Thu, 17/01/2013
Europe can effectively replace oil with renewable energy in transport without resorting to harmful biofuels, according to the new report Sustainable Alternatives for Land-based Biofuels in the European Union, by Dutch research institute CE Delft.

Help end overfishing in Europe by painting a fish...

Thu, 17/01/2013
BirdLife Europe encourages you to paint a fish online and send it to your MEPs with a message to halt overfishing in Europe. Help out by sending your personal fish drawing and by spreading the word!

A Guitar reveals the call of the Fiji Petrel

Thu, 17/01/2013
Strumming his guitar after a stressful day, and Eleazar O'Connor from NatureFiji-MareqetiViti makes a world first discovery...

Turkish Court stops dam construction and defends...

Tue, 15/01/2013
A Turkish court has ordered an immediate halt to the construction of the controversial Ilisu dam noting that it is not in line with Turkish environmental law.

Successfully conserving the Aquatic Warbler

Mon, 14/01/2013
The numbers of Aquatic Warblers are declining in Europe mainly due to habitat loss and speeded up by changes in water management. The Polish Society for the Birds Protection (OTOP, Birdlife Poland) started a project to protect the Aquatic Warbler already back in the 1990s and conservation measures have focused on two big projects financed by the LIFE Programme.