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3rd Call for Letters of Inquiry – CEPF Eastern...

Thu, 11/07/2013
NEW Call for Letters of Inquiry for the CEPF Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, for capacity development assessments and small grant projects in Eritrea, South Sudan and Yemen. Read more here!

BirdLife Bulgaria turns 25: a story of successful...

Wed, 10/07/2013
BSPB/BirdLife Bulgaria, as the first civil society organization in recent Bulgarian history to take the lead in nature conservation, celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Founded back in 1988 during the communist regime the BSPB was the second organisation from the former communist bloc to join the BirdLife Partnership in 1992.

BIOM (BirdLife Croatia) celebrates EU Membership!

Wed, 10/07/2013
On the 1st of July Croatia became EU’s 28th Member State. We take this opportunity to congratulate BIOM (BirdLife Croatia) and also welcome the organisation into the BirdLife family as one of its newest Partners!
Costs of Invasive Alien Species mount as Commission further delays EU action

Costs of Invasive Alien Species mount as...

Wed, 10/07/2013
Since the European Commission in 2012 made a commitment to publish a dedicated EU legislative instrument to address the problem of Invasive Alien Species, financial and environmental costs have been mounting, but so far no legislative proposals have been published regarding this issue.

Energy businesses and NGOs cooperate to expand...

Wed, 10/07/2013
In a new project grid operators and green NGOs from across Europe, including BirdLife Europe, collaborate on the development of electricity grids with respect for nature. Through the BESTGRID project partners of the Renewable Grid Initiative (RGI) will test best practices and disseminate the lessons learnt across the European continent. They will also work at increasing public acceptance towards a renewable grids expansion.
Lake-Bogoria where the ring recovery was made. Photo by Nick Armour

Pink Ring Safari ends in Lake Bogoria

Tue, 09/07/2013
One of the Lesser Flamingos hatched and ringed in Lake Magadi in 1962 is recovered by a tourist in Lake Bogoria.
Common Loon (Sandra and Frank Horvath)

Pollutants threaten iconic Canadian bird

Tue, 09/07/2013
The Common Loon is becoming increasingly less common, most likely due to pollution from the burning of fossil fuels. Not only a symbol of the Canadian wilderness, this bird species is an excellent indicator of the health of the wilderness.

Invasive species and sea bird population...

Fri, 05/07/2013

Although Cape Verde is an Atlantic archipelago, its characteristic fauna and flora have

Shearwaters show signs of recovery as Allen Cay...

Fri, 05/07/2013
Allen Cay in the Bahamas, an important breeding site for Audubon’s Shearwater and home of an eponymous endemic iguana, has been declared free of the invasive house mice which were threatening both species.

Couple sponsoring BirdLife are first in world to...

Thu, 04/07/2013
British adventure-running couple, Katharine and David Lowrie, are first in world to run across Bolivia, raising money for BirdLife International and Asociacion Armonia (BirdLife in Bolivia).

The Migratory Soaring Birds project launches its...

Wed, 03/07/2013

The Migratory Soaring Birds project proudly announces the launch of its

World Congress as it happened

Sat, 29/06/2013
See the news, comments and images from the BirdLife World Congress via the Congress Twitterfeed
Gola Forest and the Mano River, the border between Sierra Leone and Liberia (Image: D Zeller/RSPB)

Sierra Leone’s President tells BirdLife World...

Fri, 28/06/2013
The President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma, has pledged to continue to work with the BirdLife Partnership to protect the Gola Forest in perpetuity, to conserve its biodiversity and ecosystem services and the livelihoods of its people, and as an important contribution to the fight against global climate change...

Burung Indonesia leads Wallacea profile team for...

Thu, 27/06/2013
The profile will identify priority areas for conservation action, and guide the disbursement of up to US $5 million

IBAs in Danger – urgent action needed!

Thu, 27/06/2013
An increasing number of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are under threat from damaging development. 95 BirdLife Partnership countries and territories provided data on the pressures at their most threatened IBAs.
First five CEPF projects granted in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot!

First five CEPF projects granted in the Eastern...

Thu, 27/06/2013
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund has signed the first contracts with Civil Society Organisations in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot. These are for projects in the Albertine Rift, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Ethiopia.

CEMEX and BirdLife launch new shared vision for...

Thu, 27/06/2013
CEMEX celebrated its partnership with BirdLife International at the BirdLife World Congress in Ottawa, Canada, with the launch of a new publication: The CEMEX approach to Biodiversity Conservation.

Taking action for 60% of the world’s Critically...

Thu, 27/06/2013
A report released on June 22 at BirdLife World Congress reveals that BirdLife International has taken action for 60% of the world’s 197 Critically Endangered bird species with threats reduced or stabilised as a direct result. The report focuses on the current state of the world’s most threatened birds, the factors causing their decline and what BirdLife is doing to address this issue. Through one dedicated work Programme, the Preventing Extinctions Programme, BirdLife tries to find innovative conservation solutions and delivers targeted action which has proved to be working.