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Nunia Thomas takes charge at NatureFiji-...

Wed, 27/03/2013
Nunia Thomas, NatureFiji-MareqetiViti’s Conservation Co-ordinator has been appointed Director, taking charge of Fiji’s most progressive local conservation organisation.

Happy Birthday Forest & Bird

Wed, 27/03/2013
Donald Stewart, Director of the BirdLife Pacific Partnership, wishes Happy 90th Birthday to our BirdLife Partner in New Zealand.

Bird boxes Iraqi-style

Wed, 27/03/2013
An exciting project in Iraq is developing the next generation of young conservationists and also helping birds.

After five years of success, CEPF commits $10...

Tue, 26/03/2013
Five years ago, in response to the environmental crisis engulfing mainland South-East Asia, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund launched a $10 million grants programme to conserve the critical ecosystems of the Indo-Burma Hotspot.

Can Europe truly protect forests?

Tue, 26/03/2013
European countries, from Norway and Russia to Turkey and Kyrgyzstan have been negotiating for some time now on the future role of forests and the compliance of international and national actions for an enhanced forest protection for almost two years now.

Surprise Spoon-billed Sandpiper sighting at...

Mon, 25/03/2013
Sighting of Critically Endangered bird underlines the global importance of Teluk Air Tawar-Kuala Muda coast IBA, and the benefits of CEMEX's new support of MNS's efforts to conserve the site...

We need your vote to save the albatross

Fri, 22/03/2013
A new Albatross Task Force project needs your help to win the vote for one of this year’s European Outdoor Conservation Association awards.

Restoring a breeding colony for Chinese Crested...

Thu, 21/03/2013
A new ambitious project plans to restore a network of breeding sites for the Critically Endangered Chinese Crested Tern probably the world’s most threatened seabird.

BirdWatch Ireland exhibition in European...

Wed, 20/03/2013
In the context of the Irish EU Presidency (January to June 2013) BirdWatch Ireland arranges a photo exhibition in the European Parliament in Brussels of iconic Irish birds in a way to promote the role of the Irish EU Presidency in securing our well-being, jobs and a sustainable future.

BirdLife mourns the passing of Mindy Baha El Din

Wed, 20/03/2013
It was with great sadness that BirdLife has learnt of the recent death of Mindy Baha El Din, a vocal campaigner and pioneer of conservation in Egypt.

From dogfight to protected birds’ estuary

Tue, 19/03/2013
After years of political dogfight there finally seems to be hope for the Western Scheldt estuary in the Netherlands, a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with multiple streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.

UK's most exotic natural treasures under...

Tue, 19/03/2013
A first-ever analysis of the environmental laws across all 14 of the UK’s Overseas Territories has been published and presented to the British Government.

Example of successful international collaboration...

Tue, 19/03/2013
During a workshop held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Tunis by Association "Les Amis des Oiseaux” (AAO)1 in the presence of its national and international partners, a new identification guide to waterbirds in Arabic language was presented to the public.

Producing biofuels without increasing greenhouse...

Tue, 19/03/2013
A recent report about the Dutch biofuels market, compiled by research institute CE Delft, reveals that the environmental performance of biofuels sold on the Dutch market could be significantly improved by shifting to biofuels that produce low levels of CO2 emissions.

Empowering Local Champions for Africa’s Great...

Tue, 19/03/2013
Empowering Local Champions for Africa’s Great Lake

European Parliament vote falls short of real CAP...

Mon, 18/03/2013
On 13 March the European Parliament voted on the two of this year’s key policy issues; the EU Budget for the next seven years and the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), which eats up 40% of it. Although Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) showed courage by rejecting the European Council’s deal on the budget, it seems that they lost their guts when it was time to vote for a real reform of the CAP.
Chatham Albatross benefits from the work of the Albatross Task Force (Brent Stephenson; worldsrarestbirds,com)

BirdLife’s Albatross Task Force trains Korean...

Mon, 18/03/2013
The BirdLife Global seabird programme has made significant progress with the East Asian fishing fleets resulting in the training of Korean fisheries observers

Spanish media project to promote Natura 2000

Tue, 12/03/2013
SEO/BirdLife (BirdLife in Spain) in collaboration with the Spanish news agency EFE recently launched a four year Life+ project focusing on the Spanish Natura 2000 Network.