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SPNL receives “Best Practice” Award from the...

Tue, 19/02/2013
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL – BirdLife in Lebanon) recently received an international ‘best practice’ award for their work at the Qolieleh Hima site, where they are preserving the coast and improving living conditions for local people.

Endangered species back, but for how long…?

Mon, 18/02/2013
A colony of White-headed ducks, a globally threatened species and extremely rare in the Ukraine, was seen at the Lake Yarylhach together with other rare birds. Despite the obvious importance of the Yarylhach wetland in terms of biodiversity richness, the conservation status of this area is at high risk.

CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot launched in...

Thu, 14/02/2013
At an event hosted by the Saudi Wildlife Authority at the King Khalid University in Abha, Saudi Arabia, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) launched its plan to invest $9.8 million over five years in conserving the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot.

Court Ruling Threatens Red-Breasts

Thu, 14/02/2013
In January, the Bulgarian Court overturned a decision by the Bulgarian Minister of the Environment to revoke permission for a wind energy project threatening a high nature value area as well as the globally endangered bird species inhabiting it.

Delivering an effective and collaborative new...

Tue, 12/02/2013
The Mediterranean Basin lies at the heart of the Africa-Eurasia Migration Flyway with hundreds of millions of migratory birds passing twice-year. A new project supported by the MAVA Foundation for Nature aims to secure their future.

Sealing the EU budget deal and slamming the door...

Tue, 12/02/2013
On Friday 8 February, after months of discussions and a final 24 hour sprint session during the EU Summit, the 27 EU Heads of State, finally agreed on the EU budget for the period 2014-2020. The result is a blow to the environment. Not only is it a historically small budget, 908 billion euro compared to 970 billion euro for the current period (2007 – 2013), but it also entails an extermination of all expectations for greening.

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.