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Gentoo Penguins will benefit from this new Marine Protected Area (Paddy Gallagher; flickr.com)

Massive Marine Protected Area announced in the...

Thu, 18/04/2013
An enormous Marine Protected Area, one of the largest in the world, has been declared in South Africa’s sub-Antarctic territory, the Prince Edward Islands.
Egyptian Vultures found dead by poison in Greece

Egyptian Vultures found dead by poison in Greece

Wed, 17/04/2013
Two Egyptian Vultures have been found dead in Greece as reported by the Hellenic Ornithological Society. The deaths were caused by poisoned baits illegally placed to hunt foxes or wolves.

New study shows CAP reform risks greenwashing

Wed, 17/04/2013
During the final days of public negotiations on the EU Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), BirdWatch Ireland (BirdLife in Ireland) in collaboration with An Taisce (The national trust for Ireland), and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) organized a conference on “the role of the Irish Presidency in sealing the deal on a greener CAP”. At the event a new study was launched, demonstrating that greening of the CAP is on course to failure.

Suwarrow Blog Introduction - Follow BirdLife’s...

Wed, 17/04/2013
Follow live updates from the BirdLife team as they spend a month eradicating rats from one of the remotest atolls in the South Pacific. Suwarrow Atoll, a necklace of remote Cook Islands land forms, has been renowned for many things over the centuries; a Pacific treasure trove, a hermit’s paradise and a birder’s wonderland. It would be perfect except for an invasion of rats....

Keeping the EU biofuels policy alive costs...

Wed, 17/04/2013
n April 17, was launched a study report revealing that the EU spends €10bn a year in support of the biofuels industry, a sum as big as the Cyprus bailout. Yet the industry is not achieving its objectives of climate change mitigation, rural development and energy security.

BirdLife Malta acts on illegal hunting

Wed, 17/04/2013
Following electoral pledges designed to woo hunters’ votes the new Maltese government has further relaxed the hunting legislation in a country sadly famed for its rampant illegal killing of birds. This worsens the situation created by the issuing of yet another derogation that allows a spring hunting season, even longer this year, in violation with the EU Birds Directive.

Iraqi conservationist wins the Goldman...

Wed, 17/04/2013
The Goldman Environmental Foundation has announced the six recipients of the 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize, a group of fearless leaders working against all odds to protect the environment and their communities. Amongst this year’s winners is Azzam Alwash, CEO of Nature Iraq, BirdLife’s Partner in the country.

Ecological connectivity: what you do in your...

Tue, 16/04/2013
A new LIFE + project run by LIPU aims to raise citizens and authorities awareness on the importance of biodiversity by protecting an important nature area in Italy and communicating around nature.

Amazing 2012 breeding season for Tahiti Monarch

Tue, 16/04/2013
The Critically Endangered Tahiti Monarch has enjoyed its most successful breeding season since Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie began an intensive programme of nest protection in 1998.

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti welcome BirdLife Fiji...

Tue, 16/04/2013
NatureFiji-MareqetiViti has now merged with the Birdlife Fiji Progamme and has welcomed two new members of staff. Together the new team are managing a combined program of work in Fiji on community, conservation, ecosystem services and environmental education...

1st International Day of Forests celebrated in...

Mon, 15/04/2013
The first ever International Day of Forests was celebrated in Ethiopia, and EWNHS (BirdLife in Ethiopia) took the opportunity to promote the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund investment in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot.

New Lake Natron soda ash exploration raises...

Fri, 12/04/2013
Exploring for soda ash at Engaruka basin, part of the Lake Natron ecosystem started.

Innovative solutions to bring clean air back into...

Thu, 11/04/2013
Air pollution threatens climate, environment and human health. Each year approximately 500,000 people die prematurely from the direct consequences of poor air quality throughout the European Union. NABU (BirdLife in Germany), in collaboration with eight European green NGOs, has launched a tree year project aiming at developing concrete measures and solutions for a cleaner air in European ports and cities. The timing is perfect since clean air will be the focus of EU environmental policy discussions throughout 2013, the European Year of Air.

Nesting site of Endemic, Endangered Clarke’s...

Thu, 11/04/2013
Clarke’s Weavers, Ploceus golandi, are only found in Kilifi County, Kenya. They live in Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, and in Dakatcha Woodland to the north. Clarke’s Weavers are usually in small flocks, feeding on insects and fruits in forests of Brachystegia spiciformis.

Successful Flamingo breeding reported at Lake...

Thu, 11/04/2013
Successful breeding of Flamingo reported between September 2012 and January 2013.

From the sands of the Sahara to the sands of...

Wed, 10/04/2013
Sand Martins make an amazing journey every winter from the Sahara to the UK to breed in piles of sand. This year, every CEMEX UK quarry will be creating the sheer banks of sand that Sand Martins love to make their homes in, as part of the CEMEX-BirdLife International partnership.

Ecosystem Services in High Andean Wetlands

Wed, 10/04/2013
Ecosystem services provided by high Andean wetlands must be understood in order to ensure their conservation.

Community-based management improves forest...

Wed, 10/04/2013
A new report by the BirdLife Partnership compiles the status and trends of biodiversity in the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Tanzania and Kenya