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The Skadar Pedunculate Oak has long stalks on its acorns © Montenegrin Ecologists Society

How Balkan botanists saved a threatened oak and...

Fri, 27/11/2020
From saving a monumental old tree to collecting over 20,000 acorns, determined young botanists from Montenegro have high ambitions when it comes to a highly threatened oak subspecies
Western slope Mount Lebanon 2,600m © O. Langrand

Call for proposals: cultural landscapes in Lebanon

Thu, 19/11/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new large grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on the protection of cultural landscapes in Lebanon
A head-start for Loggerheads in Cabo Verde © Shaun Hurrell

Drones, stretchers and other surprising reasons...

Wed, 11/11/2020
Whilst COVID-related restrictions may have benefited turtles elsewhere, the dedication of conservationists is mostly what made 2020 an exceptional Loggerhead Turtle nesting season here
Loggerhead turtle monitoring © Projeto Biodiversidad, Island of Sal

Call for proposals: coastal areas in Cabo Verde

Wed, 28/10/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new large grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on the protection of coastal areas in Cabo Verde.
Tunisia © El Goulli Mohamed

Call for proposals: coastal areas and freshwater...

Wed, 23/09/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new large grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on the protection and management of coastal areas and freshwater biodiversity in Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.
Plant surveying by Prespa Lake © Dejan Dimidzieski

New wave of plant conservationists supported in...

Wed, 26/08/2020
The Prespa region contains several understudied endemic plant species. New funding is enabling the next generation of young plant conservationists to assess the Red List status of these species using innovative conservation technology and techniques.
The Sebkhet Sejoumi wetland, in the middle of a suburb of Tunis © RET CEPF team

Polluted bog or wildlife haven? Tunisian...

Tue, 25/08/2020
Urbanisation is damaging the Sebkhet Sejoumi wetland and many locals no longer see it for what it’s worth. But civil society groups are forming powerful alliances to shine a light on the site’s outstanding nature and rescue it from further threat.

Call for proposals for Emergency Response Small...

Mon, 24/08/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new Call for Letters of Inquiry for small grant projects in Lebanon that address the reparation of office / project facilities and/or the purchase of project equipment that was damaged or destroyed as a result of the disaster in Beirut on 4 August 2020.
© Ahmed Alomary, An-Najah National University

Call for proposals: sustainable and traditional...

Thu, 13/08/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new large grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on protecting, reviving and restoring cultural landscapes in the Middle East and North Africa.
This stunning iris is classed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List © Sharif Jbour

Palestinian conservationists overcome adversity...

Mon, 03/08/2020
When conservationists came upon a rare flower in bloom in the North Eastern Slopes of Palestine, they were determined to secure its survival. But besides existing threats, 2020 presented a number of new and unforeseen challenges. Discover how they persevered in the face of adversity.
Prespa Trout © Ljubomir Stefanov

Plan of action for Prespa Trout now in the...

Thu, 18/06/2020
Thanks to a grant from Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, conservationists in North Macedonia can begin working on a plan to save the Endangered Prespa Trout from extinction.
Awatef fording a river during fieldwork © Louis Marie Préau

Awatef Abiadh named 'Hotspot Hero' for...

Tue, 09/06/2020
The Tunisian conservationist, based at LPO (BirdLife in France), has been recognised by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund for her contribution to conservation in the Mediterranean.
Centaurea soskae © Vlado Matevski

Endemic plants of Prespa receive a conservation...

Fri, 29/05/2020
The Prespa region, spanning parts of Albania, Greece and North Macedonia has incredible floristic diversity. These two new funding awards aim to protect plant species found nowhere else on earth and launch the careers of budding conservationists.
Garâa Sejenane

Saving endemic plants in Tunisia

Sun, 19/04/2020
Conserving the Patrimonial Plants of Garâa Sejenane and Dar Fatma
Albania has the only Dalmatian Pelican breeding site on the Adriatic coast © Taulant Bino

The battle to keep Albania's protected areas...

Fri, 17/04/2020
After a momentous victory to protect a National Park from development, Albania’s entire protected area system came under threat. Here’s how a local coalition of NGOs reacted.
Stacie & Ghiwa working in the field © FON

How women are leading nature conservation in...

Sun, 08/03/2020
History has always shown us that there is nothing more powerful than a group of women determined to achieve a goal: especially women in conservation, who are harnessing their forces to protect nature and our future.
El Haouaria, Tunisia © Mehdi Ben Gharbia/ Flickr

Call for Proposals in Tunisia: making private...

Fri, 21/02/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new small grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on the future Marine Protected Area of Zembra and Zembretta
Prespa Lake © Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust

New donor collaboration launches a call for small...

Wed, 15/01/2020
On behalf of the Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new joint Call for Proposals for small grants.