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The rare endemic Orjen Iris (Iris orjenii) ©Mihailo Jovićević

Protecting rare plant species on Orjen Mountain

Mon, 11/11/2019

Located within the Mediterranean basin, Orjen Mountain is considered an internationally

Libyan conservationists meeting with members of CEPF’s Regional Implementation team and RSCN in Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan © Sharif Jbour

Capacity Building in Nature Conservation for...

Sun, 03/11/2019

Located in the north of Africa, Libya extends from the Med

Byblos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Conserving Rare Plants in Byblos Lebanon

Fri, 01/11/2019

As a witness to one of the primary examples of urban organ

New light for Jordan’s Plants: Mainstreaming...

Fri, 01/11/2019

Located at the intersection of three continents with varie

© E Grupa

New call for small grant projects in the Balkans

Mon, 28/10/2019
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new Call for Letters of Inquiry for small grants in the Balkans.
Grantees recording endemic plants on Orjen Mountain © Borut Rubinic

A big boost for grassroots conservation in the...

Wed, 23/10/2019
A newly announced partnership and additional funding will empower local, grassroots organisations to achieve conservation success where it is needed most in the Balkans
The Barbary Macaque clings to just a few forests in North Africa © Kamil Laghjichi

Algerian forest reinstated as National Park after...

Mon, 17/06/2019
Djebel Babor forest in Northern Algeria was a National Park for 60 years before being stripped of its status. Now, despite political upheaval, the hard work of conservationists has paid off once again.
Le Macaque de Barbarie s’accroche à une poignée de forêts fragmentées en Afrique du Nord © Kamil Laghjichi

La forêt algérienne réinscrite en Parc National...

Mon, 17/06/2019
La forêt de Djebel Babor dans le nord de l'Algérie était un Parc National pendant 60 ans avant d'être dépouillée de son statut. Maintenant, malgré les bouleversements politiques, le travail acharné des défenseurs de l'environnement a de nouveau porté ses fruits.
Awatef Abiadh trekking for fieldwork in France © Louis Marie Préau

Meet the women inspiring change in the...

Fri, 08/03/2019
In honour of International Women’s Day, we invited Awatef Abiadh to share her insight from interviews with motivated and brave women who lead on conservation projects in developing countries in the Mediterranean. Get ready to be inspired…
Tourmaline Sunangel © Wang LiQiang

7 reasons why this month’s Biodiversity...

Thu, 15/11/2018
From 17th – 29th November, governments from across the world will meet at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt to review progress towards conserving biodiversity for people and planet and start to craft a new deal for nature and people – and BirdLife will be attending. The summit will tackle critical issues relevant to all of us. We list the highlights.

The Middle East: sorting fact from fiction

Mon, 29/10/2018
Many misconceptions have crept into international media representations of the Middle East, making this region one of the most misunderstood in the world. Here we bust six myths with examples from our conservation work in the region.

L’environnement de la Lybie: une vue de l’...

Tue, 17/07/2018
Avec un accès difficile et dangereux, l’image que l’on peut avoir de la Libye a tendance à être basée sur les conflits et les crises que l'on voit aux nouvelles. Certains ne s'attendraient pas à ce que la conservation de la nature soit à l'ordre du jour de quiconque, mais elle est bien vivante et ne cesse de croître. Nous obtenons les réactions de deux agents de la conservation de la nature, qui viennent juste de revenir de Libye.
Libyan conservationists looking for tern nests in Farwa, Libya © CEPF Med

Libya’s environment: an insider's view

Tue, 17/07/2018
With difficult and dangerous access, one’s picture of Libya tends to be based on conflict and crisis seen on the news. Some wouldn’t expect nature conservation to be on anyone’s agenda, yet it is alive and growing. We get the reaction from two conservationists that just returned from Libya.
After a short, but rough, crossing, the Raso Larks arrive safely on Santa Luzia in a waterproof box © Paul Donald / BirdLife

Ground-breaking reintroduction for Cabo Verde...

Fri, 06/07/2018
Great escape: after years of preparation, the Raso Lark (Critically Endangered) now spreads its wings on its new home of Santa Luzia – video below
© Thomais Vlachogianni

New call for Large and Small grants in the...

Fri, 22/06/2018
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new Call for Letters of Inquiry for large and small grants for the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot.
La population de Pélican Frisé commence à se rétablir © Bence Mate/Agami

Ne pas déranger - les radeaux qui gardent les...

Fri, 26/01/2018
Un effort considérable de conservation a récemment réussi à inverser la fortune du plus grand oiseau d'eau douce au monde. Mais pris dans les feux croisés sur un lac troublé, la nouvelle catégorie de la liste rouge du Pélican Frisé "Quasi menacé" est bien appropriée.
Pelicano-dálmata © Bence Mate/Agami

Salva-vidas – as jangadas de nidificação mantêm o...

Thu, 25/01/2018
Um enorme esforço de conservação tem vindo a reverter com sucesso o destino da maior ave de água doce do mundo. Mas, apanhado no fogo cruzado num lago problemático, a nova categoria na lista vermelha do Pelicano-dálmata, "Quase ameaçado", não poderia ser mais apropriada.
 Macaque Berbère, Algérie © Elzbieta Szulmajer

Des poussés vertes après le Printemps Arabe

Thu, 25/01/2018
De "protéger par la punition" à "protéger en impliquant les citoyens" : lisez plus sur la révolution pacifique qui change la conservation de la nature en Afrique du Nord