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Gediz Delta supports a third of Europe's Greater Flamingos © Ron Knight / Flickr

Victory: flamingo haven Gediz Delta saved from...

Wed, 30/01/2019
Following a successful court case lead by Doğa (BirdLife in Turkey), the proposal to build a mega-bridge spanning the Izmir Bay has been permanently dropped. The project would have destroyed crucial breeding islands for the Greater Flamingo and irreparably changed the delicate ecosystem.
The wetland is a key breeding ground for the Lesser Flamingo (Near Threatened) © Andrey Gudkov / Shutterstock

Empowering local people to conserve Botswana’s...

Mon, 26/11/2018
Makgadikgadi wetland in Botswana is the most important breeding site for Flamingos in southern Africa. But human activity is damaging this vital ecosystem. A multi-tiered project implemented by BirdLife Botswana has helped to protect the integrity of this wetland.
Ulcinj Salina is a key habitat for the Greater Flamingo

Save Salina: hotel complex threatens waterbird...

Wed, 20/06/2018
Ulcinj Salina is a traditional salt pan whose shallow waters feed and support more than 250 bird species. However, recent proposals to build a large-scale tourism resort threaten to obliterate it.
Traditional saltworker, Bay of Cádiz © Salarte

Spain's traditional saltpans: an unlikely...

Fri, 18/05/2018
A surprising solution to the decline of migratory birds and sustainable rural development in Andalucía, Spain, is found in a link between culture and nature: food. All that’s needed is a sprinkle of passion (and salt).
 Lesser Flamingo © Gudkov Andrey/ Shutterstock

The deadly lake that gives life to flamingos

Tue, 11/07/2017
Soda ash mining is still a lingering threat to Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania, the most important breeding site in the world for Lesser Flamingos. But a new community-based tourism initiative could save the spectacle of the “pink parade” from disaster.
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Irreplaceable - Lake Natron, Tanzania

Thu, 13/10/2016
In our 'Irreplaceable' series, we cast a light on the globally-significant bird habitats that are in danger of disappearing forever...

"The Pink Concern" - A Poem by Carol...

Wed, 04/05/2011
THE PINK CONCERN Always yearning to see you