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Paul Winter, composer of Flyways, named to...

Fri, 02/03/2012
Grammy-winning saxophonist will receive the John James Audubon Center Award for Art Inspiring Conservation (AIC) in April.

National assessment shows Australians must work...

Wed, 29/02/2012
A newly published study shows Australians must work with international partners if they are to save all of Australia’s birds.

Targeting hunters to save Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Tue, 17/01/2012
In an attempt to mitigate hunting pressure, the Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA – BirdLife in Myanmar) carried out socio-economic surveys and provided livelihood replacement support in communities on both the eastern and western shores of the Gulf of Martaban.

BirdLife team helps Convention on Migratory...

Tue, 29/11/2011
The BirdLife's Partnership's work at the recent Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species has paid dividends with important decisions taken for the benefit of migratory species.

Governments set to adopt new guidelines on power...

Thu, 24/11/2011
Protecting birds from power lines is a global issue which can’t be solved by single states yet a number of practical mitigation measures exist.

BirdLife projects flying high in UNEP-GEF top-...

Wed, 23/11/2011
To mark its 20th Anniversary, the GEF has announced and profiled its 20 best projects funded through UNEP. This ‘20-best’ list features two projects in which BirdLife International was a key player.

Only international action will save migratory...

Sun, 20/11/2011
Populations of long-distance migratory landbirds are declining rapidly in the African-Eurasian flyway and urgent actions are needed across regions.

Music and Migration II : a musical appeal to stop...

Tue, 15/11/2011
UK/DK Music label 'Second Language' releases Music and Migration II in support of BirdLife Malta's campaign against illegal bird killing

Triple figures of Spoon-billed Sandpiper in China

Thu, 27/10/2011
Up to 103 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were observed earlier this month at Rudong, in Jiangsu Province just north of the Yangtze Estuary in China.

Migratory soaring birds and the hunting sector...

Sat, 15/10/2011
Experts from around the Middle East, Europe and Africa will gather in Beirut to work on plans to conserve the Rift Valley/Red Sea migratory soaring birds flyway.

Shooting of Whimbrels sparks calls for regulation...

Thu, 15/09/2011
Two tracked Whimbrels have been shot by hunters on Guadeloupe, highlighting the danger for shorebirds in the Caribbean part of their flyway.

Making flyways conservation a reality

Thu, 01/09/2011
Effective migratory bird conservation efforts address issues throughout a species' flyway – and in Canada, flyway conservation is imperative, as about 90% of the country’s birds migrate south each year.

Record flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings...

Thu, 01/09/2011
BirdLife International scientists monitoring migrating Sociable Lapwings in the heart of the Great Steppe have recently discovered the largest single flock seen in Kazakhstan since 1939.

British birdwatchers rally to save their summer...

Fri, 19/08/2011
Millions of birds leave Africa each spring and head north to nest in the UK and other parts of Europe, only to return to Africa each autumn. However this multi-million-winged migration is under threat.

Syrian ibises fledge; Morocco’s ibis wardens need...

Tue, 19/07/2011
Northern Bald Ibis is being tracked from Syria through the Arabian peninsula whilst in Morocco wardens are needed to protect the breeding sites

Saving Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Fri, 24/06/2011
An international team of conservationists is on an emergency mission to help save one of the world’s rarest birds from extinction.

Migratory Birds, Flyways and Saline Lakes

Wed, 01/06/2011
A flyways initiative has now been established that addresses migratory bird conservation along the flyway, with Laguna Mar Chiquita a key IBA.

Migrants under threat

Fri, 13/05/2011
The theme for World Migratory Bird Day 2011 is 'Land use changes from a bird’s-eye view' and it highlights the negative effects human activities are having on migratory birds, their habitats and the planet’s natural environment