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SPEA calls for permanent protection for Algarve...

Fri, 18/01/2013
Portugal’s Secretary of State for the Environment has halted the proposed destruction of the Pera Marsh IBA to make way for a golf course and holiday complex.

Marine conservation e-Atlas marks a breakthrough...

Mon, 15/10/2012
The e-Atlas covers 3,000 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and is the first global inventory of important sites for the conservation of migratory marine species

Livelihoods and conservation in the Philippines

Sun, 16/09/2012
The Mount Hilong-hilong Important Bird Area (IBA), one of the last tracts of lowland rainforest in the northeast of mainland Mindanao in the Philippines, is the home of the globally threatened Philippine Eagle, and of the indigenous Mamanwas and Manobos.

Serengeti highway back on World Heritage agenda

Fri, 22/06/2012
BirdLife remains concerned that development of the eastern stretch of the road is proceeding, and urges that any transport solutions must be sustainable and that environmental issues should be properly taken into account.

Protecting marine biodiversity on International...

Tue, 22/05/2012
Marine Biodiversity is the theme for this year's International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today.

Half of the world’s most important sites for...

Wed, 21/03/2012
The world’s governments have committed to increasing the coverage of protected areas by 2020 in order to address rapid rates of environmental destruction. However, a new study shows that only half of the most important sites for wildlife have been fully protected.

Save the Danube - 'The Amazon of Europe...

Fri, 16/03/2012
The "Kopački Rit", Croatia, Danube’s most valuable and best preserved floodplain system along the Croatian – Serbian border is threatened with destruction. Help us saving the unique nature of the Danube and sign the petition to the Minister now!

Alarm in Paraguay at settlement plans for...

Wed, 29/02/2012
Paraguayan environmental organizations including Guyra Paraguay (BirdLife in Paraguay) are alarmed at the recent decision of the national government to actively promote the settlement of small-scale farmers ('campesinos') within the Ñacunday National Park. The decision to promote a solution which flouts both national legislation and international conventions, sets a worrying precedent for other protected areas in the country.

Guided by science, Kenyan authority rejects the...

Fri, 24/02/2012
Following a campaign led by Nature Kenya, supported by other BirdLife Partners, Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has officially rejected a proposal to convert 10,000 hectares of Dakatcha Woodland IBA to grow the biofuel crop jatropha.

BirdLife South Africa's first Important Bird...

Mon, 06/02/2012
The newsletter includes updates on environmental education, Marine IBAs and community development.

Fears in Uganda for Mabira as sugar company...

Fri, 21/10/2011
Mabira Forest is once again threatened by proposals to degazette almost a quarter of its area for conversion to a sugar cane plantation

New documentary highlights importance of IBAs for...

Wed, 19/10/2011
Bird Conservation Nepal has launched a documentary to highlight the value of Important Bird Areas to people.

Una nueva aplicación gratuita para iPhone...

Wed, 28/09/2011
Iberian Birds se enmarca dentro del proyecto Iberaves* que ha desarrollado SEO/BirdLife junto con BirdLife International

Free app puts Iberian IBAs on the map

Tue, 27/09/2011
A free app for the Important Bird Areas of Spain and Portugal is available for users of Apple’s iPhones and iPads.

BirdLife y la Convención Ramsar participan en la...

Wed, 13/07/2011
BirdLife recientemente asistió a la 2ª reunión de la Iniciativa Regional de la Convención de Ramsar para la Conservación y Uso Racional de Manglares y Corales en las Américas. BirdLife participó como Organización Internacional Asociada comprometida a apoyar el desarrollo y la aplicación de la Convención Ramsar.

República Dominicana celebró el Día Mundial de...

Wed, 01/06/2011
Las aves han acompañado al hombre a lo largo de la historia. Sus cantos les han alegrado la vida, y su belleza y colorido han inspirado a pintores, escritores y poetas. Pero ese mismo hombre al que han dado tanto goce, es también su mayor peligro.

Study confirms IBAs are priority sites for...

Mon, 09/05/2011
A new publication finds a significant mismatch between the protected area network in Africa, and the key habitats occupied by the continent’s most threatened birds.

The IBA Local Conservation Groups Network in...

Fri, 18/03/2011
Several BirdLife Partners are demonstrating success in establishing and coordinating Local Conservation Networks. This report is part of a project which aims to capture, document and disseminate these experiences and the lessons learned from them.