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Save the Danube - 'The Amazon of Europe'- from destruction!

Fri, 16/03/2012 - 12:36

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!

Europe and Central Asia Croatia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Alarm in Paraguay at settlement plans for Ñacunday National Park

Wed, 29/02/2012 - 09:52

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.

Americas Paraguay Forests of Hope - Americas

Guided by science, Kenyan authority rejects the case for jatropha at Dakatcha IBA

Fri, 24/02/2012 - 11:12

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.

Worldwide

BirdLife South Africa's first Important Bird Areas newsletter

Mon, 06/02/2012 - 09:30

The newsletter includes updates on environmental education, Marine IBAs and community development.

Africa

Fears in Uganda for Mabira as sugar company renews its demands

Fri, 21/10/2011 - 21:31

Mabira Forest is once again threatened by proposals to degazette almost a quarter of its area for conversion to a sugar cane plantation

Africa

New documentary highlights importance of IBAs for people in Nepal

Wed, 19/10/2011 - 08:44

Bird Conservation Nepal has launched a documentary to highlight the value of Important Bird Areas to people.

Asia

Una nueva aplicación gratuita para iPhone potenciará la península Ibérica como destino internacional de turismo ornitológico

Wed, 28/09/2011 - 08:36

Iberian Birds se enmarca dentro del proyecto Iberaves* que ha desarrollado SEO/BirdLife junto con BirdLife International

Europe and Central Asia

Free app puts Iberian IBAs on the map

Tue, 27/09/2011 - 09:00

A free app for the Important Bird Areas of Spain and Portugal is available for users of Apple’s iPhones and iPads.

Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife y la Convención Ramsar participan en la conservación de manglares en las Américas

Wed, 13/07/2011 - 20:05

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.

Americas

República Dominicana celebró el Día Mundial de las Aves

Wed, 01/06/2011 - 03:51

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.

Americas

Study confirms IBAs are priority sites for expansion of protected area network in Africa

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 09:12

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.

Africa

The IBA Local Conservation Groups Network in Chiapas and Yucatan Peninsula- México

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 14:59

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.

Americas

Networks of care

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 13:19

More than half of Poland’s 140 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) are over 15,000 hectares. The biggest of all, Tuchola Forest, covers 360,000 hectares. Simply monitoring sites of this size is a formidable challenge.

Europe and Central Asia

Saving Malawi IBAs

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 11:30

In Malawi, the Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM, BirdLife Affiliate) operates through nine branches covering the entire country, supported by a national secretariat in Blantyre.

Africa

Volunteering the Danish Way

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 10:40

Bird conservation in Denmark has a long history and DOF, the Danish BirdLife Partner, is one of the oldest nature conservation societies in Europe. In 2002, inspired by similar examples from the BirdLife Partnership, DOF decided to establish groups of volunteers around each of their 128 IBAs.

Europe and Central Asia

Working for Lebanese IBAs

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 10:31

From its establishment in 1986, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL, BirdLife in Lebanon) advocated the establishment of a national protected areas programme.

Middle East

Caretaker network in Greece

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 09:13

The Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS, BirdLife in Greece) is one of the largest membership based conservation non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Greece. In order to monitor the many Important Bird Areas (IBAs) scattered around the country, HOS needs a network of volunteer ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground, to gather information and eventually act to protect sites.

Europe and Central Asia

Site conservation in India

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 08:56

Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS, BirdLife in India), one of the largest membership-based conservation NGOs in India, is the oldest organisation in the BirdLife Partnership, having recently celebrated its 125th anniversary.

Asia