Wed, 03/02/2016 - 10:00
CZIP (BirdLife in Montenegro) has secured a three-year moratorium against the illegal hunting, killing and smuggling of Rock Partridge - a great turnaround, from a country where the last official hunting quota was more than the actual number of the birds present in the country...
Europe and Central Asia
Fri, 22/05/2015 - 12:40
“And then the video was gone.” Described by Bjanka Prakljacic from Noé Conservation, this moment embodies the worry and investment teams put into conservation projects. For conservationists working to protect the remaining breeding colonies of Dalmatian Pelican on Lake Skadar in the Balkans, the fear of breeding failure is an intensely nerve-racking experience.
Wed, 01/04/2015 - 12:43
The Alcyon project of BirdLife International, funded by the MAVA Foundation, supports the monitoring of colonial breeding species in West Africa in order to identify marine Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) and thus to improve protection of the region’s seabirds. BirdLife is collaborating with Veda Consultancy and other partners to conduct research into Royal Tern in this area
Fri, 20/02/2015 - 09:44
Efforts to save West Africa’s disappearing seabirds are to be given a boost thanks to an ambitious monitoring initiative which will help identify and protect the areas in which they forage and overwinter.
Tue, 10/02/2015 - 12:45
Awareness of hunting's negative effects needs to be improved, collectively, as hunting is a shared responsibility. Now there has been national agreement and endorsement for Responsible Hunting Areas through LEF’s CEPF-funded project.
Tue, 20/01/2015 - 07:58
About 20 participants from Cape Verde , Senegal, South Africa, Spain and Portugal participated in a workshop in Mindelo, Cape Verde , from 1st to 4th December 2014, aiming to develop the Cape Verde Shearwater Species Action Plan.
Marine - Africa
Tue, 23/12/2014 - 16:09
"I wouldn't want to be a bird because it is so difficult," said a young girl in a school in Cyprus after learning about the migration of a Blackcap. Read about how on a little island besieged by trappers, BirdLife Cyprus are tackling the chronic illegal bird killing problem head on, with the support of our regional project and Partnership.
Mon, 30/06/2014 - 14:59
Khady and Gerrit are passionate about Black-tailed Godwits (Limosa limosa), a ‘Near Threatened’ migratory shorebird. Khady studies them while they winter in Senegal and Gerrit is the godwit conservation specialist of Vogelbescherming Nederland (VBN, BirdLife in the Netherlands). Khady Gueye is a one of the awardees of the Young Graduates Research Project (YGRP) award, a conservation project grant under the Conservation of Migratory Birds (CMB) project, funded jointly by MAVA Foundation and Vogelbescherming Nederland (VBN).
Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa
Tue, 03/06/2014 - 15:39
When you think from the perspective of a migratory bird flying over the Mediterranean, facing a multitude of threats, it is clear that a coordinated multi-national response is needed. A recent workshop in Cyprus coordinated just that.
Mon, 07/10/2013 - 10:24
A project to develop flyway conservation capacity in the Mediterranean is already delivering results, including a hunting ban at an important stopover site in the Balkans, and progress in two Mediterranean hunting and trapping blackspots.
Europe and Central Asia