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Malta’s commitment to protect marine life

Wed, 13/07/2016
Discover threatened seabirds and the LIFE projects that protect them on this tiny Mediterranean island nation.

Eight million birds killed illegally at 20...

Fri, 04/03/2016
The huge number is part of the even bigger one of 25 million birds being illicitly trapped, shot or glued annually in the Mediterranean region, according to a BirdLife report.

How BirdLife is protecting Mediterranean...

Wed, 10/02/2016
The MAVA Foundation-funded project, now in its fifth year, has seen some major recent conservation successes.

Shifting into higher gear against illegal bird...

Mon, 11/01/2016
How BirdLife is using a 'race' (among other things) to stop the illicit slaughter of millions of birds in the Mediterranean.

From casual birdwatching to bird monitoring and...

Thu, 08/10/2015
BirdLife in Macedonia used the recently-concluded Euro Birdwatch to help in creating the next generation of local conservationists. Here's how.

'Birding and conservation go together... You...

Wed, 09/09/2015
American author and avid birder Jonathan Franzen speaks out on the illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean and calls on birders to join the fight against it.

Extent of illegal killing of birds in the...

Fri, 21/08/2015
We've uncovered the shocking numbers of birds illegally shot, trapped or glued in these European and African countries.

Freshwater biodiversity workshops pave the way...

Wed, 05/06/2013
BirdLife’s Mediterranean Basin Regional Implementation Team (RIT) has an update from their very first grantee within the hotspot.

Critical Ecosystems in need of Letters: BirdLife...

Wed, 07/11/2012
BirdLife International invite Letters of Inquiry from NGOs, Community Groups and other Civil Society organisations for large grants to conserve biodiversity in the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot.

Record number of Spoonbills seeking shelter from...

Mon, 21/02/2011
Starting last Friday, and continuing into the weekend, illegal hunters have been targeting rare protected Eurasian Spoonbill as a record three flocks totaling around 70 Spoonbills sought shelter in the southeast of Malta from gale force winds.