News Middle East

Nature Iraq's Festival in the Marshes

Mon, 03/06/2013 - 10:49

Richard Porter, BirdLife's Middle East adviser, had the privilege of attending Nature Iraq's spring festival and his personal account was broadcast on BBC's From Our Own Correspondent and in their news magazine.

Middle East Iraq Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Middle East

Hundreds of hikers walking through Lebanon for the conservation of birds

Tue, 02/04/2013 - 16:16

Wearing boots and armed with only the country's new hunting regulations, 150 hikers are trekking through Lebanon for bird conservation

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways

SPNL receives “Best Practice” Award from the United Nations for improving the living environment through Hima system

Tue, 19/02/2013 - 07:30

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL – BirdLife in Lebanon) recently received an international ‘best practice’ award for their work at the Qolieleh Hima site, where they are preserving the coast and improving living conditions for local people.

Middle East Lebanon Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Middle East

CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot launched in Arabian Peninsula

Thu, 14/02/2013 - 11:56

At an event hosted by the Saudi Wildlife Authority at the King Khalid University in Abha, Saudi Arabia, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) launched its plan to invest $9.8 million over five years in conserving the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot.

Middle East Saudi Arabia

Children's Festival in Lebanon celebrates the "Secrets of Bird Migration and Forests of Hope"

Wed, 17/10/2012 - 10:33

A day full of environmental activities attracted more than 150 students aged between 8 and 12 from Aanjar and its neighboring villages in Lebanon under the theme of “The Secrets of Bird Migration and Forests of Hope”.

Middle East Lebanon Forests of Hope

Nature Iraq's work highlighted in TED Worldwide Talent Search

Thu, 12/07/2012 - 13:45

Azzam Alwash, Founder and President of Nature Iraq, gave a presentation at the recent TED Worldwide Talent Search on protecting Iraq's natural environment and cultural heritage. Enjoy his wonderful presentation here.

Middle East Iraq

First international gathering of Middle East NGOs marks a new era for nature conservation in Iraq.

Mon, 21/05/2012 - 12:06

The first ever gathering of international civil society organisations for nature in post-Saddam Iraq has taken place in Sulaimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan, hosted by BirdLife Partner Nature Iraq.

Middle East Iraq

World Migratory Bird Day to be celebrated in Sulaimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan.

Tue, 01/05/2012 - 09:16

Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner), is proud to announce that the 10th BirdLife Middle East Partnership Meeting will be held from Friday 11th to Monday 14th of May 2012 in Sulaimaniya, Iraq

Middle East

Joint Iraqi and UK team set to work on major new conservation initiative in Iraq

Wed, 18/04/2012 - 09:33

Thanks to a £300,000 (US$ 480,000) grant from Defra’s Darwin Initiative, a major new three year conservation programme is starting in Iraq.

Middle East Iraq

Experts reach agreement on mainstreaming migratory soaring birds conservation into the hunting sector in the Rift Valley/Red Sea region

Mon, 24/10/2011 - 06:52

A Regional Declaration on hunting, guidelines for mainstreaming MSBs considerations into the hunting sector and a five year Regional Action Plan were agreed at the meeting.

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Migratory soaring birds and the hunting sector meeting

Sat, 15/10/2011 - 12:41

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.

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Hima Fund now available for Middle East IBAs

Fri, 07/10/2011 - 10:18

Funds are available for a traditional approach to conserving biodiversity and managing natural resources, the Hima system.

Middle East Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Middle East

Record flock of Sociable Lapwings discovered in Oman

Fri, 11/02/2011 - 13:05

Exciting news has just reached us that a country record flock of 90+ Sociable Lapwings was present at Salalah in Oman on Christmas Day, 2010.

Middle East Oman Preventing Extinctions

Miracle in the marshes of Iraq

Mon, 17/01/2011 - 09:23

A film documentary on the regeneration of Iraq’s Mesopotamian Marshes, a project led by Azzad Alwash, the CEO of BirdLife Affiliate Nature Iraq, will get its first public screening tomorrow on the UK's BBC TV Channel. The documentary is being shown at 2000 GMT on BBC2's Natural World series...

Middle East Iraq

Important Bird Areas in the Middle East

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:00

410 pages, Out of print. This book identifies and describes the 391 sites most important for the conservation of these birds and other biodiversity.

Middle East

Nature Iraq Photo Exhibition - now online

Tue, 14/09/2010 - 13:51

For those who missed the recent photo exhibition about Nature Iraq's (BirdLife in Iraq) work, you can now view it on their website.

Middle East Iraq

Birds of the Middle East

Thu, 26/08/2010 - 11:12

Simon Aspinall and Richard Porter have dedicated their new book 'Birds of the Middle East' to BirdLife International's Middle East conservation programme.

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Interview with BirdLife's Middle East Advisor Richard Porter - Video

Mon, 23/08/2010 - 07:48

A report from David Lindo and the BirdGuides production team at the 2010 British Birdfair, interviewing Richard Porter (BirdLife's Middle East Advisor) and Simon Aspinall about their new book, Birds of the Middle East. The book describes all the birds of the region, including totally updated accounts of the larks and the large white-headed gull complex.

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