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World Migratory Bird Day 2012 highlights multiple benefits of safeguarding bird habitats

Fri, 11/05/2012 - 10:53

Migratory birds undertake some of the most daring journeys in the animal kingdom, often covering thousands of kilometr...

Worldwide Migratory Birds and Flyways

World Migratory Bird Day celebration plans in the Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 12:38

          The BirdLife International UNDP/GEF Migratory Soaring Birds project will celebrate the World Migrator...

Middle East Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Tanzania steps up for the Serengeti and says ‘no’ to asphalt road

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 13:58

The proposed asphalt road which would have bisected the Serengeti National Park, jeopardising the world’s last great mammal migration, will not now be buil...

Africa

Spring Alive Launched in Poland

Fri, 15/04/2011 - 15:04

OTOP (BirdLife in Poland), the international coordinator of BirdLife’s Spring Alive campaign, has just launched its national campaign through its ambassador Odeta Moro-Figureska, a well-known Polish TV personality. Over 4000 migran...

Europe and Central Asia

Audubon celebrates 10th year of Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act

Thu, 10/03/2011 - 14:15

As spring approaches, millions of birds will wing their way back to North America. Red Knots near Tierra del Fuego will make a remarkable journe...

Americas

Record number of Spoonbills seeking shelter from storm greeted with gunfire in Malta

Mon, 21/02/2011 - 07:35

Starting last Friday, and continuing into the weekend, illegal hunters have been targeting rare protected Eurasian Spoonbill P...

Europe and Central Asia

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 December 25th, 2010. The record was submitted to the Amazing Jou...

Middle East Oman Preventing Extinctions

Spring Alive 2011 ready to fly, with some bright and brand new feathers

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 15:35

BirdLife and its Partners have announced the start of Spring Alive 2011: a European-wide project that invites families with young children to communicat...

Europe and Central Asia Poland Migratory Birds and Flyways

Red-breasted Geese to be monitored using GPS for the first time

Thu, 27/01/2011 - 11:44

A project aiming to monitor the behaviour and movements of the endangered Red-breasted Goose, Branta ruficollis, has received a boost. Ornithologists from the Bulgaria...

Europe and Central Asia

Ace navigator Erzhan emerges in Sudan for a fourth consecutive winter

Thu, 27/01/2011 - 10:52

After an absence of any firm location data since early October, Erzhan - our most experienced traveller - has just popped up on our radar again. For the fo...

Middle East Preventing Extinctions

Crisis in Cyprus: Illegal bird trapping reaches disastrous levels

Thu, 27/01/2011 - 07:57

BirdLife Cyprus has released its newest report on illegal bird trapping with data gathered between 31 August and 8 November 2010, showing a dramatic rise in such ac...

Europe and Central Asia

Raptor watch

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:30

Edited by Jorje I Zalles and Keith L Bildstein, 419 pages £15  BUY NOW At least 63 percent of the world's raptors migrate. Raptor Watch, compiled from contributions by over 800 observers worldwide, is a guide to 388 hotspots where these birds can be seen in their t...

Worldwide

BirdLife office inundated with shot protected birds and illegal hunting reports

Mon, 18/10/2010 - 07:56

Over the last three weeks since the end of BirdLife Malta’s Raptor Camp, the BirdLife office continued to receive shot protect...

Europe and Central Asia Malta Birds in Europe

Maltese hunters have spoonbills in their sights

Fri, 24/09/2010 - 13:14

Malta has been shamed yet again by its illegal bird hunters who have blasted a number of Spoonbills Platalea leucorodia this week which were passing through the islands on migration from Europe to Afr...

Europe and Central Asia Malta Birds in Europe

BirdLife fears new nuclear plant endangers Finnish birds

Tue, 22/06/2010 - 11:07

A new nuclear energy power station must not be built in the Pyhäjoki region in Finland's northern Ostrobothnia because of the rich bird population in the area, according a statement ...

Europe and Central Asia