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2-year Anniversary of BirdLife's Seabird petition: a good time to ask the Commission to keep its promises

Mon, 11/06/2012 - 10:36

On 9 June 2010, BirdLife Europe delivered to Commissioner Maria Damanaki, EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and EU Fisheries, pledges of 23,000 European citizens who were concerned about the needless death of seabirds in EU waters as bycatch.

Europe and Central Asia

5th Meeting of Parties of the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement, Action!

Fri, 08/06/2012 - 13:33

The 5th Meeting of Parties of the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA MOP5)[1] took place from 14-18 May in La Rochelle, France. The BirdLife delegation included staff from 12 European countries and achieved virtually all objectives set.

Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife Africa’s gift to icipe on World Environment Day

Fri, 08/06/2012 - 08:23

The BirdLife Africa Partnership Secretariat presented a special World Environment Day gift to the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) by planting 25 trees at the Duduville Campus in Nairobi, Kenya.

Africa

This year's WMBD celebrations in Botswana rocked!

Thu, 07/06/2012 - 13:05

Song, dance, music, drama - it all happened at BirdLife Botswana's 2012 World Migratory Bird Day Celebrations.

Africa

Huge loss to conservation in Africa - The late Prof Emmanuel Obot

Mon, 04/06/2012 - 10:22

Professor Emmanuel Obot, Executive Director of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (BirdLife in Nigeria), ex-CAP Chair and former member of the Africa Regional Committee, died in the ill-fated Dana Air plane crash that took place on June 3 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Africa

Mark Avery's daily blog from RIO+20

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 13:58

Each day on 1-20 June Mark Avery is writing a blog about biodiversity, sustainability and global issues

Worldwide

The future for Brazil's forests remains uncertain

Thu, 31/05/2012 - 18:53

Dilma Roussef, the President of Brazil, has only partially vetoed the new Forest Code proposed by the Brazilian Congress.

Americas

IBA monitoring training for Ethiopia Site Support Groups a success!

Thu, 31/05/2012 - 14:20

Developing the capacity of local conservation groups in biodiversity monitoring is very critical in ensuring that a larger constituency of communities is contribute to IBA monitoring.

Africa

VBN funds expansion of migratory shorebird research

Thu, 31/05/2012 - 10:39

Vogelbescherming Nederland (VBN, BirdLife in The Netherlands) and WWF-Netherlands are funding a new chair in migratory bird ecology at the University of Groningen.

Worldwide

Saving Rara for the future

Mon, 28/05/2012 - 09:00

Bird Conservation Nepal, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, and staff from BirdLife recently conducted field surveys at Rara National Park in the west of Nepal to assess and value the benefits that the Park and surrounding Buffer Zone provide to people.

Asia

Protecting marine biodiversity on International Day of Biological Diversity

Tue, 22/05/2012 - 11:00

Marine Biodiversity is the theme for this year's International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today.

Worldwide

SAVE Brasil calls on us all to join the campaign against changes to Brazil’s forest law

Mon, 21/05/2012 - 13:30

Slowing down deforestation in Brazil is threatened by a new bill that can now be stopped only by a Presidential veto. Give your support to an online petition campaign.

Worldwide

BirdLife Europe’s main achievements in 2011 celebrated in its Annual Report

Fri, 18/05/2012 - 08:33

Through the Annual report 2011, you will hear about the European and Central Asian Partnership’s main achievements and successes in Conservation, Science, Policy and visibility in 2011.

Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife Africa Partnership Secretariat joins Mount Kenya Site Support Group to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day (WBMD) marked on 12th to 13th of May, 2012.

Thu, 17/05/2012 - 13:56

Each year around the world, people come together to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day to raise awareness on the protection of migratory birds. This year’s 2012 theme for World Migratory Bird Day is “Migratory birds and people- together through time”. Migratory birds and people are inseparably connected in many different ways but human activities like excessive land use, unsustainable hunting, poor agricultural practices, industrial pollution and many other activities now gravely threaten migratory birds around the world. WMBD strives towards preserving the cultural ties people have with migratory birds and the vital economic and environmental benefits they sustain.

Africa

My experience at CAP by: Evelyn Runjugi

Thu, 17/05/2012 - 09:06

Background The BirdLife Council for the African Partnership (CAP) is the highest decision making organ in Africa. It brings together representatives from all 23 countries where BirdLife works in Africa. It constitutes of all Africa Partners, Partner Designate and Affiliates. Its inception meeting was held in Kenya in 1997 and since then, CAP has been meeting annually until 2008, when the meeting was changed to once every two years. At every meeting a chair is elected to serve until the next meeting. In 2012, CAP was held in Kenya for the third time from the 26th to 31ST March. The following are my personal impressions and lessons learnt during the meeting.

Africa

Bird trapping on the rise in Cyprus – an estimated 2.8 million birds killed in 2011

Wed, 16/05/2012 - 07:36

The latest monitoring results in Cyprus show that bird trapping with mist nets and limesticks continues to rise, threatening many migrants travelling through the Eastern Mediterranean Island.

Europe and Central Asia

MEPs adopt the “Gerbrandy” Report on biodiversity

Tue, 15/05/2012 - 14:59

On April 20th the European Parliament made a stand in support of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development when it adopted the “Motion for a European Parliament resolution on our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020”, authored by Dutch Liberal MEP Mr Gerben Jan Gerbrandy.

Europe and Central Asia

SPEA’s magazine is now available online

Tue, 15/05/2012 - 11:57

After 17 years of a paper only version the magazine of Portuguese BirdLife Partner, SPEA, Pardela (Portuguese name for Cory’s Shearwater) now has an online version.

Europe and Central Asia