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New measures to tackle bird trafficking in Greece stop an illegal trader

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 13:45

At the crossroads between Eastern and Western Europe, Greece has seen a lot of illegal wildlife trade, normally for falconry but also for private collections. Despite the efforts of environmental NGOs, this trade is growing and conservationists are constantly seeking new ways to tackle the issue and involve the authorities.

Europe and Central Asia Greece

BirdLife South Africa’s Dr Ross Wanless wins Environmentalist of the Year award

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 11:15

Dr Ross Wanless, from BirdLife South Africa’s Seabird Conservation Programme and the BirdLife Marine Programme, has been awarded the prestigious SAB Environmentalist of the Year Award.

Africa South Africa Marine

SPNL promotes empowerment of women using Hima system

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 16:07

Story by Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund Mediterranean Hotspot Regional Implementation Team The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL, BirdLife...

Middle East Lebanon

BirdLife’s views on the outcomes of the 12th Conference on Biological Diversity in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 14:33

BirdLife International is broadly positive about the outcomes of the CBD COP12 that ended last Friday in South Korea. Governments approved 33...

Worldwide

Watch the honeymoon of Cory’s Shearwaters from The Azores as it happens

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 14:49

All of us have at some time wondered how a baby feels to be slowly discovering the world. But do we ever wonder how it is for animals? Do we ever ask ourselves how little chicks find the courage to fly away from their nests? Thanks to the project Lua de mel no Corvo (Honeymoon in Corvo) by BirdLife Portuguese Partner Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves (SPEA), we now have the chance to find out!

Europe and Central Asia

Using SEA for the conservation of Marine Protected Areas, Albania

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 12:37

Story by Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund Mediterranean Hotspot Regional Implementation Team This is the latest update from a project in Albania where...

Europe and Central Asia Albania

Autumn of discoveries: SOR welcomes new findings in the Romanian flora and fauna

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 11:34

For the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR, BirdLife Partner) the autumn of 2014 will be remembered as one of the most rewarding periods since the society began its work in conservation. Two important discoveries have been made in the area of Romanian flora and fauna; our colleagues in SOR are proud to share them with the BirdLife Partnership.

Europe and Central Asia Romania

Eurobirdwatch 2014 sees 2.5 million migrants in the air

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 08:18

On the weekend 4–5 October, over 23,000 people took part in the most exciting nature event of the autumn: the annual Eurobirdwatch. From Portugal to Kazakhstan, from Malta to Norway, BirdLife Partners invited people of all ages to discover and observe the fascinating migration of birds.

Europe and Central Asia

Environmental groups welcome new global commitments to fund biodiversity conservation

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 15:18

Joint Statement from BirdLife International, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy and WWF The Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Twelfth Conference of Parties...

Worldwide

New report reveals scale of declines of UK migratory birds wintering in Africa

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 15:53

The migration of millions of birds across the face of the planet is one of nature’s greatest annual events. Every spring some...

Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom Migratory Birds and Flyways

Tools to help the world meet nature targets

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 12:02

The BirdLife Partnership has developed a number of tools to help governments and conservationists in their aims to stem the loss of the planet’s natural wealth.

Worldwide

Number of vulture deaths per meal reduced by a two thirds since deadly drug ban, says new study

Tue, 14/10/2014 - 12:29

The number of vultures dying from diclofenac contamination in India has reduced by more than a third between 2005 and 2009, according to a new study.

Asia India Preventing Extinctions

Connecting Energy, Protecting Nature

Wed, 08/10/2014 - 14:17

"Won't protecting nature just slow down getting the investments we need? Are our renewables targets realistic if we have to follow your...

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change

Mobilise financial resources, prioritise nature - and act!

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 11:44

The Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Twelfth Conference of Parties (COP 12) has begun in Pyeongchang, South Korea, bringing together countries from...

Worldwide

SSG institutional capacity building crucial to biodiversity conservation

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 10:31

Site Support Groups in Kenya continue to gain strength in capacity to help conserve great biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin.

Africa Kenya Capacity Development

More investment needed to reach international biodiversity targets by 2020

Thu, 02/10/2014 - 16:30

A new study published in the journal Science reveals that, despite some progress, more needs to be done to reach an internationally agreed set of biodiversity targets by 2020. But they are still within reach.

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

New online resource to help meet global conservation challenges

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 20:45

A new online resource, capacityforconservation.org has been launched that aims to support and strengthen conservation organisations and help them to achieve – and sustain – their conservation and organisational development goals.

Worldwide Capacity Development

Biosfera I and conservation of the near threatened Cape Verde Shearwater

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 11:26

Biosfera I, a national non-governmental organisation for the protection of the environment in Cape Verde is working hard to save the Cape Verde Shearwater.

Africa Cape Verde Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa