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New study shows vulture-killing drug kills eagles too

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 11:45

The results of tests carried out on two Steppe Eagles found dead in Rajasthan, India, have shown some worrying results.

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Migratory birds? What about migratory fish?

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 08:00

Read all about a new CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot project in Lake Tana, Ethiopia. BirdLife International, together with IUCN and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, form the Regional Implementation Team that supports CEPF with their investment in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot.

Africa Ethiopia Capacity Development

New prestigious award praises BirdLife Bulgarian Partner’s work in protecting imperial eagles

Fri, 23/05/2014 - 16:40

The tremendous work by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB; BirdLife in Bulgaria) to protect the Imperial Eagle was...

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Fresh Lake Natron soda ash push threatens the future of East Africa’s Flamingos

Tue, 20/05/2014 - 14:46

BirdLife International , a partnership of over 120 NGOs globally, is gravely concerned over recent statements by the Government of Tanzania regarding...

Africa Tanzania Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Pioneering wildlife audit reveals 1500 exclusively 'British' species overseas

Tue, 20/05/2014 - 10:45

One of the world’s smallest lizards, a ‘spiky’ yellow woodlouse, a blue iguana, a flightless moth, a seabird thought to be extinct...

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Growing hope for plants in Lebanon

Sat, 17/05/2014 - 14:49

A collaborative team are on a data-collection mission to classify the extinction risk of rare and endemic Lebanese plants. Once determined, the team (funded by CEPF) can then target conservation and create Plant Micro-Reserves to protect these species.

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Whitley Fund for Nature rewards BirdLife Bulgarian Partner for its work on the Imperial Eagle

Wed, 14/05/2014 - 08:36

The 2014 Whitley Awards Ceremony was held on the 8th of May at The Royal Geographical Society in London. Among the 9...

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Crowdfunding campaign raises funds to enable Portuguese children to learn about next door nature

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 15:20

A crowdfunding campaign by SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) will run until the 20 th of May to raise funds to re-connect children...

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Participation, resilience and sustainability for Kibira National Park in Burundi

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 13:01

A CEPF-funded Eastern Afromontane Hotspot small grant project contributes to the sustainable management of Kibira National Park Important Bird and Biodiversity Area in Burundi.

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Hopes soar for threatened albatrosses as Prince Charles hears of global conservation success

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 11:24

Later today at a special event at Fishmonger’s Hall in London, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, will hear of the...

Worldwide Marine

Reopening the Aznalcóllar mines: unaffordable risk and potential ecological disaster

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 09:51

SEO/BirdLife (BirdLife in Spain) is working hard to make sure that the Aznalcóllar mines, closed since a holding dam burst in 1998...

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Conservation management in the Guassa Plateau saves threatened biodiversity and helps disadvantaged groups

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 08:08

Read all about a new CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot project in Guassa Plateau, Ethiopia. BirdLife International, together with IUCN and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, form the Regional Implementation Team that supports CEPF with their investment in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot.

Africa Ethiopia Capacity Development

A simple gesture to preserve Europe’s richest nature sites – contribute now!

Mon, 12/05/2014 - 09:37

On 21 May, the EU will celebrate the Natura 2000 Day for the 2 nd year. Natura 2000 is the network of...

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World Migratory Bird Day 2014 spotlights pioneering sustainable tourism initiative

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:06

This weekend 10-11 May World Migratory Bird Day 2014 is being celebrated in over 70 countries around the globe.

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Portuguese Priolo Brand promoting sustainable tourism joined by new committed companies

Thu, 08/05/2014 - 16:28

Lands of Priolo comprise the only territory where the rare Azores Bullfinch exists, in the eastern councils of São Miguel Island in...

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Loss of farmland birds provokes action from BirdLife Partners

Wed, 07/05/2014 - 14:01

We are currently in the midst of an EU wide crisis that is causing birds to disappear across European farmlands. Biodiversity rich...

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Alarming decline in Highland Grasslands in Kenya

Fri, 02/05/2014 - 08:32

There has been a decline of 90% in Kenya's high altitude grasslands over the 20 years due to change of land use,...

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Diclofenac: a Vulture killer – watch this new video

Tue, 29/04/2014 - 08:25

Diclofenac is an anti-inflammatory drug whose veterinary use has been the main cause of the catastrophic 99% decline of several species of...

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