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Dinara springs double surprise

Wed, 06/10/2010
After more than a month without word, Dinara (a Sociable Lapwing) sprung a double surprise today when we received not only a new transmission with details of her current location but also confirmation that she is in southern Uzbekistan!

Nature Iraq Photo Exhibition - now online

Tue, 14/09/2010
For those who missed the recent photo exhibition about Nature Iraq's (BirdLife in Iraq) work, you can now view it on their website.

Birds of the Middle East

Thu, 26/08/2010
Simon Aspinall and Richard Porter have dedicated their new book 'Birds of the Middle East' to BirdLife International's Middle East conservation programme.

Sociable Lapwings embark on an Amazing Journey

Tue, 24/08/2010
Following extensive research, nine Sociable Lapwings have been carefully fitted with tiny, state-of-the-art satellite transmitters, which will track their hazardous 5,000+ km journey from their breeding grounds in Kazakhstan to their non breeding areas in tropical Africa and other, as yet undiscovered, destinations.

Sociable Lapwing Tracking - RSPB Video

Thu, 19/08/2010
Check out the new RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) video about tracking Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwing in Kazakhstan.

Video about the work of Nature Iraq

Mon, 28/06/2010
CBS '60 Minutes' Video about the work of Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner) with an interview with their CEO - Azzam Alwash.

WOW partnership renews commitment to protect migratory waterbirds and their habitats

Mon, 21/06/2010
Key organisations from the Wings Over Wetlands project partnership, representing the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), Wetlands International and BirdLife International signed a historic collaborative agreement to redouble their efforts to conserve migratory waterbird species and their critical habitats in Africa and Eurasia.

International Waterbird Symposium in The Hague celebrates 15 years of flyway conservation in action

Mon, 14/06/2010
The 15th Anniversary of the African-Eurasian Migratoy Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) will is being celebrated at an International Symposium being hosted by the Government of the Netherlands in The Hague, where AEWA was concluded on 16 June 1995 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Walking with Nature Iraq by Richard Porter

Thu, 03/06/2010
Wednesday 2 June and the fifth day of Nature Iraq’s (BirdLife Partner) bird conservation programme for Iraqi biologists. Hot with a noon temperature of 38 degrees. We’re clambering on rocky slopes leading up to magnificent cliffs that look down on the ancient city of Sulimaniyah some 10 kms to the west...