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Plant surveying by Prespa Lake © Dejan Dimidzieski

New wave of plant conservationists supported in the Balkans

Wed, 26/08/2020
The Prespa region contains several understudied endemic plant species. New funding is enabling the next generation of young plant conservationists to assess the Red List status of these species using innovative conservation technology and techniques.
The Sebkhet Sejoumi wetland, in the middle of a suburb of Tunis © RET CEPF team

Polluted bog or wildlife haven? Tunisian conservationists unite to rescue neglected wetland

Tue, 25/08/2020
Urbanisation is damaging the Sebkhet Sejoumi wetland and many locals no longer see it for what it’s worth. But civil society groups are forming powerful alliances to shine a light on the site’s outstanding nature and rescue it from further threat.
Bali Myna (Critically Endangered) © omepl1 / Shutterstock

Six songs that could soon go silent across Asia’s forests

Tue, 25/08/2020
Listen to the beautiful songs of birds brought to the brink of extinction by the illegal wildlife trade, and find out how you can help us stop this profound threat to nature and human health

Call for proposals for Emergency Response Small Grants in Beirut

Mon, 24/08/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new Call for Letters of Inquiry for small grant projects in Lebanon that address the reparation of office / project facilities and/or the purchase of project equipment that was damaged or destroyed as a result of the disaster in Beirut on 4 August 2020.

The Nubian Nightjar: worrying trends in Israel and beyond

Thu, 20/08/2020
A scientific article by our Israeli partner, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel.

Cartoons show fascinating life, shocking hardships of Helmeted Hornbill

Tue, 18/08/2020
With a touch of comedy, India-based cartoonist Rohan Chakravarty uses his illustrations to give a view of the world through a bird’s eyes and present thought-provoking conservation messages. Explore the fascinating habits and shocking hardships of the Helmeted Hornbill: a Critically Endangered species.
The Chattering Lory, a popular pet © Alan Tunnicliffe / Shutterstock

How pet owners are key to making the parrot trade sustainable

Fri, 14/08/2020
New research reveals the social factors driving demand for parrots in Singapore. Lead author, Anuj Jain, discusses how international trade and domestic demand interact in what he refers to as the ‘ecosystem’ of the parrot trade.
About 800 tons of oil spilled into the ocean © 2020 Maxar Technologies

Mauritius oil spill: environmental crisis unfolds

Thu, 13/08/2020
On July 25, a Japanese-owned Panama flagged tanker carrying 4,000 tons of fuel ran aground off southeast Mauritius, within two kilometres of an important nature reserve. Read how our Mauritian Partner is at the forefront of the crisis response, and how you can help.
© Ahmed Alomary, An-Najah National University

Call for proposals: sustainable and traditional land use projects

Thu, 13/08/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new large grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on protecting, reviving and restoring cultural landscapes in the Middle East and North Africa.