News Montenegro

Ulcinj Salina is a key habitat for the Greater Flamingo

Save Salina: hotel complex threatens waterbird...

Wed, 20/06/2018
Ulcinj Salina is a traditional salt pan whose shallow waters feed and support more than 250 bird species. However, recent proposals to build a large-scale tourism resort threaten to obliterate it.

Give your organisation a boost: the Capacity...

Fri, 01/06/2018
Our Capacity Development Fund is offering a range of grants for different sizes and types of project. If you think your organisation would benefit from improved organisational design, management and professional development for staff, then read on...
Greater Adjutants on a rubbish dump in Guwahati, India © AJT Johnsingh, WWF India / NCF

Six unusual habitats that are birding hotspots

Tue, 30/01/2018
2018 is “Year of the Bird”, a year-long celebration in partnership with National Geographic, National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab on Ornithology. This month we’re encouraging you to “Bird Your World” by getting out there and spending time with the birds you love – no matter where you are.
La population de Pélican Frisé commence à se rétablir © Bence Mate/Agami

Ne pas déranger - les radeaux qui gardent les...

Fri, 26/01/2018
Un effort considérable de conservation a récemment réussi à inverser la fortune du plus grand oiseau d'eau douce au monde. Mais pris dans les feux croisés sur un lac troublé, la nouvelle catégorie de la liste rouge du Pélican Frisé "Quasi menacé" est bien appropriée.
Pelicano-dálmata © Bence Mate/Agami

Salva-vidas – as jangadas de nidificação mantêm o...

Thu, 25/01/2018
Um enorme esforço de conservação tem vindo a reverter com sucesso o destino da maior ave de água doce do mundo. Mas, apanhado no fogo cruzado num lago problemático, a nova categoria na lista vermelha do Pelicano-dálmata, "Quase ameaçado", não poderia ser mais apropriada.
© Balkan Rivers Tour

حماية الطبيعة البكر: آخر الممرات المائية "...

Wed, 24/01/2018
الكاميرات، الزوارق، أنابيب الاختبار، شتلات الأشجار، والمحامين: هذا ما يجمع جهات المجتمع المدني معاً لأجل إنقاذ جوهرة البلقان الزرقاء.
The Dalmatian Pelican is no longer globally threatened due to population increases ©  Bence Mate/Agami

Do not disturb: the life rafts keeping pelicans...

Wed, 17/01/2018
A huge conservation effort is successfully reversing the fortune of the world’s largest freshwater bird. But caught in the crossfire on a troubled lake, the Dalmatian Pelican’s new Red List category “Near Threatened” couldn’t be more appropriate

In the bleak midwinter

Fri, 15/12/2017
In his editorial of this month’s edition of the Europe & Central Asia newsletter, Christopher Sands looks for rays of hope to brighten up ‘the bleak mid-winter’...

The Bird Bulletin - vol. 17

Fri, 03/11/2017
Today's Bird Bulletin brings you updates on the Willow tit in the UK, the Bald Ibis in the Mediterranean and our plan to save African-Eurasian vultures by 2029.
Kayaking Balkan rivers to protest against the Balkan dam boom © Balkan Rivers Tour

Protecting the pristine: Europe's last truly...

Thu, 20/04/2017
Cameras, kayaks, test tubes, tree saplings, and lawyers: this is how civil society is coming together to save the blue gem of the Balkans
Ulcinj Salina & Delta-Bojana, Montenegro © Gregor Subic

The Endangered Treasure of Ulcinj – documentary

Wed, 11/01/2017
These man-made salt works became a bird haven, but now the threatened birds and salt workers share the same destiny. Watch the thought-provoking documentary
Illegally shot Hobby © David Tipling/BirdLife Malta

Stopping bird killing in the Mediterranean

Fri, 04/11/2016
Reducing the killing of protected species, improving the protection of key sites for migratory birds and ensuring adequate law enforcement.
Dalmatian Pelicans on one of the project's nesting rafts. Photo: © Natural History Museum of Montenegro

Pelican hotline

Mon, 25/07/2016
Video story: the gentle giants at Lake Skadar, between Albania and Montenegro, are now video-monitored 24hrs a day and threats can be addressed in real-time. With local communities embracing all things pelican, and nesting success increasing, the time of the pelican is coming again.

Ulcinj Salina's salt pans could be saved by...

Tue, 12/04/2016
The ups and downs in the fight to protect these Montenegrin salt pans are too numerous to count. But could there be light at the end of the tunnel?

How BirdLife is protecting Mediterranean...

Wed, 10/02/2016
The MAVA Foundation-funded project, now in its fifth year, has seen some major recent conservation successes.
CZIP team monitoring illegal hunting at Ulcinj Salina. Photo: CZIP

Rock Partridge hunting in Montenegro banned for...

Wed, 03/02/2016
CZIP (BirdLife in Montenegro) has secured a three-year moratorium against the illegal hunting, killing and smuggling of Rock Partridge - a great turnaround, from a country where the last official hunting quota was more than the actual number of the birds present in the country...
The bird ringing in Montenegro will help to increase knowledge about migration of passerines in the Adriatic Flyway, and also build capacity of biologists, students, NGOs and local communities. Photo: CZIP / BirdLife in Montenegro

Local volunteers participate in Montenegro’s...

Wed, 09/09/2015
Volunteers support conservation milestone for songbirds in Montenegro - boding well for birds here in the future (their protection and their supporters!)