News IBA

Ski tourism threatened to slice through vital habitats in the Rila Mountains, Bulgaria © Leondeleeuw

10 vital bird habitats saved through conservation...

Tue, 26/11/2019
While it is impossible for us to protect every last bit of nature in existence, we can at least throw our energy and collective influence behind saving those that will have the greatest impact to the persistence of biodiversity on the planet. Here are just a few examples…

In search of the Giant Noctule – Europe’s biggest...

Tue, 25/09/2018
This summer, experts from APB-Birdlife Belarus set out on their fourth annual fact-finding expedition to the remote marshes of Paliessie in search of a rare bat species, the Giant Noctule.
The rufa Red Knot is a sub-species of Red knot that migrates through the Americas © Hans Hillewaert

Red Knots plummet by 25% in a year in Tierra del...

Mon, 09/07/2018
For a while, it looked like they might actually be in recovery. But this year’s census of the American subspecies, the rufa Red Knot, found that numbers have plummeted to an all-time low. The likely cause? Food shortages in Delaware Bay, a crucial feeding stopover site on their migration.

Marine IBA inventory in Greece just published!

Fri, 31/05/2013
The Hellenic Ornithological Society (BirdLife Greece) has just published its national inventory of marine Important Bird Areas (IBAs) presented in the book Important Areas for Seabirds in Greece.

Local population plays a key role in assessing...

Fri, 05/04/2013
An important achievement in the process of assessing ecosystem services in

A Patagonian Jewel: Buenos Aires Plateau

Thu, 28/03/2013

Buenos Aires Plateau will become a protected area

New Protected Area in the Argentinean Puna: Campo...

Thu, 28/03/2013
The creation of the National Protected Area, ‘Campo de Piedra Pómez’, was formalised on 11

Spare a thought for water on World Wetlands Day!

Sat, 02/02/2013
Drop everything for a moment today, and remind yourself of the vital role wetland play in supporting life. For today is World Wetlands Day!

A Cocktail of Invasive Species in Lake Naivasha

Thu, 18/10/2012
Why the Fish Eagle’s striking call signifies urgent action to tackle ‘Intruders’ in Lake Naivasha.

Hope as copper mining at lower Zambezi IBA put on...

Thu, 27/09/2012
The Zambian Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) has turned down a mining proposal at one of Zambia’s key important bird Areas – Lower Zambezi. The proposal to mine eight million tonnes of copper ore per year was put forward by Mwembesi Resources Ltd, an Australian affiliated company. The project would involve development of the main pit at Kangaluwi and satellite pits at three other areas.

Stakeholders happy with new Lake Natron cost...

Mon, 03/09/2012
Stakeholders have given a nod of approval to a new economic analysis study showing that soda ash mining at Lake Natron is not economically viable.

Wild fires threaten biodiversity hotspot on...

Wed, 15/08/2012
Wildfires are still threatening Garajonay National Park in La Gomera, Canary Islands.

Titi Forever: Research supports conservation of...

Tue, 31/07/2012
Most of the world’s sandpiper species migrate thousands of kilometers between arctic breeding grounds and subtropical wintering grounds, but in the not-too distant evolutionary past, one group gave up this habit and went native in French Polynesia...

Fiji’s first Framework for IBA Monitoring

Wed, 25/07/2012
The BirdLife Pacific Secretariat has just published a user friendly guide to monitoring Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Fiji.

Scale up work on poverty reduction and...

Thu, 12/07/2012
Birdlife Africa Partnership got a renewed boost to its work in Poverty reduction and policy making when the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) gave some additional funding amounting to Euros, 500,000 in October 2010.

Final Warning for Bulgaria over Failure to...

Fri, 22/06/2012
On Thursday 21 June, the European Commission issued a final legal warning against the Bulgarian Government over its failure to fully designate, protect, and prevent deterioration of the Kaliakra Special Protection Area and Site of Community Importance, required under the EU Birds and Habitats Directives.

SalvaNATURA registers 67 species in 2nd Central...

Wed, 16/05/2012
With the help of BirdLife International, on February 18th and 19th, SalvaNATURA held the 2nd Central American Aquatic Bird Census, registering 67 species, of which 6 are considered Critically Endangered in the Official List of Endangered Species at the national level.

Spotlight on three Important Bird Areas in the...

Wed, 09/05/2012
TIS (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) recently visited the islands of Atiu and Aitutaki to raise awareness in the community about the identification of their islands as Key Biodiversity Areas and Important Bird Areas...