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El Haouaria, Tunisia © Mehdi Ben Gharbia/ Flickr

Call for Proposals in Tunisia: making private sector practices sustainable for coastal biodiversity

Fri, 21/02/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new small grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on the future Marine Protected Area of Zembra and Zembretta

Lisbon airport mega-project threatens one of Europe’s most important wetlands

Thu, 20/02/2020
In spite of the concerns raised by scientists, environmental NGOs, engineers and safety experts, the Portuguese government have approved the Montijo airport mega-project. Our partner SPEA and others are now looking at how to stop this assault against nature.

Two-FACEd hunting association says no to EU lead-ban

Thu, 20/02/2020

The terrible impact lead exposure has on humans, wildlife and nature has been known for

Beaches, mangroves and reefs have all been contaminated © TV BrasilGov

Full impact of mysterious Brazil oil spill remains unknown

Thu, 20/02/2020
Last summer, an oil spill of unknown origin hit Brazil’s northeast coast – just as migrating shorebirds arrived in the area. Our Partner SAVE Brasil has been campaigning for action and striving to measure the impact on birds - but more support is urgently needed.
Des femmes locales transforment le beurre de karité dans le sud du Burkina Faso © Seydou NACRO

Les oiseaux, les abeilles et les entreprises: Renforcer les capacités des communautés locales au Burkina Faso

Wed, 19/02/2020
Au Burkina Faso, un projet unique de conservation de la biodiversité améliore les moyens de subsistance des communautés locales.
Local women  processing shea butter  in the south of Burkina Faso © Seydou NACRO

Birds, Bees and Business: Empowering Local Communities in Burkina Faso

Wed, 19/02/2020
In Burkina Faso, a unique project on biodiversity conservation is improving the livelihoods of local communities.
Birdwatchers' sightings were found to be an accurate way to measure bird populations © Nicolas Mirguet / Flickr

15,000 birdwatchers contribute to first major report on India’s birds

Wed, 19/02/2020
The first ever full report on the state of India’s birds was released this week, made using data collected from over 15,000 birdwatchers across the country. Increases in Indian Peafowl and declines in raptors are among the major findings.

Will the EU Green Deal be Europe's "man on the moon" moment?

Tue, 18/02/2020
For the EU Green deal to be the announced “moonshot moment” our leaders will need to connect with their inner young idealist and manage to turn off the more-of-the-same autopilot. Recent weeks suggest that won’t be easy...