News Soaring Birds

Dicing with death: an Egyptian Vulture (Endangered) perching on a dangerous power pole © Andras Kovacs

Why we need to make ‘sustainable’ development...

Fri, 23/07/2021
Planting vegetation to stop the spread of deserts, bringing electricity to rural communities… these are positive steps, as long as the right preparations are made. Sadly, poorly-planned ‘sustainable’ development is having unintended but devastating consequences for threatened birds that migrate through Africa and the Middle East.
Flying into danger: around 1 in 5 Great Indian Bustards die on powerlines every year © Devesh Gadhavi

New India powerline ruling is lifeline for...

Wed, 14/07/2021
The Great Indian Bustard is on the brink of extinction. Collision with powerlines is the biggest threat – but hope is at hand. This year, the Indian Supreme Court ruled that all powerlines should be taken underground at its breeding stronghold – a lifeline for this and many other bird species.

World Migratory Bird Day celebration plans in the...

Wed, 09/05/2012
The BirdLife International UNDP/GEF Migratory Soaring Birds project will celebrate orld Migratory Bird Day in six countries along the Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway!

Experts reach agreement on mainstreaming...

Mon, 24/10/2011
A Regional Declaration on hunting, guidelines for mainstreaming MSBs considerations into the hunting sector and a five year Regional Action Plan were agreed at the meeting.

Migratory soaring birds and the hunting sector...

Sat, 15/10/2011
Experts from around the Middle East, Europe and Africa will gather in Beirut to work on plans to conserve the Rift Valley/Red Sea migratory soaring birds flyway.

Migratory Soaring Birds project - video

Thu, 09/04/2009
UNDP-GEF BirdLife Migratory Soaring Birds project. Music by British Sea Power.