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Raising the Eagle Standard

By Gui-Xi Young 5 countries, 11 partners (including 4 BirdLife partners, 4 governmental organisations and an energy company), 3.5 million EUROS and one enigmatic bird of prey – PannonEagle LIFE is an ambitious 5 year conservation project to keep the Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca soaring through the skies of ancient Pannonia. In the armies of ancient Rome, one soldier was given …

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7 stunning bird courtship displays that’ll make you swoon

Before sex, first comes the courtship period – and few know how to catch the eye quite like birds. Male birds have evolved an array of dazzling displays designed to attract females, strengthen pair bonds and prove they’re made of the right stuff to raise their would-be partner’s young. Here are seven that caught our eye.   The Eyes Have …

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The mystery of the seabird that barks like a dog

By Tânia Pipa Tânia Pipa from SPEA (BirdLife Portugal) shares news of a very happy discovery on the tiny islet of Baixo off the ‘White Island’ of Graciosa in the Azores.   ‘Woof, woof, woof!’ – and so our story begins, back on a sunny June day in 2015 on the tiny Portugeuse islet of Baixo,…with a bark rather than …

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After the Arab Spring: learning to love nature again

from “protect by punishment” to “protect by involving people”: read about the peaceful revolution that is changing nature conservation in North Africa and the Middle East By Shaun Hurrell Our relationship with nature is dependent on more than the way the wind blows and the flowers bloom. During a period of societal turmoil, for example, nature can become an unlikely …

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Birdlife report quoted in the 2017 Lebanese Official Exams

SPNL (Birdlife Lebanon) is glad to know that Birdlife 2015 report “The killing” that was translated to arabic and distributed by SPNL to the Lebanese media, was quoted in the Lebanese official exams for 2017.  Thousand of Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian students living in lebanon, were asked to answer questions related to hunting regulations in the country based on this report, which …

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The “Nature Watchdogs” keeping Cyprus’ wildlife safe

By Louise Jasper The Larnaca Salt Lakes are actually a complex of four water bodies that lie to the south of Larnaca, an ancient city renowned for its large numbers of sarcophagi (stone coffins) and its picturesque seafront. “It’s one of the two most important wetlands of Cyprus,” says Ioanna, “and also a landmark for my home town.” The city …

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BirdLife: The Magazine

Inside each issue of Birdlife quarterly magazine, we shine a light on the amazing, and sometimes dangerous, fieldwork our Partners are undertaking across the globe – from preventing albatrosses getting caught up and killed by fishing hooks in the middle of the ocean, to preserving natural areas of the Middle East ravaged by civil war. In June 2017 The magazine …

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Towards seabird-safe fisheries, global efforts and solutions

The RSPB and BirdLife International have produced a new publication that presents some of the remarkable efforts fisheries have made on a global scale to tackle seabird bycatch. By Stephanie Winnard & Berry Mulligan The RSPB and BirdLife have produced a new publication that presents some of the remarkable efforts fisheries have made on a global scale to tackle seabird bycatch. Seabirds …

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Migration: A long-distance love story

For the past 15 years, a lovestruck stork has faithfully returned from its South Africa wintering grounds to the same rooftop in Croatia, where he is dramatically reunited with his disabled amore. It’s a love story that has captivated a nation – but every time he departs, there are fears that he will not survive to see his beloved next …

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Patricia Zurita Letter to Claudine Aoun Roukoz Special Advisor to His Excellency General Michel Aoun

Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz Special Advisor to His Excellency General Michel Aoun President of Lebanon Dear Mrs. Claudine, BirdLife International, a network of conservation organisations in 119 countries around the world – together with our Lebanese partner The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) – is delighted with the recent major developments regarding the protection of birds …

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