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How Small Actions Can Make A Big Difference

2018 will be “Year of the Bird”, thanks to an exciting new campaign with National Geographic, National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We’re calling on you to “bird your world”, starting with discovering why your backyard is a jigsaw piece for an entire continent By Shaun Hurrell You wake up, what do you hear? You look out …

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News in Photos: Birdlife Global Councillors November, 2017

Birdlife Global Councillors, November 2017 at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)        

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Illegal killing of birds remains a major threat in Europe – new report

Today the BirdLife Partnership presents The Killing 2.0, A View to a Kill. Led by BirdLife International with input from experts from the region, this layman’s report exposes the scale and scope of the illegal killing of birds across critical regions. It is estimated that 0.4 – 2.1 million individual birds per year may be killed illegally in Northern and …

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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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