BirdLife International

One Planet One Right: SIGN THE PETITION Let’s make it a human right to live on a healthy planet

For nature. For people. Let’s demand that the UN make it a universal human right to live on a healthy planet. It’s no secret: our natural world is in terrible shape. Our unsustainable system is causing climate chaos and putting over one million species at risk of extinction. As COVID-19 reminds us, the destruction of nature harms people directly. Lest …

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One of the Most Prestigious Environmental Awards Recognises the Migratory Soaring Birds Project in Egypt

By Dima Obeidat The Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) Project: Mainstreaming Conservation of Migratory Soaring Birds into key productive sectors along Red Sea/Rift Valley flyway has been selected as a national winner of the 2020 Energy Globe Award this year for its role in the protection of Egypt’s nature and its commitment to put ambitious sustainable development programs as a national priority. …

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There is no place for racism in birding

In response to the incident in New York involving birder Christian Cooper, and ongoing Black Lives Matter demonstrations in USA and worldwide – as well as in encouragement of the first #BlackBirdersWeek – BirdLife staff based in the UK, Senegal & Kenya voice their reflections and advice as birders. By BirdLife International “We are changing the face of birding”, said Corina Newsome, …

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Conservation in the time of Coronavirus: a message from the CEO

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita provides an update on measures taken, impacts on the wider conservation world, and the light at the end of the tunnel   By Patricia Zurita We are currently facing a major and largely unforeseen global challenge that affects people in all corners of the world. BirdLife is no exception: the …

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BirdLife hosts joint WORKSHOP in Madrid on the Monitoring and Raising Public Awareness of Bird Crime

The International Workshop on the Illegal Killing, Trapping and Trade of Birds: Monitoring and Raising Public Awareness took place in Madrid, Spain on the 27-29th June 2019. It was jointly organized by BirdLife Europe & Central Asia, BirdLife International and BirdLife Cyprus, hosted by SEO/BirdLife Spain. The workshop was financed by the MAVA Foundation as part of the Safe Flyways: …

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SPNL participated in the Birdlife 65th Global Council Meeting

Assad Serhal the Director-General of SPNL (Birdlife Lebanon) participated in the Birdlife 65th Global Council Meeting held from 17th – 19th June 2019 at David Attenborough Building, Cambridge, UK BirdLife International is the world’s largest Partnership of national civil society nature Conservation organizations and the world leader in bird conservation, represented in 118 countries and territories around the world. Its …

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BirdLife: The Magazine April – June 2019

http://www.magazine.birdlife.org/ In this issue: Flight for Survival: follow the migratory journeys of seven iconic species, and the dangers they face along the way The Killing Crisis: why do people illegally kill birds, and how can we end this practice? Interview: meet the women inspiring change in the Meditteranean despite gender stereotypes Exposé: is a major seafood certification label really as …

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New BirdLife t-shirts are fighting back against fast fashion

BirdLife has joined forces with clothing company Teemill to launch t-shirts that can be recycled into new garments when they are worn out – the first initiative of its kind in fashion history. Is this the start of a new environmentally-friendly ‘circular’ fashion era? By Jessica Law Fashion can be a great way to express yourself or show your support for …

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Think millennials are apathetic about conservation? Think again

If you think millennials are too busy looking at their phones to care about conservation, you haven’t met these young people. Every year, we grant funding and support to young people whose new, fresh ideas are changing the way we protect the planet. Here are this year’s winners.   By Sherilyn Bos Today’s young people are going to be dealing with …

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Birdfair 2019 project announced: Conserving Cambodia’s ‘Big Five’

On the same day it was revealed that the total amount raised by the British Birdwatching Fair for conservation has passed the £5 million mark, the event dubbed the ‘Glastonbury of Birding’ revealed this year’s project: protecting Western Siem Pang, a haven for five Critically Endangered bird species.   By Alex Dale You’ve heard of Africa’s Big Five – now ready …

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