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14th October the magic of migration: Save the Date for our next webinar

Our next webinar is going to be part of a month of celebration in October of the wonder that is migratory birds. Did you know? The longest recorded non-stop flight of a migratory birds was 11,600 KILOMETRES.  A satellite-tagged Bar-tailed godwit travelled from Alaska to New Zealand in a single, 9-day flight. Arctic terns see more daylight than any other creature …

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BirdLife International: Stop illegal killing of migratory soaring birds in Lebanon

      Our concern is protecting the 2.5 billion migratory birds that pass over Lebanon, twice a year. When flying over Lebanon, 2.6 million migratory birds are shot or trapped illegally; or being part of an illegal commercial trade between borders. Laws have been implemented to prevent bird poaching but today we need to be acting on the grounds …

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Global Call for the UN to Recognize the Right to a Healthy Environment – Letter to the Human Rights Council from civil society organisations

Dear Colleagues   Over the last few months, the Birdlife Secretariat has been working closely with a diverse group of civil society humanitarian and conservation organisations to advance our collective ambition for the recognition of the right to a healthy environment.   The group has written a letter to be sent to the Human Rights Council calling for the recognition …

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Join us for a celebration of the miracle of migration, birds and birding!

Dear Partners,We would love for you to join us in mid-October for a week-long global celebration of migration, birds and birding. We’re kicking things off on Saturday 10 October with World Migratory Bird Day, an annual celebration of the amazing endurance of migratory birds as they travel between their breeding and wintering grounds. On 17 and 18 October, we’ve joined forces with Global Birding, Swarovski …

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Beirut explosion: an update from our Partner in Lebanon

By Shaun Hurrell A massive explosion ripped through Beirut, Lebanon’s capital, last night, killing over 100 people. The cause is still being determined but its impact has been horriffic – and BirdLife in Lebanon, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), has not been immune. Patricia Zurita, BirdLife’s CEO, has posted the following message of solidarity: To …

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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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