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Second e-newsletter of the LIFE Egyptian Vulture New LIFE project!

Welcome to our second e-newsletter on the Egyptian Vulture New LIFE project. Get acquainted with the most interesting activities for the conservation of the Egyptian vulture of 20 partners from 14 countries and 3 continents for the period January-September 2019. Happy reading! https://mailchi.mp/9e2d91d026c1/egyptian-vulture-new-life-newsletter-2-2019  

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Raptor Count Lebanon 2019 – Martin Käch | BirdLife Switzerland

Lebanon is situated straight in the eastern Mediterranean flyway and sees the annual migration of hundreds of thousands of raptors, storks and other soaring birds. The poaching situation is alarming and there is a need to train local conservationists and birdwatchers and to spread awareness for reducing the widespread illegal bird hunting. I visited Lebanon for the first time in …

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 Raptor Count Lebanon 2019 – Valentin Moser | BirdLife Switzerland

Valentin Moser This autumn I spent two weeks (09.09. – 22.09.2019) volunteering in Lebanon in support of the project RaptorCountLebanon2019.  Watching from our viewing platform overlooking Beirut and the Mediterranean Sea was a great experience! I also birded some other good areas in this country with great potential for birding. Continue reading from the original source  

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Urgent Actions to Strengthen the Balkan Population of the Egyptian Vulture and Secure Its Flyway

Background and Objectives The proposed project is probably one of the most ambitious conservation ventures in the history of vulture conservation. It aims to reinforce the easternmost population of the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in Europe by delivering urgent conservation measures towards eliminating major known threats in the breeding grounds and along the flyway. It is a logical follow up …

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Critical decisions made for vultures, songbirds & other birds threatened by illegal trade

At a crucial meeting in Switzerland last month, governments of more than 180 countries made critical decisions to manage the escalating international trade in wildlife including vultures, songbirds, hornbills, parrots and a number of other bird species. Here are some of the highlights. Governments made critical decisions about managing the international trade of a number of highly threatened bird species …

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Workshop Against Illegal Trade in Birds of Prey: The Declaration

By Dima Obeidat We, the Participants of the Workshop Against Illegal Trade in Birds of Prey That took place in Abu Dhabi on 27 August 2019:   Acknowledging that the illegal killing, taking and trade in wild birds of prey (IKB) is a conservation problem in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and source countries; Recognising that wild birds are …

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Discover the Collared Sand Martin’s unique relationship with quarries

Migratory birds are arriving in Africa, and now there’s a new species to look out for – the Collared Sand Martin. Discover its unique relationship with quarries, and find out how one particular extraction company is making sure this species is safe at their sites. By Jessica Law This article is part of our Spring Alive programme, which aims inspire and …

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First confirmed breeding of two bird species and other interesting records for Lebanon

GHASSAN RAMADAN-JARADI, FOUAD ITANI, BASSEL ABI JUMMAA, ASSAD SERHAL, MAHER OSTA, SAMER AZAR & MAHER ROUHANA Summary: The known status of seven bird species in Lebanon has changed, chiefly during the last two years. Of these, Great Crested Grebe and Goldcrest have bred for the first time in the country and Lesser Crested Tern has reappeared after it was considered …

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SPNL Launched the Arabic Version of #FlightForSurvival

This autumn, BirdLife continues to tell the spectacular migratory stories of seven iconic birds. Last spring, our magnificent seven made nature’s most incredible journey north along the African-Eurasian flyway. Along the way we exposed the illegal threats they face. This second season, launching at the legendary Birdfair at the Rutland Nature Water Reserve in the UK, they start their return …

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THE WHITE STORK HAS TAKEN OFF! DISCOVER THE ‘STORK VILLAGES’ WHERE IT SPENT THE SUMMER

Today, our White stork is taking off from Germany, where it has spent an idyllic summer of love finding a mate, building a nest and raising its young. Now that its chicks have fledged, it is ready to set off on its epic migration across Europe and Africa once again. On the journey to its sub-Saharan wintering grounds, it will …

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