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World Migratory Bird Day 2018: register your event

“Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation” is the theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2018. This year, the campaign will have a new global dimension, bringing together the world’s main migration corridors, also called flyways, for celebrations all across the world – and for the first time, with two peak campaign days in the year. As birds migrate during different …

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Mohamed bin Zayed establishes Raptor Conservation Foundation

A new foundation for the conservation of raptors (birds of prey) has been established by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, it has been announced. The Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Foundation has been launched with an endowment of US$20 million. Its first …

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The “Summit for the Flyways” conference on bird migration and conservation

The ‘Summit for the Flyways’ conference on bird migration and conservation, organized by BirdLife International and hosted by the Abu Dhabi-based International Fund for Houbara Conservation, IFHC, began three days of discussions here today. Assad Serhal, Director General of Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon, SPNL (BirdLife Partner in Lebanon) participated in the summit. Migratory birds don’t have an easy …

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Even familiar birds at risk of extinction, new study finds

The 2018 State of the World’s Birds report, which provides a comprehensive look at the health of bird populations globally, has found that the extinction crisis has spread so far that even some well-known species are now in danger. By Margaret Sessa  A number of well-known bird species are now at risk of extinction. This is the chief conclusion of State …

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The houbara “an iconic species,” conservationists told

The houbara bustard is “an iconic species at the heart of our culture,” according to Majid Ali Al Mansouri, the managing director of the International Fund for Houbara Conservation, IFHC. The link between falconry and the houbara is, he added, “deeply embedded in our culture.” Addressing a dinner this evening to mark the formal opening of the ‘Summit for the …

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Remembering Tesla

A year ago, on April 11, 2017, signal from the GPS transmitter of white stork Tesla, during his spring migration on his way to Čigoč, a European Storks Village in Croatia, stopped forever. Tesla was shot a week earlier, on April 4, 2017 at about 4 pm in Bzal, Lebanon, by a poacher. We hope that Tesla will be among …

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Barbara Municipality Initiative to Protect Lebanese Partridge

The Barbara municipality launched a new environmental initiative to free Lebanese Partridge to nature. Birds don’t belong in cages or in our homes, and the Barbara municipality is proving that a lot can be done to protect the wild birds. The event witnessed the attendance of SPNL advisor, Ornithologist Dr. Ghassan Jaradi, and Dr. Manal Nader from the Institute of the Environment …

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World Wildlife Day: Involving communities in sustainable management

UN Environment, in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Institute on Environment and Development (IIED), today launched a report proposing more action and stronger community voice on approaches to involve indigenous peoples and local communities in the fight against wildlife crime, including the illegal wildlife trade.   ’Wildlife, Wild livelihoods’ outlines eight actions points …

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Rewrite the bird books: new breeding site found for one of world’s rarest birds

The White-winged Flufftail (Critically Endangered) has just been confirmed to be breeding in South Africa – not only Ethiopia as previously thought – thanks to a discovery by BirdLife South Africa’s hidden camera traps. This sheds new light on the bird’s conservation. By Jessica Law Everything we thought we knew about the White-winged Flufftail Sarothrura ayresi has been shaken up by recent …

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Red List: Which birds are most in need of our help?

You may have read about the recent Red List update over the past month. In full, it’s called the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, and BirdLife International is the authority for birds, coordinating the process of evaluating all of the world’s bird species against the Red List categories and criteria in order to assess …

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