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BirdLife wins big at Natura 2000 Awards 2018

By Gui-Xi Young Five BirdLife partners scooped up awards for project work to protect Europe’s precious natural heritage at the annual Natura 2000 Awards ceremony in Brussels last night. In the April edition of our monthly newsletter from Europe & Central Asia, we proudly reported that BirdLife national partners had swept up nearly a third of the nominations for the EU’s prestigious …

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Year of the Bird 2018: Take Action in April Learn More About the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), signed into law in 1918, is among the oldest wildlife protection laws on the books. Its creation was one of the National Audubon Society’s first major victories, and in the years since its enactment, the MBTA has saved millions, if not billions, of birds. But despite its importance in the history of the conservation …

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News in Photos: Exploring the trail of Hima Aitaniet

A group of experts explored the trail of Hima Aitaniet. On 22 December 2017 Aitanite’s municipal council voted for a decree to declare the village as Hima. The municipal council, led by M. Assaad Najem, was proactive in declaring part of the municipal land as Hima for sustainable use such as ecotourism, responsible hunting, and grazing. This marks the 4th …

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Prince of Monaco presented with prestigious BirdLife award

One good tern deserves another, as they say. At this year’s “Summer Dream” evening – an event bringing together individuals committed to championing environmental causes – BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita proudly presented an Arctic Tern statue to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, in recognition of his support to BirdLife’s cause. By Alex Dale The species on BirdLife’s logo, the …

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Spotlighting prevention, “Orange the World” kicks off global efforts to end violence against women and girls

From parades to soccer matches, school debates, and the lighting up of hundreds of iconic monuments, starting tomorrow a United Nations call to “Orange the World” will galvanize global action calling for an end to violence against women and girls, which affects one in three worldwide. Unifying the large-scale social mobilization and global events will be the use of the …

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