Tag Archives: BirdLife International

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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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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Why we desperately need space for nature on farms

By Jeremy Herry The single, most dramatic cause for the loss of biodiversity, species and natural habitats in Europe is intensive agriculture. To save wildlife, we desperately need space for nature on farms. And to achieve that, the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy needs to support farmers’ transition to nature-friendly farming. Check out our infographic below to understand why (you can also …

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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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How do we push forward a Green Recovery in a post-COVID world?

By Shaun Hurrell How can we reboot the global economy in a way that transitions us to a sustainable future? BirdLife has launched a new Green Recovery Webinar Series that convenes global leaders from multilateral, business and youth sectors to tackle this question and aims to increase momentum towards an environmentally-friendly recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to the horrific …

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Birds Alive educational competition

Spring Alive is an international campaign organized by OTOP, the BirdLife partner in Poland, to encourage children’s interest in nature and the conservation of migratory birds and to get them to take action for birds and other wildlife. This year Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL, and under the Spring Alive campaign, decided to launch an …

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The Birdlife Partnership calls on the United Nations to amend the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Birdlife Partnership calls on the United Nations to amend the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for the first time in over 70 years to add a new human right: the right to a healthy natural environment. Sign the petition now   From the ashes of the Second World War, one of the biggest humanitarian crises in history, rose one …

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AND I SET THE BLACKCAP FREE: A BIRD-SAVING MISSION IN LEBANON’S OLIVE ORCHARDS

By Lena Farran Every year, people illegally slaughter millions of migratory birds as they make nature’s most incredible journey. The illegal killing of birds for pleasure is a tragic manifestation of how we, humans, are capable of the most senseless destruction. Fortunately, however, humans are also capable of love, bravery and altruism: discover the story of a courageous Lebanese conservationist, …

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Important update: bats do not spread COVID-19

There have been reports from across the world of bat culling in a misplaced attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19. As an advocate for the protection of all nature, BirdLife is disseminating the following scientific update in order to clarify the facts and end this ecologically damaging practice. By Jessica Law As efforts are stepping up around the world to …

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