Tag Archives: BirdLife International

World Migratory Bird Day: the ultimate bi-annual celebration of the amazing endurance of migratory birds

Things kick off on Saturday 8 May 2021with World Migratory Bird Day, the ultimate bi-annual celebration of the amazing endurance of migratory birds as they travel between their breeding and wintering grounds. The theme for WMBD 2021 is “Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!”. As we did last year, BirdLife will be organising a variety of special WMBD events, including webinars …

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Save the date: BirdLife online auction starts on 29th March

Treat yourself to something special while supporting BirdLife’s important work in our 8-day exclusive auction, starting on Monday. All proceeds will go towards the BirdLife International Japan Fund for Science to support our Red List Programme. By Jessica Law Going, going, gone! This isn’t a phrase we usually like to hear in bird conservation, but we’ll certainly make an exception …

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BirdLife International Marine Programme: International Women’s Day 2021

By Samuel Wrobel Monday 8th March we’re celebrating International Women’s Day. #AlbatrossStories is a platform to share the lives of albatrosses across the world, the challenges they face, the journeys they go on, the incredible lengths these #SuperMums will go to. But on this day, we’re celebrating the incredible work of the Albatross Task Force women, whose dedication helps give our wonderful albatrosses …

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Growing hope for plant conservation in Palestine

From vibrant flower carpets amongst ancient olive trees, to small, encroached patches of purple petals on hillsides, Palestine’s plants are special. And now there’s a growing movement to protect them – one that combines the enthusiasm of emerging young plant conservationists and the wisdom of traditional knowledge Ancient Olive Orchards in Palestine – © Ahmad Al Omari By Enas Sarahneh …

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Spot the birds

By Shane Sparg, Conservation Partnerships Manager 2020 was an unusual year with many unexpected events taking place beyond our control, but something that did not change was the spectacular phenomena of millions of birds taking to the skies to migrate between their summer and wintering grounds. As migratory birds are frequently spotted in quarries, it was a natural step for …

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Back to life: Back to Life: How SPNL rescued and treated an injured Crane at its Bird rescue center, MLHC

On their migratory route over Lebanon last autumn, a number of common cranes were massacred by random poachers. The flock of birds were lured to rest at an estuary with the help of electronic decoys. They were then slaughtered from military rifles and shotguns as soon as they started to land. Many died instantly, others flew away injured. One of …

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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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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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