Tag Archives: BirdLife International

Maximizing the value of birds for tourism – guidebook released

By Julien.Jreissati, The BirdLife-led Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) project has developed a guidebook that provides practical information to maximize the value that birds bring to the tourism industry while ensuring the conservation of their populations and habitats. The global tourism industry is reaching new heights with an all-time record of over 1.1 billion international tourists travelling the world in 2014. …

Read More »

Saving the Egyptian Vulture: Mission still possible

By Stoyan Nikolov, Vultures may not be the prettiest of birds: They are often reviled for their looks, and are prone to illegal killing and poisoning, but it’s hard to argue against their usefulness. The Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), for example, feeds primarily on carcasses of dead animals. It is nature’s waste disposal service and plays a vital role in …

Read More »

Minister Machnouk launches NatureWatch App

The Lebanese minister of Environment Mohamad Machnouk launched NatureWatch App in a ceremony held the in the Green Hall at the Ministry of Environment’s headquarters in Beirut. NatureWatch is a new iPhone App from BirdLife International and SPNL which allows you to plan your wildlife adventures, share your experiences, and help conserve some of the best sites for wildlife in …

Read More »

BirdLife World Congress to be held in Singapore in 2017

Birdlife 52nd Global Council meeting was held in Brussels, Belgium, from 1st – 4th June 2015. In addition to the formal Council Business; Birdlife Council played a very active role in the EU’s Green Week, with high-profile speeches from the BirdLife CEO – Patricia Zurita and several Council members from Partners in Europe and elsewhere across the world, including the …

Read More »

Rovio’s Angry Birds team up with BirdLife to fight bird extinction

The famous Angry Birds team up with BirdLife International in a unique campaign to protect real-life birds in the South Pacific. Like their counterparts in the game, Pacific birds are threatened by introduced predators eating their eggs and so pushing them to the verge of extinction. Rovio Entertainment Ltd, the world-leading entertainment company, announced with the planned release of Angry …

Read More »

New book and mobile app to guide people’s interest in nature of Qatar

The Friends of the Environment Center in Qatar (BirdLife Partner for Qatar) have used both traditional and digital routes to create two guides to the nature of Qatar. The first ever field guide book to the birds of Qatar and a mobile application – ‘Qatar e-Nature’ – which allows users to explore the rich and varied species of flora, birds …

Read More »

Get behind nature on International Day of Biological Diversity

Today is a day to celebrate life! Today is International Day for Biological Diversity and this year’s focus is Biodiversity for Sustainable Development. This is a huge theme central to the future of biodiversity and human wellbeing. We cannot continue to treat the loss of biodiversity as an issue separate from the core concerns of society. We will be much …

Read More »

NatureWatch App Launched! Watch nature, share moments, conserve sites

NatureWatch is a new iPhone App from BirdLife International which allows you to plan your wildlife adventures, share your experiences, and help conserve some of the best sites for wildlife in the world. “Covering 533 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas in Australia, Cyprus, Fiji, Lebanon, Malaysia and South Africa, NatureWatch gives people who care about these sites a global voice”, …

Read More »

Malta misses a chance to end spring hunting of birds

On Saturday 11th April, Maltese citizens lost the opportunity to put an end to the controversial spring hunting of birds in their country during a national referendum. A decision that will have consequences for bird conservation across Europe and beyond.  Malta lies along the migratory route between Africa and Europe, and is an important resting place for countless migratory birds as …

Read More »

NatureWatch App – Watch nature, share moments, conserve sites

NatureWatch is a new iPhone App from BirdLife International and SPNL which allows you to plan your wildlife adventures, share your experiences, and help conserve some of the best sites for wildlife in the world. “Covering 533 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas in Australia, Cyprus, Fiji, Lebanon, Malaysia and South Africa, NatureWatch gives people who care about these sites a …

Read More »