Tag Archives: BirdLife International

7 stunning bird courtship displays that’ll make you swoon

Before sex, first comes the courtship period – and few know how to catch the eye quite like birds. Male birds have evolved an array of dazzling displays designed to attract females, strengthen pair bonds and prove they’re made of the right stuff to raise their would-be partner’s young. Here are seven that caught our eye.   The Eyes Have …

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The mystery of the seabird that barks like a dog

By Tânia Pipa Tânia Pipa from SPEA (BirdLife Portugal) shares news of a very happy discovery on the tiny islet of Baixo off the ‘White Island’ of Graciosa in the Azores.   ‘Woof, woof, woof!’ – and so our story begins, back on a sunny June day in 2015 on the tiny Portugeuse islet of Baixo,…with a bark rather than …

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After the Arab Spring: learning to love nature again

from “protect by punishment” to “protect by involving people”: read about the peaceful revolution that is changing nature conservation in North Africa and the Middle East By Shaun Hurrell Our relationship with nature is dependent on more than the way the wind blows and the flowers bloom. During a period of societal turmoil, for example, nature can become an unlikely …

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Birdlife report quoted in the 2017 Lebanese Official Exams

SPNL (Birdlife Lebanon) is glad to know that Birdlife 2015 report “The killing” that was translated to arabic and distributed by SPNL to the Lebanese media, was quoted in the Lebanese official exams for 2017.  Thousand of Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian students living in lebanon, were asked to answer questions related to hunting regulations in the country based on this report, which …

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The Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)

By Fouad Itani   The Blue-cheeked Bee-eater is a richly colored bird from the Meropidae family. It measures 30 cm in length, with a wingspan of 47 cm, and an average weight of 45 g. It is predominantly bright green, with contrasting blue cheeks, black eye stripe, a yellow throat, a brown upper breast, and rusty brown underwings. It possesses two elongated …

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The “Nature Watchdogs” keeping Cyprus’ wildlife safe

By Louise Jasper The Larnaca Salt Lakes are actually a complex of four water bodies that lie to the south of Larnaca, an ancient city renowned for its large numbers of sarcophagi (stone coffins) and its picturesque seafront. “It’s one of the two most important wetlands of Cyprus,” says Ioanna, “and also a landmark for my home town.” The city …

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Responsible Hunting practice in Lebanon is to be put to the test this 15 September

Words: Assad Serhal Photo credits: Afonso Rocha “From Portugal , the nesting white storks .You can see them everywhere on the Portugal Landscape , nesting on road signs , electric power towers and platforms created by farmers to attract them to their farms and fields to help them clean it from harmful rodents and other pests , and save them …

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SPNL position statement about illegal killing of birds

Arabic http://www.spnl.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Position-Statement-IKB-Ar.pdf   English http://www.spnl.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Position-Statement-IKB.pdf

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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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BirdLife: The Magazine

Inside each issue of Birdlife quarterly magazine, we shine a light on the amazing, and sometimes dangerous, fieldwork our Partners are undertaking across the globe – from preventing albatrosses getting caught up and killed by fishing hooks in the middle of the ocean, to preserving natural areas of the Middle East ravaged by civil war. In June 2017 The magazine …

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