Tag Archives: BirdLife

Why a nature-positive economic system would benefit us all

Integrating nature into business decisions isn’t just good for the environment – it also benefits society and the economy. Here’s why the world should redirect financial flows away from nature destruction and ensure biodiversity is mainstreamed into business. By Magdalene Trapp, Biodiversity Policy Officer, NABU (BirdLife in Germany) Transformational change is needed within the systems that underpin our economies for them …

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Red List update: parrots of the Americas in peril

One of the planet’s most beleaguered avian groups, the neotropical parrots, took another hit in the 2020 Red List, with a further four species moved to a higher threat category. However, success stories from our American Partners show that hope remains. By James Lowen As one of BirdLife’s Red List researchers, Claudia Hermes has the inside track on the avian trends …

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Happy World Wetland Day

Today is World Wetlands Day! Every year we celebrate World Wetlands Day to raise global awareness about the high importance of wetlands for people and our planet. The theme of this year, “Wetlands and water”, shines a spotlight on wetlands as a source of freshwater and encourages actions to restore them and stop their loss. We are facing a growing …

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The Egyptian Vulture “Izzy” spent a SAFE night in Lebanon

On Thursday the 28th of October a joint effort by the  Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) marked a great office and fieldwork performance. Followed by BSPB through satellite monitoring, a young Egyptian Vulture named Izzy spent the night in Lebanon just above Beirut. Izzy, a young …

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Global Call for the UN to Recognize the Right to a Healthy Environment – Letter to the Human Rights Council from civil society organisations

Dear Colleagues   Over the last few months, the Birdlife Secretariat has been working closely with a diverse group of civil society humanitarian and conservation organisations to advance our collective ambition for the recognition of the right to a healthy environment.   The group has written a letter to be sent to the Human Rights Council calling for the recognition …

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CEPF seeking Proposals for Small Grants from NGOs in Lebanon

CEPF and BirdLife International, as regional implementation team (RIT) for the hotspot, are inviting proposals in the form of letters of inquiry (LOIs) for small grants from nongovernmental organizations in Lebanon. The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan and …

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International Day of Biodiversity: HIMA Revival to Stop Nature Bankruptcy and Promote Sustainable Livelihood, Human Wellbeing and Human Rights

Hima, literally meaning “a protected place” in Arabic, is a traditional system of resource tenure that has originated in the Arabian Peninsula 1500 years ago and spread all over the West Asia and North Africa (WANA) region. In response to the harsh environmental conditions and resource scarcity characterizing that region, tribes announced resource-rich areas as Hima, customarily held and managed. …

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A blueprint to save the planet

European Commission releases Biodiversity and Farm to Fork Strategies  Today, following multiple delays, the European Commission released its highly anticipated Biodiversity Strategy and Farm to Fork Strategy [1]. These documents will map the main features of the EU’s biodiversity and food-related policies for the coming decade and are key components of the European Green Deal. Adopted during the height of …

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Partners come together to discuss plans for the Migratory Soaring Birds Project

6 BirdLife Partners from the Middle East & Africa have concluded today a 3-day meeting in Amman for a collaborative discussion on the progress of the Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) Project, which is funded by The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and executed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).  Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL is one of …

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Birds migrating through Lebanon made dazzling formations in the sky and first sighting for the endangered Egyptian Vulture

Birds migrating through Lebanon made dazzling formations in the sky as it moved south on Wednesday. While sources of food abound in the spring, making the northern climes ideal for raising their young, sub-zero temperatures, snow and shorter days in winter render their search for nourishment much more difficult. Migratory birds are therefore almost genetically predisposed to fly off to warmer …

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