Tag Archives: BirdLife

Nature Watch : A smartphone App for IBAs

BirdLife International and its partners are working to develop an exciting new iPhone application to better conserve our Important Bird Areas. The App is called ‘Nature Watch’ and it has been designed to encourage engagement, information sharing and social networking around sites. It will allow you to share text and images from the sites, and for you to monitor this …

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12 bird species threatened in Lebanon: Report

12 species of birds in Lebanon are threatened, and 16 other species of birds are near threatened according to the 2014 Red List prepared by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The IUCN prepared its report based on studies conducted by BirdLife International and other partner organizations. The eight species of birds added to the threatened list include …

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One tenth of bird species flying under the conservation radar

More than 350 newly recognised bird species have been assessed by BirdLife International for the first time on behalf of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Worryingly, more than 25% of these newly recognised birds have been listed as threatened on The IUCN Red List – compared with 13% of all birds – making them urgent priorities for conservation …

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Amman hosts BirdLife Int’l 48th Global Council Meeting 2014

Every year BirdLife Global Council meets to debate and endorse strategic issues. The 48th Global Council for Birdlife International network of 120 societies was held in Amman last month. Assad Serhal, Director General of SPNL and member of the Birdlife Global Council participated in the meeting that discussed the corporates social responsibility towards nature and Biodiversity.   BirdLife’s Chairman Khaled …

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New study shows vulture-killing drug kills eagles too

  The results of tests carried out on two Steppe Eagles Aquila nipalensis found dead in Rajasthan, India, have shown some worrying results. Both birds had diclofenac residue in their tissues and exhibited the same clinical signs of kidney failure as seen in vultures. Scientists now fear that all species in this genus, known as Aquila (which includes Golden A. …

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Birdlife conservation workshop successfully completed in Nicosia

SPNL participated in a regional workshop led by BirdLife International organized in Nicosia, Cyprus on 21 – 23 May 2014. The workshop was attended by 26 delegates from conservation NGOs from 20 countries to discuss a strategic action plan for combating illegal bird trapping in the Mediterranean. The workshop was a perfect opportunity for representatives of NGOs from various countries …

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Migrating birds stop off in Cyprus at their peril

Under the cover of night, activists patrol key poaching sites in southeast Cyprus, described as an ecological disaster zone for endangered migratory birds on their Mediterranean stopover. “Cyprus is the worst country in Europe for the number of birds killed and the species,” said Andrea Rutigliano of the Bonn-based Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS). Blackcaps, thrushes and other songbirds face …

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Experts join forces for profitable and bird friendly agriculture development

Agriculture is one of the most productive sectors in the Rift Valley / Red Sea flyway region, serving as the economic backbone of many countries who are still struggling to catapult themselves from poverty and achieve food security for their rising populations. However, agriculture also poses serious threats to migratory soaring birds, notably agrochemical poisoning due to improper usage of …

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Wings & Waves – SPNL’s Newsletter April 2014

|    Unsubscribe Like Tweet Contact US Wings & Waves – SPNL’s Newsletter Issue April 2014 Japan Supports Water management project in Hima Kfar Zabad Through the generous support of the Japanese Embassy “Grass Roots’’ fund, SPNL has recently signed a new project with the Embassy of Japan titled “Water Rehabilitation and Management at Hima Kfar Zabad Wetlands and Springs “. …

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Vulture killing drug now available on EU market

By Rebecca Langer, Diclofenac is a powerful anti-inflammatory drug that has wiped out vulture populations in India, Pakistan and Nepal. Now, a repeat of this ecological disaster is threatening Europe. Despite the fact that safe alternative drugs are readily available, Diclofenac has been authorised for use on domestic animals in Italy, and in Spain where 80% of European vultures live, …

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