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Noticias desde BirdLife 16-Nov-2014

11/14/2014 Hundreds of important sites for nature threatened with destruction

More than 350 of the planet’s most important sites for nature are threatened with being lost forever according to a new report by BirdLife International.

11/14/2014 First full migration census in southern Turkey of Egyptian Vulture and other raptors

Turkey is one of the few countries in the world that has a large breeding population of Egyptian Vultures, estimated at 1,000 – 3,000 pairs. Doğa Derneği, BirdLife Partner in the country, is aware of its responsibility in the protection of the species and has initiated research to assess its conservation status in Turkey.

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11/13/2014 Is the EU today’s biggest threat to Southern US forests?

On the occasion of the National Day of Action, thousands of people across the US are coming together today to put out a call to save US Southern Forests.

11/12/2014 Green or greenwashed? President Juncker put to the test

The environmental mobilisation has reached the corridors of power. Here are the tests, in the next semester, for the new Commission to show they are not ignoring civil society and progressive businesses.

11/10/2014 Hopes are raised as global agreements aim to make world a safer place for migratory birds

Two new global agreements have been reached that will help save migratory bird species across the world.

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Noticias desde Birdlife 9-Nov-2014

11/07/2014 Namibia takes positive steps to save 30,000 seabirds a year

Following a meeting with the BirdLife’s Albatross Task Force, The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in Namibia has introduced new fishery regulations which should practically eliminate seabird mortality from one of the most destructive fisheries!

11/06/2014 Renewable energy and migratory birds

Without proper planning, energy developments, including wind turbines and power lines, can be a major threat to migratory birds.

11/05/2014 Banning lead should not be a toxic issue.

RSPB’s Agriculture Policy Officer, Ellie Crane, is attending the Convention on Migratory Species Conference of the Parties in Quito – vital decisions are in the process of being made – here’s a guest blog just in from Ellie.

11/05/2014 Local benefits for wildlife through BirdLife-CEMEX global partnership

With Golden Eagle surveying in Mexico, plans to protect dry forest in the Dominican Republic, Red-billed Chough nesting in a UK quarry, and the renewal of the national partnership in France; this update gives some examples from the CEMEX-BirdLife global partnership this year where the process of undertaking a Biodiversity Action Plan at a site is…

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11/04/2014 Homework to do for Europe after CBD COP12

After two weeks of intense negotiations at the 12th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12) in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, the delegations of European Union Member States and the European Commission return with a lot of homework.

11/04/2014 Is Europe closer to saving its vultures and eagles?

Despite killing nearly all vultures in Asia, veterinary diclofenac was made legal in Europe in 2013. After intense campaigning by Birdlife, EU institutions are finally considering a ban. The European Medicines Agency is expected to rule on the lethal drug by november 30

11/04/2014 The aliens among us

The new EU Regulation against Invasive Alien Species enters into force. Now the fight moves onto the list of forbidden species. The Danish fur industry, the German biofuel sector and the Hungarian honey producers will lobby hard not to have their product included. 

11/03/2014 Up for decision: land for food or fuel?

Will land based biofuels be limited? Will the second generation repeat the fiasco? Will they keep damaging nature and be as bad as fossil fuels in terms of GHG emissions? EU institutions are about to provide the answers. Hopefully, the right ones.

10/31/2014 Firsts for flamingos in Tunisia

This year, for the first time, a small colony of about one hundred flamingos nested successfully in the Korba Lagoon, northern Tunisia. Les Amis des Oiseaux (AAO, BirdLife in Tunisia) quickly mobilized its members and partners to help ring the young flamingos, making this also the first time flamingos have been ringed in Tunisia.

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10/31/2014 High hopes for meeting on migratory species

BirdLife Partners are taking part in the Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11) which is taking place in Quito, Ecuador, from 4 to 9 November 2014.

Noticias desde BirdLife 26-Oct-2014

10/24/2014 BirdLife South Africa’s Dr Ross Wanless wins Environmentalist of the Year award

Dr Ross Wanless, from BirdLife South Africa’s Seabird Conservation Programme and the BirdLife Marine Programme, has been awarded the prestigious SAB Environmentalist of the Year Award.

10/21/2014 BirdLife’s views on the outcomes of the 12th Conference on Biological Diversity in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

BirdLife International is broadly positive about the outcomes of the CBD COP12 that ended last Friday in South Korea.

10/20/2014 Watch the honeymoon of Cory’s Shearwaters from The Azores as it happens

All of us have at some time wondered how a baby feels to be slowly discovering the world. But do we ever wonder how it is for animals? Do we ever ask ourselves how little chicks find the courage to fly away from their nests? Thanks to the project Lua de mel no Corvo (Honeymoon in Corvo) by BirdLife Portuguese Partner Sociedade Portuguesa para o…

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10/20/2014 Autumn of discoveries: SOR welcomes new findings in the Romanian flora and fauna

For the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR, BirdLife Partner) the autumn of 2014 will be remembered as one of the most rewarding periods since the society began its work in conservation. Two important discoveries have been made in the area of Romanian flora and fauna; our colleagues in SOR are proud to share them with the BirdLife…

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10/20/2014 Eurobirdwatch 2014 sees 2.5 million migrants in the air

On the weekend 4–5 October, over 23,000 people took part in the most exciting nature event of the autumn: the annual Eurobirdwatch. From Portugal to Kazakhstan, from Malta to Norway, BirdLife Partners invited people of all ages to discover and observe the fascinating migration of birds.

10/17/2014 Environmental groups welcome new global commitments to fund biodiversity conservation

Joint Statement from BirdLife International, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy and WWF

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Noticias desde Birdlife 12-Oct-2014

10/08/2014 Connecting Energy, Protecting Nature

«Won’t protecting nature just slow down getting the investments we need? Are our renewables targets realistic if we have to follow your recommendations?»

10/07/2014 Mobilise financial resources, prioritise nature – and act!

The Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Twelfth Conference of Parties (COP 12) has begun in Pyeongchang, South Korea, bringing together countries from around the world to discuss the conservation of biodiversity, the sustainable use of its components, and

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Noticias desde Birdlife 5-Oct-2014

10/02/2014 More investment needed to reach international biodiversity targets by 2020

A new study published in the journal Science reveals that, despite some progress, more needs to be done to reach an internationally agreed set of biodiversity targets by 2020. But they are still within reach.

09/30/2014 New online resource to help meet global conservation challenges

A new online resource, capacityforconservation.org has been launched that aims to support and strengthen conservation organisations and help them to achieve – and sustain – their conservation and organisational development goals.

09/30/2014 Biosfera I and conservation of the near threatened Cape Verde Shearwater

Biosfera I, a national non-governmental organisation for the protection of the environment in Cape Verde is working hard to save the Cape Verde Shearwater.

09/26/2014 Violence in Malta: BirdLife volunteers attacked by extremists protesting against hunting ban

The ban was imposed by the government in an apparent move to back the designation of Vella as Commissioner for the Environment and try to silence criticisms

 

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Noticias desde BirdLife 14-09-2014

09/12/2014 Israel’s BirdLife Partner and Hanson cooperate to tackle invasive weeds

Invasive alien species are animals or plants that are introduced, deliberately or accidentally, into new environments. In Israel, some invasive plants are giving Hanson Israel (a subsidiary of the HeidelbergCement Group) a bad time. These problems were pointed out to Hanson by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI, BirdLife…

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09/12/2014 Join us for a fascinating birdwatching weekend on 4 – 5 October

EuroBirdwatch – BirdLife’s biggest birdwatching event in Europe and Central Asia – will take place this year on the weekend of 4 – 5 October. Join us to explore the beauty of birds and experience the magic of bird migration!

09/12/2014 An urgent change in the law is needed to protect Common Quails and Turtle Doves in Serbia

As many other bird species in Europe, the Common Quail and the Turtle Dove are being victims of a common practice that brings only concerns to the bird lovers: an uncontrolled hunting for which the laws seem not to be sensitive enough.The Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia (BPSSS – BirdLife Affiliate in Serbia) has given voice to these…

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09/12/2014 Commissioner Potocnik: “Investing in Natura 2000 is investing in our own future”

Janez Potocnick, European Commissioner for Environment until last August, expresses his support to the Natura 2000 network. Mr. Potocnick qualifies it as “one of the biggest achievements in the EU Environmental Policy” in a video produced within the frame of the LIFE project Activa Red Natura 2000 – Connecting people with…

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09/12/2014 BSPB cooperates with power companies to secure bird-killing power lines in Bulgaria

Electrocution by badly designed electricity poles is one of the most serious threats to birds in the world.

09/11/2014 Fishing fleets in Argentina agree to use devices to stop albatross deaths

More great news for the Albatross Task Force – this time from Argentina where a major fishery will potentially save the lives of thousands of albatross by using bird-scaring lines on their trawler fleet.

09/11/2014 Unravelling mysteries for conservation of birds in São Tomé e Príncipe

Thanks to the efforts of the Association of Biologists Sãotomense (ABS) in partnership with BirdLife International, a team of researchers led by Hugulay Maia has been able to describe some important aspects of the reproductivce behaviour of the Dwarft Ibis in São Tomé.

09/09/2014 Climate change threatens 314 North American bird species

New study shows that climate change threatens nearly half the bird species in the continental United States and Canada, including the Bald Eagle

09/08/2014 New accessible toolkit helps non-experts to value important natural sites

An interactive toolkit is launched today that is helping non-experts to assess the ecosystem service value of sites – Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA)

09/05/2014 Vultures in Africa and Europe could face extinction within our lifetime warn conservationists

BirdLife International – the world’s largest conservation partnership – has announced that vultures have rapidly become one of the most threatened families of birds on the planet.

Noticias desde BirdLife 7-Sep-2014

09/05/2014 Vultures in Africa and Europe could face extinction within our lifetime warn conservationists

BirdLife International – the world’s largest conservation partnership – has announced that vultures have rapidly become one of the most threatened families of birds on the planet.

/03/2014 Critically endangered Mascarene Petrel discovered at sea and unique image captured of bird with its egg.

An expedition to find the Critically Endangered Mascarene Petrel at sea have photographed a female bird where the egg is an obvious protrusion in the contour of her underbody.

09/03/2014 EU biomass policy: from denial to action

As the streets and corridors of Brussels were slowing down and luggage for holidays was being filled up over the last days of July, the European Commission finally found the courage to publish its new assessment of the sustainability of bioenergy in the EU.

09/02/2014 World Migratory Bird Day 2014: Stakeholders Pledge to Protect Lake Natron

The Government of Tanzania has pledged to accord a higher protection status to the Lesser Flamingo breeding grounds of Lake Natron.

09/01/2014 A message from Martha

On September 1st 1914, when a Passenger Pigeon named Martha died in Cincinnati Zoo, Ohio, USA, the world lost its most abundant bird species for ever.

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Noticias desde BirdLife 10-Ago-2014

08/07/2014 Cambodian vulture census data reveals worrying trend

 

An annual vulture census has been carried out at seven sites across Cambodia, Recording the second lowest population estimate since records began in 2004.

Two sites, Western Siem Pang and Preah Vihear Protected Forest recorded 97% of the total.


08/06/2014 BirdLife International announces new Chief Executive

 

BirdLife has announced the appointment of Patricia Zurita as the new Chief Executive of the BirdLife International Partnership.

08/04/2014 Helping Nepal to deliver on its conservation targets

 

Policy makers are paying increasing attention to ecosystem services (the benefits that nature provides, such as clean water and crop pollination), given the importance to peoples’ lives.

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Noticias desde BirdLife 3-Ago-2014

07/30/2014 Liberian government prosecutes elephant ivory trader

 

Post war Liberia has seen the Country expanding from solely subsistence bush meat hunting and use of animal parts for totem and traditional purposes, to additional local-global commercialization driven hunting due to the global market demand for wildlife products.

07/28/2014 Hundreds of thousands of birds accidentally poisoned every year

 

Two thousand, three hundred and fifty five Red and Black kites, 2,146 Griffon Vultures, 638 Black Vultures, 348 Egyptian Vultures, 114 Spanish Imperial Eagles and 40 Bearded Vultures were found poisoned in Spain between 2000 and 2010, according to the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Env

07/25/2014 Decebal and Darko’s journey across Europe: our Red-breasted Geese successfully reached Siberia!

 

Let me introduce you to Decebal and Darkos, two special Red-breasted Geese that were selected by SOR (BirdLife in Romania) to carry a satellite transmitter to provide conservationists with informa

07/25/2014 Newly born, the Desertas Petrel turns into one of Europe’s conservation challenges: are we ready for it?

 

The 2014 Red List of Birds update gives birth to a new European species, the Desertas Petrel, classified as Vulnerable.

07/23/2014 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, with more than 25% being classed as threatened with extinction

07/23/2014 Tanzanian Conservationists propose ways of securing the Eastern Arc Mountain forests

 

The Eastern Arc Mountain forests of Tanzania consist of a complex of ranges and peaks that are among the oldest in Africa. Two Critically Endangered bird species, the Uluguru Bush-shrike and the Long-billed Tailorbird are found in these forests. They also provide water for industrial, agriculture and domestic use to the main towns as well as a…

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Noticias desde Birdlife 27-07-2014

07/25/2014 Decebal and Darko’s journey across Europe: our Red-breasted Geese successfully reached Siberia!

 

Let me introduce you to Decebal and Darkos, two special Red-breasted Geese that were selected by SOR (BirdLife in Romania) to carry a satellite transmitter to provide conservationists with informa

07/25/2014 Newly born, the Desertas Petrel turns into one of Europe’s conservation challenges: are we ready for it?

 

The 2014 Red List of Birds update gives birth to a new European species, the Desertas Petrel, classified as Vulnerable.

07/23/2014 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, with more than 25% being classed as threatened with extinction

07/22/2014 Great step forward for seabirds in Spain

 

Spanish landmark legislation increases 20-fold marine protected areas

 

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