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US Federal Government Agency to look at tackling bird deaths at oil pits, gas flares, and power lines

May 23, 2015 in BirdLife International, surfbirds archive

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced its intent to address millions of grisly and unnecessary bird deaths by strengthening implementation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act , one of the nation’s oldest and most important wildlife conservation laws. Read the rest of this entry →

Romanian hunting law threatens wild birds and violates the Birds Directive

May 15, 2015 in BirdLife International, surfbirds archive

Romania is about to approve a law that will allow spring hunting and trespassing on private property. The legislation would clearly violate the Birds and Habitats Directives, but it also poses some serious implications for Romanian citizens. BirdLife Romania and other NGOs are on a mission to stop this. Read the rest of this entry →

Survey success in Tanzania: 17 new territories found for Critically Endangered Long-billed Tailorbird

May 15, 2015 in BirdLife International, surfbirds archive

Over the last year, intensive effort has been under way to survey and monitor the Critically Endangered Long-billed Tailorbird, in the East Usambara Mountains in Tanzania, to provide information on the species distribution and habitat requirements. Read the rest of this entry →

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

May 6, 2015 in BirdLife International, surfbirds archive

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. Read the rest of this entry →

Future oil production sites threaten seabirds off the shore of Senegal

April 25, 2015 in BirdLife International, surfbirds archive

A three day meeting began on 17 February 2015 of the Experts Panel at the Abidjan Convention on Marine Environmental Standards for Offshore Oil and Gas Development. Read the rest of this entry →

First steps towards an Asian land bird monitoring programme

April 25, 2015 in BirdLife International, surfbirds archive

Question: How do we know that many bird species are declining? Read the rest of this entry →

Malta misses a chance to end spring hunting of birds

April 25, 2015 in BirdLife International, surfbirds archive

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. Read the rest of this entry →

New research for saving species on tropical islands as we prepare for big operation

April 4, 2015 in BirdLife International, surfbirds archive

Importance of tropical island restoration recognised by international scientific journal as we prepare for the biggest ever operation to save birds from extinction in French Polynesia Read the rest of this entry →

Cyprus is the big winner of international bird race

April 4, 2015 in BirdLife International, surfbirds archive

The second Champions of the Flyway Bird Race took place in southern Israel on March 25th and after an amazingly tense and exhilarating 24 hour race the winners were announced at a spectacular awards ceremony held at the Eilat Hilton and attended by Mr Amir Halevi, General Director of the Israel Ministry of Tourism. Read the rest of this entry →

Pollinating birds and mammals declining, reveals first global assessment of trends in the status of pollinators

March 28, 2015 in BirdLife International, surfbirds archive

According to a new study by BirdLife, IUCN and others, the conservation status of pollinating bird and mammal species is deteriorating, with more species moving towards extinction than away from it. Read the rest of this entry →