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.