Participatory Planning Achieves Conservation Success for Dalmatian Pelicans

A recent conservation project has utilized the power of participatory planning to enable the successful protection of Dalmatian Pelican habitat in Montenegro. Funded by the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) through its Small Grant Programme and led by the French NGO Noé Conservation, the project has successfully engaged stakeholders to implement a conservation zone around a key Dalmatian Pelican nesting area on the shores of the Skadar Lake in Southern Montenegro.

17 April 2015

WMBD Video Contest

As part of this year’s campaign, a video competition is being organized. €1,500 is being offered to the best entry – with €1,000 and €500 for second and third place.

15 April 2015

Order Your World Migratory Bird Day Event Materials Now!

Dear World Migratory Bird Day Event Organizers, It is a great pleasure to seeing you taking action on this year’s World Migratory Bird Day by organizing an event. Your support on raising awareness about the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats will make a difference and enrich this worldwide celebration! In addition, we cordially welcome many new event organizers participating in the campaign for the very first time.

15 April 2015

EU Species Action Plan for the Egyptian Vulture: Consultancy

The Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MoU is seeking to commission a consultant to review the implementation of the European Union (EU) Species Action Plan for the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus).

14 April 2015

Hunters win Malta bird referendum on shooting ban

Malta has narrowly rejected proposals to ban controversial spring hunting, during which migrating birds are shot before they can breed.

12 April 2015

Tod auf der Durchreise: Malta stimmt für umstrittene Jagd auf Zugvögel

Auf der Reise aus den Winterquartieren verenden jährlich zahlreiche Vögel in Fangnetzen.

12 April 2015

Malte : ouverture du référendum sur la chasse aux oiseaux migrateurs

Les électeurs maltais étaient nombreux à se rendre aux urnes samedi 11 avril au matin afin de voter pour un référendum qui pourrait mettre fin à une vieille tradition de chasse au printemps, viveme

11 April 2015

Malta braces for referendum over spring bird hunting

Vote could see the spring hunting of birds such as quail and turtle doves, which is outlawed in the rest of the EU, banned in Malta

10 April 2015

Rare black flamingo spotted in Cyprus - video

An extremely rare black flamingo is spotted on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus on Wednesday.

08 April 2015

World Migratory Bird Day 2015 - "Energy – make it bird-friendly!"

Each year on the second weekend in May, dedicated organizations, governments and people around the world plan events to mark World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) celebrating migratory birds and raising awareness about the need for their conservation. Since World Migratory Bird Day began in 2006, events have been held in 130 countries and this year we hope to reach even more people and organizations to connect and work together towards conserving migratory birds and their habitats worldwide.

02 April 2015