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Funding conservation projects: a voice for biodiversity in Iraq

Since its abrupt establishment in Iraq two years ago, the Caliphate of Daesh (ISIS) has brought with it not only war and turmoil but a devastating infrastructure and once again turning the heads of the international donors away from funding conservation projects in Iraq,  unwilling or apprehensive to invest in an unstable country.

Words from BirdLife International’s Middle East Office

I feel very fortunate that I was born and raised in Jordan - a Mediterranean country blessed with a stunning mix of breathtaking marvels, natural resources and many unique species.

From the time I was a young child I’ve been connected with nature and with this unique mix, this country attracted my environmental interest. I explored the wilderness and observed plants, animals and birds and those experiences . .

World Migratory Bird Day

The 10th May is World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) an annual initiative, co-ordinated by UNEP/CMS, to raise awareness about the issues around migratory birds and their habitats. In many ways it is also a global celebration about the wonder of bird migration and the amazing journeys that many species make twice each year.

Tracking loggerhead turtles to their death in the Eastern Mediterranean

The Marine Turtle Conservation Project in North Cyprus is a collaboration between the Society for Protection of Turtles, The North Cyprus Environmental Protection Department and the University of Exeter’s Marine Turtle Research Group. Since 1992 the group have undertaken monitoring and protection of loggerhead and green turtle nesting sites across the North Cyprus coast and in recent years, green turtle nesting numbers have increased . . .


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