Greater Mouse-eared Bat © C. Robiller / Naturlichter.de
09 Apr 2020

Important update: bats do not spread COVID-19

There have been reports from across the world of bat culling in a misplaced attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19. As an advocate for the protection of all nature, BirdLife is disseminating the following scientific update in order to clarify the facts and end this ecologically damaging practice.
Participants take part in WWD celebrations in Uganda, organized by Nature Uganda  © Jonathan Onongo
08 Apr 2020

A look back at BirdLife Africa's World Wildlife Day celebrations 2020

On 3 March every year, people across the world gather to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild flora and fauna. From films and exhibitions to nature walks and face paining, here's a look back at the diverse ways the BirdLife Partnership marked the day across Africa.
Santa Marta Blossomcrown © Martin Mecranowski / Shutterstock
06 Apr 2020

We are all connected – for worse, but also for better

The rapid spread of Coronavirus has shown us that the world is even more connected than we realised – and that our connections are also the key to facing this emergency together. Could the world’s rallying cry against current crisis be a hopeful sign of the environmental sea change to come?
50% of the world's Spoon-Billed Sandpipers (Critically Endangered) overwinter here © Yann Muzika
03 Apr 2020

Myanmar shorebirds get four-fold expansion in protected wetland

One of Asia’s most important shorebird sanctuaries has just quadrupled in size thanks to years of advocacy from our Myanmar Partner. Here's how they connected insight with action to help birds on the brink and the people who live alongside them.
The Obô snail's shell alone can reach a whopping 13.5 centimetres © Vasco Pissarra
01 Apr 2020

Protecting the forest giants

On the remote African islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, conservationists are using education and storytelling to protect a unique snail and the forest it lives in – before it gets forgotten forever.
Knobbed Hornbill, BirdLife International

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30 Mar 2020

Reviving the fen: therapy for Europe's lungs in Belarus

Fens are natural wetland habitats: a precious home to nature. Unfortunately, some fens risk being drained for farming, threatening both biodiversity and the climate...
The "looming-eyes buoy" is currently being trialled in Estonia © Andres Kalamees
26 Mar 2020

This bizarre floating gadget could save seabirds' lives

Many seabirds meet their end accidentally tangled in fishing nets. In a brand new approach to this problem, our Partners are studying the way seabirds detect predators, in a bid to use the same techniques to keep them away from netting.
The Imperial Amazon was classed as Critically Endangered - partly due to Hurricane Maria © HBW
24 Mar 2020

A look back at some of the biggest bird conservation stories of 2019

A lot can happen in a year. Browse some of the most important advances in bird conservation science that happened over 2019: part of the yearly update to our flagship publication, State of the World’s Birds.
Founders Jim & Jean Thomas won the Future for Nature Award © Tenkile Conservation Alliance
20 Mar 2020

Why people and forests need tree kangaroos

What started out as a mission to save tree kangaroos has transformed the lives of over 13,000 people and boosted the conservation of some of Papua New Guinea’s most biodiverse and globally important rainforests.
© CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS
18 Mar 2020

Conservation in the time of Coronavirus: a message from the CEO

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita provides an update on measures taken, impacts on the wider conservation world, and the light at the end of the tunnel
Echo Parakeet © Jacques de Speville

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Echo Parakeet © Jacques de Speville
18 Mar 2020

Decisive decade: nature restoration offers Europe's policy makers

Press release | This year the EU will take decisions that have far-reaching consequences for Europe's people and nature. A new set of policy papers, released today, outlines why and how European politicians should prioritise nature restoration in the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030.
Eurasian Spoonbill © Ondrej Prosicky / Shutterstock
17 Mar 2020

Why it’s important to love birds for more than just their beauty

We all know what our favourite bird looks like – but do you know why it’s evolved to look that way? Discover the amazing new project striving to build a stronger connection between people and nature – through the fascination of bird anatomy.
© Ghana Wildlife Society
12 Mar 2020

Marking World Wetlands Day in Africa

On the first Sunday of February every year, the world marks World Wetlands Day to raise awareness of the vital role played by wetlands. This year, BirdLife partners across Africa celebrated the theme: “Life thrives in Wetlands”.
Nassau Grouper © RLS Photo / Shutterstock
11 Mar 2020

5 ways we’re protecting unique wildlife in France’s overseas territories

More than 80 percent of France’s biodiversity is located in just five overseas territories. But forestry, mining, urban sprawl, tourism and invasive alien species are threatening the regions’ wildlife. Fortunately, the LIFE BIODIV’OM project is working to protect these unique areas and species.
Guam Kingfisher © Guam Department of Agriculture
10 Mar 2020

Extinct in the Wild: can these 5 bird species come back from captivity?

In the light of the successful reintroduction of Guam Rail, we consider the prospects of the five remaining bird species categorised as Extinct in the Wild – all of which face unique barriers to re-entry.
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo

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