There are now 473 Pink Pigeons in the wild © Mauritian Wildlife Foundation
15 Feb 2019

How did the Pink Pigeon bounce back from just nine birds?

The Pink Pigeon is no longer Endangered. But how did conservationists achieve this, and is it sustainable? Dr Vikash Tatayah, Conservation Director, Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (BirdLife Partner) reports from the field…
An RSPB researcher setting a trail camera © rspb-images
13 Feb 2019

Leading scientists call for re-evaluation of funding models

In the wake of statistics that reveal NGOs have some of the most highly-cited scientific papers, scientists from BirdLife, the RSPB and the BTO are calling for a re-evaluation of funding models.
Teuaua is home to 90,000 Sooty Terns - one of the nation's largest colonies © Island Conservation
13 Feb 2019

Momentous mission: first successful invasive species removal in Marquesas

Conservationists leaped from boats onto sheer rock faces and braved “10,000 dive-bombing Sooty Terns” to achieve the first successful eradication of invasive rats on Teuaua Island, French Polynesia. This success paves the way for larger island restorations across the Marquesas Archipelago.
Paradise: but for how long? A nearby island has been leased for $300,000 as a resort © howamo / Shutterstock
07 Feb 2019

Pacific paradise in peril: tourism resort threatens Palau shorebird haven

Pristine coastal wetland Peleliu Lkes has been treasured in local art and culture for centuries, and acts as a refuge for Endangered shorebirds such as the Far Eastern Curlew. However, the time-honoured bond between people and nature is threatened by the development of a nearby tourism resort.
Lappet-faced Vultures (Endangered) were among the casualties © Andre Botha
04 Feb 2019

Up to 100 vulture deaths prevented by rapid response to poisoning

On Sunday morning, a wildlife ranger in Nairobi, Kenya discovered 20 dead and 5 critically ill vultures slumped around a poisoned hyena carcass. Despite these tragic casualties, a rapid response protocol set up with the help of BirdLife almost certainly saved the lives of many more.
Northern Bald Ibis © Fireglo / Shutterstock

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Hula Valley Reserve is a key stopover for migrating birds on the African-Eurasian Flyway © Protasov AN
01 Feb 2019

Protecting waterbird habitats to combat the impacts of climate change

How will wetlands, estuaries and other essential waterbird habitats be affected by climate change? The new Climate Resilient Flyway Project pinpoints sites that will be hardest hit, and unites countries and organisations in order to protect them and their essential functions.
01 Feb 2019

Thousands of birds at risk as wetland is threatened by overexploitation

Doñana National Park, in Spain, is a crucial stopover point for thousands of migrating birds. However, over-intensive irrigation is threatening these valuable wetlands.
Nanthar island hosts up to 12% of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper population © Butterfly Hunter/ Shutterstock
31 Jan 2019

Mud, glorious mud! Spoonie’s winter wetland declared protected area

Nanthar Island, Myanmar is a crucial wintering site for the Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Critically Endangered). Thanks to the advocacy of BANCA (BirdLife in Myanmar) and local people, the site has now been designated a protected area.
Gediz Delta supports a third of Europe's Greater Flamingos © Ron Knight / Flickr
30 Jan 2019

Victory: flamingo haven Gediz Delta saved from mega-bridge construction

Following a successful court case lead by Doğa (BirdLife in Turkey), the proposal to build a mega-bridge spanning the Izmir Bay has been permanently dropped. The project would have destroyed crucial breeding islands for the Greater Flamingo and irreparably changed the delicate ecosystem.
27 Jan 2019

The tale of the albatross and the algorithm

This is a story about the albatross, one of the most iconic and endangered groups of birds, about industrial fishing in the remotest ocean regions that kills them, and an astonishing experiment in machine learning which may just help to save them.
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo
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Dr Bradnee Chambers, speaking at last year's Summit for the Flyways © IFHC
25 Jan 2019

Conservation world mourns loss of environmentalist Dr Bradnee Chambers

The conservation world is mourning the passing of Dr Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary of the CMS. His leadership and vision have been instrumental in uniting the global conservation community to work together for the benefit of the world’s migratory birds and other species.
Bramblings in Slovenia © Ruj Mihelic
24 Jan 2019

Incredible flock of 5 million bramblings wows Slovenia

Slovenia is witnessing an incredible birding event this winter. One so rare, it only happens once or twice in a decade – a huge flock of five million bramblings.
© University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute
22 Jan 2019

How does YOUR conservation project contribute to Sustainable Development

A new tool, developed with the help of BirdLife, helps you find out which United Nations sustainable development targets your project might fulfil. It’s free, easy to use, and ready to go!
BPSSS are protecting the Turtle Dove protected from illegal killing in the Balkans © Godbolemandar
20 Jan 2019

Serbia: Protecting birds in face of conflict

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia have received the prestigious Marjan-Marsh award, which recognises exceptional contribution to an area where conservation and conflict overlap. They are dedicated to preventing the illegal killing of migratory birds in the face of great challenges.
The Rodrigues Fody (Near Threatened) is just one endemic bird benefiting from the scheme © Sarah Caceres & Jean-Noël Jasmin
17 Jan 2019

Mauritian island awarded for saving species through education

On Rodrigues Island in Mauritius, school children and citizens alike are rallying round to restore their island’s habitat. It’s all thanks to the Rodrigues Environmental Education Programme, which has won the Global Conservation Award 2018 for its positive impact on communities and species.

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