Rubber plantation in Thailand © Shutterstock
21 Mar 2019

Towards nature-friendly rubber

The International Day of Forests is marked by an important step forward in the environmental impact of the natural rubber industry, with the launch of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber, and BirdLife as a Founder Member.
Whether a Common Quail migrates or not is determined by its genes © BirdLife Europe
21 Mar 2019

This shy bird can escape a birdwatcher’s eye, but not illegal trappers

Despite its attempts to live a secretive life, the migration route of the endearingly rotund Common Quail leaves it subject to illegal trapping. Action is needed - with your help we can halt their decline and protect many other bird species at the same time.
19 Mar 2019

Portugal’s Berlenga Island welcomes newest inhabitant

Our Portuguese partner SPEA is delighted to announce that a Band-rumped storm petrel chick has hatched on Berlenga Island. Sonia Neves explains why the island’s newest – and cutest – inhabitant represents a hard-won victory for seabird conservation.
Eurasian Blackcaps are illegally lured towards traps using recordings of their song © BirdLife Europe
19 Mar 2019

Netted, glued and eaten whole – can we keep this songbird free?

The Eurasian Blackcap’s beautiful song has inspired humanity for centuries. But in Cyprus today, it is silenced by industrial-level illegal trapping using invisible nets or glue sticks: all to fuel an unlawful trade in local delicacies, run by organised criminals. Could education be the solution?
© Ramsar
15 Mar 2019

Obituary: Dr Lew Young, CEO of East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership

The late Dr Young was a passionate conservationist whose work has greatly contributed to strengthening the conservation and management of wetlands across Asia.
Northern Bald Ibis © Fireglo / Shutterstock

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The Giant Ibis measures more than a metre tall © Jonathan Eames
14 Mar 2019

Birdfair 2019 project announced: Conserving Cambodia’s ‘Big Five’

On the same day it was revealed that the total amount raised by the British Birdwatching Fair for conservation has passed the £5 million mark, the event dubbed the ‘Glastonbury of Birding’ revealed this year’s project: protecting Western Siem Pang, a haven for five Critically Endangered bird species
Large, flat planes of glass are especially dangerous to birds © John McHugh / Flickr
11 Mar 2019

How can we REALLY prevent birds from flying into our windows?

Why do birds collide with windows, and how can we help? We explore the science behind bird collisions and dispel some common myths about how to prevent them, shining a spotlight on exciting projects across the world that are making a real difference. And you can join in!
Awatef Abiadh trekking for fieldwork in France © Louis Marie Préau
08 Mar 2019

Meet the women inspiring change in the Mediterranean

In honour of International Women’s Day, we invited Awatef Abiadh to share her insight from interviews with motivated and brave women who lead on conservation projects in developing countries in the Mediterranean. Get ready to be inspired…
The Egyptian Vulture was once nicknamed the "Pharaoh's Chicken" © BirdLife Europe
28 Feb 2019

World’s only tool-using vulture risks being lost forever

Hailed for its intelligence and majesty, the Egyptian Vulture was admired and worshipped throughout history. But decimated by poisoning, electrocution and illegal trophy hunting, the bird that was once an Ancient Egyptian hieroglyph is now Endangered. Can we save it before it’s too late?
The White Stork nests rooftops and has become an iconic part of human life © BirdLife Europe
26 Feb 2019

Bird that solved migration mystery now illegally killed on its journey

The White Stork, known in folklore as the bringer of babies to new parents, played a fascinating role in the discovery of bird migration. But now its migration is plagued by illegal killing. BirdLife Partners along its route are working hard to prevent this – and you can help.
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo
© Markus Varesvuo
25 Feb 2019

Flight for Survival - Spring Migration 2019

This spring, BirdLife is telling the spectacular migratory stories of seven iconic birds – exposing the illegal threats they face along the African-Eurasian flyway.
22 Feb 2019

Fighting for the last Eden: saving Madagascar’s unique species

Life hangs in the balance in Tsitongambarika, Madagascar’s anti-extinction frontline
18 Feb 2019

Seafood certification scheme needs to step up action on bycatch

New report shows that Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainable seafood certification scheme needs to do more to tackle bycatch of threatened species in certified fisheries
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.
Common Quail © Watter AlBahry

Every year, more than 25 million birds are illegally killed on their migration journey. Help us to end this devastation.

Common Quail © Watter AlBahry

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