The araripe Manakin (Critically Endangered) can be found at only one site in Brazil © Ciro Albano
13 Nov 2018

Nearly half of endangered species’ last refuges unprotected

The Alliance for Zero Extinction has mapped 1,483 highly threatened species that are found only at a single site. But this major new assessment highlights the urgent need for better protection of these irreplaceable places.
12 Nov 2018

Shipment of illegally killed birds discovered in Slovenia

Our Slovenian partner DOPPS reports on the alarming discovery of a huge shipment of illegally killed birds discovered in Slovenia en route to Italy last month. Significant numbers of Red-thorated pipit, White wagtail and Meadow pipit were found amongst a haul of over a thousand individuals birds.
09 Nov 2018

Intensive farming is shepherding the collapse of the living world

Ariel Brunner, Senior Head of Policy at BirdLife Europe, explains why the fierce debate on cuts to the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget is just a smokescreen for a broken farming system shepherding the collapse of the living world.
06 Nov 2018

Want to save seabirds? Follow them.

A new study used tracking data from 52 seabirds over 20 years to help scientists understand how to best protect them.
All photos © Albatross Task Force
01 Nov 2018

Albatross Task Force leader wins major award with seabird-saving invention

We interview the leader of the Albatross Task Force in Argentina, Leandro Tamini, who has won the Marsh Award for Marine Conservation Leadership, which recognises people or organisations having a profound impact on marine conservation.
Puffins on the Latrabjarg cliffs ©  LouieLea - Shutterstock

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Puffins on the Latrabjarg cliffs © LouieLea - Shutterstock
29 Oct 2018

The Middle East: sorting fact from fiction

Many misconceptions have crept into international media representations of the Middle East, making this region one of the most misunderstood in the world. Here we bust six myths with examples from our conservation work in the region.
The Chinese Egret relies on the mangroves and mudflats as a refuelling site on migration © JJ Harrison
29 Oct 2018

Great news for Singapore shorebirds: new protected area announced

This month, wetlands containing one of Singapore’s last remaining mangroves have secured protection after years of concerted advocacy. This move will benefit globally threatened birds such as the Chinese Egret and Straw-headed Bulbul.
There are thought to be fewer than 250 Liben Larks left © Nikk Borrow
26 Oct 2018

Can the Critically Endangered Liben Lark be saved? Our latest update

Community nature reserves are not only improving habitats for rare grassland birds, but also proving a vital lifeline for cattle farmers, literally saving lives during drought. But how has the Liben Lark responded to this initiative?
Long-tailed Sylph © Ondrej Prosicky
24 Oct 2018

5 ways Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas have changed conservation

40 years ago, we set out to identify the most important sites for birds in Europe. This idea has since spread across the world, informing conservation decisions and setting the model for wider initiatives to follow suit. We recount our top successes in that time.
Assad Serhal © SPNL
23 Oct 2018

Looking to the past to create a better future: Assad Serhal interview

Assad Serhal, hunter-turned-conservationist, now Director of BirdLife Lebanon and winner of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018, shares what motivates his important work to create community-based protected areas in the Middle East
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo
© Markus Varesvuo
Without this intervention, the Tristan Albatross could soon go extinct © J Cleeland
22 Oct 2018

Ambitious plan to remove "mega-mice" to save millions of seabirds

Giant invasive “mega-mice” on Gough Island are set to be eradicated in one of the most ambitious projects of its kind, which will save two million seabird eggs and chicks a year from being eaten in the nest.
22 Oct 2018

Rewilding – helping nature find its own way

Following the publication of a benchmark new study in one of biology’s most prestigious journals, we take a closer look at the science of ‘rewilding’ – the ecological restoration movement putting hope at the heart of conservation.
The Chattering Lory is being captured from the wild in unsustainable numbers © Panu Ruangjan
17 Oct 2018

The 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference: our pledges

It’s not just elephants and rhinos: BirdLife’s presence at this last week’s conference in London reminded the world of the birds that also need urgent help. Here are the pledges we made to protect the world’s most targeted birds, including parrots, hornbills and vultures.
Migration is becoming more and more hazardous for birds © Amy Johansson
12 Oct 2018

7 things we’re doing to protect migratory birds

This year, we held the first ever global summit for flyways conservation, uniting a panoply of countries and sectors. On World Migratory Bird Day, we’re sharing some of the most important decisions we made in order to ensure the miracle of migration will be there for future generations to enjoy.
05 Oct 2018

Location, location, location: how to reduce bird collisions

The global deployment of renewable energy such as wind power is key to tackling climate change. Yet placed in the wrong locations, wind turbines can harm wildlife such as birds and bats. The solution: strong science and technology that helps guide sustainable development.

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