14 Aug 2019

Tracking down threats

Albatrosses are iconic voyagers, well-known for their ability to glide on ocean winds with barely a flap of their wings.
14 Aug 2019

7 best things about Birdfair

It’s that time of year again! Birdfair — a.k.a Glastonbury for birders, the pride of Rutland Water, the biggest birding blowout in the UK — is just around the corner. We at BirdLife could not be more excited. Just check out some of the great things Birdfair 2019 has on offer!
An artist's impression of the new marmoset species, 'Mico munduruku' © Stephen Nash
09 Aug 2019

New monkey species discovered in rapidly-deforested area of Amazon

The marmoset was discovered in the south-west of Pará State in Brazil, Amazon’s ‘arc of deforestation’. The researcher who lead the study warns that we already need to be concerned about its survival.
Climate change is affecting 88% of penguin species © Stephanie Prince
07 Aug 2019

Top threats to seabirds identified

Scientists reviewed more than 900 studies and found that seabirds face big threats both on land and at sea. This helps explain why they are one of the most threatened group of vertebrates.
White-rumped Vulture © Vickey Chauhan / Shutterstock
06 Aug 2019

Local people protect Nepal lake by welcoming visitors into their homes

How are the Tharu community helping to protect their lake and the rare birds that live there? Why not visit them and find out! Thanks to an innovative homestay programme, wildlife lovers the world over are flocking to the area, helping wildlife and people as they do.
Seven-coloured Tanager © Ciro Albano

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Seven-coloured Tanager © Ciro Albano
Rufous-headed Hornbill © Haribon Foundation
06 Aug 2019

Critically Endangered hornbill becomes community flagship for forest

In the Philippines, the Rufous-headed Hornbill has been driven to the brink of extinction by hunting and deforestation. But thanks to a new project, it is celebrated among local people, and has kicked off a movement to restore the area’s forests.
Knobbed Hornbill © Onrej Prosicky / Shutterstock
06 Aug 2019

Using education to build a grassroots hornbill conservation movement

Not long ago, communities living around Indonesia's Poayato Paguat forests hunted hornbills for food and used their casques as talismans and decorations in their homes. Today, these communities are on the frontline in the fight to protect these magnificent birds.
Giant Ibis © Jonathan Eames
05 Aug 2019

One site. Five Critically Endangered birds. Here's our plan

Forget Africa’s “Big Five” - where in the world can you spot five Critically Endangered birds in one place? This year, proceeds from the British Birdwatching Fair will go towards conserving Western Siem Pang, a forest sanctuary home to 70% of Cambodia’s vultures and two of the world’s rarest ibises.
31 Jul 2019

Seabird Sentinels will help mitigate bycatch

What can albatrosses tell us about their interaction with fishing vessels? With this new technology, we’ll find out. 
All three of Cambodia's vulture species are Critically Endangered © Bou Vorsak / BirdLife Cambodia
30 Jul 2019

Cambodia bans veterinary drug Diclofenac to save vultures

Fantastic news for Asia's Critically Endangered vultures! Following tireless advocacy from NGOs including BirdLife, the Cambodian government has banned the veterinary use of Diclofenac: a drug used as a painkiller for cattle, but deadly to vultures.
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo
© Fode Sembene Camara
26 Jul 2019

How is new 'solar salt' technology saving Guinean mangroves?

In Dubréka, Guinea, salt production used to involve cutting down mangroves to burn as fuelwood. Now, a new project is using solar technology to extract salt in a safer, more sustainable way that is already allowing mangroves to regrow.
18 Jul 2019

Photo Essay: Audubon's 2019 photography awards

Audubon has announced the winners of it's 2019 Photography competition. See the stunning photos.
Rock iguanas mostly eat plants, fruit and flowers © Sarah Havery
16 Jul 2019

Welcome to Iguana island: the land where reptiles rule

The Turks & Caicos Islands harbour two remaining strongholds for an endemic, Critically Endangered rock iguana, under threat from invasive mammals and development. Now a partnership of NGOs is working hard to ensure the ‘Iguana Island’ remains worthy of its name.
© Jean Beaufort
12 Jul 2019

Forest conservation project converts bee-burners to beekeepers on Príncipe

On the small island of Príncipe in the Gulf of Guinea, a community beekeeping project is empowering communities to obtain honey in a way that doesn't risk their lives. This initiative is already restoring forests and enriching livelihoods.
The delta is home to 40,000 Snow Geese © Bird Studies Canada
10 Jul 2019

Canada delta in danger from trading port expansion

Fraser River Delta is one of British Columbia’s most vital habitats for migratory shorebirds, and the site of a major discovery about how shorebirds feed. Two BirdLife Partners, Bird Studies Canada and Nature Canada, are joining forces with BC Nature to halt plans for a huge trading port on-site.

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