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News

Rufous Hornero, the national emblem of Argentina, thanks to the work of Aves Argentinas © Ron Knight

The early days of Aves Argentinas

Thu, 28/07/2016
Today Aves Argentinas turns 100 years old. Where does the organization come from? What was the vision of its founders? And, given the colourful variety of birds living in the country, how did the dull-looking Rufous Hornero become the national emblem of the country? We take a look back in time.
Hooded Grebe is a priority species for Aves Argentinas © Luis Alberto Franke

100 years of Aves Argentinas

Thu, 28/07/2016
In 1916, Aves Argentinas (BirdLife Partner) was founded by a small group of visionaries. Today it counts 3,000 members and works on over 1,000 species.
Dalmatian Pelicans on one of the project's nesting rafts. Photo: © Natural History Museum of Montenegro

Pelican hotline

Mon, 25/07/2016
Video story: the gentle giants at Lake Skadar, between Albania and Montenegro, are now video-monitored 24hrs a day and threats can be addressed in real-time. With local communities embracing all things pelican, and nesting success increasing, the time of the pelican is coming again.
Luc Hoffann at our Rare Bird Club trip in Hokkaido (Japan) hosted by BirdLife's honorary president HIH Princess Takamado in 2007

BirdLife cries the loss of conservation giant Luc Hoffmann

Fri, 22/07/2016
Our hearts were saddened yesterday by the news of Luc Hoffmann’s passing.
Biosfera team helping the Cape Verde Shearwater © Liz Smith

Winning hearts and minds in Cape Verde

Tue, 19/07/2016
Video story: step into a desert island wilderness, where conservation work for turtles and birds is delivering heartening, long lasting, results: “Now the fishermen work with us, they help us count the birds instead of killing them. They even adopt turtle nests. It is a big, big change.”
Marabou Storks in Lake Victoria © Marc Veraart

Traditional wisdom and conservation science in Lake Victoria

Fri, 15/07/2016
New analysis reveals key factors that could help make or break a conservation project, and practitioners in Africa and around the world can all benefit from their hard-won lessons.
School children in Hungary learn all about House Martins and bird migration after watching them nest with Spring Alive. Photo © Liz Dale, flickr

School's out(side) for Spring!

Thu, 30/06/2016
School children in Hungary learn all about House Martins and bird migration after watching them nest with Spring Alive
Sweep-netting to identify shea pollinators. Photo © J Stout

Shea butter nourishes more than dry skin

Thu, 30/06/2016
The benefits of shea butter are plenty, but the future of this valuable oil may not be as smooth. The shea tree’s surrounding habitat is steadily being stripped of diversely flowering trees and shrubs, impacting pollinators and diminishing yields. This loss of habitat also lowers numbers of insect-hungry migratory birds. A new BirdLife project, funded by the Darwin Initiative, aims to help crack this tough nut. Education, replanting, research, and collaboration with Industry form part of a pilot project aiming to soften the rough areas of Burkina Faso’s shea butter production.