The Adelie Penguin was one of five species studied © Jane Younger
11 Dec 2018

Which penguin species will be hardest hit by climate change?

As ice caps melt and sea levels rise, the survival of penguins will depend on their ability to adapt and relocate to new habitats. Now, a new genetic study reveals that some species may be better at adjusting than others.
10 Dec 2018

Proof of life: the seabird egg that has Portuguese conservationists excited

Berlenga Island, off the West coast of Portugal, has a new inhabitant: the Band-rumped Storm-petrel. A female of this threatened species has laid an egg on the island, thanks to work by the EU-funded LIFE Berlengas project.
© Noëlle Kümpel
06 Dec 2018

From local to global: BirdLife at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt

BirdLife has just returned from an intensive three weeks at the UN Biodiversity Conference of Parties in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, where we showcased successful conservation projects and advocated for urgent action to further protect nature. Here are the highlights of our achievements.
04 Dec 2018

10 ways we've saved the world's rarest birds in the last 10 years

BirdLife's Preventing Extinctions Programme is celebrating its 10th anniversary. What are its 'Top 10' successes?
The Canada Warbler overwinters in Colombia © Jayne Gulbrand
29 Nov 2018

Building birding trails in Colombia - before loggers can get there

Peace in Colombia is attracting tourists – but also logging. Can a new generation of young birding guides protect its spectacularly species-rich habitats?
Puffins on the Latrabjarg cliffs ©  LouieLea - Shutterstock

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Puffins on the Latrabjarg cliffs © LouieLea - Shutterstock
A new generation: Chinese Crested Tern in South Korea © Yunkyoung Lee
28 Nov 2018

Asia’s rarest seabird could be easier to spot in the future

Researchers celebrate breeding success in South Korea for the Chinese Crested Tern – a bird once thought extinct. Decoy model birds have helped bolster the new colony, and the species has been spotted in Japan for the first time.
The Rufous Hummingbird may not be common for much longer © Ryan Bushby
23 Nov 2018

6 things you might have missed from the Bird Red List update

The recovery of the Northern Bald Ibis and Pink Pigeon are big news – but what about the other birds in this year’s Red List update? Some you may recognise, others you may not, but their stories can tell us a lot about the state of the natural world. Here are the highlights.
WDVM taking part in the Green Ventures Synergy Workshop by SwitchMed © NCE
22 Nov 2018

Touring virtual museum set to spread nature knowledge across Egypt

A unique project is using technology to bring the public closer to nature. The Wadi Degla Virtual Museum uses imaginative ways to inform communities about one of the last natural habitats in the greater Cairo area. The aim: to encourage more people to get involved in conserving this unique site.
22 Nov 2018

Red List: Northern Bald Ibis, Pink Pigeon making a comeback

Once down to just 10 individuals in the wild, Pink Pigeon populations are now stabilizing, and Northern Bald Ibis numbers are on the rise, according to BirdLife’s latest assessment of the extinction risk of the world’s birds.
19 Nov 2018

We Interview the Godfather of Biodiversity

Thomas Lovejoy, who coined the phrase "biodiversity", speaks to us about dinosaur calls, public awareness, and the urgent need for humanity to start seeing itself as part of nature.
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo
© Markus Varesvuo
Tourmaline Sunangel © Wang LiQiang
15 Nov 2018

7 reasons why this month’s Biodiversity Conference affects us all

From 17th – 29th November, governments from across the world will meet at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt to review progress towards conserving biodiversity for people and planet and start to craft a new deal for nature and people – and BirdLife will be attending. The summit will tackle critical issues relevant to all of us. We list the highlights.
14 Nov 2018

Red List status of Mountain Gorilla and Fin Whale improved by conservation

The latest release of the IUCN Red List shows that the Mountain Gorilla is no longer Critically Endangered, and the Fin Whale no longer Endangered. However, many species, including fish and trees, are still suffering from over-exploitation.
Northern Gannet
13 Nov 2018

Victory! Oil drilling plans off Portuguese coast stopped after NGOs'

Petrol companies Galp and Eni have abandoned their plans to drill for oil and gas off the southwest coast of Portugal. This decision follows a hard-won victory for conservationists who fought the plan in court and are still grappling with legal costs.
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.

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