17 Nov 2017

The Bird Bulletin: Europe & Central Asia

Today’s news round-up from Europe & Central Asia takes us to Greece, Kazakhstan, Portugal and the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
The Western Area still holds a significant forest cover © Jude Fuhnwi
16 Nov 2017

Did a Sierra Leone mudslide uncover a forgotten promise?

The Western Area National Park is a forest reserve in Sierra Leone that still holds one of the last strongholds of pristine forest in the country and represents a significant portion of the remaining forest cover in the Guinean Forests of West Africa Hotspot.
Local communities champion production of fuel efficient stoves © ARECO
15 Nov 2017

Fuel efficient stoves reduce tree cutting in Rwanda forest

Association Rwandaise des Ecologistes (ARECO) are providing the local communities with improved fuel efficient stoves that reduce firewood consumption in households as part of efforts to save the Cyamudongo forest.
Forests provide invaluable ecosystem services to the people who live and work alongside them © Omar Torrico
15 Nov 2017

Trillion Trees: three conservation giants join forces to end deforestation

Can you imagine a world with a trillion more trees? Last night in London, the three “great oaks” of the conservation world launched an unprecedented partnership striving not only to halt deforestation, but to reverse it.
14 Nov 2017

Tagging the elusive White-headed Duck

Danara Zharbolova and Alyona Koshkina from our Kazakh partner ACBK tell us about their first attempts to catch and tag the elusive White-headed Duck with geolocators out on the lakes of the Central Kazakhstan.

Shot and left for dead: help us put an end to this persecution.

14 Nov 2017

Greece takes action on three iconic bird species

Roula Trigou from HOS (BirdLife Greece) tells us why the future looks brighter for 3 charismatic bird species in Greece: the Egyptian vulture, the Lesser White-fronted Goose and the Lesser Kestrel.
The Saffron-cowled Blackbird is one of 12 globally threatened bird species that will benefit from this initiative
10 Nov 2017

Uruguay's first batch of bird-friendly beef is on its way to Europe

In South America, large swathes of grassland habitat have been lost to cattle ranching, a profession that millions depend upon for their livelihoods. But we're striving to find a solution that works for everyone, and our latest milestone comes in the form of Uruguay's first grassland-friendly beef.
A conservation focus group trials PRISM at Mbeliling IBA, Indonesia © Iain Dickson
09 Nov 2017

Is your conservation having an impact? New toolkit PRISM will find out

Carrying out conservation work on the ground is vital, but evaluating the impact it's having is just as important. Yesterday, things got easier for conservationists everywhere with the launch of PRISM, an effective, easy-to-use and completely free evaluation toolkit.
White-rumped Vultures fitted with satellite transmitters wait within the pre-release aviary © Bird Conservation Nepal
08 Nov 2017

Captive-reared Critically Endangered vultures soon to be released in Nepal

Conservationists are making great progress in removing vulture-killing drug diclofenac from Nepal, with vulture populations stabilising as a result. Now, in this safer environment, it’s almost time for six captive-reared White-rumped Vultures to venture out into the wild.
Saffron-cowled Blackbird Conservation Project members scan the landscape to locate nesting sites © Francisco González Táboas
07 Nov 2017

Meet the guardians watching over Argentina's threatened nesting sites

In Argentina, there are only 600 Saffron-cowled Blackbirds left, and nest predation is sabotaging their chances of population recovery. But this looks set to change thanks to the incredible dedication of Colony Guardians – volunteers who camp out at nesting sites to watch over the eggs and chicks.
flying geese

Migration special: why the long trip south gets longer every year

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