Dicing with death: an Egyptian Vulture (Endangered) perching on a dangerous power pole © Andras Kovacs
23 Jul 2021

Why we need to make ‘sustainable’ development truly bird-safe

Planting vegetation to stop the spread of deserts, bringing electricity to rural communities… these are positive steps, as long as the right preparations are made. Sadly, poorly-planned ‘sustainable’ development is having unintended but devastating consequences for threatened birds that migrate through Africa and the Middle East.
21 Jul 2021

Paraguay's San Rafael reserve is being restored in a buzz-worthy way

Youth conservationist Fabiana Benítez tells how one rainforest is being restored with the help of BirdLife Partners and tea.
Each token represents a living bird currently residing on Cousin Island Special Reserve © Adrian Scottow
19 Jul 2021

Seychelles songbird becomes world's first 'digital species

BirdLife Partner Nature Seychelles is looking for innovative ways to fund the protection of their wildlife, including the Seychelles Magpie-robin (Endangered). Today, the bird is up for sale as the first ever Digital Nature Collectible, using carbon-neutral infrastructure that expends almost zero energy.
 Clinging to existence - one of the few remaining adult Fatu Hiva monarchs © Benjamin Ignace
16 Jul 2021

The race to save the last of the monarchs from extinction

There are only four breeding pairs of Fatu Hiva Monarchs left on earth – the tragic victims of invasive species. Our French Polynesian Partner SOP Manu knows exactly what to do, having brought a similar bird, the Tahiti Monarch, back from the brink of extinction. But they urgently need your help.
Flying into danger: around 1 in 5 Great Indian Bustards die on powerlines every year © Devesh Gadhavi
14 Jul 2021

New India powerline ruling is lifeline for Critically Endangered bustard

The Great Indian Bustard is on the brink of extinction. Collision with powerlines is the biggest threat – but hope is at hand. This year, the Indian Supreme Court ruled that all powerlines should be taken underground at its breeding stronghold – a lifeline for this and many other bird species.
Knobbed Hornbill, BirdLife International

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50-100 years ago, this was one  of the commonest birds  in Java’s farmlands © Simon Bruslund
09 Jul 2021

A million caged, none in the wild: freeing the Javan Pied Starling

Over a million kept as pets in Indonesian homes, yet likely none left in their natural habitat: this is the extraordinary story of the Javan Pied Starling and what it represents for the Asian songbird crisis. Thankfully, plans for breeding and reintroduction raise hopes.
Bees and other pollinators are increasingly threatened by human activities © Seydou Nacro
07 Jul 2021

Natural compost helps women farmers in Burkina Faso get better yields

Natural compost is a reliable alternative to chemical fertilizers in improving agricultural yields for women farmers in Burkina Faso, while promoting conservation of micro-organisms and insects, ensuring the survival of migratory birds and optimal pollination of crops.
Without a team of CLP alumni, the grey-breasted parakeet would still be plummeting towards extinction © Fábio Nunes
07 Jul 2021

Call for applications: Conservation Leadership Programme team awards

CLP is delighted to invite applications to our 2022 Team Awards from teams of early-career conservationists leading critical projects worldwide. All applications must be submitted using the online platform by 11:59pm GMT on 10 October 2021.
Photos from #TheRaceIsOn campaign to drive action at global conferences in 2021 © Shutterstock
05 Jul 2021

Nature-positive by 2030: one big global goal for nature

Biodiversity loss and climate change: two inextricably linked existential threats. Since 2015, we’ve had the universal climate goal of ‘1.5 degrees or under’. Now: introducing a Global Goal for Nature, what ‘nature-positive’ means and how it will be measured.
Belum Temengor Forest is home to all ten species of Malaysian hornbill © Yeap Chin Aik / MNS
02 Jul 2021

Discover our exciting new projects to fund forest conservation worldwide

BirdLife’s Forest Landscape Sustainability Accelerator is finding innovative new ways to support forest conservation in the long term. At this year’s online conference, we welcomed exciting new projects from BirdLife Partners across the world.

The latest conservation news and breakthroughs, delivered to your door

The Helmeted Hornbill is now Critically Endangered due to hunting © Shutterstock
01 Jul 2021

4 ways we’re fighting the illegal bird trade thanks to your support

The illegal bird trade is driving Asia’s birds to extinction: but with your help, we can turn things around. Here are just a few areas where the donations of BirdLife supporters have made a real impact over the past year.
Black Storks are currently raising their chicks on the Latvian Fund for Nature's nest cam
25 Jun 2021

6 great nest cams you should watch this summer

This year, the topic of our Spring Alive children’s education programme is how to keep birds’ nests safe. Thankfully, nowadays you don’t need to be anywhere near nests to observe the birds that live in them. Web cameras can offer a glimpse into the secret lives of birds wherever you are in the world.
Egyptian Vulture © Edwin Butter/Shutterstock
24 Jun 2021

Here’s how your support helped vultures in the past year

It has been nearly nine months since we launched our appeal to save Africa's vultures. We are extremely grateful for all the support we have received, which is already making real change for these magnificent birds of prey. Here’s an update on what your donations have helped us to achieve so far.
The Tristan Albatross flies vast distances in search of food, putting it at risk from international fishing fleets © Oli Yates
22 Jun 2021

Tristan Albatross falling through gaps in protection on High Seas

With a new protected area and a campaign to remove invasive mice, there have been many recent advances in the conservation of this Critically Endangered albatross. But our work isn’t over yet. Discover the measures in place to safeguard the species – and the gaps that still need to be filled.
The enigmatic Sociable Lapwing has been the focus of international research and conservation efforts since 2005 © Rob Sheldon
16 Jun 2021

Global research uncovers mysteries of rare Sociable Lapwing

Thanks to extensive research over the last 15 years, the Sociable Lapwing has gone from one of the world’s more obscure waders to one of its most studied, and it is now widely regarded as a flagship species for the conservation of the Central Asian steppes. We take a look at the work that has uncovered its mysteries and begun to conserve it.
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo

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