Migration is becoming more and more hazardous for birds © Amy Johansson
12 Oct 2018

7 things we’re doing to protect migratory birds

This year, we held the first ever global summit for flyways conservation, uniting a panoply of countries and sectors. On World Migratory Bird Day, we’re sharing some of the most important decisions we made in order to ensure the miracle of migration will be there for future generations to enjoy.
05 Oct 2018

Location, location, location: how to reduce bird collisions

The global deployment of renewable energy such as wind power is key to tackling climate change. Yet placed in the wrong locations, wind turbines can harm wildlife such as birds and bats. The solution: strong science and technology that helps guide sustainable development.
Over 200 representatives from over 100 Partners attended the Global Partnership Meeting
03 Oct 2018

Family reunion: A global partnership meets to discuss the next half-decade

Between September 26th-28th, over 200 members of the BirdLife family flocked to Wallonia, Belgium for the 2018 BirdLife General Partnership Meeting. These landmark meetings are where we gather to elect our Government and review our conservation strategy for the years to come.
28 Sep 2018

People power: citizen scientists fill the information gaps for African

Not all countries have the resources to conduct big scientific surveys. A pioneering new project across three African countries proves that local volunteers are an effective way to monitor the health of birds and the habitats they live in.
25 Sep 2018

In search of the Giant Noctule – Europe’s biggest bat

This summer, experts from APB-Birdlife Belarus set out on their fourth annual fact-finding expedition to the remote marshes of Paliessie in search of a rare bat species, the Giant Noctule.

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25 Sep 2018

LIFE EuroSAP brings hope for 16 threatened species

With the conclusion of one of BirdLife’s most ambitious projects to date, ‘LIFE EuroSAP: Coordinated Efforts for International Species Recovery’, we reflect back on a mammoth three-year collaboration to change the fate of 16 threatened bird species.
24 Sep 2018

Vital Argentinan marshlands under threat from dredging, clearing

Valenzuela marsh, which we've identified as an Important Bird & Biodiversity Area (IBA) is being threatened by dredging and forest clearance. We're mobilising support and lobbying for another solution to the floods plaguing the region.
A purse seine vessel off the coast of Chile © Luis Cabezas
18 Sep 2018

Going for Green: Chile purse seine project nominated for conservation award

Modifying purse seine nets in Chile seems to offer a promising new way to reduce seabird bycatch. This year, the project has received prestigious recognition from the Latin American Green Awards.
Joe Sultana was a passionate bird activist and a keen ornithologist © BirdLife Malta
14 Sep 2018

Obituary: bird activist Joe Sultana 1939-2018

A champion of conservation in Malta, and more widely the Mediterranean, Joe Sultana passed away on Tuesday 11th of September at the age of 78. Throughout his life, his passion and dedication for conservation inspired action both within Malta and internationally.
Black-browed Albatross © Stephanie Winnard
13 Sep 2018

7 amazing things the Albatross Task Force has achieved in the past year

For more than a decade, the Albatross Task Force has been striving to make fishing industries seabird-safe. Working with communities, governments and on board boats, it has become one of BirdLife’s most successful programmes. Here’s what it has achieved in the past year alone.

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Tern terraces on Coquet Island © Paul Morrison
11 Sep 2018

Road to recovery for the Roseate Tern

Neighbouring BirdLife partners, RSPB (UK) and BirdWatch Ireland, have joined forces to put Europe’s rarest breeding seabird, the roseate tern, on the road to recovery.
10 Sep 2018

New report: over half the world's raptors have declining populations

We interview our Chief Scientist, Stuart Butchart, about a newly published paper: State of the World’s Raptors. What threats face this iconic group of birds, and what can we do to help?
07 Sep 2018

Algarve fires menace Bonelli’s Eagle

After the recent fires across the Algarve, BirdLife’s Portuguese partner, SPEA, sounds the alarm for the region’s important Bonelli’s Eagle population.
05 Sep 2018

Spix’s Macaw heads list of first bird extinctions confirmed this decade

Eight bird species, including two species of macaw, look set to have their extinctions confirmed following a robust new assessment of Critically Endangered species. The findings reveal a worrying new trend: for the first time, mainland extinctions are outpacing island extinctions
The White-headed Vulture can locate an animal carcass from a mile away © Andre Botha
31 Aug 2018

Saving the sentinels of the skies: Kenya's rapid-response vulture unit

For millennia, vultures have aided humans in their role as nature’s rapid-response clean-up crew. Now, Kenya is repaying the favour with a new rapid-response unit to combat vulture poisoning: part of an ambitious project to save Africa’s vultures.
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Food for thought: how a new movement for sustainable farming is spreading across the world

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