04 Jun 2020

There is no place for racism in birding

In response to the incident in New York involving birder Christian Cooper, and ongoing Black Lives Matter demonstrations in USA and worldwide – as well as in encouragement of the first #BlackBirdersWeek – BirdLife staff based in the UK, Senegal & Kenya voice their reflections and advice as birders.
Great Indian Bustard © Nayan Khanolkar
02 Jun 2020

Great Indian Bustard gets new level of protection

For the world’s heaviest flying bird, the modern landscape poses many threats and dangers. Fortunately, early this year, major landmarks decided at the Convention on Migratory Species secured greater protection for the species, both on land and in the air.
Invest positively in Invest positively in forest landscapes for people and wildlife to thrive © BirdLife environment for people and wildlife to thrive © BirdLife
28 May 2020

The future of forest conservation goes digital

With many countries in lockdown, conservationists are finding new ways to fight deforestation and support communities that live in tropical forest landscapes. BirdLife’s Forest Landscape Sustainability Accelerator is back for 2020 and kicks things off at a ground-breaking digital conference
Collared Brown Lemur © Belinda Bertrand / Flickr
26 May 2020

New research station protects Madagascar forest from the inside out

Geographical isolation and rugged terrain have given rise to astounding wildlife within Madagascar’s Tsitongambarika Forest, but have also made it difficult to reach and protect – until recently. Introducing Ampasy Research Station: a hub for community support and enabling forest conservation from the inside out.
21 May 2020

CEO speech on International Day of Biodiversity: ‘the realisation’

On International Day of Biodiversity 2020, BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita explains why a healthy planet should be a new human right.
Knobbed Hornbill, BirdLife International

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A quintet of warblers by George Boorujy, Photo © Mike Fernandez
19 May 2020

Inner-city wildlife: feast your eyes on the stunning Audubon mural project

Since 2014, larger-than-life paintings of more than one hundred bird species threatened by climate change have been wowing residents and spreading awareness in Harlem, New York. The project is set to cross the Atlantic to Europe, bringing with it the power to reconnect city-dwellers with nature.
Since 2017, communities have planted 650,000 trees to restore the forest © Nature Kenya
15 May 2020

Giving power to the people to protect iconic Mount Kenya Forest

Not only is Mount Kenya Forest one of the most iconic landscapes in Africa, it is also a crucial source of clean water for the country. Find out how Nature Kenya is empowering local citizens to form powerful partnerships that can protect and restore the forest for decades to come.
13 May 2020

A family of Danish White-Tailed Sea Eagles invites you to its nest

Imagine: swooping down from the sky, fresh fish between its talons, a White-Tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) lands in its nest to feed its hungry young chicks. And you’re there to see it all, in real time - from the comfort of your own home. Our Danish partner, DOF, has made this a reality.
In its natural grassland habitat, the species would usually hunt small mammals and birds © RSCN
13 May 2020

6,000 Endangered Steppe Eagles find refuge within refuse dumps

If you wanted to see 6,000 Endangered eagles, a rubbish dump might not be the first place you’d think of looking. But conservationists in Saudi Arabia are working to make these unlikely havens safe for the birds that call them home.
© Fábio Nunes
07 May 2020

Grey-breasted Parakeet recovers from three fledglings to a thousand

In 2012, researchers made the alarming discovery that this vivacious parakeet was now confined to a single small region in northeastern Brazil. Find out how their campaign has seen the birds make a remarkable comeback from three fledglings in 2010 to a cumulative total of 1,165 fledglings.

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Almost all casualties were Hooded Vultures (Critically Endangered) © R. Maximiliane / Shutterstock
05 May 2020

Investigating the mystery behind Guinea-Bissau’s mass vulture deaths

Earlier this year, the shocking, and unexplained, discovery of numerous clusters of dead vultures across Guinea-Bissau rocked the conservation world. However, investigations are shedding light on the crime behind the deaths, and ensuring a safer future for these Critically Endangered birds in the country.
30 Apr 2020

5 vital projects that will continue in 2020

The good thing about BirdLife is that, as a truly global organisation, we’re already great at staying connected, even when we’re thousands of miles apart. Here are just a few of the ways our work will carry on over the coming months, even if it’s from our living rooms…
Even reaching the islands and unloading equipment was a major challenge © Fred Jacq
28 Apr 2020

Marquesas fact-finding mission sheds light on Endangered native birds

In November 2019, a BirdLife-led team camped out on one of the world’s remotest islands to learn more about the Endangered birds we urgently need to save. Here’s what they discovered…
Regent Honeyeater © Dean Ingwersen / BirdLife Australia
24 Apr 2020

From the ashes: 5 birds affected by Australia's bushfires

The Australian bushfires of late 2019 and early 2020 gave much cause for heartbreak and angst. With the smoke finally clearing, read about five affected bird species and the efforts underway to help bring them back from the brink.
© Pexels
22 Apr 2020

Our campaign to make a healthy natural environment a human right

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the BirdLife Partnership is launching a bold new campaign to add a new article to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: the right to a healthy natural environment. Find out why this addition is so crucial and read our letter to the UN Secretary-general.
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo

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