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Australasian Bittern, Ohiwa. © Neil Robert Hutton
24 Jul 2017

Seeking the elusive "Swamp Boomers" of New Zealand

On a small lake in central Hawke’s Bay, the quest is on to find one of New Zealand’s least understood species before it vanishes forever.
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco with BirdLife CEO, Patricia Zurita.
21 Jul 2017

Prince of Monaco presented with prestigious BirdLife award

One good tern deserves another, as they say. At this year's “Summer Dream” evening BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita proudly presented an Arctic Tern statue to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, in recognition of his support to BirdLife's cause.
Andros Island, Bahamas © Shutterstock
20 Jul 2017

Using IBAs to uncover America's hidden ecotourism paradises

BirdLife Partners in the United States, Bahamas, Belize and Paraguay are clubbing together to promote ecotourism in places where poverty overlaps with IBAs, a pioneering project that will enrich these areas for both people and nature
Gila Woodpecker © kojihirano/Shutterstock
14 Jul 2017

8 incredible bird nests from around the world

When thinking about bird nests, most people may imagine the regular bowl-shaped receptacle of twigs and leaves - but birds’ nesting behaviours are as diverse as their courting rituals.
 Lesser Flamingo © Gudkov Andrey/ Shutterstock
11 Jul 2017

The deadly lake that gives life to flamingos

Soda ash mining is still a lingering threat to Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania, the most important breeding site in the world for Lesser Flamingos. But a new community-based tourism initiative could save the spectacle of the “pink parade” from disaster.

On the ‘Nest Quest’ - protecting essential breeding grounds

Little Penguin © Richard Robinson
06 Jul 2017

Little Blue neighbours

They can be found nesting on people’s doorsteps, or quite literally underneath them. Meet the world's smallest penguins, unwillingly urban birds who are being given new homes by local volunteers
New Zealand's Endangered penguin species: Yellow-eyed © Richard Robinson
05 Jul 2017

Yellow eyes a warning

Look directly into the eyes of an Endangered species. Work by Forest & Bird on land is helping the Yellow-eyed Penguin, but threats at sea are very worrying
Fiordland Penguin "Tawaki" © Richard Robinson
04 Jul 2017

Penguins of the remote rainforest

Grab a kayak, hiking boots and become an expert at crawling through rocks if you want to discover New Zealand's hidden Fiordland Penguins, or "tawaki". But why are they going hungry?
A Little Penguin runs underneath a parked car while returning to its nest in Oamaru, New Zealand. © Richard Robinson
03 Jul 2017

The unusual urban lives of New Zealand's penguins

Tucked away in rainforests, rocky crevices or under parked cars, these hidden (and not-so-well-hidden) birds are having a rough ride. Welcome to New Zealand, home to one third of the world’s penguins
Wandering Albatross © Prince Images
29 Jun 2017

Towards seabird-safe fisheries, global efforts and solutions

The RSPB and BirdLife International have produced a new publication that presents some of the remarkable efforts fisheries have made on a global scale to tackle seabird bycatch.
Wandering Albatross © Oli Prince
22 Jun 2017

How we're saving the kings of the ocean

It has been another busy year for the Albatross Task Force, and our teams have made good progress in achieving their objectives towards reducing the bycatch of vulnerable seabirds in some of the world’s most deadly fisheries.
Southern Rockhopper © Galyna Andrushko
20 Jun 2017

I can’t believe we still have to raise funds to protect penguins…

Rory Crawford, BirdLife International Marine Programme Manager, blogs about BirdLife's latest work to save penguins from extinction.
Polynesian Ground-dove: population now set to recover from less than 200 birds © Marie-Helene Burle/Island Conservation
20 Jun 2017

Paradise saved: some of world’s rarest birds rebound on Pacific islands

Five remote Pacific islands are safe havens for four of our world’s rarest bird species following the success of ambitious island restoration project
16 Jun 2017

Can we bring back the pheasant that was wiped out by the war in Vietnam?

The Edwards’s Pheasant has been wiped out in the wild by the war that once ravaged Vietnam But a prospering caged community brings hope that it could once again return
The Seabird Tracking Database has reached 10 million data points © David Grem
08 Jun 2017

Record-breaking 10 million points for seabird conservation

Today we celebrate World Oceans Day as we finally reach a record-breaking 10 million data points in the Seabird Tracking Database.
Peacock © Percom

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