Many seabirds meet their end accidentally tangled in fishing nets. In a brand new approach to this problem, our Partners are studying the way seabirds detect predators, in a bid to use the same techniques to keep them away from netting.
A lot can happen in a year. Browse some of the most important advances in bird conservation science that happened over 2019: part of the yearly update to our flagship publication, State of the World’s Birds.
What started out as a mission to save tree kangaroos has transformed the lives of over 13,000 people and boosted the conservation of some of Papua New Guinea’s most biodiverse and globally important rainforests.
Press release | This year the EU will take decisions that have far-reaching consequences for Europe's people and nature. A new set of policy papers, released today, outlines why and how European politicians should prioritise nature restoration in the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030.
We all know what our favourite bird looks like – but do you know why it’s evolved to look that way? Discover the amazing new project striving to build a stronger connection between people and nature – through the fascination of bird anatomy.
On the first Sunday of February every year, the world marks World Wetlands Day to raise awareness of the vital role played by wetlands. This year, BirdLife partners across Africa celebrated the theme: “Life thrives in Wetlands”.
More than 80 percent of France’s biodiversity is located in just five overseas territories. But forestry, mining, urban sprawl, tourism and invasive alien species are threatening the regions’ wildlife. Fortunately, the LIFE BIODIV’OM project is working to protect these unique areas and species.
In the light of the successful reintroduction of Guam Rail, we consider the prospects of the five remaining bird species categorised as Extinct in the Wild – all of which face unique barriers to re-entry.
History has always shown us that there is nothing more powerful than a group of women determined to achieve a goal: especially women in conservation, who are harnessing their forces to protect nature and our future.
Using tracking technology, the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) has exposed the controversial reason behind the disappearance of Britain’s Hen Harriers. In a country renowned for its love of birds, how can we protect the nation’s most persecuted raptor?
Over the past ten years, the EU has been calling for “blue growth” at sea, propelling the rhetoric that the ocean’s vast and untapped potential can support increased human activities. In reality, there has never been any vast, nor untapped potential at sea.