BPSSS are protecting the Turtle Dove protected from illegal killing in the Balkans © Godbolemandar
20 Jan 2019

Serbia: Protecting birds in face of conflict

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia have received the prestigious Marjan-Marsh award, which recognises exceptional contribution to an area where conservation and conflict overlap. They are dedicated to preventing the illegal killing of migratory birds in the face of great challenges.
The Rodrigues Fody (Near Threatened) is just one endemic bird benefiting from the scheme © Sarah Caceres & Jean-Noël Jasmin
17 Jan 2019

Mauritian island awarded for saving species through education

On Rodrigues Island in Mauritius, school children and citizens alike are rallying round to restore their island’s habitat. It’s all thanks to the Rodrigues Environmental Education Programme, which has won the Global Conservation Award 2018 for its positive impact on communities and species.
From 1952 - 1985, there were no confirmed sightings of the Gurney's Pitta © Boonchay Promjiam
15 Jan 2019

Gurney's Pitta: lost and found - and lost again?

Once thought to be lost forever, the Gurney’s Pitta has dodged extinction several times over the decades. Now, confined to Myanmar and beset by habitat destruction and civil unrest, it may be running out of chances.
Blue Cheeked Bee Eater
14 Jan 2019

Middle East nature fans welcome world’s first Arabic language birding app

The world’s first Arabic birding app, launched by the Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME), has been met with widespread excitement from nature enthusiasts in the region. Thousands of people have already downloaded the free app, which features pictures, descriptions of behaviour and samples of bird song.
10 Jan 2019

Five ways our partners are working to prevent the next Spix's Macaw

Following the announcement of the first bird extinctions this decade, here's what BirdLife partners are doing to protect rare birds, and protect more from going extinct.
Puffins on the Latrabjarg cliffs ©  LouieLea - Shutterstock

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Little Spiderhunter © noicherrybeans / Shutterstock
04 Jan 2019

Why we need birds (far more than they need us)

Can you imagine a world without birds? The benefits birds bring us aren't just cultural. Birds play an essential role in the functioning of the world's ecosystems, in a way that directly impacts human health, economy and food production - as well as millions of other species. Here's how...
21 Dec 2018

12 positive environmental stories from the past 12 months

Reading about the environment can sometimes seem like a depressing litany of fading species, increased development, and a warming planet. But there are reasons to be hopeful. As we approach the new year, here are 12 conservation wins we saw in 2018.
A Helmeted Hornbill guards its nest, hidden in the tree. © Thipwan / Shutterstock
18 Dec 2018

Saving the Helmeted Hornbill

The Helmeted Hornbill is under threat from a resurgence in demand for carvings made from its solid red casque. The trade is so intense that the bird is now Critically Endangered. Can it be saved?
14 Dec 2018

23 Condors Killed by Poison in Argentina

23 Andean Condors have been killed in Patagonia, Argentina, by a strong pesticide whose sale is prohibited in the country. These attacks follow ones in Jujuy and Mendoza provinces, and have conservation organizations extremely worried, as they represent a severe threat to the species.
The Adelie Penguin was one of five species studied © Jane Younger
11 Dec 2018

Which penguin species will be hardest hit by climate change?

As ice caps melt and sea levels rise, the survival of penguins will depend on their ability to adapt and relocate to new habitats. Now, a new genetic study reveals that some species may be better at adjusting than others.
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo
© Markus Varesvuo
10 Dec 2018

Proof of life: the seabird egg that has Portuguese conservationists excited

Berlenga Island, off the West coast of Portugal, has a new inhabitant: the Band-rumped Storm-petrel. A female of this threatened species has laid an egg on the island, thanks to work by the EU-funded LIFE Berlengas project.
© Noëlle Kümpel
06 Dec 2018

From local to global: BirdLife at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt

BirdLife has just returned from an intensive three weeks at the UN Biodiversity Conference of Parties in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, where we showcased successful conservation projects and advocated for urgent action to further protect nature. Here are the highlights of our achievements.
04 Dec 2018

10 ways we've saved the world's rarest birds in the last 10 years

BirdLife's Preventing Extinctions Programme is celebrating its 10th anniversary. What are its 'Top 10' successes?
The Canada Warbler overwinters in Colombia © Jayne Gulbrand
29 Nov 2018

Building birding trails in Colombia - before loggers can get there

Peace in Colombia is attracting tourists – but also logging. Can a new generation of young birding guides protect its spectacularly species-rich habitats?
A new generation: Chinese Crested Tern in South Korea © Yunkyoung Lee
28 Nov 2018

Asia’s rarest seabird could be easier to spot in the future

Researchers celebrate breeding success in South Korea for the Chinese Crested Tern – a bird once thought extinct. Decoy model birds have helped bolster the new colony, and the species has been spotted in Japan for the first time.

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