14 Aug 2018

Caught in the Crossfire: Rhinoceros Hornbill

The Rhinoceros Hornbill has become a victim of poachers, who often mistake the bird for the similar-looking Helmeted Hornbill, whose solid casque is valuable on the black market.
Ancient varieties of livestock continue to graze in Anatolia’s indigenous olive pastures © Doğa Derneği
10 Aug 2018

Turkey's natural olive groves: are ancient methods the farming future?

In Turkey, ancient indigenous methods of cultivating olives are providing age-old answers to the questions modern practices are beginning to force the world to ask. But can they survive the onslaught of intensive agriculture long enough to speak them?
09 Aug 2018

Spain’s mission to save the White-headed Duck

In the 1970s, the Spanish population of White-headed duck was brought to the verge of extinction. Its stunning recovery shows why Species Action Plans are essential for the survival of threatened species.
07 Aug 2018

The Black-tailed Godwit rebounds in Sweden

After ten years of conservation efforts, one of Sweden’s rarest breeding bird species, the Black-tailed Godwit, is making a stunning recovery.
07 Aug 2018

Inside Asia's Forests of Hope: A Photo Essay

Most people, when they retire, turn to a life of leisure. Not Bjorn Olesen. Following his retirement, he became a full-time conservation photographer. Most recently, he travelled to eight forests in eight countries for their new book ‘Asia’s Wildlife: A Journey to the Forests of Hope’.

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06 Aug 2018

A recipe for a more sustainable world

Farming doesn’t have to be in conflict with nature. Around the world, we’re working with projects that prove it’s possible to grow food in a way that benefits both wildlife and livelihoods. Here's a tasty selection for starters...
Last year's project to remove invasive species from the island of Rapa Iti is now underway
01 Aug 2018

Celebrating 30 years of Birdfair: 3 decades of global conservation impact

Every year proceeds from the British Birdwatching Fair, dubbed the ‘Glastonbury of birdwatching’, go towards a conservation project, chosen and managed by BirdLife. We look back at the successes of the past 30 years.
01 Aug 2018

Bulldozers over Almany threaten the Greater Spotted Eagle

Road construction through Belarus’ Almany Mires is devastating ancient bogs in one of the country’s Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas.
Mar Chiquita lake harbours most of the planet's Chilean Flamingos © Pablo Rodriguez Merkel
30 Jul 2018

Argentina is about to get its largest National Park

This year’s British Birdwatching Fair will support the creation of Argentina's largest national park, in the process providing a haven to nearly a million flamingos and shorebirds.
Gediz delta is a refuge for the Red-breasted Goose, which is Vulnerable to extinction © Goean / Shutterstock
30 Jul 2018

Irreplaceable: Gediz Delta, Turkey – a bridge over troubled waters

A proposed mega-bridge spanning the Izmir Bay threatens to obliterate crucial waterbird breeding grounds, which are also a haven for rare seals and sea turtles. And that’s not the only thing threatening this unique site. Read about the actions taken so far to secure this habitat in danger.

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27 Jul 2018

BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita Speaks to Conservation Careers

In the opening episode of the Conservation Careers Podcast, Nick Askew speaks with our CEO Patricia Zurita. Patricia shares her career story so far, and how she got from her childhood in Ecuador to be the only female leader of a big international conservation charity.
These Chattering Lories were about to be shipped abroad when they were seized by law enforcement © Burung Indonesia
26 Jul 2018

A new action plan to tackle illegal parrot trading in Indonesia

In North Maluku, Indonesia, traders are using more and more complex methods to trap and market parrots, and many species are now globally threatened with extinction. BirdLife Partner Burung Indonesia united national parks, conservation groups and police investigators to develop a plan of action.
23 Jul 2018

Back from the Dead? The Story of the Blue-eyed Ground-Dove.

Just three years ago, the Blue-eyed Ground-Dove was thought to be extinct. Then, after 75 years without a confirmed sighting, twelve individuals were found in the wild. But with such a small population, can the species be saved?
The Sokoke Scops Owl weighs only 2 ounces (57g) and is the smallest Scops Owl © John Mwcharo
23 Jul 2018

Irreplaceable: Dakatcha Woodland, Kenya

It’s a refuge for Endangered species found at only a handful of other sites. It stores rainwater, traps carbon and even regulates the local climate. But this unique and globally important forest has no formal protection. Read what’s being done in the fight to secure its survival.
"East Indes Market Stall in Batavia", painted in the 17th century by an unknown artist
20 Jul 2018

Flight of Fancy: early depictions of the parrot trade in European art

Parrots are such popular pets that their capture has driven many species to the brink of extinction in the wild. But this isn't a new phenomenon - their role in human culture has been ingrained for millennia. We explore what parrots in art can tell us about the history of world trade routes.
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Food for thought: how a new movement for sustainable farming is spreading across the world

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