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Ortolan Bunting © Pierre Dalous
22 Sep 2017

In France, the Ortolan Bunting may soon be off the menu

The French Ministry of Ecology, Nicolas Hulot has committed to ending the large-scale trapping of Ortolan Bunting, which takes place to meet demand for a cruel dish where the songbird is blinded, fattened and drowned in brandy. It's a practice that has driven population declines of up to 84% in Europe since 1980.
Mallee Emuwren © Dean Ingwersen/BirdLife Australia
14 Sep 2017

Irreplaceable - Murray-Sunset, Hattah & Annuello, Australia

In our 'Irreplaceable' series, we cast a light on the globally-significant bird habitats that are in danger of disappearing forever.
Pink Pigeon © Thomas Berg/Flickr
05 Sep 2017

Reintroducing the pink pigeon and echo parakeet in Mauritius

The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation is re-introducing birds to suitable habitats to prevent their extinction.
31 Aug 2017

After the crash: how can we rebuild South Asia's vulture population?

Conservationists from India and Nepal have come together to plan a transboundary, sustainable answer to the question: how can you improve the outlook of a bird family that has already suffered a population crash of 99%?
30 Aug 2017

What is life like as a member of the Albatross Task Force?

Nahuel Chavez has worked with the Albatross Task Force since 2009 to save seabirds in fisheries off the coast of Argentina. It is estimated that around 13,500 black-browed albatross are killed in the trawl fleets every year.

On the ‘Nest Quest’ - protecting essential breeding grounds

21 Aug 2017

Critically Endangered macaws are learning to trust artifical nest boxes

Found only in the Llanos de Moxos - a tropical savanna in northern Bolivia - the striking Blue-throated Macaw Ara glaucogularis was nearly trapped to extinction as a result of demand for the
Maasai Mara team during the exchange © NatureKenya
21 Aug 2017

Helping to build communities of passionate conservationists to save

Wildlife poisoning driven by human-wildlife conflict is a leading threat to the survival of vultures in East Africa. Vulture populations in the Maasai Mara, Kenya have declined by up to 60% (Virani et al.
Indian Peafowl © Percom/Shutterstock
16 Aug 2017

7 stunning bird courtship displays that'll make you swoon

Before sex, first comes the courtship period – and few know how to catch the eye quite like birds. Here are seven such displays that caught our eye.
10 Aug 2017

The last dance? Critically Endangered grebe’s mesmerising display filmed

On the remote glacial lagoons of Patagonia, a rare grebe performs a bewitching dance that has been caught on film for the first time. But with invasive predators and proposed dams threatening its existence, how long do we have until the music stops?
Between a rock and a hard place: the birds of Rapa Iti. © Fred Jacq
01 Aug 2017

How we're going to save the little paradise in the Pacific

The rare native wildlife of a remote island has retreated to a precarious existence on vertical cliffs. An urgent project supported by the 2017 Birdfair is leading the counter-attack against invasive species to save the “little planet” of Rapa Iti.
27 Jul 2017

The "Nature Watchdogs" keeping Cyprus' wildlife safe

Each morning, volunteers patrol Cyprus’ most valuable natural habitats in order to keep them in pristine condition. This is their story.
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.

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