TV and radio appearances and a peaceful march drummed up public support © WESM
18 Jul 2018

BirdLife Malawi campaign compels court to uphold ban on thin plastic

WESM (BirdLife in Malawi) united universities, faith groups and community organisations in a highly successful campaign which helped to fast-track a delayed court ruling on the ban on thin plastic in this landlocked southern African country.
Libyan conservationists looking for tern nests in Farwa, Libya © CEPF Med
17 Jul 2018

Libya’s environment: an insider's view

With difficult and dangerous access, one’s picture of Libya tends to be based on conflict and crisis seen on the news. Some wouldn’t expect nature conservation to be on anyone’s agenda, yet it is alive and growing. We get the reaction from two conservationists that just returned from Libya.
The Grey-headed Albatross is Endangered and declining by 5% a year on South Georgia © Stephanie Winnard
12 Jul 2018

Nobody knows where juvenile Grey-headed Albatrosses go: until now

Way too many youngsters were going missing after fledging. With no knowledge of where they fly to, it was much harder to halt their decline. Now, nine satellite-tagged juveniles have successfully left the nest. We can watch their journey – and so can you.
The Arctic Tern migrates from pole to pole © Tony Brindley
11 Jul 2018

How will climate change affect bird migration? Our scientists explain

Science Showcase: we talk to BirdLife scientists about a recent paper they have been working on that has expanded our knowledge of birds and conservation. This time, our Chief Scientist Stuart Butchart explains a study that predicts what climate change will mean for migratory birds.
The rufa Red Knot is a sub-species of Red knot that migrates through the Americas © Hans Hillewaert
09 Jul 2018

Red Knots plummet by 25% in a year in Tierra del Fuego

For a while, it looked like they might actually be in recovery. But this year’s census of the American subspecies, the rufa Red Knot, found that numbers have plummeted to an all-time low. The likely cause? Food shortages in Delaware Bay, a crucial feeding stopover site on their migration.

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06 Jul 2018

Red List update: Australian reptiles in crisis, surprise toad rediscovery

Climate change and invasive species don’t just impact birds – the latest update to the IUCN Red list of threatened species shows that they are a growing threat to Australia’s unique reptiles. However, the update also revealed good news for four South American amphibians assumed to be extinct.
After a short, but rough, crossing, the Raso Larks arrive safely on Santa Luzia in a waterproof box © Paul Donald / BirdLife
06 Jul 2018

Ground-breaking reintroduction for Cabo Verde's most threatened bird

Great escape: after years of preparation, the Raso Lark (Critically Endangered) now spreads its wings on its new home of Santa Luzia – video below
02 Jul 2018

This month in science: albatross disease risk, Danish farmland bird decline

We present the highlights of the latest issue of Bird Conservation International, our quarterly peer-reviewed journal promoting worldwide research and action for the conservation of birds and their habitats.
© Melpo Apostolidou, BirdLife Cyprus
28 Jun 2018

7 crafts to get kids into birding: from easy to expert

We’ve selected crafts from across the world that will delight children and benefit birds. From ten-minute fruit kebabs to a summer spent birdhouse building, we’ve got projects for every age and timespan: all you need to do is pick your skill level.
Bar-headed Goose © Wang LiQiang / Shutterstock
27 Jun 2018

Migration Marathons: 7 unbelievable bird journeys

Around one in five of all the world’s bird species migrate. And while every migration is an epic and often perilous feat of endurance, here’s a selection of species that we feel go the extra mile.

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Ulcinj Salina is a key habitat for the Greater Flamingo
20 Jun 2018

Save Salina: hotel complex threatens waterbird paradise

Ulcinj Salina is a traditional salt pan whose shallow waters feed and support more than 250 bird species. However, recent proposals to build a large-scale tourism resort threaten to obliterate it.
Jane Alexander interview BirdLife
18 Jun 2018

“We all have to become conservationists”: our interview with Jane Alexander

Jane Alexander is an acclaimed actress, author and an impassioned birder who is also a member of BirdLife’s Global Advisory Group. Here, she talks to us about how acting got her into birding, and how the new generation gives her hope.
15 Jun 2018

Bird-friendly beef showcased by Hilton Hotels

A new mode of farming is taking off in South America. The pampas is one the world’s most important grassland biomes: but intensive farming is wearing it down. Now, a scheme for sustainable, bird-friendly meat is getting prestigious recognition.
13 Jun 2018

The top five threats to birds may surprise you

One in eight bird species is in danger of extinction – but what are the main factors driving their decline? They might not be what you think. Read about the five biggest threats to bird biodiversity, and what’s being done to combat them.
11 Jun 2018

Reversing the skylark's decline in Sweden

Over the last 40 years, Europe’s skylarks have suffered a 50% decline due to the intensification of agriculture. In Sweden, this figure jumps to a staggering 75%.
© Juandie Andrades

Food for thought: how a new movement for sustainable farming is spreading across the world

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