Local women  processing shea butter  in the south of Burkina Faso © Seydou NACRO
19 Feb 2020

Birds, Bees and Business: Empowering Local Communities in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, a unique project on biodiversity conservation is improving the livelihoods of local communities.
Birdwatchers' sightings were found to be an accurate way to measure bird populations © Nicolas Mirguet / Flickr
19 Feb 2020

15,000 birdwatchers contribute to first major report on India’s birds

The first ever full report on the state of India’s birds was released this week, made using data collected from over 15,000 birdwatchers across the country. Increases in Indian Peafowl and declines in raptors are among the major findings.
A global map of animal migrations
13 Feb 2020

How we’re connecting the dots at the Convention on Migratory Species

This month, BirdLife is attending a major global conference uniting governments, NGOs and scientists to advance the protection of migratory species. Find out how this powerful collaboration works, and BirdLife’s aims this year.
Staying hidden is a great way to see birds without frightening them © Cezary Korkosz
10 Feb 2020

Our top 10 tips on how to be a good birdwatcher

You’ve heard how much fun birdwatching can be, and you’re raring to get out there and start right away. But before you rush out of the door, wait! There are some important things you should know first. These tips will help you have a great time, stay safe, and be kind to birds.
Hatuta’a Island © Fred Jacq
05 Feb 2020

Explore the remote islands at the crossroads of restoration and extinction

Join us on a photographic journey to the middle of the Pacific Ocean to explore the Marquesas, a remote French Polynesian archipelago where irreplaceable nature and culture are threatened by introduced and invasive species – and where BirdLife has big plans for restoration…
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Juvenile Wandering Albatross wearing tracking device on Bird Island, South Georgia © Alex Dodds
05 Feb 2020

New study: are teen seabirds safe?

Seabirds have an exploratory adolescent phase, often looking for food in ocean areas quite different to breeding adults. A new collaborative BirdLife study warns that current seabird protection measures should not neglect such crucial stages of seabird development.
Mar Chiquita is set to become a paradise for birders, as well as birds © Aves Argentinas
31 Jan 2020

How to create Argentina’s largest national park: start with people

Two years ago Mar Chiquita, one of the world’s largest wetlands, was given support to become a National Park. We caught up with our Partner Aves Argentinas, who have been hard at work training local communities in ecotourism and inspiring citizens to become Guardians of Nature.
The Canada Warbler's population is declining © Steve Jones
29 Jan 2020

Protecting the Canada Warbler at both ends of its epic journey

The Canada Warbler migrates more than 10,000 kilometres a year, from Canada and the United States to the forests of South America. Find out how our Colombian Partner is using a local grassroots approach to support an Americas-wide action plan to protect the species.
Don José and his wife Nelly Lucumi never gave up on their vision © Asociación Calidris
28 Jan 2020

Meet Don José: the man who turned his rice farm into a bird haven

In 2004, José Jarvi Bazán chose to move from intensive rice farming to a nature-friendly approach that does not use artificial chemicals. Since then, he has become a pioneer in organic rice production in Colombia and throughout Latin America.
93% of the Black-breasted Puffleg's habitat has been altered or degraded © Murray Cooper
27 Jan 2020

Growing flowers to save a Critically Endangered hummingbird

In Ecuador’s high Andean forests, the Black-breasted Puffleg is running out of habitat. A forest restoration programme offers hope, working with local people to plant the species’ favourite flowers.
Echo Parakeet © Jacques de Speville

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Echo Parakeet © Jacques de Speville
Echo Parakeet female © Jacques de Speville
24 Jan 2020

No longer Endangered: the Echo Parakeet’s 100-year recovery plan

In this year’s Red List update, the Echo Parakeet moved from Endangered to Vulnerable – an impressive recovery for a species that once numbered just a dozen birds. But successes like this aren’t built in a day, or even a decade. Find out how Mauritius’ conservationists made it happen.
Suzanne Medina and son release a Guam Rail into the wild © Guam Department of Agriculture
20 Jan 2020

How did the Guam Rail come back from extinction in the wild?

After more than 30 years, the Guam Rail is back: breeding naturally beyond the confines of captive breeding enclosures – making it only the second bird species ever to recover from extinction in the wild. How did conservationists do it, and what can we learn about the threat of introduced predators?
Little Spiderhunter © Bjorn Olesen
17 Jan 2020

Revealed: the proposed global plan for nature that could save the planet

This October, world leaders will meet in China to discuss a new set of biodiversity targets that will decide the fate of nature on this planet. A first draft of the targets was released this week: here's everything you need to know about this critical turning point for conservation.
17 Jan 2020

Bringing back nature to the EU in the post-2020 Biodiversity Strategy

The rewilding of European ecosystems can help to tackle both the current climate and biodiversity emergencies. In a policy brief published today, a coalition of five organisations call on the European Commission to prioritise nature recovery in the EU Biodiversity Strategy post-2020.
Lake Kivu, Rwanda is a KBA © Tetyana Dotsenko / Shutterstock
13 Jan 2020

How our network of vital bird habitats is expanding to include all wildlife

The rock-solid criteria we use to identify Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) is now being used as the foundation for Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) – a new standard in site-based conservation which expands the concept beyond birds to all life on our planet.
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo

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