18 Jul 2019

Photo Essay: Audubon's 2019 photography awards

Audubon has announced the winners of it's 2019 Photography competition. See the stunning photos.
Rock iguanas mostly eat plants, fruit and flowers © Sarah Havery
16 Jul 2019

Welcome to Iguana island: the land where reptiles rule

The Turks & Caicos Islands harbour two remaining strongholds for an endemic, Critically Endangered rock iguana, under threat from invasive mammals and development. Now a partnership of NGOs is working hard to ensure the ‘Iguana Island’ remains worthy of its name.
© Jean Beaufort
12 Jul 2019

Forest conservation project converts bee-burners to beekeepers on Príncipe

On the small island of Príncipe in the Gulf of Guinea, a community beekeeping project is empowering communities to obtain honey in a way that doesn't risk their lives. This initiative is already restoring forests and enriching livelihoods.
The delta is home to 40,000 Snow Geese © Bird Studies Canada
10 Jul 2019

Canada delta in danger from trading port expansion

Fraser River Delta is one of British Columbia’s most vital habitats for migratory shorebirds, and the site of a major discovery about how shorebirds feed. Two BirdLife Partners, Bird Studies Canada and Nature Canada, are joining forces with BC Nature to halt plans for a huge trading port on-site.
08 Jul 2019

Highlights from the ‘International Dawn Chorus 2019’ radio broadcast

Earlier this summer, our Irish partner BirdWatch Ireland had the great honour of co-producing the biggest and most ambitious live natural history radio broadcast ever made – the International Dawn Chorus Day. Niall Hatch who took part in the broadcast, shares his highlights from the day.
Eurasian Golden Oriole © Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH

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06 Jul 2019

Victory for Montenegro’s bird paradise!

Ulcinj Salina has been declared a national protected area! For the past 15 years, our Montenegrin partner CZIP has fought tirelessly to block a controversial building development poised to destroy one of Europe’s most important migratory bird sites.
The Far Eastern Curlew (Endangered) relies on the Yellow Sea as a migratory stopover site © Wang LiQiang / Shutterstock
05 Jul 2019

Yellow Sea shorebird habitats secure World Heritage listing

Key sites along the Chinese coastline of the Yellow Sea have secured World Heritage status, a lifeline for 17 globally threatened migratory shorebird species that rely on these habitats. The decision follows tireless advocacy from BirdLife Australia and reflects China’s role as a leader in global conservation.
03 Jul 2019

Record number of Blue-throated Macaw chicks fledged

A record number of Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw chicks fledged from nest boxes at a reserve in Bolivia this past year. This resulted in a total of 81 juvenile Blue-throated Macaws joining the wild adults, a significant addition to a species population that is estimated not to exceed 450 individuals.
© pxhere.com
03 Jul 2019

‘Bird-safe window’ movement reaches over 5 million people

Colliding with glass is a big danger for birds. This year, our children’s programme Spring Alive inspired young people across Europe and Central Asia to take action to make their windows bird-safe, transforming schools, homes and reaching millions through prime time TV.
Mem Mai on his rounds © Chea Sophea
02 Jul 2019

Meet the former tiger hunter turned forest protector

It is said that a tiger cannot change its stripes. Yet, after hunting and killing a tiger himself for the subsistence of his family, now-BirdLife employee Mem Mai proves that people can change their ways, especially when given the opportunity.
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo
28 Jun 2019

BirdLife calls for Urgent High-level Support for African Vultures

BirdLife International is unequivocally condemning the recent poisoning of 537 Critically Endangered vultures by elephant poachers in the Central District of Botswana.
25 Jun 2019

Sustainable tuna? There’s a catch

Every year hundreds of thousands of seabirds die as bycatch in fishing gear. BirdLife is joining a call to reduce this number by enforcing mitigation measures through observer coverage.
21 Jun 2019

After the storm: can this rediscovered bird recover?

Amongst the destruction and tragedy on Grand Bahama caused by Hurricane Matthew, there is an untold story of a rediscovered bird. But with a potential population of just two, can the Bahama Nuthatch recover?
The Barbary Macaque clings to just a few forests in North Africa © Kamil Laghjichi
17 Jun 2019

Algerian forest reinstated as National Park after turbulent history

Djebel Babor forest in Northern Algeria was a National Park for 60 years before being stripped of its status. Now, despite political upheaval, the hard work of conservationists has paid off once again.
© Travelmedia Productions
13 Jun 2019

7 great dads of the bird world

Father’s Day is about celebrating all the great dads out there – and there are plenty in the bird world. Who knows, one of these feathered fathers might remind you of someone you know…

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