There are only 50 Javan Pied Starlings left in the wild - and 1 million in cages © Ding Li Yong
12 Aug 2020

More caged birds than wild: Javan songbird crisis revealed

In Java, there are now more songbirds in cages than in forests. Fierce demand for lucrative song competitions is driving multiple species to the brink – but in a region where bird-keeping is a cultural mainstay, complex solutions are required.
Although born in Britain, Kevin Hague has fallen in love with his New Zealand home © Peter Hunt
10 Aug 2020

Social justice and nature conservation: part of the same mission?

Kevin Hague, CEO of Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand), explains how his experiences campaigning for racial equality and gay rights fit into his current mission to protect the stunning nature and birds of New Zealand.
Women are speaking out in defence of a healthy environment © Princess del Castillo
07 Aug 2020

Meet the female forest defenders of the Philippines

Hear the stories of the inspirational Filipino women unafraid to take a stand against the destruction of their forest homes, and how we’re fighting for their right to a healthy environment.
Strategy videogames involve making decisions and often exploiting natural resources. Screenshot: BirdLife International / The Like Minded
06 Aug 2020

How your decisions can impact tropical forest landscapes

Our new animation, launched at the Global Landscapes Forum, turns to an unlikely inspiration to help explain landscape conservation and our innovative work to support communities in tropical forests: videogames.
Assad Serhal (centre) is recovering well after eight stitches © SPNL
05 Aug 2020

Beirut explosion: an update from our Partner in Lebanon

A massive explosion ripped through Beirut, Lebanon's capital, last night, killing over 100 people.
Knobbed Hornbill, BirdLife International

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Active water transport in some recently cleared canals © Clara Nanja
05 Aug 2020

Restoring the Lukanga: Tackling Invasive Weed Species in Zambia

In two decades of fishing, Boyd Kayombo has witnessed a steady decline in his catch. Kayombo sighs as he tugs at his nets. “The fish catch is poorer and the water has turned pale and green”, he remarks wiping sweat from his brow on a hot fishing day.
This stunning iris is classed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List © Sharif Jbour
03 Aug 2020

Palestinian conservationists overcome adversity to research rare plant

When conservationists came upon a rare flower in bloom in the North Eastern Slopes of Palestine, they were determined to secure its survival. But besides existing threats, 2020 presented a number of new and unforeseen challenges. Discover how they persevered in the face of adversity.
A pair of Oriental Dollarbirds displaying courtship behaviour  © HIH Princess Takamado
01 Aug 2020

Oriental Dollarbird: a curious case of mistaken identity

For more than a thousand years, Japanese citizens assumed the Oriental Dollarbird was responsible for a beautiful and distinctive call heard at night. But a chance radio broadcast revealed the true, unlikely culprit. From "Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, August 2020
This is one helmet that sadly does not provide protection © Craig Ansibin / Shutterstock
31 Jul 2020

How we're helping the Helmeted Hornbill to nest in safety again

Teetering on the edge of extinction due to demand for its prized 'casque', the Helmeted Hornbill now finds itself with a fighting chance of survival thanks to bolstered law enforcement and patrols of its dwindling forest habitat
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie © Bjorn Olesen
29 Jul 2020

Making the hotels of Sri Lanka birdwatcher-friendly

The Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka’s “Bird Friendly Concept” has been adopted by numerous hotels, resorts, and travel agencies across Sri Lanka to the mutual benefit of birds, birders, and business.

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28 Jul 2020

Anchoring a Green Recovery in São Tomé and Príncipe

In wake of the COVID-19, BirdLife is adapting its conservation programmes in São Tomé and Príncipe islands to address the economic and social crisis caused by the pandemic, seeking to herald a green future in this island state.
Rhinoceros Hornbill © Yeap Chin Aik
27 Jul 2020

Why birds are the answer to saving Malaysian forests

Often dressed in bright colours and with absurdly bulky bills, hornbills are remarkable-looking birds. But their value goes far beyond their aesthetics: they have become the key to saving some of Malaysia’s most precious forests.
Dr David Boyd at a demonstration in Norway
22 Jul 2020

Interview with UN rapporteur Dr David Boyd: the power of human rights

Dr David Boyd, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, and a supporter of our #1Planet1Right campaign, speaks to BirdLife on why nature is a human right, the process required to make it so, and whether this ambitious goal is even feasible...
Ghoubel wind project in Djibouti, near Lake Assal © Jean Marie Takoule
20 Jul 2020

Why we need to balance Ghana's energy needs with conservation

In Ghana, renewable energy is a rapidly-growing industry. As demand increases, the country urgently needs to ensure these developments have a minimal impact on the country's birds and biodiversity. Here's what needs to be done get the balance right.
The Ruby-throated Hummingbird features on ABC's logo
17 Jul 2020

ABC joins the flock!

The latest member of the BirdLife family becomes our second partner in the United States; brings Partnership total to 116
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo

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