Nesting grounds are being run over by machinery or trampled by cattle © Inés Pereda
25 Feb 2020

Can traditional ranching revival reverse Saffron-cowled Blackbird collapse?

The pampas grasslands are one of South America’s most iconic landscapes – but less than half of them remain. Because of this, the Saffron-cowled Blackbird was moved to Endangered in the latest Red List update. Could a revival of centuries-old farming techniques be the solution?
20 Feb 2020

Lisbon airport mega-project threatens one of Europe’s most important

In spite of the concerns raised by scientists, environmental NGOs, engineers and safety experts, the Portuguese government have approved the Montijo airport mega-project. Our partner SPEA and others are now looking at how to stop this assault against nature.
Beaches, mangroves and reefs have all been contaminated © TV BrasilGov
20 Feb 2020

Full impact of mysterious Brazil oil spill remains unknown

Last summer, an oil spill of unknown origin hit Brazil’s northeast coast – just as migrating shorebirds arrived in the area. Our Partner SAVE Brasil has been campaigning for action and striving to measure the impact on birds - but more support is urgently needed.
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.
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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…
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.
Echo Parakeet © Jacques de Speville

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Aves Argentinas staff demonstrate bird-safe measures to fishermen © Albatross Task Force
29 Jan 2020

Albatross Task Force in the Americas: working with fishers to design

BirdLife's Albatross Task Force works with fishing crews on board their ships to introduce seabird-saving measures in focal countries. Here's an update of the programme's successes in the Americas.
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 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.
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo

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