Mar Chiquita lake harbours most of the planet's Chilean Flamingos © Pablo Rodriguez Merkel
23 Feb 2018

2018 Birdfair project announced: a haven for Argentina’s Flamingos

This year’s British Birdwatching Fair will support the creation of Argentina's largest national park, in the process providing a haven to nearly a million flamingos and shorebirds.
18 Feb 2018

Volunteers help with Guinean Forest conservation

For its 2017 Nature's Heroes, the Society for the Conservation of Nature in Liberia named two of the people whose work has helped with conservation work in the Guinean Forest in West Africa
Celebrating the discovery at Middlepunt Wetland, South Africa © Niall Perrins
17 Feb 2018

Rewrite the bird books: new breeding site found for one of world's

The White-winged Flufftail (Critically Endangered) has just been confirmed to be breeding in South Africa – not only Ethiopia as previously thought – thanks to a discovery by BirdLife South Africa’s hidden camera traps. This sheds new light on the bird’s conservation.
15 Feb 2018

Masangoni Birdlife Group treasure their local forests

The 45 members of the Masangoni Birdlife Group have been awarded the status of Nature's Heroes, for their work in protecting the biodiversity of one of Zimbabwe's most rugged and inaccessible Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs).
Business and biodiversity go hand in hand at Las Salinas quarry © Charlie Butt
14 Feb 2018

BirdLife and CEMEX celebrate ten years of conservation - with more to come!

A global conservation charity and a building materials company? Some people might call it an unlikely match, but after ten highly successful years of conservation action across the world, we’ve cemented the bond by renewing our partnership for another three years.
White Tailed Eagle © Jaroslav Pap courtesy of Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia

Shot and left for dead: help us put an end to this persecution.

The Common Murre is very promiscuous, despite having long-term pair bonds © Menno Schaefer / Shutterstock
13 Feb 2018

Uncovered: the secret sex life of birds

For years, people assumed most birds were monogamous. This idyllic image was blown apart when research revealed lifestyles of polygamy, polyandry, marathon mating sessions and sperm competition. Welcome to the secret reproductive life of birds. Shocked? Blame it on natural selection.
12 Feb 2018

Rewarding work of restoring forest in Indonesia

Aventinus Sadip is the founder of a plant nursery and a farmer's group restoring forest around the Mbeliling IBA, Flores, Indonesia
Over half the world's known bird species were spotted last year, including the Common Redpoll © Missy Mandel
09 Feb 2018

Join the bird count extravaganza of the year – wherever you are!

Great Backyard Bird Count will take place February 16 to 19 – but you don’t need a backyard to take part. Citizens record the birds they see in parks, nature centres, balconies and beaches. Ordinary people the world over will be providing scientists with crucial information. Be one of them!
Tunisian law sets no quota on the number of Thrushes and Starlings that can be killed
07 Feb 2018

"Hunting tourism" carnage in Tunisia is currently legal

A recent Facebook post by the Lebanese Hunting Club (dated 10 January but subsequently erased) used these horrifying images to advertise hunting trips in Tunisia. They shocked the internet – but the carnage they depict is currently legal.
05 Feb 2018

BirdLife Zimbabwe crowns crane champions

BirdLife Zimbabwe has awarded the Markdale Site Support Group the status of Nature's Heroes for its work to look after its local crane populations

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The Blue-eyed Cockatoo depends on the large, hollow trees of untouched forest © Tobias
05 Feb 2018

Are we too late to save the elusive birds of this Papua New Guinea island?

New Britain's birds are among the least known to science. A group of researchers ventured into the island's unforgiving wilderness to find out how these species were coping with the loss of their forest. They found that some had adapted - but many more need urgent protection before it's too late.
Dr Vladimir Ivanovskihas pioneered tecniques for raptor protection in Belarus
03 Feb 2018

Saluting the brave Nature’s Heroes of Belarus

The three Nature's Heroes chosen by APB—BirdLife Belarus can be considered heroes in a more conventional sense. One climbs to dizzying heights to study the nests of raptors, with only a few old canvas straps to keep him from falling. The second confronted and defeated a horde of foreign hunters intent on killing the breeding ducks and other wildlife for which he is responsible. The third challenged a poacher and was shot and permanently disabled; but though no longer able to work as a protected area manager, has established a new career as one of Belarus's most respected wildlife photographers, and inspires many people to become conservationists.
Mahavavy-Kinkony is home to some of the birding community's most sought-after species © Jorlin Tsiavahananahary
02 Feb 2018

"Safari Birding": an ecotourism revolution in Madagascar

Until now, only a few intrepid ecotourists have ventured out to Mahavavy-Kinkony in Madagascar, a habitat packed with extraordinary and rare wildlife. But that looks set to change with a new initiative to expand birding tourism – for the benefit of both wildlife and local livelihoods.
Black-Breasted Puffleg habitat survey
01 Feb 2018

Recognition for protecting Andean forest from unsustainable agriculture

Nature's Hero Rolando Hipo as a specialist in agroecology he and teaches organic and sustainable agricultural techniques to local communities and has studied one of the rarest and most elusive hummingbird species.
The Andean Condor is classed as Threatened in Argentina due to plummeting populations © Pedro Szekely
30 Jan 2018

34 Andean Condors found dead in Argentina - the poisoning needs to stop

Vulture deaths through poisoning aren’t just a problem in Africa and Eurasia. As a recent shocking incident shows, their American relatives are also being decimated – showing the urgent need for stronger laws to prevent future tragedy.
Kea © Pavlina Trauskeova/ Shutterstock

Red List special: 2017's most important ups and downs in the bird world

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