22 Oct 2019

Shy by name, not by nature: Shy Albatross threatened by human interaction

For centuries, this albatross's slow and measured approach to breeding worked just fine. But now, facing new human threats, will this become the 16th out of all 22 albatross species to be listed as globally threatened?
© Unsplash
17 Oct 2019

Novel study identifies key foraging areas of Cambridge scientists

Our Marine science team came up with an innovative way of explaining the concept of marine Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas to BirdLife staff - by fitting them with GPS trackers on their lunch break.
Far Eastern Curlew (Endangered) resting on a floating roost © Chris Purnell
15 Oct 2019

South Korea’s artificial floating roosts: a lifeline for migratory

Sea-level rise is keeping exhausted migratory shorebirds flying round and round like aeroplanes in holding patterns, with nowhere to land and rest. The solution: artificial roosts fashioned from oyster bags…
Cerulean Warbler © Ray Hennessy / Shutterstock
10 Oct 2019

A glimmer of hope for the Cerulean Warbler?

A globally threatened bird with habitats shrinking at both ends of its migration route, the Cerulean Warbler’s population plummeted by 70% in 44 years. Now, its decline is slowing down – but why? We have a few theories…
Bai (traditional Palauan meeting house) © highD / Shutterstock
08 Oct 2019

Palau Conservation Society: protecting paradise for 25 years

When unregulated tourism threatened to destroy the Pacific nation of Palau, a movement was formed to preserve paradise for future generations. 25 years on, our Partner, the Palau Conservation Society, has inspired ideas that have gone on to transform the nation.
White-rumped Sharma © Shutterstock

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Women take part in an organic farming project near Dakatcha Woodland, Kenya © Thomas Lehmberg / DOF
03 Oct 2019

5 ways to include more women in your conservation project

Conservation projects can’t work unless everyone in the local community is involved. But at the moment, many women are being left out. Our CEPF project in East Africa shares some simple steps on how to welcome women into the conversation.
Wildlife at Hoo Peninsula, UK © Julian Hoffman
01 Oct 2019

Author interview: Irreplaceable - the fight to save our wild places

What makes a natural site special to people? Too often realisation hits after a place is gone. We interview author Julian Hoffman about human connection to landscapes, experiences shaped by endangered natural places and unsung species, and the stalwart local people fighting urgently to save them.
Eurasian Golden Oriole © Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH / Shutterstock
26 Sep 2019

The Killing Crisis

BirdLife's research has revealed that an estimated 25 million birds are illegally killed or taken each year across the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Caucasus. Here, we delve deeper into the shocking discoveries that galvanised our Flight for Survival campaign.
Grey-headed Albatross pair at Diego Ramírez archipelago, Chile © Cristián G. Suazo
25 Sep 2019

Chile announces vital new regulations to protect seabirds

At the end of last month, the Chilean Government took a vital and welcome step towards saving thousands of seabirds from being needlessly killed in their trawl fisheries by introducing new regulations making the use of mitigation measures mandatory.
Bird puns were the order of the day for BirdLife and the RSPB © Rachel Gartner
23 Sep 2019

Photo essay: speaking out for birds at the Global Climate Strike

Climate change is already beginning to profoundly impact bird populations across the world. Find out which birds we fought for at this week’s Global Climate Strike, and why it’s so important to speak out for nature and people.
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo
20 Sep 2019

Graeme Gibson obituary

As co-president of BirdLife International's Rare Bird Club, novelist Graeme Gibson worked tirelessly to the champion the cause of birds, both in his native Canada, and globally.
Evening Grosbeak © Jay McGowan, Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
19 Sep 2019

America’s 3 billion missing birds: where did they go?

A new study shows that the USA and Canada have lost more than a quarter of their birds over the past 50 years. This massive reduction in abundance involves hundreds of species, from beloved backyard songbirds to long-distance migrants. So what’s going on?
© Chaona Phiri
11 Sep 2019

BirdWatch Zambia Celebrates a Conservation Milestone

On 31st August and 1 September 2019, BirdWatch Zambia (BWZ) - BirdLife International partner in Zambia, marked a milestone, celebrating 50 years of conservation in the country.
11 Sep 2019

Critical decisions made for vultures, songbirds & other birds

At a crucial meeting in Switzerland last month, governments of more than 180 countries made critical decisions to manage the escalating international trade in wildlife including vultures, songbirds, hornbills, parrots and a number of other bird species. Here are some of the highlights.
© Felicien Karekezi Uwizeye
09 Sep 2019

Using science and community approaches to fight climate change

Climate change is affecting the livelihoods of the population around the world. Challenging situations require innovative interventions and BirdLife is working hand in hand with local communities, who have unique knowledge of their landscapes, to build alternatives in Rwanda and Burundi.

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