08 Mar 2021

BirdLife International Marine Programme: International Women's Day

Today, on Monday 8th March, we're celebrating International Women's Day. We're celebrating the incredible work of the Albatross Task Force women, whose dedication helps give our wonderful albatrosses a fighting chance. We recently caught up with some of them to find out more about what they do.
The Red Kite disappeared from England for 100 years © Scott M Ward / Shutterstock
05 Mar 2021

Red List update: how we brought the Red Kite home to the UK

The 2020 Red List update showed that many raptors are now in peril. In more positive news, the Red Kite was downlisted to Least Concern, thanks in part to a wildly successful reintroduction program that saw the species return to England and Scotland after a century’s absence.
A pod of Great white pelicans in Djoudj bird sanctuary © Geoffroy Citegetse
04 Mar 2021

Response to the bird flu outbreak in Senegal and Mauritania

Nearly 2,500 pelicans died in late January in two National Parks on the border of Senegal and Mauritania as a result of an outbreak of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).
The Waved Albatross' impressive wingspan helps is roam thousands of miles © Mike's Birds
03 Mar 2021

Seabirds spend nearly 40% of time beyond national borders, study finds

Scientists have found that albatrosses and large petrels spend 39% of their time on the high seas – areas of ocean where no single country has jurisdiction. How can we make sure these vital habitats don’t fall through the cracks?
This discovery highlights the vital role of local people in gathering information in remote areas © M Suranto
25 Feb 2021

Bird missing for 172 years rediscovered in Borneo rainforest

The Black-browed Babbler, widely considered by experts the ‘greatest enigma in Indonesian ornithology’, has been unexpectedly rediscovered in the rainforests of Borneo more than 172 years after it was first seen.
Knobbed Hornbill, BirdLife International

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Even loud noise can be enough to frighten parent birds away from the nest © pxhere.com
25 Feb 2021

How to protect bird nests: if you love them, leave them alone

Every spring, birds devote a huge amount of time and energy to looking after their eggs and chicks. If you want to give them a helping hand, here are some simple tips that you can follow in your garden and local area to keep nesting birds safe.
Solar panels could help solve the climate crisis - as long as they don't harm habitats © unspash
24 Feb 2021

New global guidelines: a nature-friendly transition to renewable energy

BirdLife has joined forces with big voices in the conservation and energy sectors to develop a new set of global renewable energy guidelines. These best-practice steps outline how to keep nature safe as the world moves to more sustainable energy sources.
Fishers near Zembra island, Tunisia © Louis Marie Preau
23 Feb 2021

Supporting the artisanal fishers of Zembra

How purchasing fishing equipment for Tunisian fishers can protect a marine environment in the long term
Ancient Olive Orchards in Palestine - © Ahmad Al Omari
22 Feb 2021

Growing hope for plant conservation in Palestine

From vibrant flower carpets amongst ancient olive trees, to small, encroached patches of purple petals on hillsides, Palestine’s plants are special. And now there’s a growing movement to protect them
Team members from EnvPro and E-grupa © Mihailo Jovićević
19 Feb 2021

The new wave of plant conservationists in the Balkans

Move over bearded botanists: a new generation of young expert plant scientists are scaling remote Balkan mountains to save extremely rare plants found nowhere else – some with ranges smaller than a football field

The latest conservation news and breakthroughs, delivered to your door

With 3m wingspan, Andean Condor is one of the largest flying birds © Don Mammoser / Shutterstock
16 Feb 2021

Red List update: the plight of the condor

Andean Condors are becoming increasingly scarce because of habitat loss, poisoning and persecution. They’re now considered Vulnerable as of the latest Red List update, leading us to ask: has the vulture poisoning crisis spread to the Americas?
The Indian Peafowl's tail is a particularly dramatic 'sexual ornament' © Dinesh Kannambadi
12 Feb 2021

Sexual selection: when evolution gets intimate

How could outrageously impractical plumage like the peacock’s tail possibly have evolved through natural selection? We delve into the secrets of sexual selection, a kind of evolution that initially left Charles Darwin baffled…
Ngone Diop Coastal Seabirds Project Officer, BirdLife Africa
09 Feb 2021

Women in science: meet the BirdLife researchers closing the gender gap

Today we celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In recognition of the critical role women play in the advancement of knowledge, we would like to broadcast some of BirdLife’s most amazing and inspiring female researchers and collaborators worldwide.
The Great Green Macaw was classed as Critically Endangered last year © Evgeniapp / Shutterstock
08 Feb 2021

Red List update: parrots of the Americas in peril

One of the planet’s most beleaguered avian groups, the neotropical parrots, took another hit in the 2020 Red List, with a further four species moved to a higher threat category. However, success stories from our American Partners show that hope remains.
Eurasian Tree Sparrows on a tree branch © HIH Princess Takamado
05 Feb 2021

Chubby Sparrows in Winter

Common and familiar with muted plumage, it's easy to take the Eurasian Tree Sparrow for granted. But a cautionary tale from history shows just how vital this bird is, and how you often don't appreciate what you've got until it's gone. From "Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, February, 2021.
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo

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