The Obô snail's shell alone can reach a whopping 13.5 centimetres © Vasco Pissarra
01 Apr 2020

Protecting the forest giants

On the remote African islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, conservationists are using education and storytelling to protect a unique snail and the forest it lives in – before it gets forgotten forever.
The fen landscape
30 Mar 2020

Reviving the fen: therapy for Europe's lungs in Belarus

Fens are natural wetland habitats: a precious home to nature. Unfortunately, some fens risk being drained for farming, threatening both biodiversity and the climate...
The "looming-eyes buoy" is currently being trialled in Estonia © Andres Kalamees
26 Mar 2020

This bizarre floating gadget could save seabirds' lives

Many seabirds meet their end accidentally tangled in fishing nets. In a brand new approach to this problem, our Partners are studying the way seabirds detect predators, in a bid to use the same techniques to keep them away from netting.
The Imperial Amazon was classed as Critically Endangered - partly due to Hurricane Maria © HBW
24 Mar 2020

A look back at some of the biggest bird conservation stories of 2019

A lot can happen in a year. Browse some of the most important advances in bird conservation science that happened over 2019: part of the yearly update to our flagship publication, State of the World’s Birds.
Founders Jim & Jean Thomas won the Future for Nature Award © Tenkile Conservation Alliance
20 Mar 2020

Why people and forests need tree kangaroos

What started out as a mission to save tree kangaroos has transformed the lives of over 13,000 people and boosted the conservation of some of Papua New Guinea’s most biodiverse and globally important rainforests.
Knobbed Hornbill, BirdLife International

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© CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS
18 Mar 2020

Conservation in the time of Coronavirus: a message from the CEO

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita provides an update on measures taken, impacts on the wider conservation world, and the light at the end of the tunnel
18 Mar 2020

Decisive decade: nature restoration offers Europe's policy makers

Press release | This year the EU will take decisions that have far-reaching consequences for Europe's people and nature. A new set of policy papers, released today, outlines why and how European politicians should prioritise nature restoration in the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030.
Eurasian Spoonbill © Ondrej Prosicky / Shutterstock
17 Mar 2020

Why it’s important to love birds for more than just their beauty

We all know what our favourite bird looks like – but do you know why it’s evolved to look that way? Discover the amazing new project striving to build a stronger connection between people and nature – through the fascination of bird anatomy.
© Ghana Wildlife Society
12 Mar 2020

Marking World Wetlands Day in Africa

On the first Sunday of February every year, the world marks World Wetlands Day to raise awareness of the vital role played by wetlands. This year, BirdLife partners across Africa celebrated the theme: “Life thrives in Wetlands”.
Nassau Grouper © RLS Photo / Shutterstock
11 Mar 2020

5 ways we’re protecting unique wildlife in France’s overseas territories

More than 80 percent of France’s biodiversity is located in just five overseas territories. But forestry, mining, urban sprawl, tourism and invasive alien species are threatening the regions’ wildlife. Fortunately, the LIFE BIODIV’OM project is working to protect these unique areas and species.
Echo Parakeet © Jacques de Speville

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Echo Parakeet © Jacques de Speville
Guam Kingfisher © Guam Department of Agriculture
10 Mar 2020

Extinct in the Wild: can these 5 bird species come back from captivity?

In the light of the successful reintroduction of Guam Rail, we consider the prospects of the five remaining bird species categorised as Extinct in the Wild – all of which face unique barriers to re-entry.
Stacie & Ghiwa working in the field © FON
08 Mar 2020

How women are leading nature conservation in Lebanon

History has always shown us that there is nothing more powerful than a group of women determined to achieve a goal: especially women in conservation, who are harnessing their forces to protect nature and our future.
Cattle rearing is a major economic activity in Botswana © Clarissa Hughes
06 Mar 2020

Tackling human-wildlife conflict through community engagement

In rural Botswana, human-wildlife conflict is affecting the livelihoods of local communities. BirdLife Botswana is engaging local communities to address this problem.
Over five years, satellite trackers were fitted to over 100 Hen Harriers © RSPB
05 Mar 2020

Tracking technology confirms controversial cause of Hen Harrier decline

Using tracking technology, the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) has exposed the controversial reason behind the disappearance of Britain’s Hen Harriers. In a country renowned for its love of birds, how can we protect the nation’s most persecuted raptor?
05 Mar 2020

There aren’t plenty more fish in the sea – so what is the EU going to do?

Over the past ten years, the EU has been calling for “blue growth” at sea, propelling the rhetoric that the ocean’s vast and untapped potential can support increased human activities. In reality, there has never been any vast, nor untapped potential at sea.
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo

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