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Forests provide invaluable ecosystem services to the people who live and work alongside them © Omar Torrico

Trillion Trees: three conservation giants join...

Wed, 15/11/2017
Can you imagine a world with a trillion more trees? Last night in London, the three “great oaks” of the conservation world launched an unprecedented partnership striving not only to halt deforestation, but to reverse it.

The Bird Bulletin - vol. 17

Fri, 03/11/2017
Today's Bird Bulletin brings you updates on the Willow tit in the UK, the Bald Ibis in the Mediterranean and our plan to save African-Eurasian vultures by 2029.
The White-tailed Sea-eagle is one of the species most vulnerable to wind farms © www.volganet.ru

New study pinpoints birds of prey as hardest hit...

Tue, 31/10/2017
A new study reveals which bird and bat species are most at risk of collision with wind turbines, with raptors and migratory birds coming top of the list. This research is the first to take a global view of the problem, pinpointing possible solutions to allow birds, bats and wind farms to share the skies.
A success story: invasive rats have already been successfully eradicated from Anacapa Island in the Channel Islands © Abe Borker

New study reveals why islands are our biggest...

Wed, 25/10/2017
New research has found that nearly half of the earth’s highly threatened vertebrates live on islands – and two thirds of them share their homes with harmful invasive species. With this information, we’re better equipped than ever before to focus our conservation action where it’s most needed.
The Far Eastern Curlew is threatened by Australia's proposal to redevelop a vital wetland © Wang LiQiang/ Shutterstock

Curlew crisis deepens: vital Australian wetlands...

Thu, 19/10/2017
The curlews are one of the most widespread and far-travelling of all the bird families — and also one of the most threatened. It seems that wherever they roam, habitat loss and human encroachment follows. We can’t let the Far Eastern Curlew go the same way as its fellows.
The Energy Task Force is working hard to minimise the impact of installations like this wind turbine in Lorraine, France © Ppictures/Shutterstock

Bird-friendly renewable energy: introducing the...

Fri, 13/10/2017
New techniques and an international Task Force are helping to make renewable energy projects more bird-friendly than ever before

The Bird Bulletin - vol. 14

Fri, 22/09/2017
Today's Bird Bulletin brings hard-won success stories from the Black Sea Coast and the North Sea.

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 13

Fri, 15/09/2017
The summer is over, the kids are back in school and our Bird Bulletin is back bringing you beak-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia.

The Bird Bulletin, Vol. 9

Fri, 26/05/2017
Read today’s Bird Bulletin, featuring a Short-toed Eagle chick, a nightingale podcast and raptors over the celestial mountains of Western Tien-Shan.

Cyprus songbird slaughter: UK Government responds...

Wed, 03/05/2017
Over 800,000 birds were killed on the UK's military bases in Cyprus last Autumn. With efforts to stem the slaughter floundering, the MoD has responded to an online petition

Closing Space: An environmental funder’s reaction

Thu, 27/04/2017
Florence Miller provides examines how the closing space for civil society is impacting 'green funding' in the UK.
Slender-Billed Curlew, Morocco, 1995 © Chris Gomersall

Chasing ghosts: how technology is helping track...

Tue, 18/04/2017
A groundbreaking new technique, which studies tiny atoms left in feathers, is telling us where we should look for the vanishingly rare Slender-billed Curlew.
Collared lemur from Tsitongambarika, Madagascar, are set to benefit © nickgarbutt.com

From Rutland to the world

Tue, 21/03/2017
A record-breaking donation has been presented by Birdfair to BirdLife for protecting threatened sites in Africa and supporting tomorrow's conservation heroes
Long-billed Curlew © Mark Baird

Curlews in crisis?

Tue, 07/03/2017
New research suggests that the Numeniini - a tribe of large waders including Curlews and Godwits - could be the most endangered birds you've never heard about.
Common Barn Owl © Shutterstock

British Barn Owls still struggling to adapt to...

Wed, 22/02/2017
Despite a recent stabilisation of numbers, the most recent survey indicates that the factors that wiped out 70% of Barn Owls in the UK still impact the species today.
Montserrat Oriole © Alistair Homer

The Montserrat Oriole is no longer Critically...

Fri, 20/01/2017
With two thirds of its forest habitat destroyed, Montserrat Oriole populations declined after a series of volcanic eruptions. Here's how RSPB turned things around.

2016 Red List: great news for island endemics,...

Thu, 08/12/2016
Today, the health of the world's 10,000+ bird species was revealed with the publication of the 2016 Red List. There are reasons to cheer, but also reasons for concern.
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Tony Juniper: It's time to change strategy

Thu, 06/10/2016
Moral value or financial value? Author Tony Juniper on why conservationists must understand the way politics and business work in order to win the economic argument.