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New report reveals scale of declines of UK...

Thu, 16/10/2014

The migration of millions of birds across the face of the planet is one of nature’s gre

Birdfair big weekend helping to protect our oceans

Thu, 14/08/2014
This year’s British Birdwatching Fair, the world’s largest event for nature, is raising funds to help BirdLife International to protect the world’s seas and oceans.
The RSPB has been doing research for half a century (Andy Hay; rspb-images.com)

The science of saving nature

Wed, 26/02/2014
BirdLife’s UK Partner, the RSPB, is launching a new initiative, the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science dedicated to discovering solutions to 21st century conservation problems, reinforcing the BirdLife Partnership as a world leader in conservation.
Albatrosses and sea turtles are caught as bycatch on fishing vessels on the high seas

BirdLife lends expertise to make high seas tuna...

Thu, 12/12/2013

The BirdLife Partnership will be contributing its unrivalled experience in reducing sea

CEMEX quarry in Spain sets example for biodiversity action. Photo: Jonathan Rodriguez

Business partnership wins industry recognition

Wed, 11/12/2013
BirdLife and CEMEX’s actions to protect and enhance biodiversity are outstanding examples for aggregates industry

Britain’s nature networks provide hope for birds...

Tue, 10/12/2013

New research provides strong evidence that internationally important British bird popul

How connected to nature are you?

Fri, 01/11/2013

Jumping into big messy piles of yellow-orange leaves

From the sands of the Sahara to the sands of...

Wed, 10/04/2013
Sand Martins make an amazing journey every winter from the Sahara to the UK to breed in piles of sand. This year, every CEMEX UK quarry will be creating the sheer banks of sand that Sand Martins love to make their homes in, as part of the CEMEX-BirdLife International partnership.

Cambridge Conservation Initiative to create...

Tue, 02/04/2013
The launch of the Cambridge Conservation Campus , which will become the hub for the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), was marked by a lecture by Sir David Attenborough.

Producing biofuels without increasing greenhouse...

Tue, 19/03/2013
A recent report about the Dutch biofuels market, compiled by research institute CE Delft, reveals that the environmental performance of biofuels sold on the Dutch market could be significantly improved by shifting to biofuels that produce low levels of CO2 emissions.

Demonstrating ecosystem service values in Africa

Tue, 08/01/2013
A new project will train African conservationists to conduct ecosystem services assessments and use the results to promote better policy decisions and build institutional capacity

The UK has lost 44 million birds since 1966

Tue, 18/12/2012
The UK has lost more than 44 million breeding birds in less than half a century, including an average of 50 house sparrows every hour, according to the State of the UK's Birds 2012 report.

Swifts make home at BirdLife

Wed, 13/06/2012
Swifts have set up home in nest boxes at BirdLife's Headquarters in Cambridge, UK.

Using technology to protect biodiversity

Fri, 13/04/2012
The BirdLife partners in France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the UK, are deploying unprecedented actions to protect the marine environment, through the project FAME (Future of the Atlantic Marine Environment, Interreg Programme 2010-2012). Amongst other, they have been tagging seabirds with mini-cameras, which recorded wonderful images.

The RSPB and Tesco unite to protect rainforests

Thu, 01/03/2012
The RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and Tesco (one of the world's top five global retailers) have announced a ground-breaking partnership called ‘Together For Trees’ to help protect rainforests around the world.

New report reveals dramatic changes in the UKs...

Fri, 09/12/2011
The State of the UK’s Birds 2011 report, recently produced by the RSPB in coalition with other British Environmental NGOs, highlights signs of dramatic changes for some wetland birds.

Measures to protect UK albatrosses get them off...

Sat, 19/11/2011
One third of the world’s albatrosses nest on the South Atlantic UK Overseas Territories: the Falkland Islands; South Georgia; and Tristan da Cunha. ICCAT manages all tuna and swordfish fisheries in the Atlantic outside territorial waters. These measures will significantly reduce the number of birds being killed.

Saving the Sociable Lapwing - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009
BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme interview with Species Guardians of the Sociable Lapwing - Dr Rob Sheldon (RSPB, BirdLife in the UK), and Andreas Pittl (Swarovski Optik).