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Albania has the only Dalmatian Pelican breeding site on the Adriatic coast © Taulant Bino

The battle to keep Albania's protected areas protected

Fri, 17/04/2020
After a momentous victory to protect a National Park from development, Albania’s entire protected area system came under threat. Here’s how a local coalition of NGOs reacted.

Champions of the Flyway: Staying home to save the Steppe Eagle

Thu, 16/04/2020
Two human qualities that can’t be confined, even in the face of a global pand

The time for nature restoration is now

Thu, 16/04/2020
What do you see out of your window? Before confinement, did you actually know about that old tree, the noisy redstarts that cheep around your bedroom every morning, the violet flowers defying the sidewalk concrete? Nature is all around us, but you probably hadn’t realized.
The Marine Protected Area covers important Grey-headed Albatross colonies © John Dickens

New research shows sustainable fishing and conservation can coexist

Wed, 15/04/2020
In the sub-Antarctic, intrepid expeditions and satellite tracking data have allowed us to pinpoint important feeding and breeding zones for seabirds and seals. This valuable information helps planners to minimise the overlap between fisheries and wildlife.

#GreenRecovery – Rebooting and reboosting our economies for a sustainable future

Tue, 14/04/2020
If COVID-19 has shown us anything, it's that we can mobilise together rapidly, effectively and massively against challenges of life and death. Science tell us that planet’s survival demands similarly dramatic measures to fight the climate crisis and save nature.

Will COVID-19 fuel the destruction of our oceans?

Fri, 10/04/2020
European fishers and aquaculture farmers who continue to work, like many others who p

Why we need space for nature on farms

Fri, 10/04/2020
In order to survive, birds and bees, fauna and flora, need space: a natural habitat, a home. This simple yet fundamental need is being trampled upon by intensive agriculture. Intensive, pesticide-dependent monoculture farming is destroying nature at an alarming rate: we are now in a biodiversity emergency.
Greater Mouse-eared Bat © C. Robiller / Naturlichter.de

Important update: bats do not spread COVID-19

Thu, 09/04/2020
There have been reports from across the world of bat culling in a misplaced attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19. As an advocate for the protection of all nature, BirdLife is disseminating the following scientific update in order to clarify the facts and end this ecologically damaging practice.

Behind the Scenes of Grey Headed Albatross Tracking - Filling Knowledge Gaps

Thu, 09/04/2020
“The life of the juveniles, is poorly known. Post-fledging there is no parental guidance. The naïve youngsters have to negotiate these wild waters having never flown before..." By bridging this gap in knowledge we can try to mitigate the risk of fishing by-catch, their biggest threat.