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SEO/BirdLife calls on all to show they truly believe in Doñana’s uniqueness

Fri, 24/08/2018
The spring rainfall, generously flooding a large part of Doñana, has made it a hotbed of fauna and flora this year, pride of place going to the hundreds of bird species that live there.

Bird thought extinct rediscovered in Bahamas

Thu, 23/08/2018
The Bahama Nuthatch, an Endangered bird feared to be wiped out by a storm that ripped through Grand Bahama in 2016, has been sighted for the first time in nearly two years. But with less than a handful of individuals remaining, does the bird have a future?
The Madagascar Pond-heron (Endangered) finds refuge in the reserve - for now © Hanjo Hellman

Tanzania’s largest wildlife reserve threatened by dam construction

Wed, 22/08/2018
One of the last areas of untouched wilderness in the world could face irreversible damage. Building a hydroelectric dam in Selous Game Reserve contravenes Tanzanian environmental laws for this World Heritage Site, as well as threatening Endangered bird species.

10 things we didn’t know about seabirds (until now)

Mon, 20/08/2018
Electronic tracking devices have transformed our insight into the lives of birds at sea. Globe-trotting ornithologist Dr Michael Brooke describes some of the most fascinating seabird discoveries from his new book “Far from Land – The Mysterious Lives of Seabirds”.

Caught in the Crossfire: Rhinoceros Hornbill

Tue, 14/08/2018
The Rhinoceros Hornbill has become a victim of poachers, who often mistake the bird for the similar-looking Helmeted Hornbill, whose solid casque is valuable on the black market.

A race against crime: 5 years of Champions of the Flyway

Mon, 13/08/2018
Over the last five years, Champions of the Flyway has raised nearly $350,000 to help BirdLife partners tackle the illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean. We look back on five years of inspirational partnership.

Champions of the Flyway – from dream to Game Changer?

Mon, 13/08/2018
In the editorial of our August newsletter, Jonathan Meyrav from SPNI (BirdLife Israel) looks back on five stunning years of Champions of the Flyway – the friends made, the money raised and the birds saved.
Ancient varieties of livestock continue to graze in Anatolia’s indigenous olive pastures © Doğa

Turkey's natural olive groves: are ancient methods the farming future?

Fri, 10/08/2018
In Turkey, ancient indigenous methods of cultivating olives are providing age-old answers to the questions modern practices are beginning to force the world to ask. But can they survive the onslaught of intensive agriculture long enough to speak them?

Spain’s mission to save the White-headed Duck

Thu, 09/08/2018
In the 1970s, the Spanish population of White-headed duck was brought to the verge of extinction. Its stunning recovery shows why Species Action Plans are essential for the survival of threatened species.