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Nature’s clean-up crew are in drastic decline so BirdLife Partners come together to take action. Dr Kabelo Senyatso pledges for BirdLife Botswana. Photo: Obaka Torto

BirdLife Partners commit to saving Africa’s vultures

Thu, 22/10/2015 - 13:11

Nature’s clean-up crew are in drastic decline so BirdLife Partners come together to take action

Africa Ghana Preventing Extinctions

Birdwatchers unravel effects of climate change on vulnerable species

Thu, 22/10/2015 - 09:15

New details on how birds respond to climate change have been revealed by thousands of volunteer bird watchers all over Europe, according to a study BirdLife International has contributed to.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change

First-ever conservation plan announced for the Agami Heron

Wed, 21/10/2015 - 09:30

This species is so discreet that few humans have ever seen them. And few ever will, with populations set to decline rapidly over the next 3 generations. Can this plan save them?

Europe and Central Asia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

The not-so-Green Way: Special conservation area threatened by major road development

Tue, 20/10/2015 - 13:45

There are fears a special conservation area in Turkey is being put at risk by a new road project.

Europe and Central Asia Turkey Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Egyptian Vulture - Sergey Dereliev

Veterinary diclofenac now completely banned in Iran

Mon, 19/10/2015 - 11:50

A small victory against the drug that has caused a more than 99% decline in vultures in Asia.

Middle East Iran

Key Fundraising Manual now available in Arabic

Mon, 19/10/2015 - 10:43

As part of a CEPF funded project in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot the fundraising guide “Institutional Fundraising for Conservation Projects” was translated to Arabic

Middle East Yemen

Adult colouring-in

Colouring-in to save the wonderful birds of Fiji

Wed, 14/10/2015 - 21:20

New adult colouring-in book will help BirdLife’s Fiji partner, NatureFiji-MareqetiViti work with local communities to save nature and species. Adult colouring books are the new way to relieve stress and with Colour-in Paradise you can make a difference for nature.


Looking back: Is Europe on track to save global biodiversity by 2020?

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:40

Halfway to the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, we analyse if the EU is doing enough to protect the environment over the next five years.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

What's next for the EU2020 strategy to protect biodiversity?

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:30

With only five years to go, here's what the EU and Member States need to do to prevent the further loss of species and ecosystems.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Why agriculture is the greatest threat to European biodiversity

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:20

More than half of European bird species use farmland habitats. So why are Member States calling agriculture the "single greatest threat to biodiversity"?

Europe and Central Asia

Saving Macaronesia's biodiversity, one species at a time

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:10

These islands represent 0.2% of EU territory but host over a quarter of the plant species listed in the Habitats Directive. Here's how SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) is protecting them.

Europe and Central Asia Cape Verde Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Pacific

The dark side of 'Star Wars'

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:00

Skellig Michael, a remote, rocky island off the Irish coast, is home to thousands of seabirds. What happens when it catches the attention of arguably the most famous film franchise in history?

Europe and Central Asia Ireland Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia