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Explore the biological & cultural diversity of the Mediterranean Basin, and all the conservation projects happening to protect it with this new story map. © BirdLife International

The Mediterranean Basin Story

Mon, 30/11/2015 - 13:03

Explore the biological & cultural diversity of the Mediterranean Basin, and all the conservation projects happening to protect it with this new story map.


Re-COP - Day 1 at the Paris COP21 summit on climate change

Mon, 30/11/2015 - 08:43

We're blogging from inside the COP21 summit in Paris - follow our updates here.

Worldwide Climate Change

Particpants at a forum at the end of a five year conservation project in the Pacific

Pacific Partnership Protects Nature for People and Wildlife

Sun, 29/11/2015 - 21:32

A five year project undertaken by BirdLife together with the European Union to protect some of the most important sites for birds and other native wildlife throughout the Pacific is coming to an end. Working with national BirdLife Partners in the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Palau, invasive alien species have been permanently removed from 10 islands and safeguarded 10 species of globally threatened wildlife such as the Polynesian Storm Petrel, Tahiti Petrel, Micronesian Megapode and the Polynesian Ground Dove. A feature of the project was the involvement of local landowners and communities who have benefited from the work to remove the invasive species.

Pacific Cook Islands Invasive Alien Species - Pacific

Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos threatened by urban sprawl

Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo threatened by urban sprawl

Sun, 29/11/2015 - 20:31

Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo is one of the popular and iconic birds of Western Australia. But the spread of Perth and habitat loss means they are in trouble. Updated research from BirdLife Australia shows that flocks are getting smaller as the population of these large, white-tailed, black-cockatoos declines each year. Over 600 volunteers taking part in the Great Cocky Count have confirmed the trend in numbers dropping each year. A causality of urban sprawl, If the current trend continues, the Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo population of the Perth-Peel Coastal Plain will continue to decline at a rate of roughly 15 per cent each year.

Pacific Australia Preventing Extinctions - Pacific

A rat attacks a keruru egg

Rat plague crisis about to hit New Zealand says BirdLife Partner Forest & Bird

Sun, 29/11/2015 - 20:01

BirdLife New Zealand partner, Forest & Bird is predicting a pest plague next winter and spring given the significant level of beech flowering occurring now. This will lead to an abundance of seed the next autumn which in turn leads to an eruption of rat and stoat predator populations. When seed supplies run out these predators turn on endangered birds such as mōhua, kākā, kea, whio and kiwi. Forest & Bird is seeking an urgent commitment by the New Zealand Government to commit to emergency funding for substantial pest control

Pacific New Zealand Invasive Alien Species - Pacific

Australian regent honeyeater eggs under attack

Regent Honeyeaters’ eggs under attack

Sun, 29/11/2015 - 19:08

Australia's critically endangered regent honey eater is facing more threats than originally recognised. Video monitoring is showing that the bird, their nests and eggs are being preyed on by Sugar Gliders and the larger Squirrel Gliders as well as house sparrows and magpies. Knowledge of these new threats will allow BirdLife Australia to look at ways of mitigating the problem such as collars or barriers to prevent access to nesting birds.

Pacific Australia Preventing Extinctions - Pacific

Out Now: The Messengers - what birds tell us about the threats from climate change

Fri, 27/11/2015 - 06:00

BirdLife International and Audubon's joint report on climate change has been published, detailing the severity of the threats of climate change, but also the nature-based solutions.

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Middle East

Europe Urged To Do More To Tackle Threatened African Wildlife

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 09:46

Conservationists are welcoming the launch of a new European plan to help protect wildlife in Africa.

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Africa

Europe’s wildlife needs renewables success

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 02:00

Wildlife in Europe needs the transition from polluting energy sources to renewables to be a success, according to a new study.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change programme - Europe and Central Asia

How the EU "Fitness Check" can become a game changer

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 12:51

On behalf of BirdLife Europe and NABU (BirdLife in Germany) we would like to invite you to our workshop on Tuesday 1st December 2015.

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

Balkan Lynx added to the IUCN list as Critically Endangered

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 16:40

Their global population has fallen to double digits. Here's what's being done.

Europe and Central Asia Macedonia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Collaboration to enhance management of transboundary ecosystems launched

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 09:50

BirdLife International and the East African Community have joined forces to promote the protection of the environment, conservation of key transboundary ecosystems, and sustainable utilization of natural resources in the Eastern Africa region.