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The fen landscape

Reviving the fen: therapy for Europe's lungs in Belarus

Mon, 30/03/2020
Fens are natural wetland habitats: a precious home to nature. Unfortunately, some fens risk being drained for farming, threatening both biodiversity and the climate...
The "looming-eyes buoy" is currently being trialled in Estonia © Andres Kalamees

This bizarre floating gadget could save seabirds' lives

Thu, 26/03/2020
Many seabirds meet their end accidentally tangled in fishing nets. In a brand new approach to this problem, our Partners are studying the way seabirds detect predators, in a bid to use the same techniques to keep them away from netting.
© Unsplash

Nature never sleeps: let’s not let COVID19 nip the EU Green Deal in the bud

Wed, 25/03/2020
The immediacy of the crisis posed by the pandemic causes a range of emotions from anxiety to panic, anger and even confusion. Seemingly, out of nowhere, it has seized the planet’s consciousness and focus and, as tragedy often does, seems to unite more than separate us...
The Imperial Amazon was classed as Critically Endangered - partly due to Hurricane Maria © HBW

A look back at some of the biggest bird conservation stories of 2019

Tue, 24/03/2020
A lot can happen in a year. Browse some of the most important advances in bird conservation science that happened over 2019: part of the yearly update to our flagship publication, State of the World’s Birds.
Founders Jim & Jean Thomas won the Future for Nature Award © Tenkile Conservation Alliance

Why people and forests need tree kangaroos

Fri, 20/03/2020
What started out as a mission to save tree kangaroos has transformed the lives of over 13,000 people and boosted the conservation of some of Papua New Guinea’s most biodiverse and globally important rainforests.
© CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

Conservation in the time of Coronavirus: a message from the CEO

Wed, 18/03/2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita provides an update on measures taken, impacts on the wider conservation world, and the light at the end of the tunnel

Decisive decade: nature restoration offers Europe's policy makers compelling solutions

Wed, 18/03/2020
Press release | This year the EU will take decisions that have far-reaching consequences for Europe's people and nature. A new set of policy papers, released today, outlines why and how European politicians should prioritise nature restoration in the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030.
Eurasian Spoonbill © Ondrej Prosicky / Shutterstock

Why it’s important to love birds for more than just their beauty

Tue, 17/03/2020
We all know what our favourite bird looks like – but do you know why it’s evolved to look that way? Discover the amazing new project striving to build a stronger connection between people and nature – through the fascination of bird anatomy.
© Ghana Wildlife Society

Marking World Wetlands Day in Africa

Thu, 12/03/2020
On the first Sunday of February every year, the world marks World Wetlands Day to raise awareness of the vital role played by wetlands. This year, BirdLife partners across Africa celebrated the theme: “Life thrives in Wetlands”.