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Save the Mountains: the uphill battle to protect Šar and Osogovo

Thu, 18/06/2020
Have you ever caught a glimpse of a chamois dashing through the snowy mugo pine trees of the Šar mountains? Have you tasted the wild strawberries that grow in the foothills of the Osogovo range? These mesmerizing mountain ranges are bursting with biodiversity. Unfortunately, they’re under threat...

Spring Alive is here: how HeidelbergCement educates children on the wonders of nature

Thu, 18/06/2020
With summer unfolding as we’d expect, with buds maturing and  timid flowers awakening
White-rumped Vulture © Deepak Sankat

Latest research: vulture and ibis recovery, Amazon hotspot in peril

Tue, 16/06/2020
The world may have ground to a halt during the COVID-19 crisis, but researchers around the globe are still writing and publishing papers on key scientific discoveries. Here are three recent highlights from across the Birdlife Partnership.

What is the role of bioenergy in a decarbonised Europe?

Wed, 10/06/2020
With its proposed European Green Deal, the European Union aims at becoming the first carbon neutral continent by mid-century. This objective will require deep transformations in the way we consume, move and produce.
Egyptian vulturer © Birdlife Europe

Working with traditional healers to end vulture poaching

Wed, 10/06/2020
In West Africa, illegal trade in vultures’ parts for belief based use spells doom for these endangered birds. The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), BirdLife Partner is working with local traditional healers to create awareness on plant-based alternatives, as substitutes to vultures’ parts.
Awatef fording a river during fieldwork © Louis Marie Préau

Awatef Abiadh named 'Hotspot Hero' for inspirational conservation work

Tue, 09/06/2020
The Tunisian conservationist, based at LPO (BirdLife in France), has been recognised by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund for her contribution to conservation in the Mediterranean.

The conservation disruption: when Covid struck

Tue, 09/06/2020

How do you count birds if you’re not allowed to leave your home?

Morning glow in Sweden © HIH Princess Takamado

A Morning in Sweden

Tue, 09/06/2020
Birds in the owl family are popular not only among children but also adults: their ability to rotate their heads 180 degrees, as well as their resemblance to Russian nesting dolls, matryoshkas, seems to attract everybody. In fact we humans tend to feel a sense of affinity to owls, because they have forward-facing eyes like ours.

Turning the tide on EU seas with a Green Recovery

Fri, 05/06/2020

Oceans cover almost three-quarters of the planet, yet we are only just beginning to dis