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Natura Alert: Using citizen science to protect nature

Thu, 17/12/2020

Since the late 1970s, the BirdLife Partnership has worked together to  identify, docume

Algeria Landscape

Appel aux lettres d’intention: Investissement dans le Hotspot de la Biodiversité du Bassin...

Thu, 17/12/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new small grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects in Algeria
The American Wigeon's population is declining due to habitat loss © Andrew A Reding / Flickr

Waterfowl winter refuge Fraser River Delta risks being lost forever

Wed, 16/12/2020
This winter, like every winter before it, thousands of ducks, geese and swans will gather to weather the cold at Fraser River Delta, Canada. But for how long? With a shipping terminal mega-expansion on the horizon, our Canadian Partners are campaigning to save this vital habitat – and you can help.
The Andean Condor is now classed as Vulnerable to extinction © reisegraf.ch / Shutterstock

Red List 2020: Andean Condor heads list of raptors in steep decline

Mon, 14/12/2020
Poisoned, poached, persecuted – iconic raptors such as the Andean Condor, Secretarybird and Martial Eagle have moved to higher threat categories in this year’s update to the IUCN Red List, sparking fears that the crisis that brought many Asian and African vultures to the edge of extinction has spread to new continents and species.
The European Bison has moved from Vulnerable to Near Threatened © Rafał Kowalczyk

Red List 2020: European Bison recovers amid 31 extinctions

Thu, 10/12/2020
In this year’s update to the IUCN Red List of threatened species, the recovery of the European Bison shows the true power of conservation. But with 31 extinctions announced and all of the world’s freshwater dolphin species now globally threatened, it’s never been more urgent to ramp up action.

Critically Endangered lark rebounds after reintroduction success

Thu, 10/12/2020
Once confined to just one tiny, exposed rocky islet, the Raso Lark is now breeding on a second larger island and showing great signs of recovery thanks to ground-breaking conservation work in Cabo Verde
San Cristóbal Mockingbird © Mike's Birds

Latest research: hope for threatened island birds, vulture poison crisis

Tue, 08/12/2020
Join us for a bite-sized round-up of advances published in our journal Bird Conservation International. Highlights include a species that’s learning to live alongside humans, the positive impacts of protected areas, and the next urgent challenge…

New European Breeding Bird Atlas 2

Thu, 03/12/2020
Today, with the European Bird Census Council, we jointly launch the second edition of the European Breeding Bird Atlas, probably citizen science project ever done in the planet. The atlas is a milestone for nature conservation in Europe, and it involved our BirdLife family for more than 5 years.
The Golden White-eye pollinates many of the islands' plants © Peter / Flickr

Golden White-eye dodges danger of invasive snake

Thu, 03/12/2020
For years, conservationists feared that this tiny songbird would fall prey to invasive tree snakes that had decimated bird populations on nearby islands. Thankfully, biosecurity measures seem to be holding back the invasion, bringing hope for this Critically Endangered species.