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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

Setting the right safety net: Fisheries support policies response to Covid-19

Fri, 05/06/2020

The Covid-19 global pandemic requires emergency action to address immediate health conc

Press release: 66 billion Euros down the drain

Fri, 05/06/2020

EU Court of Auditors: ‘Most CAP funding has little positive im

El Rincon Stream Frog © H. Povedano

Announcing 2020's Conservation Leadership Programme winners

Thu, 04/06/2020
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards. This year's award-winning projects will help make great strides towards saving a wide diversity of threatened species across the world.

There is no place for racism in birding

Thu, 04/06/2020
In response to the incident in New York involving birder Christian Cooper, and ongoing Black Lives Matter demonstrations in USA and worldwide – as well as in encouragement of the first #BlackBirdersWeek – BirdLife staff based in the UK, Senegal & Kenya voice their reflections and advice as birders.
Great Indian Bustard © Nayan Khanolkar

Great Indian Bustard gets new level of protection

Tue, 02/06/2020
For the world’s heaviest flying bird, the modern landscape poses many threats and dangers. Fortunately, early this year, major landmarks decided at the Convention on Migratory Species secured greater protection for the species, both on land and in the air.