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Niksci karstic field grazing © Jovo Radulovic

Call for Letters of Inquiry for Small Grants in the Balkans

Mon, 01/02/2021
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a call for proposals for Small Grants for Environmental Civil Society Organizations in the Balkans.
Alvidas Kazlauskas © Julius Morkunas

Fish Tales – Episode 6: Alvidas and Viktoras from Lithuania

Mon, 01/02/2021

Being a fisher and caring for nature in Lithuania

 
©Czech Society for Ornithology, CSO/Jiri Vondracek

Spot the birds

Tue, 26/01/2021
2020 was an unusual year with many unexpected events taking place beyond our control,
Lesser flamingo (phoeniconaias minor) © Josh More

Death by collision: Counting the cost of power lines on birds in Kenya

Mon, 25/01/2021
Powerlines are a huge danger to birds when not located in proper places, killing hundreds of millions every year from collision and electrocution. In Kenya, the routing of a new power line just at the edge of an Important Bird & Biodiversity Area, home to thousands of waterbirds, will be a death trap for birds
Illegal trade is decimating the population of Grey parrots in Ghana © Hans Braxmeier

Tackling illegal killing, taking and trade of birds in Sub-Saharan Africa

Thu, 21/01/2021
As part of our effort to curb the devastating damage wreaked by the bird trade, BirdLife has embarked on a study to compile all existing information about bird killing, trapping and trade in Sub-Saharan Africa. We're inviting you to get in touch with any information that can help us fill in the gaps.
Researchers used drone technology, satellite imagery and good, old-fashioned counting © Christian Aslund

How a new network of Marine Protected Areas would help penguins

Mon, 18/01/2021
Since explorers first set eyes on Antarctica over 200 years ago, human activity has been impacting its wildlife. A new study led by BirdLife pinpoints some of the most important sites for penguins in Antarctic waters, adding weight behind the proposal to instate a network of Marine Protected Areas.
Traslasierra National Park plays host to the Turquoise-fronted Amazon (Near Threatened) © Tony Morris / Flickr

Major national park expansion for South America’s other big forest

Wed, 13/01/2021
Great news for the Gran Chaco, South America’s second largest forest and home to a host of rare and threatened species. This year, a major national park in Argentina will expand its size by almost 50% – benefiting both wildlife and local livelihoods.
Western Red Colobus © Peter Ichman

Saving the Gola Forest: reimagining forest conservation in West Africa

Tue, 12/01/2021
In Sierra Leone and Liberia, a new forest conservation initiative is being implemented through a collaborative approach, to save one of West Africa’s few remaining tropical forests.
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross (Endangered) in courtship display © Ben Dilley

Namibian fishery reduces seabird deaths by 98%

Thu, 07/01/2021
After over a decade of work with the country’s fishing industry, the Albatross Task Force in Namibia are celebrating a major conservation success. A new paper shows that seabird deaths in the Namibian demersal longline fishery have been reduced by 98%, which equates to 22,000 birds saved every year.