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The Sarus Crane can reach six feet tall © Jonathan Eames

Second chance for Cambodia’s big birds

Tue, 05/01/2021
For a suspenseful three years, Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary seemed doomed. But now, changed policies, changed hearts and a new organic rice scheme promises hope for the forest landscape’s villagers, businesses and giant birds.
Madagascar pond-heron with internuptial plumage © Gilles ADT

Restoring wet meadows to protect the Madagascar pond-heron in Mayotte

Tue, 22/12/2020
Wet meadows are critical reservoirs of biodiversity, but they have declined in Mayotte due to pollution, urbanization and invasive species, among others. Restoration efforts have been ongoing since August 2020 to protect critical breeding sites for the Madagascar Pond-heron.
© Nature Mauritanie

6 ways we’ve kept the Spring Alive spirit strong in 2020

Tue, 22/12/2020
2020 has been a year like no other. Spring Alive, our children’s education programme, had to make a lot of changes – but thanks to the hard work and ingenuity of our Partners, teachers and volunteers, we’ve still succeeded in inspiring and educating young minds. Here, we showcase just a few examples.
The Secretarybird is now Endangered © Johan Swanepoel / Shutterstock

Red List 2020: why are iconic African savannah raptors declining?

Mon, 21/12/2020
Some wildlife encounters are unforgettable. But this year’s Red List update brings news that three captivating African raptor species are declining alarmingly fast due to multiple threats. Urgent action is needed to ensure these icons of the savannah don’t only exist as memories.
© Laurentiuss / Shutterstock

Crucial Steps towards Bird-safe Energy Infrastructure in Ethiopia

Fri, 18/12/2020
Under the National Electrification Program, Ethiopia will build thousands of new power lines in the next five years, which could have a terrible impact on birds. We are fighting hard to ensure the use of bird-safe poles design... and we can already celebrate several successes!
The Red-legged Partridge is now Near Threatened due to over-hunting and habitat loss © Pierre Dalous

Red List 2020: seven things you might have missed

Fri, 18/12/2020
The carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” may soon need to become one verse shorter as a European partridge is listed as Near Threatened. Meanwhile, paradise is restored for one flycatcher, proving that conservation can achieve great things. Explore these and more in our round-up of fascinating under-the-radar findings from this year’s Red List update…

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.