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The Toco Toucan is one of numerous bird species benefiting from Guyra Paraguay's conservation © Shutterstock

Guyra Paraguay celebrates 20 years of science and conservation

Fri, 17/11/2017
This Monday November 20th, BirdLife’s Partner in Paraguay celebrates 20 years working for biodiversity with a great concert by Maestro Luis Szarán and the Asunción Philharmonic in the auditorium of the Central Bank of Paraguay.

The Bird Bulletin: Europe & Central Asia

Fri, 17/11/2017
Today’s news round-up from Europe & Central Asia takes us to Greece, Kazakhstan, Portugal and the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
The Western Area still holds a significant forest cover © Jude Fuhnwi

Did Sierra Leone's mudslide uncover a forgotten conservation promise?

Thu, 16/11/2017
The Western Area National Park is a forest reserve in Sierra Leone that still holds one of the last strongholds of pristine forest in the country and represents a significant portion of the remaining forest cover in the Guinean Forests of West Africa Hotspot.
Local communities champion production of fuel efficient stoves © ARECO

Fuel efficient stoves reduce tree cutting in Rwanda forest

Wed, 15/11/2017
Association Rwandaise des Ecologistes (ARECO) are providing the local communities with improved fuel efficient stoves that reduce firewood consumption in households as part of efforts to save the Cyamudongo forest.
Forests provide invaluable ecosystem services to the people who live and work alongside them © Omar Torrico

Trillion Trees: three conservation giants join forces to end deforestation

Wed, 15/11/2017
Can you imagine a world with a trillion more trees? Last night in London, the three “great oaks” of the conservation world launched an unprecedented partnership striving not only to halt deforestation, but to reverse it.

EXPO 2017 ASTANA: Future Energy

Tue, 14/11/2017
Danara Zharbolova from ACBK (BirdLife Kazakhstan) and Stephanie Ward from RSPB (BirdLife UK) reflect back on a successful joint showcase at EXPO 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan – a very fitting celebration of over thirteen years of successful collaboration as BirdLife partners.

Tagging the elusive White-headed Duck

Tue, 14/11/2017
Danara Zharbolova and Alyona Koshkina from our Kazakh partner ACBK tell us about their first attempts to catch and tag the elusive White-headed Duck with geolocators out on the lakes of the Central Kazakhstan.

Greece takes action on three iconic bird species

Tue, 14/11/2017
Roula Trigou from HOS (BirdLife Greece) tells us why the future looks brighter for 3 charismatic bird species in Greece: the Egyptian vulture, the Lesser White-fronted Goose and the Lesser Kestrel.
Papyrus products developed by the Weaver Group © Enock Kawira

Sustainable use of papyrus saves wetlands and boosts income

Tue, 14/11/2017
The North and South Mara Water Users Association are harvesting the benefits papyrus to improve livelihoods and sustain the biodiversity of the Mara Wetlands.