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Flowers of the shea tree Vitellaria paradoxa © Jane Stout

Learning about the birds and the bees in West Africa

Tue, 23/02/2016
Embarking on a new research project to uncover the secrets of bird declines and loss of habitat diversity in the shea zone of Africa, where shea pollination, biodiversity and livelihoods are linked.

Birdfair breaks fundraising record in a bid to help migratory birds

Tue, 23/02/2016
Migratory birds have been handed a welcome boost by fundraising efforts from Birdfair 2015 after a cheque of £320,000 was today handed over to BirdLife International to help vulnerable migratory birds in the Eastern Mediterranean
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeteri), a non-threatened arid Australian parrot (Photo: Chris Parnell)

Study identifies parrots as most-threatened bird group

Thu, 18/02/2016
Scientists, including staff from BirdLife International and the Australian National University, have published new research indicating that parrots (Psittaciformes) are among the most threatened groups of bird species, with 28% of extant species (111 out of 398) classified as globally threatened on the IUCN Red List.

Turkey needs your help to create its first breeding bird atlas

Wed, 17/02/2016
This will be the first comprehensive survey of the entire country.

What are the world’s most critically endangered sites?

Tue, 16/02/2016
You've heard of many of the world's critically endangered species. The Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) in Danger are the world's critically endangered sites. Explore them here...

BirdLife Partners join forces to prevent illegal poisoning of wildlife

Tue, 16/02/2016
The European Network against Environmental Crimes, launched by SEO and RSPB, has published an action plan that the European Commission will use to stop illicit killing of birds.

Almost half of all Finnish birds are in danger

Tue, 16/02/2016
Finland's latest Red List assessment paints a worrying picture, especially for wetland species.
How best to protect Hutovo blato wetland, Bosnia & Herzegovina? © D. Kulijer

How can dragonflies help a Balkan country into the European Union?

Mon, 15/02/2016
When you’re a local Balkan civil society organisation trying to protect nature, your country’s political position on the road to EU accession can have a big influence on what protection to aim for.
Mediterranean Monk Seal, Endangered © Wildlifewanderer, flickr.com

Emergency conservation for Mediterranean Monk Seal in Lebanon

Thu, 11/02/2016
Once thought locally extinct in Lebanon, immediate action was taken by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon for the conservation of this Endangered species when a pregnant female was found dead.