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BirdLife position paper: EU Fisheries Control Rules to protect the marine environment

Fri, 08/05/2020

Sensitive species such as seabirds, marine mammals, and sea turtles forage in highly pr

© Fábio Nunes

Grey-breasted Parakeet recovers from three fledglings to a thousand

Thu, 07/05/2020
In 2012, researchers made the alarming discovery that this vivacious parakeet was now confined to a single small region in northeastern Brazil. Find out how their campaign has seen the birds make a remarkable comeback from three fledglings in 2010 to a cumulative total of 1,165 fledglings.
Female Blackcap

Birding in confinement: discover a new world from your window

Wed, 06/05/2020
For those in the northern hemisphere, spring is unfolding all around, flowers are blo

Our fatal farming system: the other emergency

Tue, 05/05/2020
The EU's food systems will be in danger if we don’t urgently bring them in line with planetary boundaries. With the COVID crisis, the battle between intensive and sustainable agriculture is coming into ever sharper relief. An opinion piece by Harriet Bradley, EU Agriculture and Bioenergy Officer.

A sustainable energy transition can halt the biodiversity and climate crises

Tue, 05/05/2020
The European Commission announced its plans to revise the regulatory framework for Trans-European Energy Infrastructure (TEN-E regulation) in its EU Green Deal. Protecting nature and delivering trans-European energy infrastructure at the same time is possible. Power lines and underground cables can co-exist if sited properly and their impacts are mitigated to limit wildlife mortality.
Almost all casualties were Hooded Vultures (Critically Endangered) © R. Maximiliane / Shutterstock

Investigating the mystery behind Guinea-Bissau’s mass vulture deaths

Tue, 05/05/2020
Earlier this year, the shocking, and unexplained, discovery of numerous clusters of dead vultures across Guinea-Bissau rocked the conservation world. However, investigations are shedding light on the crime behind the deaths, and ensuring a safer future for these Critically Endangered birds in the country.

5 vital projects that will continue in 2020

Thu, 30/04/2020
The good thing about BirdLife is that, as a truly global organisation, we’re already great at staying connected, even when we’re thousands of miles apart. Here are just a few of the ways our work will carry on over the coming months, even if it’s from our living rooms…
Even reaching the islands and unloading equipment was a major challenge © Fred Jacq

Marquesas fact-finding mission sheds light on Endangered native birds

Tue, 28/04/2020
In November 2019, a BirdLife-led team camped out on one of the world’s remotest islands to learn more about the Endangered birds we urgently need to save. Here’s what they discovered…
Regent Honeyeater © Dean Ingwersen / BirdLife Australia

From the ashes: 5 birds affected by Australia's bushfires

Fri, 24/04/2020
The Australian bushfires of late 2019 and early 2020 gave much cause for heartbreak and angst. With the smoke finally clearing, read about five affected bird species and the efforts underway to help bring them back from the brink.