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Mount Mabu is famous for its old-growth rainforest © Julian Bayliss

Five years' success for African mountain hotspot - bring on phase two!

Wed, 10/01/2018
Five years ago, Birdlife International was granted the funding to manage the rich but highly threatened biodiversity of the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot. As the first five-year phase comes to a close, we reflect on the successes, lessons learned, and how to make this work last long into the future.
Leda and the Swan, Paul Cézanne

Flight of Fancy: Leda and the Swan

Wed, 10/01/2018
Over the centuries, the ancient Greek myth of Leda and the Swan has inspired art both beautiful and bizarre. We present some of the most striking interpretations of the impossible love between woman and bird-God.

Award for vulture restaurant pioneer whose work helps poor farmers

Tue, 09/01/2018
This 2017 Nature's Heroes, nominated by Bird Conservation Nepal, pioneered safe feeding areas which have led to the beginning of a recovery in populations of threatened vultures.

Recognition for the birding guide who turned his community into conservationists

Tue, 09/01/2018
Hendrikus Habur—2017 Nature's Heroes—is a birdwatching guide who has developed ecotourism around his local IBA into a source of improved livelihoods for his entire community.

Cyprus presents a bird guide for young explorers

Tue, 09/01/2018
BirdLife Cyprus’s latest publication ‘What’s that bird?’ is a bird guide for young explorers. Elena Markitani explains why it’s especially important in Cyprus to introduce children to the wonders of the natural world while they are young.
Farmer Itey Phar harvests IBIS rice at Khey Svay village © BirdLife International Cambodia Programme

IBIS Rice: the bird-friendly rice scheme boosting livelihoods in Cambodia

Mon, 08/01/2018
On 27 December, BirdLife Cambodia hosted a Farmer’s Day at Khet Svay village in Siem Pang, to celebrate the area’s first harvest of IBIS Rice. This award-winning project is helping to conserve Cambodia’s national bird, the Giant Ibis, and its crucial wildlife sanctuary home.
Climate change may be affecting the availability of the Snowy Owl's prey © Francais Cadien

Snowy Owl faces frosty future: classed as Vulnerable for the first time

Thu, 04/01/2018
One of the more eye-catching updates in the 2017 IUCN Red List paints a worrying picture for one of the world’s most familiar species. The Snowy Owl, an Arctic-nesting species with a range that spans the northern hemisphere, has been classed as Vulnerable for the first time.
Felicity Strange receives he Nature's Heroes Award from BirdLife South Africa

Nature’s Hero award for work to save Verlorenvlei Estuary

Thu, 04/01/2018
Felicity Strange—nominated by BirdLife South Africa as a Nature's Hero for 2017—has worked to conserve the Verlorenvlei Estuary IBA for over ten years.
Dasho Paljor Dorji, 2017 Nature's Hero for his exemplary work in Bhutan's conservation.

Nature’s Heroes Award for Bhutan’s Godfather of conservation

Thu, 04/01/2018
Dasho Paljor Dorji (Dasho Benji)—often referred to as the Godfather of conservation in Bhutan—has been named one of Nature's Heroes by Bhutan's Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN).