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Biking for Birds

Fri, 23/03/2018
Gary Prescott, the 'Biking Birder' is trying to set the world record for most birds seen by green means in one year.

Crucial flamingo breeding ground safe following Tanzanian government decision

Wed, 21/03/2018
A crucial breeding ground for Lesser Flamingos is safe after the Government of Tanzania has decided against building a soda ash factory on the shores of Lake Natron.
The rufa Red Knot is a sub-species of Red knot that migrates through the Americas © Hans Hillewaert

Red Knots plummet by 25% in a year in Tierra del Fuego

Wed, 21/03/2018
For a while, it looked like they might actually be in recovery. But this year’s census of the American subspecies, the rufa Red Knot, found that numbers have plummeted to an all-time low. The likely cause? Food shortages in Delaware Bay, a crucial feeding stopover site on their migration.

Soaring high: safeguarding migratory birds over Turkey

Mon, 19/03/2018
For more than 15 years, our Turkish BirdLife partner Doğa Derneği (DD) has been working to safeguard migratory birds. And now, thanks to £50, 000 of vital funding raised by SPNI (BirdLife Israel), they have been able to greatly step-up their actions.
 Le lac abrite diverses espèces d’oiseaux migrateurs tels que les grues © Fabian Haas

Le Kenya annonce une nouvelle aire protégée dans une zone critique montagnarde africaine

Wed, 14/03/2018
La nouvelle zone humide protégée du Lac Ol Bolossat au centre du Kenya qui couvre une superficie de 43,3 km2, est un site d’étape vital pour les oiseaux migrateurs et avait déjà été classée Zone importante pour la conservation des oiseaux.
Lake Ol Bolossat is a key habitat for Endangered birds such as the Grey Crowned-crane © Fabian Haas

Rapid response turns shrinking Kenyan lake into protected area

Wed, 14/03/2018
Lake Ol Bolossat is home to thriving hippopotamus families and a wealth of stunning waterbirds. But human activity is drying up this oasis of life. Just in the nick of time, a CEPF-funded campaign persuaded the Kenyan Government to grant formal protection.

New report: South Africa’s seabirds, raptors in serious decline

Mon, 12/03/2018
A new report, five years in the making, gives a snapshot of the health of birds and their habitats in South Africa – and highlights some disturbing trends and stats.
Rat control has given the Giraffe Weevil a better chance of survival in New Zealand © Steve Reekie

The Lazarus Effect: protect one species, resurrect a whole forest

Thu, 08/03/2018
Pest control is saving more than just the Kiwi: species that haven't been seen for years are reappearing in New Zealand's forests. Ann Graeme shares inspiring stories of native birds, plants and insects that have returned after community conservation for a different species - "The Lazarus Effect."
International Marine Project Manager Stephanie Winnard measuring an albatross egg on South Georgia Island

We interview the amazing women leading BirdLife’s work across the world

Wed, 07/03/2018
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we interview some of the key women of the BirdLife Partnership. They tell their fascinating stories, and give their advice to other women aiming to embark on careers like theirs.