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A purse seine vessel off the coast of Chile © Luis Cabezas

Going for Green: Chile purse seine project nominated for conservation award

Tue, 18/09/2018
Modifying purse seine nets in Chile seems to offer a promising new way to reduce seabird bycatch. This year, the project has received prestigious recognition from the Latin American Green Awards.
Joe Sultana was a passionate bird activist and a keen ornithologist © BirdLife Malta

Obituary: bird activist Joe Sultana 1939-2018

Fri, 14/09/2018
A champion of conservation in Malta, and more widely the Mediterranean, Joe Sultana passed away on Tuesday 11th of September at the age of 78. Throughout his life, his passion and dedication for conservation inspired action both within Malta and internationally.
Black-browed Albatross © Stephanie Winnard

7 amazing things the Albatross Task Force has achieved in the past year

Thu, 13/09/2018
For more than a decade, the Albatross Task Force has been striving to make fishing industries seabird-safe. Working with communities, governments and on board boats, it has become one of BirdLife’s most successful programmes. Here’s what it has achieved in the past year alone.
Tern terraces on Coquet Island © Paul Morrison

Road to recovery for the Roseate Tern

Tue, 11/09/2018
Neighbouring BirdLife partners, RSPB (UK) and BirdWatch Ireland, have joined forces to put Europe’s rarest breeding seabird, the roseate tern, on the road to recovery.

New report: over half the world's raptors have declining populations

Mon, 10/09/2018
We interview our Chief Scientist, Stuart Butchart, about a newly published paper: State of the World’s Raptors. What threats face this iconic group of birds, and what can we do to help?

Algarve fires menace Bonelli’s Eagle

Fri, 07/09/2018
After the recent fires across the Algarve, BirdLife’s Portuguese partner, SPEA, sounds the alarm for the region’s important Bonelli’s Eagle population.

Spix’s Macaw heads list of first bird extinctions confirmed this decade

Wed, 05/09/2018
Eight bird species, including two species of macaw, look set to have their extinctions confirmed following a robust new assessment of Critically Endangered species. The findings reveal a worrying new trend: for the first time, mainland extinctions are outpacing island extinctions
The White-headed Vulture can locate an animal carcass from a mile away © Andre Botha

Saving the sentinels of the skies: Kenya's rapid-response vulture unit

Fri, 31/08/2018
For millennia, vultures have aided humans in their role as nature’s rapid-response clean-up crew. Now, Kenya is repaying the favour with a new rapid-response unit to combat vulture poisoning: part of an ambitious project to save Africa’s vultures.

An international plan to save the Helmeted Hornbill

Fri, 31/08/2018
Illegal hunting and trade has brought this unique hornbill to the brink. But a new ten-year, range-wide conservation plan will ensure the Helmeted Hornbill has a future outside of China's markets