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7 things you might have missed from the 2019 Red List update

Fri, 13/12/2019
Every year, our scientists work around the clock to update the threat status of birds on the IUCN Red List of threatened species. While the amazing recovery of the Guam Rail might have taken centre stage, 2019 heralded plenty more important discoveries. From victims of climate change to exciting new information on unknown birds, here are the latest ups and downs of the avian world that might not have made the headlines.
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New nature education resource for visually impaired children

Fri, 13/12/2019
Following in the footsteps of our children's education programme Spring Alive, BirdLife Partners across Europe are uniting to launch a new EU-funded environmental educational project, "Seeing the World through Nature", to benefit blind and visually impaired school pupils.
BirdLife staff & partners meeting in Amman to discuss the implementation of the Migratory Soaring Birds Project.

Partners come together to discuss plans for the Migratory Soaring Birds Project

Thu, 12/12/2019

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The EU Green Deal is not the real deal we so desperately need

Thu, 12/12/2019
The brush strokes of the von der Leyen/Timmermans EU Green Deal are starting to come into focus – but only in the broadest way – there is no pointillisme on the canvas yet...

EU Green Deal - good for climate, bad for biodiversity

Wed, 11/12/2019
Today, the European Commission announced their highly anticipated European Green Deal. The first of its kind in EU history, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has promised to deliver the Green deal in her first 100 days in office.
Iris palaestina © Palestine Wildlife Society

New call for small grant projects in Palestine

Wed, 11/12/2019
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on plant conservation in Palestine.

The Paris Agreement - without nature, a dead end path?

Wed, 11/12/2019
Madrid 10/12/2019 – Coinciding with the annual Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), COP25, and to inform the development of the upcoming European Green Deal and Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, BirdLife is taking action...
José Jarvi Bazán junto a su esposa, Nelly Lucumí, en los cultivos orgánicos. © Asociación Calidris

Don José y sus cultivos de arroz que se convirtieron en un santuario para las aves

Tue, 10/12/2019
Con el apoyo de la Asociación Calidris, socia de BirdLife International en Colombia, y mediante el proyecto “Las Alas del Arroz”, cientos de aves residentes y migratorias han encontrado alimento y refugio en los cultivos de arroz orgánico de José Jarvi Bazán.
Guam Rail © Andersen Air Force

Red List 2019: Guam Rail second bird to recover from extinction in wild

Tue, 10/12/2019
This year’s update to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species brings with it some fantastic conservation successes, including an almost unheard of incidence of a bird species coming back from extinction in the wild. But for other species, human threats are making it harder to stage a comeback.