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Sary-Chelek Lake in the Sary-Chelek State Biosphere Nature Reserve. Photo: Ushakov V.

Western Tien-Shan declared World Heritage Site

Wed, 03/08/2016
After several years of collaborative work with regional governments and environmental experts and NGOs, the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK), BirdLife’s partner in Kazakhstan, is proud to announce that Western Tien-Shan was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List!
Belding's Yellowthroat © Alan Harper

Ecotourism magic in Mexican villages

Tue, 02/08/2016
The vivid colours of Belding’s Yellowthroat were becoming a rare sight. Luckily, the locals of Baja California Sur seem to have taking a liking to this small bird and are now getting involved in the business of ecotourism. Find out how avian research is saving species in this Mexican state.
Young volunteers learn about bird migration. Photo by the Macedonian Ecological Society.

Learn by Doing: Young Volunteers in Macedonia Monitor Bird Migration

Tue, 02/08/2016
How small sums of money can generate big knowledge for conservation: Local Macedonian conservation groups received capacity development micro-grants to train students and volunteers to monitor migratory stop-over sites and raise awareness about migratory birds
Chris Gaskin lining up a Beck's Petrel from his kayak. Photo © Jez Bird

What the Beck's?

Mon, 01/08/2016
The team are back from their expedition to find the nesting grounds of Beck's Petrel, a small seabird facing an uncertain future... Did they capture one with their net gun?
Great Cormorant © HIH Princess Takamado

The Moment Birds Take Off

Mon, 01/08/2016
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, August 2016

BirdLife steps up conservation work in Vanuatu

Sun, 31/07/2016
Vanuatu is one of the Pacific's biodiversity hot spots. With the support of the Critically Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife has been working to help the Vanuatu Environment Advocacy Network (VEAN) build capacity and protect nature.

Mongoose on the loose in Tonga

Sun, 31/07/2016
The escape two small Indian mongooses from a container imported into Tonga from Fiji poses a real threat to the wildlife of the island country. BirdLife's Invasive Alien Species Programme Manager Steve Cranwell, was called into help.
Black-browed Albatross © David Cook

10 stunning portraits of Argentinian birds [PHOTOS]

Thu, 28/07/2016
Today we don't only celebrate 100 years of our Partner Aves Argentinas but also the incredible biodiversity they conserve. This is only the first round!
Rufous Hornero, the national emblem of Argentina, thanks to the work of Aves Argentinas © Ron Knight

The early days of Aves Argentinas

Thu, 28/07/2016
Today Aves Argentinas turns 100 years old. Where does the organization come from? What was the vision of its founders? And, given the colourful variety of birds living in the country, how did the dull-looking Rufous Hornero become the national emblem of the country?