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Break open the piggy bank & invest in nature!

Tue, 27/02/2018
As Europe’s leaders debate the post-2020 EU budget, Kristina Barnes (NABU/BirdLife Germany) explains why they need to break open the piggy bank and start investing seriously in nature.

CAP 2020 - a poor vintage?

Tue, 27/02/2018
Can the European Commission’s proposed reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reverse the environmental crisis on Europe’s farmland? It all depends on the ability of the EU to hold Member States accountable, argues Harriet Bradley.
The White Stork is among 2.6 million birds illegally killed over Lebanon each year © Carlos Delgado

Open letter: give our birds safe passage over Lebanon this spring

Tue, 27/02/2018
With the spring migration just a few weeks away, conservation groups the world over have come together in support of an open letter to the President of Lebanon. Croatian conservationists call for the President to honour his promise for stricter enforcement of hunting laws.

World first: Rhinoceros Hornbills give artificial nest box seal of approval

Mon, 26/02/2018
In 2017, the Conservation Leadership Programme granted a Future Conservationist Award to Ravinder Kaur and her team to help improve breeding opportunities for Malaysian hornbills. Ravinder describes the team's exciting observations, and their progress in designing the perfect nest box.
Mar Chiquita lake harbours most of the planet's Chilean Flamingos © Pablo Rodriguez Merkel

2018 Birdfair project announced: a haven for Argentina’s Flamingos

Fri, 23/02/2018
This year’s British Birdwatching Fair will support the creation of Argentina's largest national park, in the process providing a haven to nearly a million flamingos and shorebirds.

The Bird Bulletin: Europe & Central Asia

Fri, 23/02/2018
Today's news round-up from Europe & Central Asia features inspiring owls, an update on Bialowieza and a surprise appearance in Brussels by Hannibal Lecter...

Volunteers help with Guinean Forest conservation

Sun, 18/02/2018
For its 2017 Nature's Heroes, the Society for the Conservation of Nature in Liberia named two of the people whose work has helped with conservation work in the Guinean Forest in West Africa

Des bénévoles contribuent à la conservation de la Foret guinéenne

Sun, 18/02/2018
Pour ses héros de la nature 2017, la Society for the Conservation of Nature in Liberia a nommé deux des personnes dont le travail a contribué à la conservation de la Forêt guinéenne en Afrique de l’ouest.
Celebrating the discovery at Middlepunt Wetland, South Africa © Niall Perrins

Rewrite the bird books: new breeding site found for one of world's rarest birds

Sat, 17/02/2018
The White-winged Flufftail (Critically Endangered) has just been confirmed to be breeding in South Africa – not only Ethiopia as previously thought – thanks to a discovery by BirdLife South Africa’s hidden camera traps. This sheds new light on the bird’s conservation.