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This stunning iris is classed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List © Sharif Jbour

Palestinian conservationists overcome adversity to research rare plant

Mon, 03/08/2020
When conservationists came upon a rare flower in bloom in the North Eastern Slopes of Palestine, they were determined to secure its survival. But besides existing threats, 2020 presented a number of new and unforeseen challenges. Discover how they persevered in the face of adversity.
A pair of Oriental Dollarbirds displaying courtship behaviour  © HIH Princess Takamado

Oriental Dollarbird: a curious case of mistaken identity

Sat, 01/08/2020
For more than a thousand years, Japanese citizens assumed the Oriental Dollarbird was responsible for a beautiful and distinctive call heard at night. But a chance radio broadcast revealed the true, unlikely culprit. From "Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, August 2020
This is one helmet that sadly does not provide protection © Craig Ansibin / Shutterstock

How we're helping the Helmeted Hornbill to nest in safety again

Fri, 31/07/2020
Teetering on the edge of extinction due to demand for its prized 'casque', the Helmeted Hornbill now finds itself with a fighting chance of survival thanks to bolstered law enforcement and patrols of its dwindling forest habitat
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie © Bjorn Olesen

Making the hotels of Sri Lanka birdwatcher-friendly

Wed, 29/07/2020
The Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka’s “Bird Friendly Concept” has been adopted by numerous hotels, resorts, and travel agencies across Sri Lanka to the mutual benefit of birds, birders, and business.
© BirdLife Africa

Anchoring a Green Recovery in São Tomé and Príncipe

Tue, 28/07/2020
In wake of the COVID-19, BirdLife is adapting its conservation programmes in São Tomé and Príncipe islands to address the economic and social crisis caused by the pandemic, seeking to herald a green future in this island state.
Rhinoceros Hornbill © Yeap Chin Aik

Why birds are the answer to saving Malaysian forests

Mon, 27/07/2020
Often dressed in bright colours and with absurdly bulky bills, hornbills are remarkable-looking birds. But their value goes far beyond their aesthetics: they have become the key to saving some of Malaysia’s most precious forests.

External Dimension of the European Common Fisheries Policy

Thu, 23/07/2020

While EU fish stocks are severely overfished, around 1,000 European vessels are authori

Dr David Boyd at a demonstration in Norway

Interview with UN rapporteur Dr David Boyd: the power of human rights

Wed, 22/07/2020
Dr David Boyd, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, and a supporter of our #1Planet1Right campaign, speaks to BirdLife on why nature is a human right, the process required to make it so, and whether this ambitious goal is even feasible...
Ghoubel wind project in Djibouti, near Lake Assal © Jean Marie Takoule

Why we need to balance Ghana's energy needs with conservation

Mon, 20/07/2020
In Ghana, renewable energy is a rapidly-growing industry. As demand increases, the country urgently needs to ensure these developments have a minimal impact on the country's birds and biodiversity. Here's what needs to be done get the balance right.