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Common Quail caught in a 'mist net' © Watter AlBahry

Scale of illegal bird killing in the Middle East revealed for first time

Tue, 27/08/2019
A study out today, for the first time, estimates the scale and extent of the illegal killing and taking of wild birds in the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and Iran. Using a diverse range of data sources and incorporating expert knowledge, we estimate that at least 1.7–4.6 million birds of at least 413 species may be killed or taken illegally each year in this region, many of them on migration. Worryingly, this is likely to be an underestimate as data were unavailable for parts of the region.

How can eating chocolate protect birds?

Thu, 22/08/2019
A driver of deforestation, chocolate may be even more of a guilty pleasure than you thought. But in Indonesia, one cocoa collective is protecting forests while lifting local people out of poverty.

Tracking down threats

Wed, 14/08/2019

Albatrosses are iconic voyagers, well-known for their abil

7 best things about Birdfair

Wed, 14/08/2019
It’s that time of year again! Birdfair — a.k.a Glastonbury for birders, the pride of Rutland Water, the biggest birding blowout in the UK — is just around the corner. We at BirdLife could not be more excited. Just check out some of the great things Birdfair 2019 has on offer!

The BirdLife Forest Landscape Sustainability Accelerator

Wed, 14/08/2019

Sustaining tropical forests is a top global priority, not

Catching fish, not seabirds

Tue, 13/08/2019
New EU law that gives seabirds a fighting chance against bycatch
An artist's impression of the new marmoset species, 'Mico munduruku' © Stephen Nash

New monkey species discovered in rapidly-deforested area of Amazon

Fri, 09/08/2019
The marmoset was discovered in the south-west of Pará State in Brazil, Amazon’s ‘arc of deforestation’. The researcher who lead the study warns that we already need to be concerned about its survival.
Climate change is affecting 88% of penguin species © Stephanie Prince

Top threats to seabirds identified

Wed, 07/08/2019
Scientists reviewed more than 900 studies and found that seabirds face big threats both on land and at sea. This helps explain why they are one of the most threatened group of vertebrates.

Malaysia’s Next Generation of Conservation Leaders

Wed, 07/08/2019

For nearly 80 years, the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) has led the way for conservatio