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The Quarry Life Award

Wed, 20/02/2019
In December, BirdLife’s CEO, Patricia Zurita, attended HeidebergCement’s fourth Quarry Life Award ceremony – a contest to inspire school children, graduate students and researchers to find new and innovative ways to boost biodiversity in quarries.

Seafood certification scheme needs to step up action on bycatch

Mon, 18/02/2019
New report shows that Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainable seafood certification scheme needs to do more to tackle bycatch of threatened species in certified fisheries
Long-tailed Duck, male © HIH Princess Takamado

Watching Sea Birds in Winter

Mon, 18/02/2019
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, February, 2019
There are now 473 Pink Pigeons in the wild © Mauritian Wildlife Foundation

How did the Pink Pigeon bounce back from just nine birds?

Fri, 15/02/2019
The Pink Pigeon is no longer Endangered. But how did conservationists achieve this, and is it sustainable? Dr Vikash Tatayah, Conservation Director, Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (BirdLife Partner) reports from the field…
An RSPB researcher setting a trail camera © rspb-images

Leading scientists call for re-evaluation of funding models

Wed, 13/02/2019
In the wake of statistics that reveal NGOs have some of the most highly-cited scientific papers, scientists from BirdLife, the RSPB and the BTO are calling for a re-evaluation of funding models.
Teuaua is home to 90,000 Sooty Terns - one of the nation's largest colonies © Island Conservation

Momentous mission: first successful invasive species removal in Marquesas

Wed, 13/02/2019
Conservationists leaped from boats onto sheer rock faces and braved “10,000 dive-bombing Sooty Terns” to achieve the first successful eradication of invasive rats on Teuaua Island, French Polynesia. This success paves the way for larger island restorations across the Marquesas Archipelago.
Paradise: but for how long? A nearby island has been leased for $300,000 as a resort © howamo / Shutterstock

Pacific paradise in peril: tourism resort threatens Palau shorebird haven

Thu, 07/02/2019
Pristine coastal wetland Peleliu Lkes has been treasured in local art and culture for centuries, and acts as a refuge for Endangered shorebirds such as the Far Eastern Curlew. However, the time-honoured bond between people and nature is threatened by the development of a nearby tourism resort.
Lappet-faced Vultures (Endangered) were among the casualties © Andre Botha

Up to 100 vulture deaths prevented by rapid response to poisoning

Mon, 04/02/2019
On Sunday morning, a wildlife ranger in Nairobi, Kenya discovered 20 dead and 5 critically ill vultures slumped around a poisoned hyena carcass. Despite these tragic casualties, a rapid response protocol set up with the help of BirdLife almost certainly saved the lives of many more.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun awards Assad Serhal Silver Lebanese Order of Merit Medal in recognition of his contributions to Environment in Lebanon

Sun, 03/02/2019
Former Minister of Environment Tariq Al Khatib honored Assad Serhal, the Director General of Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL (Birdlife Lebanon), on behalf of President Michel Aoun for being named one of the winners of the 2018 MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity.