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The Depths of the Ocean Crisis

Wed, 27/06/2018

Plastics are ruining our oceans. So is unsustainable fishing.

© Thomais Vlachogianni

New call for Large and Small grants in the Mediterranean Basin

Fri, 22/06/2018
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new Call for Letters of Inquiry for large and small grants for the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot.
Ulcinj Salina is a key habitat for the Greater Flamingo

Save Salina: hotel complex threatens waterbird paradise

Wed, 20/06/2018
Ulcinj Salina is a traditional salt pan whose shallow waters feed and support more than 250 bird species. However, recent proposals to build a large-scale tourism resort threaten to obliterate it.
Jane Alexander interview BirdLife

“We all have to become conservationists”: our interview with Jane Alexander

Mon, 18/06/2018
Jane Alexander is an acclaimed actress, author and an impassioned birder who is also a member of BirdLife’s Global Advisory Group. Here, she talks to us about how acting got her into birding, and how the new generation gives her hope.

Bird-friendly beef showcased by Hilton Hotels

Fri, 15/06/2018
A new mode of farming is taking off in South America. The pampas is one the world’s most important grassland biomes: but intensive farming is wearing it down. Now, a scheme for sustainable, bird-friendly meat is getting prestigious recognition.

The top five threats to birds may surprise you

Wed, 13/06/2018
One in eight bird species is in danger of extinction – but what are the main factors driving their decline? They might not be what you think. Read about the five biggest threats to bird biodiversity, and what’s being done to combat them.

Turtles at mercy in European waters

Mon, 11/06/2018
Entanglement in fisheries is killing hundreds of thousands of marine turtles around the globe each year.

Reversing the skylark's decline in Sweden

Mon, 11/06/2018

Over the last 40 years, Europe’s skylarks have suffered a 50% decline due to th

The couple ran 6,504 miles (10,467km) in 15 months © Katharine & David Lowrie

Meet the couple who ran the length of South America for birds

Mon, 11/06/2018
We interview Katharine Lowrie: part of a record-breaking couple who sailed the Atlantic to begin an ultra-marathon through South America, all to raise money and awareness for wildlife and wild places.