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100 organisations from 70 countries gathered under one roof to tackle threats to migratory birds © Pawel Horazy

A Summit for the Flyways: our declaration

Fri, 27/04/2018
Today marked the end of a four-day global summit, which brought together key players in bird conservation from across the world to discuss one issue: how to protect migratory birds at every point along their epic journey. Here’s what we decided.

New regulations put waterfowl under fire in Belarus

Fri, 27/04/2018
In Belarus, spring hunting continues unabated. Every year it is a thorny issue for conservationists trying to ensure that society, hunters and lawmakers understand the huge environmental repercussions. Alesia Basharymava from APB-BirdLife Belarus tell us more.
Doñana after the mining spill © SEO/BirdLife

Remembering Aznacóllar: 20 years after the mining disaster

Fri, 27/04/2018
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Aznalcóllar disaster in Spain, when the dumping of toxic sludge from a mining raft reached Doñana National Park, thereby threatening one of the most important biodiversity areas in all of Europe.
By © Vladimirs Suscinskis/shutterstock

Ground-breaking Arabic app brings birdwatching to a new generation

Thu, 26/04/2018

While bird lovers in the Middle East have been enjoying th

The iconic sight of an Atlantic Puffin loading its beak with fish may soon be a thing of the past © Pixabay

7 birds you won’t believe are threatened with extinction

Wed, 25/04/2018
It’s a worrying trend: even birds that were once considered common and widespread are now plummeting towards extinction. Some of the species on this list will shock you.
Arjan holding a Sclater's Crowned-pigeon in Papua New Guinea, that he bought in order to save and release © Laurens Steijn

Meet the man with the record for most bird species seen in a year

Tue, 24/04/2018
Interview: Arjan Dwarshuis owns the world record for the number of bird species spotted in a single year. He has some interesting tales to tell...
The European Turtle Dove is one of many familiar bird species that now find themselves Globally Threatened [Photo: Revital Salomon]

Even familiar birds at risk of extinction, new study finds

Mon, 23/04/2018
The 2018 State of the World’s Birds report, which provides a comprehensive look at the health of bird populations globally, has found that the extinction crisis has spread so far that even some well-known species are now in danger.

Black-tailed Godwit flying high in Utrecht

Sat, 21/04/2018
Sustainable grassland management, as the result of cooperation between nature conservationists and farmers in the Eempolder Nature Reserve in the Netherlands, has brought good news for Black-tailed Godwits and breeding waders.
Flying Fish Cove is the capital of Christmas Island, Australia, which is an IBA in Danger

Interactive map: explore the world’s most threatened bird paradises

Fri, 20/04/2018
The latest data gathered by the BirdLife Partnership reveals that over 240 areas globally important for the conservation of birds are in imminent danger of being lost forever. Explore some of the most imperiled sites, and discover the threats they face, with our updated IBAs in Danger Story Map