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Struck by trawl cables at sea. Black-browed Albatross on Bird Island, South Georgia (Georgias del Sur) © Stephanie Winnard

Estimates are in: 25,000 seabirds die in southern cone fisheries every year

Tue, 21/02/2017
Unsettling new seabird bycatch data from Chile and Argentina urges BirdLife's Albatross Task Force and fisheries observers to act immediately to get new rules enforced
Iiwi © Dubi Shapiro

One to Watch - Iiwi on the decline?

Wed, 15/02/2017
The "One to Watch" series takes a quick look at the status of some of the iconic species we're working on.
Bohemian Waxwing © KOO/Shutterstock

Help conservation by counting birds this weekend

Mon, 13/02/2017
Birdwatchers around the world take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count on February 17-20. Participate in one of the biggest citizen science projects in the world.
Red Knot fitted with Motus © Yves Aubry

The tiny transmitters tracking birds from North to South America

Fri, 10/02/2017
Our knowledge of the movements of migratory birds across the Americas will be radically increased with the expansion of a high-tech bird tracking initiative.
 Forest fires that are battering central and southern Chile © Shutterstock

‘Worst ever’ forest fires ravage Chile’s wildlife

Fri, 03/02/2017
Wild animals are fleeing the forests towards inhabited areas in search of food and shelter as forest fires batter central and southern Chile.

Bird-Friendly Beef – Tales from the Southern Cone

Fri, 03/02/2017
Nicolas Marchand takes us to the grasslands of South America where gauchos work with BirdLife to rear ‘bird-friendly beef’.
Los incendios en el centro y sur de Chile están afectando a la fauna silvestre © CODEFF

Incendios forestales en Chile y su afectación a la fauna silvestre

Thu, 02/02/2017
CODEFF (BirdLife Chile) necesita tu ayuda para cuidar de los animales afectados por los incendios que afectan el país.
Montserrat Oriole © Alistair Homer

The Montserrat Oriole is no longer Critically Endangered

Fri, 20/01/2017
With two thirds of its forest habitat destroyed, Montserrat Oriole populations declined after a series of volcanic eruptions. Here's how RSPB turned things around.
Armonía's Alternative Feather programme is protecting the rare Blue-throated Macaw © Wendy Willis

A new hope for the Blue-throated Macaw

Fri, 13/01/2017
A successful programme geared towards promoting the use of artificial feathers in ceremonial headdresses gives renewed hope for the survival of the Blue-throated Macaw.