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Bird puns were the order of the day for BirdLife and the RSPB © Rachel Gartner

Photo essay: speaking out for birds at the Global Climate Strike

Mon, 23/09/2019
Climate change is already beginning to profoundly impact bird populations across the world. Find out which birds we fought for at this week’s Global Climate Strike, and why it’s so important to speak out for nature and people.

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!

Catching fish, not seabirds

Tue, 13/08/2019
New EU law that gives seabirds a fighting chance against bycatch

Highlights from the ‘International Dawn Chorus 2019’ radio broadcast

Mon, 08/07/2019
Earlier this summer, our Irish partner BirdWatch Ireland had the great honour of co-producing the biggest and most ambitious live natural history radio broadcast ever made – the International Dawn Chorus Day. Niall Hatch who took part in the broadcast, shares his highlights from the day.

Victory for Montenegro’s bird paradise!

Sat, 06/07/2019
Ulcinj Salina has been declared a national protected area! For the past 15 years, our Montenegrin partner CZIP has fought tirelessly to block a controversial building development poised to destroy one of Europe’s most important migratory bird sites.
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‘Bird-safe window’ movement reaches over 5 million people

Wed, 03/07/2019
Colliding with glass is a big danger for birds. This year, our children’s programme Spring Alive inspired young people across Europe and Central Asia to take action to make their windows bird-safe, transforming schools, homes and reaching millions through prime time TV.

Flying into the face of danger

Wed, 12/06/2019
Shooting, trapping, poisoning – an average of 24 million birds are illegally slaughtered in the Mediterranean each year as they attempt their perilous migratory journey between Africa and Europe.

HeidelbergCement on track to meet ambitious CO2 targets

Fri, 17/05/2019

We note with pleasure that just this week our partner in protecting biodiversity,