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David Attenborough addressed a sold out audience © Cambridge Conservation Initiative

“The world has cause for optimism”: Sir David Attenborough’s keynote speech

Fri, 13/04/2018
If you’ve got a conservation communication problem, who ya gonna call? Sir David Attenborough! On 12 April, the Godfather of conservation addressed a sold-out audience at BirdLife's UK office, concluding an expert panel on how to communicate the biodiversity crisis. Read his inspiring speech.
Sir David Attenborough will deliver the closing remarks at today's panel event © Sam Owen

Sir David Attenborough joins world experts in calling for action for nature

Thu, 12/04/2018
On the 12th of April, Sir David Attenborough joins the head of the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity and an expert panel from government, business and civil society to discuss how to mobilise global action to tackle what is said to be the greatest threat to humanity: the biodiversity crisis.

The Bird Bulletin: Europe & Central Asia

Fri, 30/03/2018
Of the 25 projects shortlisted for the coveted European Citizens Award – voted by the public – 8 projects involve the work of our BirdLife partners in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Spain and the UK.

'Spring Alive' casts its spell with real magic

Fri, 30/03/2018
Spring has officially sprung and so has Spring Alive – BirdLife International’s annual campaign to introduce children across Europe, Central Asia and Africa to the joys of spring and the wonder that is nature.

A cold spring

Fri, 30/03/2018
Angelo Caserta, Director of BirdLife Europe Central Asia, celebrates the first green shoots of spring in the editorial of the latest issue of the BirdLife ECA newsletter.

A Tale of Two Treaties

Tue, 27/03/2018
In the United States, one of the world’s most important and influential bird protection laws is under threat – but all is yet not lost. Across the pond, BirdLife mobilised over half a million EU citizens to turn around a similar crisis ­- here’s how we did it.

The spring hunting ban in Kazakhstan: one year on

Mon, 26/03/2018
In early 2017, the government of Kazakhstan introduced a ban on spring hunting. One year on, Danara Zharbolova (ACBK/BirdLife Kazakhstan) reflects on why this decision was – and remains – so important.

Milking the cow: why Dutch dairy is becoming bird-friendly

Mon, 26/03/2018
For the last few years, VBN/BirdLife Netherlands has been working closely with Dutch farmers in the hopes of making the country’s world-famous dairy products as sustainable and nature-friendly as they are tasty. Gerrit Gerritsen tells us more about a most promising start.

Meet the man who is biking across the Andes to save birds

Fri, 23/03/2018
Gary Prescott, the 'Biking Birder' is trying to set the world record for most birds seen by green means in one year.