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Finnish team wins third 'Champions of the Flyway' race

Mon, 11/04/2016
In all, 243 species were seen during the 24 hours of the race by all teams.

This plant's funny name belies its dangerous nature

Mon, 04/04/2016
The Hottentot Fig is an invasive alien species that was favoured for its beauty, but is slowly killing other local vegetation in Portugal.

NGOs demand thorough review of the Common Agricultural Policy

Tue, 22/03/2016
More than 100 NGOs have signed a joint letter to the President of the European Commission to demand a review of the European food and farming system.

Using a ‘race’ to celebrate migration and prevent illegal killing of birds

Tue, 15/03/2016
Read why BirdLife’s Champions of the Flyway is a unique birdwatching event with a purpose.

Almost 1 million birds still being illegally killed on British territory in Cyprus

Tue, 15/03/2016
Despite no more annual jumps in numbers, a record-breaking amount of birds are still being illicitly trapped to serve as the main ingredient for a local delicacy.

The special plight of Trans-Saharan migratory birds

Fri, 11/03/2016
The long distance travellers have seen large declines in their population in the last few decades. Here's what BirdLife is doing to stem the drop.

Nature’s clean-up crew in catastrophic decline

Thu, 10/03/2016
Africa’s vultures are in drastic decline and it is high-time the world fully-appreciated the severity of this problem – not only for the birds themselves, but the health of the people of the continent.

Striking the wind beneath migratory birds’ wings

Thu, 10/03/2016
Since wind keeps birds in the air and drives turbines that produce energy, migratory routes see regular human-avian conflict. No points for guessing who wins.

This action plan can benefit birds, farmers, women and birders

Thu, 10/03/2016
The AEMLAP can also help tackle climate change’s impact in Africa. Here’s how.