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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.

Combatting climate change in habitats with nature-friendly plans

Thu, 10/03/2016
Healthy IBAs are vital to the wildlife that lives in them and the people that live off their resources. BirdLife is helping them build resilience to global warming.

Ending illegal killing and trapping of 5.7 million birds in Egypt

Thu, 10/03/2016
BirdLife is working with the national government to stop this. Here’s how.

Turning the West African Atlantic from bycatch hell to seabird haven

Wed, 09/03/2016
These waters see the highest levels of illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing in the world, which is disastrous for migratory avian species.

How the EU helps protect chimpanzees in Rwanda

Wed, 09/03/2016
Grassroots financing by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) has more than doubled the size of their shrinking habitat