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There are thought to be fewer than 250 Liben Larks left © Nikk Borrow

Saving the Critically Endangered Liben Lark in Ethiopia

Tue, 15/09/2020

Forming part of the Ethiopian Highlands in Southern Ethiop

Fires have destroyed 12,000 square kilometres of the South American wetland so far © Alamy

World’s largest tropical wetland ablaze: our statement

Tue, 15/09/2020
This year, the Pantanal – the world’s largest tropical wetland – has seen three times as many fires as 2019, exacerbated by climate change and likely started by humans. The BirdLife Partnership is calling on the Brazilian and international governments to urgently increase action.
The Iberian Lynx is still around thanks to the hard work of conservationists © Nathan Ranc

Conservation action has prevented at least 28 extinctions since 1993

Thu, 10/09/2020
A new study shows just how effectively conservation action slows extinction rates, calculating that at least 28 bird and mammal species would have been lost since 1993 without intervention. The message is clear – with enough support, we can halt the extinction crisis.
The Common Ringed Plover weights only 64 grams, but migrates thousands of kilometres © Zeynel Cebeci

Introducing our new Spring Alive species: the Common Ringed Plover

Mon, 07/09/2020
As birds migrate from Europe to their wintering grounds in Africa, we explore the fascinating behaviour of the Common Ringed Plover, a small but feisty wader familiar across Africa’s wetlands.

Our new partnership with Project Ranger will ramp up vulture protection

Fri, 04/09/2020
Through an exciting new partnership, BirdLife is helping rangers continue to combat poaching in difficult times and bringing vultures into the spotlight among the more high profile victims of wildlife trade.
Red-headed Vultures © Bjorn Olesen

Landmark policy resolution creates new hope for vultures

Wed, 02/09/2020
A new international agreement could prove a major step forward towards our mission of ensuring vultures are safe from poisoning across their entire range.
The reservoir provides water for 800,000 residents © Rody Schoonderwoerd

Restoring Malawi’s historic Mudi dam

Thu, 27/08/2020
In 1953, Mudi Dam was built to supply water to the residents of Blantyre during the dry season. However, decades of deforestation and land clearance have filled this local landmark with silt. Find out how our Partner WESM is taking a hands-on approach to restore this vital water source and wildlife haven.
Plant surveying by Prespa Lake © Dejan Dimidzieski

New wave of plant conservationists supported in the Balkans

Wed, 26/08/2020
The Prespa region contains several understudied endemic plant species. New funding is enabling the next generation of young plant conservationists to assess the Red List status of these species using innovative conservation technology and techniques.
The Sebkhet Sejoumi wetland, in the middle of a suburb of Tunis © RET CEPF team

Polluted bog or wildlife haven? Tunisian conservationists unite to rescue neglected wetland

Tue, 25/08/2020
Urbanisation is damaging the Sebkhet Sejoumi wetland and many locals no longer see it for what it’s worth. But civil society groups are forming powerful alliances to shine a light on the site’s outstanding nature and rescue it from further threat.