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Seychelles Magpie-robin. Photo: Oliver Smart

Conservation Silver Bullet?

Mon, 21/03/2016
New global assessment finds major benefits to biodiversity when invasive mammals are removed from islands

Eight million birds killed illegally at 20 Mediterranean locations each year

Fri, 04/03/2016
The huge number is part of the even bigger one of 25 million birds being illicitly trapped, shot or glued annually in the Mediterranean region, according to a BirdLife report.

Boost for project to assess global biodiversity

Fri, 26/02/2016

Assessing the state of biodiversity and the benefits

One of the most familiar and popular birds, Barn Swallows © Spring Alive

Spring Alive for Swallows this spring!

Wed, 24/02/2016
One of the most familiar and popular birds in the world is declining. Rather than being sad, let's celebrate the swallows of our neighbourhood because they give a great start for young people to care about conservation.

Birdfair breaks fundraising record in a bid to help migratory birds

Tue, 23/02/2016
Migratory birds have been handed a welcome boost by fundraising efforts from Birdfair 2015 after a cheque of £320,000 was today handed over to BirdLife International to help vulnerable migratory birds in the Eastern Mediterranean
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeteri), a non-threatened arid Australian parrot (Photo: Chris Parnell)

Study identifies parrots as most-threatened bird group

Thu, 18/02/2016
Scientists, including staff from BirdLife International and the Australian National University, have published new research indicating that parrots (Psittaciformes) are among the most threatened groups of bird species, with 28% of extant species (111 out of 398) classified as globally threatened on the IUCN Red List.

What are the world’s most critically endangered sites?

Tue, 16/02/2016
You've heard of many of the world's critically endangered species. The Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) in Danger are the world's critically endangered sites. Explore them here...
Forest cover at Tesso Nilo, Indonesia, decreased by 65% between 2000 and 2012 (Photo: A C Shapiro)

An area the size of Scotland lost from the world’s most important sites for nature

Fri, 05/02/2016
In a pioneering study, scientists from the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and BirdLife International have analysed satellite imagery to measure forest loss remotely across the global network of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs).

Billion people living off wetlands

Tue, 02/02/2016
Today is a day to celebrate wetlands! February 2 is World Wetlands Day, with the focus on "Wetlands for our future: sustainable livelihoods". With more than a billion people making a living from wetlands, they provide vital benefits including food, flood protection, water purification and supply.