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Members of Nyiego Community (in blue tops) working on their agroforestry demonstration plot planted with the indigenous Markhamia lutea

Local communities take action to conserve their swamp

Fri, 02/03/2018
Yala Ecosystem Site Support Group has mobilised their local community to restore degraded areas in the Yala Swamp Important Bird and Biodiversity Area in Kenya
Pink Pigeon © Chris Moody/Shutterstock

How alien plant invaders crowd out native birds

Wed, 28/02/2018
It's not just cats and rats: invasive plant species can also uproot ecosystems and drive extinctions.
The White Stork is among 2.6 million birds illegally killed over Lebanon each year © Carlos Delgado

Open letter: give our birds safe passage over Lebanon this spring

Tue, 27/02/2018
With the spring migration just a few weeks away, conservation groups the world over have come together in support of an open letter to the President of Lebanon. Croatian conservationists call for the President to honour his promise for stricter enforcement of hunting laws.

World first: Rhinoceros Hornbills give artificial nest box seal of approval

Mon, 26/02/2018
In 2017, the Conservation Leadership Programme granted a Future Conservationist Award to Ravinder Kaur and her team to help improve breeding opportunities for Malaysian hornbills. Ravinder describes the team's exciting observations, and their progress in designing the perfect nest box.

Volunteers help with Guinean Forest conservation

Sun, 18/02/2018
For its 2017 Nature's Heroes, the Society for the Conservation of Nature in Liberia named two of the people whose work has helped with conservation work in the Guinean Forest in West Africa
Celebrating the discovery at Middlepunt Wetland, South Africa © Niall Perrins

Rewrite the bird books: new breeding site found for one of world's rarest birds

Sat, 17/02/2018
The White-winged Flufftail (Critically Endangered) has just been confirmed to be breeding in South Africa – not only Ethiopia as previously thought – thanks to a discovery by BirdLife South Africa’s hidden camera traps. This sheds new light on the bird’s conservation.
Business and biodiversity go hand in hand at Las Salinas quarry © Charlie Butt

BirdLife and CEMEX celebrate ten years of conservation - with more to come!

Wed, 14/02/2018
A global conservation charity and a building materials company? Some people might call it an unlikely match, but after ten highly successful years of conservation action across the world, we’ve cemented the bond by renewing our partnership for another three years.
The Common Murre is very promiscuous, despite having long-term pair bonds © Menno Schaefer / Shutterstock

Uncovered: the secret sex life of birds

Tue, 13/02/2018
For years, people assumed most birds were monogamous. This idyllic image was blown apart when research revealed lifestyles of polygamy, polyandry, marathon mating sessions and sperm competition. Welcome to the secret reproductive life of birds. Shocked? Blame it on natural selection.
Aucun quota n’est fixé pour les grives et les étourneaux

Quand “chasse touristique” rime avec “carnage”, Tunisie

Thu, 08/02/2018
Une publication récente sur Facebook du @Lebanese Hunting Club » (datée du 10 janvier 2018 et effacée à ce jour) utilisant des images choquantes dans le but de faire de la publicité pour des voyages de chasse en Tunisie fait actuellement le tour du web.