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The team used on-shore lights to beckon the mysterious Beck's Petrel

Major breakthrough in attempt to unlock secrets of ultra-elusive seabird

Fri, 05/05/2017
An intrepid BirdLife Pacific team has finally managed to capture and tag a Beck’s Petrel – one of the world’s rarest and least-known birds.

Cyprus songbird slaughter: UK Government responds to petition

Wed, 03/05/2017
Over 800,000 birds were killed on the UK's military bases in Cyprus last Autumn. With efforts to stem the slaughter floundering, the MoD has responded to an online petition

Every penguin, ranked: which species are we most at risk of losing?

Mon, 24/04/2017
10 of the world’s 18 species of penguin are threatened with extinction. Discover where they live, and the threats they face, in this illustrated list of the world’s species
Kayaking Balkan rivers to protest against the Balkan dam boom © Balkan Rivers Tour

Protecting the pristine: Europe's last truly "wild" waterways

Thu, 20/04/2017
Cameras, kayaks, test tubes, tree saplings, and lawyers: this is how civil society is coming together to save the blue gem of the Balkans
Hear the King Penguin's trumpeting call up-close-and-personal in new virtual reality film © BirdLife/Visualise

Walk with penguins in ground-breaking virtual reality video

Wed, 19/04/2017
For the first time, you can instantly transport yourself to a sub-antarctic island and immerse in the lives of penguins—thanks to a new 3D 360-degree film launched today
Manchots royaux © O. Prince/princeimages.co.uk

Pour l'amour des manchots

Tue, 18/04/2017
Les manchots sont parmi les oiseaux les plus charmants et les plus facilement reconnaissables du monde, mais une panoplie de menaces les pousse vers l’extinction.
Slender-Billed Curlew, Morocco, 1995 © Chris Gomersall

Chasing ghosts: how technology is helping track the bird that mysteriously disappeared

Tue, 18/04/2017
A groundbreaking new technique, which studies tiny atoms left in feathers, is telling us where we should look for the vanishingly rare Slender-billed Curlew.
Projects led by young conservationists are making a difference to birds around the world. Photo: Slaty Egret © Birdwatch Zambia

7 projects led by young conservationists that are changing the avian world

Tue, 11/04/2017
Today winners have been announced for CLP and Birdfair project awards, all initiatives led by young conservationists. Discover their inspiring work in this roundup.
Penguins are the second most threatened group of seabirds after albatrosses. In the photo, King Penguins © O. Prince/princeimages.co.uk

Protect a penguin today

Fri, 07/04/2017
Penguins are among the world’s most charming and recognisable birds but from south pole to equator a web of threats is seeing them slide ever-closer towards extinction.