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People power: citizen scientists fill the information gaps for African birds

Fri, 28/09/2018
Not all countries have the resources to conduct big scientific surveys. A pioneering new project across three African countries proves that local volunteers are an effective way to monitor the health of birds and the habitats they live in.

BirdLife reçoit le Prix du Leadership en conservation des oiseaux en Afrique

Tue, 25/09/2018
BirdLife International est le récipiendaire du Prix de distinction du Leadership en gestion de l’environnement et gouvernance environnementale en Afrique. Le prix a été décerné par le NEPAD, un cadre stratégique de développement économique de l’Union africaine à BirdLife le Mercredi 19 septembre 2018, à Nairobi au Kenya.

Vital Argentinan marshlands under threat from dredging, clearing

Mon, 24/09/2018
Valenzuela marsh, which we've identified as an Important Bird & Biodiversity Area (IBA) is being threatened by dredging and forest clearance. We're mobilising support and lobbying for another solution to the floods plaguing the region.
Gray Parrot

State of Africa’s Birds

Mon, 24/09/2018
At first glance, this latest review of the continent’s birds presents a pessimistic reflection of this expansion. But it’s not all doom and gloom. The report also shows us the significant headway that Partners across Africa have made in combatting these threats.
Bird watching in Djouj National Bird Park, Senegal

Children across Africa unite to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day

Wed, 19/09/2018
Just as birds fly the length of Africa on their migration, so the love of birds forms a chain linking different schools in different countries across the continent. On the 12th of May, each school celebrated World Migratory Bird Day in their own unique way. Here are just a few.
Observation des oiseaux dans le Parc National des oiseaux du Djouj, Sénégal

Un engagement fort des enfants africains pour la journée internationale des oiseaux migrateurs 2018

Wed, 19/09/2018
La réserve ornithologique de Kalissaye se distingue par son engagement avec les enfants. L’aire protégée a lancé son 48h chrono pour unifier les voix autour des oiseaux migrateurs. Des séances de vulgarisation et la diffusion de films environnementaux ont été proposées dans les locaux de la réserve
A purse seine vessel off the coast of Chile © Luis Cabezas

Going for Green: Chile purse seine project nominated for conservation award

Tue, 18/09/2018
Modifying purse seine nets in Chile seems to offer a promising new way to reduce seabird bycatch. This year, the project has received prestigious recognition from the Latin American Green Awards.
Joe Sultana was a passionate bird activist and a keen ornithologist © BirdLife Malta

Obituary: bird activist Joe Sultana 1939-2018

Fri, 14/09/2018
A champion of conservation in Malta, and more widely the Mediterranean, Joe Sultana passed away on Tuesday 11th of September at the age of 78. Throughout his life, his passion and dedication for conservation inspired action both within Malta and internationally.
Black-browed Albatross © Stephanie Winnard

7 amazing things the Albatross Task Force has achieved in the past year

Thu, 13/09/2018
For more than a decade, the Albatross Task Force has been striving to make fishing industries seabird-safe. Working with communities, governments and on board boats, it has become one of BirdLife’s most successful programmes. Here’s what it has achieved in the past year alone.