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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.

Is EU’s agriculture policy ‘fit for purpose’?

Fri, 08/01/2016
It has some big promises to live up to in 2016 if it wants the CAP to stay relevant.

National Bird Day - time to take pride in your birds

Tue, 05/01/2016
Everyone has some sort of pride in his or her roots. So, to celebrate National Bird Day here is a list of national or state birds from around the world.

Conservation community mourns the passing of Dr Roelof van der Merwe

Thu, 24/12/2015
The South African conservation community is mourning the loss of one of its most generous but modest and unassuming benefactors, Dr Roelof van der Merwe. Van der Merwe, a member of the private Charl van der Merwe Trust named after his late father that has donated tens of millions of rands to biodiversity conservation projects – especially those involving seabirds and other marine life – died unexpectedly in his sleep on 23 December. He was 57.

West African Ambassadors endorse BirdLife’s Vulture Campaign

Thu, 17/12/2015
On understanding the vital roles vultures play in ecosystems, West African Ambassadors quickly reversed any personal attitudes of distaste towards vultures and expressed full support to BirdLife's campaign.
Good for birds, good for fishermen.

Speaking your language to save albatrosses

Wed, 16/12/2015
Reaching out to fishing crews with an instructional video to help save albatrosses from accidental bycatch - in many languages.