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Last year's project to remove invasive species from the island of Rapa Iti is now underway

Celebrating 30 years of Birdfair: 3 decades of global conservation impact

Wed, 01/08/2018
Every year proceeds from the British Birdwatching Fair, dubbed the ‘Glastonbury of birdwatching’, go towards a conservation project, chosen and managed by BirdLife. We look back at the successes of the past 30 years.
Mar Chiquita lake harbours most of the planet's Chilean Flamingos © Pablo Rodriguez Merkel

Argentina is about to get its largest National Park

Mon, 30/07/2018
This year’s British Birdwatching Fair will support the creation of Argentina's largest national park, in the process providing a haven to nearly a million flamingos and shorebirds.
Gediz delta is a refuge for the Red-breasted Goose, which is Vulnerable to extinction © Goean / Shutterstock

Irreplaceable: Gediz Delta, Turkey – a bridge over troubled waters

Mon, 30/07/2018
A proposed mega-bridge spanning the Izmir Bay threatens to obliterate crucial waterbird breeding grounds, which are also a haven for rare seals and sea turtles. And that’s not the only thing threatening this unique site. Read about the actions taken so far to secure this habitat in danger.

BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita Speaks to Conservation Careers

Fri, 27/07/2018
In the opening episode of the Conservation Careers Podcast, Nick Askew speaks with our CEO Patricia Zurita. Patricia shares her career story so far, and how she got from her childhood in Ecuador to be the only female leader of a big international conservation charity.
These Chattering Lories were about to be shipped abroad when they were seized by law enforcement © Burung Indonesia

A new action plan to tackle illegal parrot trading in Indonesia

Thu, 26/07/2018
In North Maluku, Indonesia, traders are using more and more complex methods to trap and market parrots, and many species are now globally threatened with extinction. BirdLife Partner Burung Indonesia united national parks, conservation groups and police investigators to develop a plan of action.

Back from the Dead? The Story of the Blue-eyed Ground-Dove.

Mon, 23/07/2018
Just three years ago, the Blue-eyed Ground-Dove was thought to be extinct. Then, after 75 years without a confirmed sighting, twelve individuals were found in the wild. But with such a small population, can the species be saved?
The Sokoke Scops Owl weighs only 2 ounces (57g) and is the smallest Scops Owl © John Mwcharo

Irreplaceable: Dakatcha Woodland, Kenya

Mon, 23/07/2018
It’s a refuge for Endangered species found at only a handful of other sites. It stores rainwater, traps carbon and even regulates the local climate. But this unique and globally important forest has no formal protection. Read what’s being done in the fight to secure its survival.
"East Indes Market Stall in Batavia", painted in the 17th century by an unknown artist

Flight of Fancy: early depictions of the parrot trade in European art

Fri, 20/07/2018
Parrots are such popular pets that their capture has driven many species to the brink of extinction in the wild. But this isn't a new phenomenon - their role in human culture has been ingrained for millennia. We explore what parrots in art can tell us about the history of world trade routes.
Le crapaud vivipare du Mont Nimba en Afrique de l’ouest donne naissance à des jeunes formés ©  Sandberger-Loua L, Müller H, Rödel M-O

Lutte contre la pauvreté rurale: des communautés sont responsabilisées pour la conservation de la réserve de montagne guinéenne

Wed, 18/07/2018
C’est un fait regrettable: les personnes vivant près des zones importantes pour la biodiversité sont souvent très pauvres et dépendent uniquement de l’exploitation des ressources naturelles pour leurs moyens d’existence. Actuellement, un projet vise à inverser cette tendance, permettant ainsi aux communautés d’améliorer leur sort en utilisant les ressources de façon durable.