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Tracking down threats

Wed, 14/08/2019
How tracking technology is improving our understanding of threats to seabirds

7 best things about Birdfair

Wed, 14/08/2019
It’s that time of year again! Birdfair — a.k.a Glastonbury for birders, the pride of Rutland Water, the biggest birding blowout in the UK — is just around the corner. We at BirdLife could not be more excited. Just check out some of the great things Birdfair 2019 has on offer!
An artist's impression of the new marmoset species, 'Mico munduruku' © Stephen Nash

New monkey species discovered in rapidly-deforested area of Amazon

Fri, 09/08/2019
The marmoset was discovered in the south-west of Pará State in Brazil, Amazon’s ‘arc of deforestation’. The researcher who lead the study warns that we already need to be concerned about its survival.
Climate change is affecting 88% of penguin species © Stephanie Prince

Top threats to seabirds identified

Wed, 07/08/2019
Scientists reviewed more than 900 studies and found that seabirds face big threats both on land and at sea. This helps explain why they are one of the most threatened group of vertebrates.

Malaysia’s Next Generation of Conservation Leaders

Wed, 07/08/2019

For nearly 80 years, the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) has led the way for conservatio

Giant Ibis © Jonathan Eames

One site. Five Critically Endangered birds. Here's our plan

Mon, 05/08/2019
Forget Africa’s “Big Five” - where in the world can you spot five Critically Endangered birds in one place? This year, proceeds from the British Birdwatching Fair will go towards conserving Western Siem Pang, a forest sanctuary home to 70% of Cambodia’s vultures and two of the world’s rarest ibises.

Seabird Sentinels will help mitigate bycatch

Wed, 31/07/2019
What can albatrosses tell us about their interaction with fishing vessels? With this new technology, we’ll find out. 
All three of Cambodia's vulture species are Critically Endangered © Bou Vorsak / BirdLife Cambodia

Cambodia bans veterinary drug Diclofenac to save vultures

Tue, 30/07/2019
Fantastic news for Asia's Critically Endangered vultures! Following tireless advocacy from NGOs including BirdLife, the Cambodian government has banned the veterinary use of Diclofenac: a drug used as a painkiller for cattle, but deadly to vultures.
© Fode Sembene Camara

How is new 'solar salt' technology saving Guinean mangroves?

Fri, 26/07/2019
In Dubréka, Guinea, salt production used to involve cutting down mangroves to burn as fuelwood. Now, a new project is using solar technology to extract salt in a safer, more sustainable way that is already allowing mangroves to regrow.