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The Asian Crested Ibis recovered from a population of just 12 birds © Wang LiQiang / Shutterstock

The Comeback Kids: five birds brought back from the brink

Mon, 21/05/2018
Conservation is working: 25 bird species have been saved from the Critically Endangered category this century alone. Read five of the most inspiring stories of birds that have recovered thanks to the dedication of conservationists and communities.
Traditional saltworker, Bay of Cádiz © Salarte

Spain's traditional saltpans: an unlikely bird haven

Fri, 18/05/2018
A surprising solution to the decline of migratory birds and sustainable rural development in Andalucía, Spain, is found in a link between culture and nature: food. All that’s needed is a sprinkle of passion (and salt).
The Niceforo's wren, which is Critically Endangered © Daniel Uribe

Scientists brave white-water rapids in search of Critically Endangered wren

Wed, 16/05/2018
How far would you go to study a Critically Endangered species? These four scientists went through Class V rapids in Colombia’s deepest canyon.
© Charlie Butt

Tread softly: new guide for businesses working in important ecosystems

Mon, 14/05/2018
A new handbook provides businesses with clear guidelines on how to avoid harming habitats when working in highly important areas for nature.
Zire Sbekha School in Mauritaina has no electricity, but the community is very active in conservation

Many voices, one song: children across Africa sing for migratory birds

Fri, 11/05/2018
In honour of World Migratory Bird Day, school children from across the African-Eurasian flyway perform songs that pay homage to the birds that pass through their country. Every song is different, but their message is the same: we must all join together to protect our migratory birds.
The Micronesian Scrubfowl (Endangered) is one of the only species to incubate its eggs using volcanic heat © Island Conservation

Incredible “Incubator Bird” to be saved by rat removal on Pacific island

Tue, 08/05/2018
Kayangel Atoll is set to become the first inhabited island in the Pacific nation of Palau to be cleared of rats. As well as a healthier ecosystem for fascinating Endangered birds, residents look forward to better livelihoods through increased crop yields.
The Barn Swallow crosses the Sahara Desert on its migration © Derek Keats

Don’t get in a flap, get into FLAP: a new platform for migratory landbirds

Fri, 04/05/2018
The Friends of Landbirds Action Plan (FLAP for short), created by BirdLife and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), encourages people from all walks of life to share information, educate and spread the word to protect our landbirds on their migration over vast continents. And you’re invited.
In 2017, the Liberian Greenbul was reclassified as an invalid species © HBW

Solving the world’s great bird mysteries

Thu, 03/05/2018
Keen-eyed readers will note that we ‘lost’ a species in the 2017 Red List update – the Liberian Greenbul is no longer recognised as a valid species by BirdLife. But mourn not its loss: this is simply the latest in a long line of taxonomic avian mysteries to have been solved...

Un hippopotame sur le territoire des oiseaux

Mon, 30/04/2018
Une balade bucolique prend l'allure d'un dangereux safari. Mais que fait cet hippopotame si proche des maisons et des hommes?