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 Herd of elephants © Benh Lieu Song

Climate change could deliver final blow for world’s threatened species

Wed, 15/02/2017
Around half of threatened terrestrial mammals, and a quarter of birds, are already being negatively impacted by climate change. Could it prove the tipping point?
International Training Project © CLP

Meet the conservation leaders of tomorrow

Thu, 09/02/2017
Meet six young conservationists who have become part of the Conservation Leadership Programme and learn how you can become part of it too.
Oahu Akialoa

10 amazing birds that have gone extinct

Tue, 24/01/2017
BirdLife and our 122 Partners work tirelessly to prevent extinctions worldwide. Sadly, it's already too late for these unfortunate birds...
North Island Saddleback © HBW

10 birds that were saved from extinction

Tue, 10/01/2017
We continue our showcase of the Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World by profiling some species that came back from the very brink of extinction.
Arjan holding a Sclater's Crowned-pigeon in Papua New Guinea, that he bought in order to save and release © Arjan Dwarshuis

This man has just broken the record for most bird species seen in a year

Mon, 09/01/2017
Interview: Arjan Dwarshuis has just broken the world record for the number of bird species spotted in a single year. He has some interesting tales to tell...
Marsh Antwren © HBW

New year, new birds: 10 newly-recognised species

Thu, 29/12/2016
We continue our showcase of Volume 2 of the Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World with a look at the latest members of the vast and varied avian family.
Regent Honeyeater © HBW

The world's rarest songbirds

Thu, 22/12/2016
To celebrate the upcoming Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, with beautiful drawings of the entire avian kingdom, we look at some of its rarest members.
The UN Biodiversity Conference aims to build a future in harmony with nature. Above, Near Threatened Reinwardt's tree frog © Aleksey Stemmer

UN summit calls for urgent farming, forestry, fisheries reforms

Sun, 18/12/2016
BirdLife welcomes the decision by the UN Biodiversity Conference to pursue environmental reform in the farming, forestry and fisheries sectors.