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Rice cultivation at a wetland in Madagascar (Roger Safford)

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 07:40

February 2nd marks World Wetlands Day, the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea (the so-called Ramsar Conve


Highlights from the world’s biggest conservation partnership

Fri, 31/01/2014 - 09:30

Last year was an important year for the BirdLife Partnership. Here we celebrate just a few highlights from our global partnership, and ask you to choose your favourite conservation success of 2013...

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

Gola Forest and the Mano River, the border between Sierra Leone and Liberia

We go beyond

Mon, 06/01/2014 - 12:41

The work of the BirdLife Partnership goes beyond birds, benefiting nature and people, and goes beyond today to impact the future. Read about our work in 2013 which had positive impacts for biodiversity, and on the human communities who depend on the natural products and ecosystem services provided by Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs).

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Middle East

Spring Alive transcends borders to bring people and birds together

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 14:52

For the eighth time, people in now 49 countries in Europe, Africa and Central Asia looked out for winged heralds of spring as part of the BirdLife International educational project called Spring Alive.

Worldwide Local Empowerment

While UNFCCC Parties debate, BirdLife project shows ecosystem-based adaptation in action

Mon, 16/12/2013 - 14:00

A pioneering BirdLife project is bringing together the collective experience of vulnerable local people in East Africa, who are seeing the effects of climate change first-hand, to inform international policy and plans on how best to cope and adapt to this quickly-changing environment.

Worldwide Burundi Climate Change

Albatrosses and sea turtles are caught as bycatch on fishing vessels on the high seas

BirdLife lends expertise to make high seas tuna fisheries sustainable

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 12:52

The BirdLife Partnership will be contributing its unrivalled experience in reducing seabird bycatch to a five-year project to improve sustainability and biodiversity conservation in tuna fisheries operating on the high seas.

Worldwide South Africa Marine - Americas

Red List for Birds 2013: Number of Critically Endangered birds hits new high

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 06:38

The number of bird species listed as Critically Endangered has reached an all-time high

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

BirdLife says climate talks were undermined by economic interests and short-sightedness

Some progress but distinct lack of ambition in Warsaw climate talks

Mon, 25/11/2013 - 14:09

The climate talks in Warsaw during the last two weeks presented governments with a prime opportunity to change path, but they missed it. Once again, the climate talks were undermined by economic interests and short-sightedness.

Worldwide Climate Change

Ministers meeting at global climate talks in Warsaw should heed the lessons of past disasters

World Governments must commit to providing significant funds for climate change adaptation

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 14:42

Ministers meeting at global climate talks in Warsaw should heed the lessons of past disasters

Worldwide Climate Change