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‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ joins the flock

Fri, 09/12/2016
BirdLife has taken one more Partner under its wing: the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) in the fascinating and richly biodiverse nation of Bhutan.
Market in Jakarta, Indonesia © Michelle Robinson

The silencing of the songbirds

Thu, 08/12/2016
The 2016 Red List reveals that Indonesia’s love of songbirds is a tainted love; unsustainable trapping is driving many endemic species towards extinction.

Grey Parrot fading from Africa's rainforests

Thu, 08/12/2016
It’s one of the most recognisable pet birds in the world. And it’s also the latest species to join the Red List’s dreaded Endangered club. What went wrong for the Grey?

2016 Red List: great news for island endemics,...

Thu, 08/12/2016
Today, the health of the world's 10,000+ bird species was revealed with the publication of the 2016 Red List. There are reasons to cheer, but also reasons for concern.

Victory! - All for Nature, Nature for All

Wed, 07/12/2016
Victory! Today, the European Commission finally announced that they will uphold the benchmark and hugely popular laws that protect Europe’s Nature.
Scarlet Macaw © Alan Wolf

Why is the Red List so important?

Wed, 07/12/2016
Ahead of tonight's unveiling of the 2016 Red List, we take a look at why it is such an invaluable tool for determining conservation priorities.

A dirty day for Europe’s clean dream

Tue, 06/12/2016
This week, the European Commission unveiled its much-hyped Clean Energy package – the map charting Europe’s energy future from 2020 to 2030.
Common Snipe breeds in Belarus © KOO

Belarus to restore over 1000 hectares of peatland

Mon, 05/12/2016
APB BirdLife Belarus is recovering invaluable habitat for raptors, owls and woodpeckers in Białowieża Forest National Park.
Spoon-billed Sandpiper © Kajornyot Wildlife Photography/Shutterstock

One to Watch - Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Fri, 02/12/2016
In our "One to Watch" series, we take a quick look at the status of some of the iconic species we're working on.

Pioneering Sri Lankan bird group turns 40

Fri, 02/12/2016
With FOGSL (BirdLife in Sri Lanka) hitting the big 4-0, we take a closer look at how this seminal group has transformed public perceptions of birds within the country.

Birds and Beyond – Special Protection Areas in...

Fri, 02/12/2016
The EU’s Birds Directive does, in fact, do far more than just protect birds – as it turns out, one small step for birds, is a giant leap for animal-kind more-broadly!
Golden Eagle, Mexico's national bird. © Adrian Berg

Critical conservation summit must not become a...

Thu, 01/12/2016
A little less conversation, a little more action is needed at COP 13 if we're to secure a future for our natural resources.

The loss of a tireless worker for petrels – Bob...

Thu, 01/12/2016
The loss of one of two `petrel detector' dogs is a big setback in the search for the nests of the critically endangered Fiji Petrel
White-shouldered Ibis © Jonathan C. Eames

A Phnom-enal award for our team in Cambodia

Wed, 30/11/2016
BirdLife's Cambodia Programme, which works to save several endangered species from extinction, has received a prestigious award from the biodiverse country’s government.

Meeting of BirdLife’s Pacific partners showcases...

Wed, 30/11/2016
The 2016 BirdLife Pacific Partnership meeting was a celebration of the work and successes of the partners in defending and restoring nature
Dominican charcoal is transported to the main road leading to Port-au-Prince in makeshift sailboats across Lake Azuei © Juan Carlos Castañeda

Adding fuel to a fire

Tue, 29/11/2016
Death By A Thousand Cuts takes us to the heart of Hispaniola, a Caribbean island split between those who protect the forest, and those who cut it down to survive.
Ruddy-headed Geese © Matías Romano

New study reveals alarming decline of Patagonian...

Tue, 22/11/2016
In the early 20th century, tens of thousands of Ruddy-headed Geese crowded the deserts of Patagonia. Today, they have become a rare sight. Worryingly, a new study reveals reintroduction might not be possible.

COP22: Developing nations lead way in the fight...

Tue, 22/11/2016
At the first climate change conference since the landmark Paris Agreement treaty became legally-binding, the pressure was on to turn legislation into real action.