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Luc Hoffann at our Rare Bird Club trip in Hokkaido (Japan) hosted by BirdLife's honorary president HIH Princess Takamado in 2007

BirdLife cries the loss of conservation giant Luc...

Fri, 22/07/2016
Our hearts were saddened yesterday by the news of Luc Hoffmann’s passing.

Lead: bad for birds and people

Fri, 22/07/2016
The metal is clearly lethal to all living things. The EU has moved to protect people; will it do anything to stop lead poisoning in birds?
Biosfera team helping the Cape Verde Shearwater © Liz Smith

Winning hearts and minds in Cape Verde

Tue, 19/07/2016
Video: step into a desert island wilderness, where conservation work for turtles and birds is delivering heartening, long lasting, results: “Now the fishermen work with us, they help us count the birds instead of killing them. They even adopt turtle nests. It is a big, big change.”

Half a century on, Glossy Ibis returns to Serbian...

Fri, 15/07/2016
Extensive habitat restoration over decades pays off.
Marabou Storks in Lake Victoria © Marc Veraart

Traditional wisdom and conservation science in...

Fri, 15/07/2016
New analysis reveals key factors that could help make or break a conservation project, and practitioners in Africa and around the world can all benefit from their hard-won lessons.

Malta’s commitment to protect marine life

Wed, 13/07/2016
Discover threatened seabirds and the LIFE projects that protect them on this tiny Mediterranean island nation.

Iceland: Volcanoes, glaciers, hot springs and...

Wed, 13/07/2016
Take a tour of one of the most biodiverse places on Earth.

Summer drinks at the French seaside

Wed, 13/07/2016
The Atlantic coast of France is known for its strong wine, beaches... and marine litter?

Lithuania: A Baltic Sea holiday

Tue, 12/07/2016
If you've already island hopped through Greece, Spain and Italy, then why not head for the Baltic coast for a different sort of holiday?

The Azores: a beautiful drop in the ocean

Tue, 12/07/2016
These islands are paradise for humans and seabirds alike, but invasive rats could threaten our feathered friends.

Can the European Commission save the Ortolan...

Thu, 07/07/2016
This bird is in danger of being eaten out of existence. Here's what BirdLife is doing to save it.

Slovakia: a small country with big ambitions for...

Thu, 07/07/2016
Can their 'positive agenda' restore citizens' confidence in the Union?

European Commission expert study confirms that EU...

Wed, 06/07/2016

On 5 July the European Commission made public its expert study on the EU Nature Directi

School children in Hungary learn all about House Martins and bird migration after watching them nest with Spring Alive. Photo © Liz Dale, flickr

School's out(side) for Spring!

Thu, 30/06/2016
School children in Hungary learn all about House Martins and bird migration after watching them nest with Spring Alive
Sweep-netting to identify shea pollinators. Photo © J Stout

Shea butter nourishes more than dry skin

Thu, 30/06/2016
The benefits of shea butter are plenty, but the future of this valuable oil may not be as smooth. The shea tree’s surrounding habitat is steadily being stripped of diversely flowering trees and shrubs, impacting pollinators and diminishing yields. This loss of habitat also lowers numbers of insect-hungry migratory birds. A new BirdLife project, funded by the Darwin Initiative, aims to help crack this tough nut. Education, replanting, research, and collaboration with Industry form part of a pilot project aiming to soften the rough areas of Burkina Faso’s shea butter production.

Croatian national powerlines operator to...

Thu, 30/06/2016
From awareness raising to on-the-ground conservation, neither side is content to leave it at signatures, handshakes and lectures.