Carpe Naturam! A call on Vice-President...

Wed, 05/10/2016
First Vice-President Timmermans put his best foot forward in New York last week. In championing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals...

Fly away with me: the new Species Action Plan...

Wed, 05/10/2016
The LIFE EuroSAP project: ten European countries, three years and one clear goal – halting the population decline of sixteen species of iconic European birds...

Bird Camp Besh 2016 – engaging young people in...

Wed, 05/10/2016
Bird Camp Besh 2016 – four days of birding in one of the most spectacular migration bottlenecks in Europe. From 16 to 19 September, 27 young naturalists camped by...

Wings over Israel: conservation challenges &...

Wed, 05/10/2016
Israel is one of the most important bird migration bottlenecks in the world. Twice a year, when the call of warmer climes springs nature into action...

The Hunt for Green October

Wed, 05/10/2016
Autumn is truly here – birds yearn to fly south but are anxious to do so until knowing that the Nature Directives, so critical to protect them during their travels...

The future of Europe: dark horizon or bright sky?

Mon, 03/10/2016
The BirdLife Europe and Central Asia team responds to 'Brexit' and its potentially devastating consequences on Europe's environment.
Crested Kingfisher © HIH Princess Takamado

The Crest of Bird

Sat, 01/10/2016
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, October 2016

How simple striped sheets could save seabirds

Fri, 30/09/2016
Low-cost synthetic sheets, affixed to fishing nets, could help to warn diving seabirds away from the fine nylon mesh that claims hundreds of thousands of their lives annually
Bird watching during the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day 2016 in Guinea ©Guinea Ecology

Guinea begins a new era for conservation of...

Fri, 30/09/2016
Guinea has now acquired tools and capacity to carry out conservation actions of migratory waterbirds.
Common Pheasant - Villa of the Aviary, Carthage, Tunisia © David Tipling

Flight of Fancy - Common Pheasant

Fri, 30/09/2016
''Flight of Fancy'' features bird-inspired art from all over the world.

Teaching resources aim to help European pupils to...

Fri, 30/09/2016
Six European nature conservation organisations have come together with the University of Gdańsk to provide school teachers with the innovative teaching resources and training needed to develop young children’s environmental awareness.
Isabela Oriole © Merlijn van Weerd

Sanctuary declared for elusive oriole once...

Thu, 29/09/2016
As the Conservation Leadership Programme calls for new proposals for 2017, a previous CLP target species, the vanishingly rare Isabela Oriole, is set to benefit from the declaration of a new protected area
At 1.5 metres long the Helmeted Hornbill is the largest of its kind in Asia © Michaela Koschova

Ivory poachers driving rare bird to extinction

Wed, 28/09/2016
It's not just elephants and rhinos that face the wrath of ivory poachers; the distinctive casque of the Helmeted Hornbill is also being targeted for its supposed medicinal benefits.

Conservation: not just about the birds and the...

Tue, 27/09/2016
All too often, the social, political and economic impact conservation work has on local communities is overlooked. INTRINSIC, a new package of training materials, is designed to help conservationists build a greater understanding to the 'social dimensions' of their work.
Drill ©Bernard Dupont/flickr

BirdLife launches Regional Implementation Team...

Tue, 27/09/2016
On Thursday 22nd September, 2016, Birdlife International and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), formally launched the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Guinean Forests of West Africa Biodiversity Hotspot in Accra, Ghana.
White-necked Picathartes

Threatened African rainforest teeming with unique...

Fri, 23/09/2016
A newly-declared national park in Liberia forms a ‘Transboundary Peace Park’ with neighbouring Sierra Leone that protects a biodiversity hotspot that is home to everything from elephants to eagle-owls.
Vinaceous Amazon © Vagmak/Flickr

Fancy a mate? Only if shade grown

Fri, 23/09/2016
Organic yerba mate receives a healthy infusion from Darwin Initiative grants scheme.

The best of both worlds: a joint statement from...

Thu, 22/09/2016
If politics is, as they say, ‘the art of the possible’, then the HeidelbergCement-BirdLife partnership has very good news for the European Commission.