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Belding's Yellowthroat © Alan Harper

Ecotourism magic in Mexican villages

Tue, 02/08/2016
The vivid colours of Belding’s Yellowthroat were becoming a rare sight. Luckily, the locals of Baja California Sur seem to have taking a liking to this small bird and are now getting involved in the business of ecotourism. Find out how avian research is saving species in this Mexican state.
Young volunteers learn about bird migration. Photo by the Macedonian Ecological Society.

Learn by Doing: Young Volunteers in Macedonia...

Tue, 02/08/2016
How small sums of money can generate big knowledge for conservation: Local Macedonian conservation groups received capacity development micro-grants to train students and volunteers to monitor migratory stop-over sites and raise awareness about migratory birds
Chris Gaskin lining up a Beck's Petrel from his kayak. Photo © Jez Bird

What the Beck's?

Mon, 01/08/2016
The team are back from their expedition to find the nesting grounds of Beck's Petrel, a small seabird facing an uncertain future... Did they capture one with their net gun?
Great Cormorant © HIH Princess Takamado

The Moment Birds Take Off

Mon, 01/08/2016
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, August 2016

BirdLife steps up conservation work in Vanuatu

Sun, 31/07/2016
Vanuatu is one of the Pacific's biodiversity hot spots. With the support of the Critically Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife has been working to help the Vanuatu Environment Advocacy Network (VEAN) build capacity and protect nature.

Mongoose on the loose in Tonga

Sun, 31/07/2016
The escape two small Indian mongooses from a container imported into Tonga from Fiji poses a real threat to the wildlife of the island country. BirdLife's Invasive Alien Species Programme Manager Steve Cranwell, was called into help.
Black-browed Albatross © David Cook

10 stunning portraits of Argentinian birds [...

Thu, 28/07/2016
Today we don't only celebrate 100 years of our Partner Aves Argentinas but also the incredible biodiversity they conserve. This is only the first round!
Rufous Hornero, the national emblem of Argentina, thanks to the work of Aves Argentinas © Ron Knight

The early days of Aves Argentinas

Thu, 28/07/2016
Today Aves Argentinas turns 100 years old. Where does the organization come from? What was the vision of its founders? And, given the colourful variety of birds living in the country, how did the dull-looking Rufous Hornero become the national emblem of the country?
Hooded Grebe is a priority species for Aves Argentinas © Luis Alberto Franke

100 years of Aves Argentinas

Thu, 28/07/2016
In 1916, Aves Argentinas (BirdLife Partner) was founded by a small group of visionaries. Today it counts 3,000 members and works on over 1,000 species.
Predator Free New Zealand (Logo by Tim James)

New Zealand free of Invasive Predators by 2050?

Thu, 28/07/2016
In perhaps the most ambitious conservation project ever proposed, the New Zealand Government has thrown its weight behind eradicating rats, mustelids and possums from New Zealand by 2050. The introduction of these species has devastated the native flora and fauna - especially the birds.. .

Sustainability prize for BirdLife Austria &...

Wed, 27/07/2016
BirdLife Austria and REWE International AG have received the TRIGOS award (an Austrian prize for corporate social responsibility) for the most sustainable national partnership.
View of Lake Kivu from Rusizi River © Josep Casas

Sediment fingerprinting: monitoring erosion in...

Tue, 26/07/2016
Erosion resulting from human activities such as agriculture is a widespread and major cause of land degradation. Addressing erosion and sedimentation is therefore central to the CRAG approach currently being piloted in the Lake Kivu–Rusizi River Basins in Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda.

Cory's shearwater nest: livestream from the...

Mon, 25/07/2016
Since last week, it is possible to follow the daily activities of a Cory's shearwater family live on the internet.
Dalmatian Pelicans on one of the project's nesting rafts. Photo: © Natural History Museum of Montenegro

Pelican hotline

Mon, 25/07/2016
Video story: the gentle giants at Lake Skadar, between Albania and Montenegro, are now video-monitored 24hrs a day and threats can be addressed in real-time. With local communities embracing all things pelican, and nesting success increasing, the time of the pelican is coming again.
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?