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A cold spring

Fri, 30/03/2018
Angelo Caserta, Director of BirdLife Europe Central Asia, celebrates the first green shoots of spring in the editorial of the latest issue of the BirdLife ECA newsletter.

A Tale of Two Treaties

Tue, 27/03/2018
In the United States, one of the world’s most important and influential bird protection laws is under threat – but all is yet not lost. Across the pond, BirdLife mobilised over half a million EU citizens to turn around a similar crisis ­- here’s how we did it.

The spring hunting ban in Kazakhstan: one year on

Mon, 26/03/2018
In early 2017, the government of Kazakhstan introduced a ban on spring hunting. One year on, Danara Zharbolova (ACBK/BirdLife Kazakhstan) reflects on why this decision was – and remains – so important.

Milking the cow: why Dutch dairy is becoming bird...

Mon, 26/03/2018
For the last few years, VBN/BirdLife Netherlands has been working closely with Dutch farmers in the hopes of making the country’s world-famous dairy products as sustainable and nature-friendly as they are tasty. Gerrit Gerritsen tells us more about a most promising start.
The summit will address how best to conserve the world's migration superhighways © Shutterstock

Everything you need to know about our upcoming...

Mon, 26/03/2018
This April, some of the greatest minds of the conservation world will assemble at a global summit in Abu Dhabi, to thrash out the issues threatening our migratory birds. Below, we give a summary of the pressing topics we’ll be discussing.

Meet the man who is biking across the Andes to...

Fri, 23/03/2018
Gary Prescott, the 'Biking Birder' is trying to set the world record for most birds seen by green means in one year.

After a 10 year battle, Tanzania's '...

Wed, 21/03/2018
A crucial breeding ground for Lesser Flamingos is safe after the Government of Tanzania has decided against building a soda ash factory on the shores of Lake Natron.
The rufa Red Knot is a sub-species of Red knot that migrates through the Americas © Hans Hillewaert

Red Knots plummet by 25% in a year in Tierra del...

Wed, 21/03/2018
For a while, it looked like they might actually be in recovery. But this year’s census of the American subspecies, the rufa Red Knot, found that numbers have plummeted to an all-time low. The likely cause? Food shortages in Delaware Bay, a crucial feeding stopover site on their migration.

Soaring high: safeguarding migratory birds over...

Mon, 19/03/2018
For more than 15 years, our Turkish BirdLife partner Doğa Derneği (DD) has been working to safeguard migratory birds. And now, thanks to £50, 000 of vital funding raised by SPNI (BirdLife Israel), they have been able to greatly step-up their actions.
 Le lac abrite diverses espèces d’oiseaux migrateurs tels que les grues © Fabian Haas

Le Kenya annonce une nouvelle aire protégée dans...

Wed, 14/03/2018
La nouvelle zone humide protégée du Lac Ol Bolossat au centre du Kenya qui couvre une superficie de 43,3 km2, est un site d’étape vital pour les oiseaux migrateurs et avait déjà été classée Zone importante pour la conservation des oiseaux.
Lake Ol Bolossat is a key habitat for Endangered birds such as the Grey Crowned-crane © Fabian Haas

Rapid response turns shrinking Kenyan lake into...

Wed, 14/03/2018
Lake Ol Bolossat is home to thriving hippopotamus families and a wealth of stunning waterbirds. But human activity is drying up this oasis of life. Just in the nick of time, a CEPF-funded campaign persuaded the Kenyan Government to grant formal protection.

New report: South Africa’s seabirds, raptors in...

Mon, 12/03/2018
A new report, five years in the making, gives a snapshot of the health of birds and their habitats in South Africa – and highlights some disturbing trends and stats.
Rat control has given the Giraffe Weevil a better chance of survival in New Zealand © Steve Reekie

The Lazarus Effect: protect one species,...

Thu, 08/03/2018
Pest control is saving more than just the Kiwi: species that haven't been seen for years are reappearing in New Zealand's forests. Ann Graeme shares inspiring stories of native birds, plants and insects that have returned after community conservation for a different species - "The Lazarus Effect."
International Marine Project Manager Stephanie Winnard measuring an albatross egg on South Georgia Island

We interview the amazing women leading BirdLife’s...

Wed, 07/03/2018
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we interview some of the key women of the BirdLife Partnership. They tell their fascinating stories, and give their advice to other women aiming to embark on careers like theirs.
Nigeria's first women-driven mangrove restoration project is already succeeding © Enobong Bassey

Women are championing mangrove conservation in...

Mon, 05/03/2018
A women-led civil society group in Nigeria is empowering women and the whole community to protect Nigeria’s extremely productive but disappearing mangrove forests, which provide abundant services to the marine environment and people.
El primer proyecto en Nigeria de rehabilitación de manglares liderado por mujeres ya es un éxito© Enobong Bassey

Las mujeres lideran la conservación de manglares...

Mon, 05/03/2018

Un grupo de mujeres trabaja de manera incansable para revertir las amenazas

O primeiro projeto de recuperação de mangais conduzido por mulheres já está a produzir resultados © Enobong Bassey

Mulheres defendem a conservação do mangal na...

Mon, 05/03/2018

Um grupo de mulheres trabalha incansavelmente para reverter as ameaças potencia

© Enobong Bassey

Les femmes aux devants de la conservation des...

Mon, 05/03/2018
Un groupe de la société civile dirigé par des femmes au Nigéria, la Société pour les femmes et les groupes vulnérables, autonomise les femmes et les communautés pour la protection des forêts de mangroves au Nigéria qui sont extrêmement productives mais sont en passe de disparaitre.