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Finding Beck's Petrel: an eight day voyage...

Fri, 15/04/2016
A small, dark seabird with a white underbelly faces almost certain extinction unless its nesting grounds are found. It is with this sense of obligation that an intrepid BirdLife International team sets off on an eight day voyage of discovery this weekend.

Forest loss this century is driving many species...

Fri, 15/04/2016
Deforestation since the turn of the century has driven at least 500 species of mammals, birds and amphibians closer to extinction, according to a new scientific study published in Conservation Biology journal.

Appointment of an Island Restoration Manager...

Thu, 14/04/2016
The restoration of up to 18 islands of the Marquesas Archipelago and Rapa will be BirdLife and SOP Manu's biggest challenge yet. The appointment of Tehani Withers as Island Restoration Manager marks the beginning of the three year project.

Preserving the Batumi bottleneck

Tue, 12/04/2016
Every year, over a million migratory birds fly through a 10-km wide corridor in Georgia on their way to their wintering grounds. They are under threat from illegal killing and infrastructure development.

How do you save a species that is almost...

Tue, 12/04/2016
It took conservationists four years of research and hard work before their cameras spotted the Critically Endangered Balkan Lynx for the first time. Now, research may be its biggest saviour.

Using ecotourism to save one of Armenia's...

Tue, 12/04/2016
The country's Dsegh Nature Visitor Centre aims to conserve an unprotected IBA. Here's how

How an infection almost made the saiga extinct

Tue, 12/04/2016
More than half the world's population of this antelope was dead in a matter of months. Here's how BirdLife is saving the saiga.

New Sociable Lapwing habitats discovered in...

Tue, 12/04/2016
Very little was known about the Critically Endangered species' migratory route through Central and South Asia. That could soon change.

Ulcinj Salina's salt pans could be saved by...

Tue, 12/04/2016
The ups and downs in the fight to protect these Montenegrin salt pans are too numerous to count. But could there be light at the end of the tunnel?

Impressive Imperial Eagle conservation in Georgia...

Tue, 12/04/2016
From artificial nests to habitat surveys, here's how two countries are trying to save this vulnerable species.

Finnish team wins third 'Champions of the...

Mon, 11/04/2016
In all, 243 species were seen during the 24 hours of the race by all teams.
David Attenborough, CCI DAB inauguration. Photo: SIR CAM/UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.

BirdLife’s new nest: a home for conservationists

Fri, 08/04/2016
'We depend on nature for the very air we breathe, for every mouthful of food we consume, for every drop of clean water that we drink.”: these the inspiring words from Sir David Attenborough at the official opening of the new CCI conservation campus

This plant's funny name belies its dangerous...

Mon, 04/04/2016
The Hottentot Fig is an invasive alien species that was favoured for its beauty, but is slowly killing other local vegetation in Portugal.
Ural Owl (Strix uralensis), a juvenile (Photo: HIH Princess Takamado)

The Goddess of Wisdom

Fri, 01/04/2016
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, April 2016
Winter Wren trying to tell you a message about climate change. Original image: Frank Vassen, flickr

Small bird, big message

Fri, 01/04/2016
New study confirms common birds are powerful indicators of threats from climate change. From Europe to the US the trends match as scientists expected, the data showing coherent and substantial changes in detriment to cold-adapted species
The White-necked Picathartes, a unique species in Ghana ©Michael Anderson

Ghana to Host Future4Nature Innovation Factory: A...

Thu, 24/03/2016
From 29th – 31st March 2016, BirdLife International, Ghana Wildlife Society and the Legon Botanical Gardens will host the Future4Nature kick-off event in Akosombo Ghana, to develop shared, innovative solutions tailored to conditions in Ghana that will lead to long-term improvements in people’s lives.

NGOs demand thorough review of the Common...

Tue, 22/03/2016
More than 100 NGOs have signed a joint letter to the President of the European Commission to demand a review of the European food and farming system.
Seychelles Magpie-robin. Photo: Oliver Smart

Conservation Silver Bullet?

Mon, 21/03/2016
New global assessment finds major benefits to biodiversity when invasive mammals are removed from islands