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This year, Spring Alive brought out their first children's story book © Spring Alive

Thinking outside the box: engaging tomorrow'...

Thu, 21/12/2017
Throughout 2017, conservationists have been visiting schools and communities across Eurasia and Africa as part of BirdLife's Spring Alive project. At the end of the year, Spring Alive reflects on some of the most exciting ways of inspiring both children and adults about migratory birds and nature.
Conservation Project Officer Alanna Smith (centre) in the field © Te Ipukarea Society

How to highlight bird conservation and plastic...

Wed, 20/12/2017
Conservation Project Officer Alanna Smith, aka “Miss Cook Islands”, talks about her passion for conserving her country’s bird species, and how she’s more likely to be found making compost with local kids than wearing heels.
The Indian Vulture is one of three vulture species reassessed in a new paper released today © Sudipto Roy

New study: India may have even fewer vultures...

Tue, 19/12/2017
India’s Critically Endangered vulture populations seemed to be stabilising, but a new study reveals that numbers may be fewer than we thought. Although vulture-killing livestock drug diclofenac has been banned, other drugs, equally fatal to vultures, have not. This is thought to be the main cause.

New call for plant and coastal biodiversity...

Mon, 18/12/2017
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund we announce a new Call for Letters of Inquiry for large grants for the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot; (Français) (Português)

Clean Energy Package in the EU Parliament –...

Mon, 18/12/2017

As we all begin winding down for Christmas break, here at BirdLife Europe we have been

Peter Magosvongwe , BirdLife Nature's Hero 2017

Local guide looks after his stars

Fri, 15/12/2017
A lot of young people who live in and around Zimbabwe’s Bvumba Highlands IBA know a lot more about birds, because of local guide and BirdLife Nature's Hero Peter Magosvongwe
"Spoonie" Spoon-billed Sandpiper, a Critically Endangered migratory bird species © Pavel Tomkovich

How Small Actions Can Make A Big Difference

Fri, 15/12/2017
2018 will be “Year of the Bird”, thanks to an exciting new campaign with National Geographic, National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We’re calling on you to “bird your world”, starting with discovering why your backyard is a jigsaw piece for an entire continent…

In the bleak midwinter

Fri, 15/12/2017
In his editorial of this month’s edition of the Europe & Central Asia newsletter, Christopher Sands looks for rays of hope to brighten up ‘the bleak mid-winter’...
Found only on Christmas Island, the Abbott's Booby is now Endangered due to mining activity  © Sarah Summers

Don't Ruin Christmas: mining threatens...

Fri, 15/12/2017
Home to five unique bird species found nowhere else, charmingly-named Christmas Island is one of nature’s most amazing gifts to Australia and the world. But new phosphate mining proposals threaten devastation. The Australian Government must choose to conserve this incredible biodiversity hotspot.
The Black-legged Kittiwake is a symptom of a greater problem for all Atlantic birds © Colum Clarke

Cliffs lying barren: why we can't afford to...

Thu, 14/12/2017
“Out of sight, out of mind” - the alarming decline of the Black-legged Kittiwake provides a painful lesson that The High Seas – open ocean outside national jurisdiction – need urgent protection. But hope is at hand with the proposal of a new Marine Protected Area.
The protection of threatened Mediterranean plants will be one particular focus of the new investment © CEPF Med

Conservation fund launches new investment to...

Thu, 14/12/2017
From the huge Dalmatian Pelican in the Balkans, to vulnerable trees in the Middle East and nesting turtles in North Africa, the wildlife in developing countries in the Mediterranean Basin has been given a renewed hope through a second phase of investment by CEPF

صندوق حماية يطلق استثمارات جديدة لحماية طبيعة...

Thu, 14/12/2017

من البجع الدلماشي في منطقة البلقان، للأشجار المعرضة للتهديد في منطقة

Le Fonds pour la conservation lance un nouvel...

Thu, 14/12/2017

Le bassin Méditerranéen est le second plus grand « hotspot pour la biodiversité » dans

Cape Gannet populations have fallen by more than half in the past 50 years © Mark Anderson

The ultimate irony: Cape Gannets, famed for their...

Tue, 12/12/2017
The word “gannet” is synonymous with gluttony - but lack of food is becoming a serious problem for the Cape Gannet. This year it has been uplisted from Vulnerable to Endangered due to population declines driven by depleted fish stocks.

Lead poisoning: the long goodbye

Tue, 12/12/2017
1 million birds are fatally poisoned in Europe each year by ingesting lead shot from expended cartridges. Support the EU's proposal for an EU-wide ban of lead ammunition in European wetlands.
New Zealand's Bird of the Year, the Kea, has been uplisted to Endangered © Mark Hurrell

Red List 2017: seabirds starving, songbirds...

Tue, 12/12/2017
PRESS RELEASE: overfishing and climate change are pushing seabirds such as Black-legged Kittiwake and Cape Gannet closer to extinction, according to the latest update on the conservation status of the world’s birds by BirdLife International for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.
Wandering Albatross populations have halved in 35 years due to human activity © Steph Winnard

Plastic killed albatross chick on nest, bycatch a...

Mon, 11/12/2017
BBC documentary series Blue Planet 2 prompts Marine Conservationist and Photographer to explain why the tales of human impact are the scenes she won’t be forgetting, what else threatens the seabirds she's closest to, and what you can do in response to help