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Arjan holding a Sclater's Crowned-pigeon in Papua New Guinea, that he bought in order to save and release © Arjan Dwarshuis

This man has just broken the record for most bird...

Mon, 09/01/2017
Interview: Arjan Dwarshuis has just broken the world record for the number of bird species spotted in a single year. He has some interesting tales to tell...
Birds killed by collision and electrocution by powerlines in Kassala State, Sudan © Ibrahim Hashim

How many more killer powerlines are there in...

Mon, 09/01/2017
Millions of migratory birds could be dying due to electrocution and collisions with electricity cables in an expanding power sector in Sudan.
Two adult and two juvenile Chinese Crested Tern spotted at Qingdao in August 2016, by Yu Tao

A tern for the better

Fri, 06/01/2017
Asia’s rarest seabird has been discovered breeding in the Korean Peninsula. This new stronghold could help the Chinese Crested Tern bounce back from near-extinction.

2017 brings hope for Pacific birds

Sat, 31/12/2016
Big projects in 2017 offer real hope for some of the most endangered birds of the Pacific
Marsh Antwren © HBW

New year, new birds: 10 newly-recognised species

Thu, 29/12/2016
We continue our showcase of Volume 2 of the Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World with a look at the latest members of the vast and varied avian family.
No photographs of a live Cryptic Treehunter have been made public. Above, the similar looking Alagoas Foliage-gleaner © Ciro Albano

Cryptic by name, cryptic by nature

Thu, 22/12/2016
The Cryptic Treehunter is so elusive, researchers are not even sure it still exists anymore. What other species are we losing before they can even be discovered?
Regent Honeyeater © HBW

The world's rarest songbirds

Thu, 22/12/2016
To celebrate the upcoming Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, with beautiful drawings of the entire avian kingdom, we look at some of its rarest members.

Learning from the Experts – talking to...

Thu, 22/12/2016
Traditional harvesters of Globally Threatened Collared Petrels provide information that might help save them from extinction
Bearded Vulture © Francesco Veronesi

Saving the vultures of Saudi Arabia

Wed, 21/12/2016
An overview of the vulture species that nest in Saudi Arabia, the threats they are facing and what BirdLife is doing to help them.
Sustainable food production in Nigeria © WFP

Stakeholders call to end unsustainable land use...

Wed, 21/12/2016
The unsustainable land use issue has been identified as key threat to biodiversity conservation in the West African Region.
The UN Biodiversity Conference aims to build a future in harmony with nature. Above, Near Threatened Reinwardt's tree frog © Aleksey Stemmer

UN summit calls for urgent farming, forestry,...

Sun, 18/12/2016
BirdLife welcomes the decision by the UN Biodiversity Conference to pursue environmental reform in the farming, forestry and fisheries sectors.
Cuban Tody, a common but endemic species of Cuba © Sergey Uryadnikov

Reinvesting in Caribbean nature conservation

Thu, 15/12/2016
New study will identify Key Biodiversity Areas in the Caribbean - an opportunity for grassroots organizations to get much needed support and scale up their efforts.

Azores glory: Europe's most threatened...

Wed, 14/12/2016
The spread of exotic plants threatened to starve the charmingly plump Azores Bullfinch to extinction, but habitat restoration work has given us reason to feel bullish.

And a Partridge in a pear tree

Wed, 14/12/2016
Danny Heptinstall, Policy Officer with the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), explains how his work to protect Europe’s native fauna and flora from the bio-security threat posed

Permission to come aboard Captain!

Tue, 13/12/2016
Bruna Campos & Marguerite Tarzia – Policy Officer and Conservation Officer in the BirdLife ECA Marine team – wish seabirds a safe flight over the perilous oceans.
Juvenile White-crowned Wheatear, southern Iraq by: Laith Al-Obeidi

First breeding records of warblers, wheatear in...

Tue, 13/12/2016
In recent years, Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner) has recorded two breeding firsts in the country.
Magellanic Penguins in their burrow © Australis Photography

Protecting the penguins of Patagonia

Mon, 12/12/2016
A group of Argentinean researchers have been surveying and assessing colonies of a Near Threatened penguin species - with encouraging results.