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BirdLife Zimbabwe crowns crane champions

Mon, 05/02/2018
BirdLife Zimbabwe has awarded the Markdale Site Support Group the status of Nature's Heroes for its work to look after its local crane populations
The Blue-eyed Cockatoo depends on the large, hollow trees of untouched forest © Tobias

Are we too late to save the elusive birds of this...

Mon, 05/02/2018
New Britain's birds are among the least known to science. A group of researchers ventured into the island's unforgiving wilderness to find out how these species were coping with the loss of their forest. They found that some had adapted - but many more need urgent protection before it's too late.
Dr Vladimir Ivanovskihas pioneered tecniques for raptor protection in Belarus

Saluting the brave Nature’s Heroes of Belarus

Sat, 03/02/2018
The three Nature's Heroes chosen by APB—BirdLife Belarus can be considered heroes in a more conventional sense. One climbs to dizzying heights to study the nests of raptors, with only a few old canvas straps to keep him from falling. The second confronted and defeated a horde of foreign hunters intent on killing the breeding ducks and other wildlife for which he is responsible. The third challenged a poacher and was shot and permanently disabled; but though no longer able to work as a protected area manager, has established a new career as one of Belarus's most respected wildlife photographers, and inspires many people to become conservationists.
Odysseus and the Sirens, Otto Greiner

A small rock holds back a great wave

Fri, 02/02/2018
In the editorial for our Europe & Central Asia newsletter, Ariel Brunner contemplates the 'Homeric' journey ahead through the political waters of 2018
© Jorlin Tsiavahananahary

"Safari des oiseaux": une révolution de...

Fri, 02/02/2018
Jusqu’à présent, seuls quelques écotouristes intrépides se sont aventurés à Mahavavy-Kinkony, à Madagascar. Mais cela devrait changer avec une nouvelle initiative visant à développer le tourisme ornithologique – pour le bénéfice de la faune et des moyens de subsistance locaux.
Mahavavy-Kinkony is home to some of the birding community's most sought-after species © Jorlin Tsiavahananahary

"Safari Birding": an ecotourism...

Fri, 02/02/2018
Until now, only a few intrepid ecotourists have ventured out to Mahavavy-Kinkony in Madagascar, a habitat packed with extraordinary and rare wildlife. But that looks set to change with a new initiative to expand birding tourism – for the benefit of both wildlife and local livelihoods.
Black-Breasted Puffleg habitat survey

Recognition for protecting Andean forest from...

Thu, 01/02/2018
Nature's Hero Rolando Hipo as a specialist in agroecology he and teaches organic and sustainable agricultural techniques to local communities and has studied one of the rarest and most elusive hummingbird species.
© Jorlin Tsiavahananahary

Safari Birding à Mahavavy-Kinkony: une première...

Thu, 01/02/2018
Mahavavy-Kinkony est un lieu unique en son genre. Seuls quelques touristes intrépides ont visité le site, mais la tendance s’inverse, les organisations nationales et locales ont accepté de promouvoir le tourisme ornithologique, au profit des communautés locales et de la faune sauvage du site.
Brambling © HIH Princess Takamado

Camouflage in “Daidai” Color

Thu, 01/02/2018
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, February, 2018

#OceanAlert: Between the Devil and the deep blue...

Wed, 31/01/2018
BirdLife Europe is on high #OceanAlert: as a direct result of fishing, tens of thousands of threatened seabirds, turtles and marine mammals needlessly perish in European waters each year.
The Andean Condor is classed as Threatened in Argentina due to plummeting populations © Pedro Szekely

34 Andean Condors found dead in Argentina - the...

Tue, 30/01/2018
Vulture deaths through poisoning aren’t just a problem in Africa and Eurasia. As a recent shocking incident shows, their American relatives are also being decimated – showing the urgent need for stronger laws to prevent future tragedy.
Greater Adjutants on a rubbish dump in Guwahati, India © AJT Johnsingh, WWF India / NCF

Six unusual habitats that are birding hotspots

Tue, 30/01/2018
2018 is “Year of the Bird”, a year-long celebration in partnership with National Geographic, National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab on Ornithology. This month we’re encouraging you to “Bird Your World” by getting out there and spending time with the birds you love – no matter where you are.
Eco-clubs have given locals a new appreciation of the Amur Falcon © Thangam Velusamy / Shutterstock

From slaughter to spectacle - education inspires...

Mon, 29/01/2018
Five years ago, hundreds of thousands of migrating Amur Falcons were being slaughtered annually in northeast India. Today, they are celebrated.

Data on Maltese bird trapping kept under wraps

Mon, 29/01/2018

BirdLife Malta was refused access to data about more than 8,000 sites where tra

A Nature’s Hero with a talent for building...

Sat, 27/01/2018
Leylya Belyalova co-founded Uzbekistan's Student Birdwatching Clubs Network, and her educational activities have led to more than 50 trained young conservationists getting placements in government bodies
 Junk food is no good for the Kea © Pavlina Trauskeova/ Shutterstock

Why a "junk food" diet is killing off...

Fri, 26/01/2018
The forested mountains of New Zealand’s South Island are home to a famously mischievous alpine parrot. But human conflict, deliberate feeding and the deadly threat of invasive mammals is driving the species’ decline. This year, it was uplisted from Vulnerable to Endangered on the IUCN Red List.
La population de Pélican Frisé commence à se rétablir © Bence Mate/Agami

Ne pas déranger - les radeaux qui gardent les...

Fri, 26/01/2018
Un effort considérable de conservation a récemment réussi à inverser la fortune du plus grand oiseau d'eau douce au monde. Mais pris dans les feux croisés sur un lac troublé, la nouvelle catégorie de la liste rouge du Pélican Frisé "Quasi menacé" est bien appropriée.
Pelicano-dálmata © Bence Mate/Agami

Salva-vidas – as jangadas de nidificação mantêm o...

Thu, 25/01/2018
Um enorme esforço de conservação tem vindo a reverter com sucesso o destino da maior ave de água doce do mundo. Mas, apanhado no fogo cruzado num lago problemático, a nova categoria na lista vermelha do Pelicano-dálmata, "Quase ameaçado", não poderia ser mais apropriada.