Green shoots of recovery for European farmland...

Tue, 06/09/2016
European nature conservation has much to crow about in terms of the protection of some of its most valuable sites and most valuable wildlife,

Human use of the sea from here to 2020

Tue, 06/09/2016

European seas have, over the years, been tragically misused by humans.

Holding on to the EU’s climate ambition?

Tue, 06/09/2016
Fighting climate change is the perfect example of a global challenge that requires cross-border action. Most EU citizens see climate change as a serious problem and believe that governments and businesses are responsible for tackling it.
Over 18,000 Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) have been identified so far © Dimitri B

Top conservation players partner to identify the...

Sat, 03/09/2016

Today, eleven of the world’s leading conservation organisations, including Bird

Are you a soaring White-headed Vulture? © Andy & Gill Swash

Which vulture species are you?

Fri, 02/09/2016
Do you find yourself doing loads of work to help people without ever getting any credit? Maybe you have more in common with a vulture than you think.

It's autumn, free the Nature Directives!

Thu, 01/09/2016

It’s “back to school” for the European Commission after the summer break and one of the

Planet at the crossroads

Thu, 01/09/2016
The IUCN World Conservation Congress starts today in Hawai’i. Eleven of the world’s leading environmental organisations pledge to use new “common language” to map and save important nature on Earth.
European Bee-eater © Javier Milla

Making a difference: the impact of BirdLife

Wed, 24/08/2016
Biodiversity is in decline across the world, with unsustainable development destroying natural habitats and driving species extinct. This is reducing the capacity of our planet to sustain us into the future, and often causes the poorest in society to lose out. BirdLife International is playing a unique and critical role in tackling this crisis.
Sedimentation in Lake Kivu, fish breeding sites are threatened ©ACNR

Efforts to enhance climate change resilience in...

Thu, 18/08/2016
The CRAG project is applying various conservation approaches and activities, such as integrated water management; ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change; soil erosion, pollution and forest management; and community livelihoods, which have impact across a landscape gradient in ways that directly benefit human wellbeing and the biodiversity.

Protect a Little Paradise

Mon, 15/08/2016
BirdLife Cook Islands Partner launches a partnership with hotels and resorts to `give a little back' and help protect the environment and biodiversity of the Cooks. The new initiative is known as Mana Tiaki and is already attracting growing support.
Black-fronted Piping-guan © Marco Silva

Reintroducing the Black-fronted Piping-guan in...

Sun, 14/08/2016
A census in 2010 revealed that only one Black-fronted Piping-guan was left in the mountain range of Sierra do Mar, São Paulo. Wasting no time, the team of SAVE Brasil started a reintroduction programme. Six years later, the situation is being reverted.
South Africa's Grasslands IBA receiving tax benefits © C. Stevens

Can Tax Save Birds?

Tue, 09/08/2016
South Africa’s IBA Team are using key tax incentives in conjunction with the national Biodiversity Stewardship model, to conserve and better manage vital habitats for birds and other biodiversity.
Sary-Chelek Lake in the Sary-Chelek State Biosphere Nature Reserve. Photo: Ushakov V.

Western Tien-Shan declared World Heritage Site

Wed, 03/08/2016
After several years of collaborative work with regional governments and environmental experts and NGOs, the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK), BirdLife’s partner in Kazakhstan, is proud to announce that Western Tien-Shan was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List!
Belding's Yellowthroat © Alan Harper

Ecotourism magic in Mexican villages

Tue, 02/08/2016
The vivid colours of Belding’s Yellowthroat were becoming a rare sight. Luckily, the locals of Baja California Sur seem to have taking a liking to this small bird and are now getting involved in the business of ecotourism. Find out how avian research is saving species in this Mexican state.
Young volunteers learn about bird migration. Photo by the Macedonian Ecological Society.

Learn by Doing: Young Volunteers in Macedonia...

Tue, 02/08/2016
How small sums of money can generate big knowledge for conservation: Local Macedonian conservation groups received capacity development micro-grants to train students and volunteers to monitor migratory stop-over sites and raise awareness about migratory birds
Chris Gaskin lining up a Beck's Petrel from his kayak. Photo © Jez Bird

What the Beck's?

Mon, 01/08/2016
The team are back from their expedition to find the nesting grounds of Beck's Petrel, a small seabird facing an uncertain future... Did they capture one with their net gun?
Great Cormorant © HIH Princess Takamado

The Moment Birds Take Off

Mon, 01/08/2016
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, August 2016