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Crested Kingfisher © HIH Princess Takamado

The Crest of Bird

Sat, 01/10/2016
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, October 2016

How simple striped sheets could save seabirds

Fri, 30/09/2016
Low-cost synthetic sheets, affixed to fishing nets, could help to warn diving seabirds away from the fine nylon mesh that claims hundreds of thousands of their lives annually
Bird watching during the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day 2016 in Guinea ©Guinea Ecology

Guinea begins a new era for conservation of...

Fri, 30/09/2016
Guinea has now acquired tools and capacity to carry out conservation actions of migratory waterbirds.
Common Pheasant - Villa of the Aviary, Carthage, Tunisia © David Tipling

Flight of Fancy - Common Pheasant

Fri, 30/09/2016
''Flight of Fancy'' features bird-inspired art from all over the world.

Teaching resources aim to help European pupils to...

Fri, 30/09/2016
Six European nature conservation organisations have come together with the University of Gdańsk to provide school teachers with the innovative teaching resources and training needed to develop young children’s environmental awareness.
Isabela Oriole © Merlijn van Weerd

Sanctuary declared for elusive oriole once...

Thu, 29/09/2016
As the Conservation Leadership Programme calls for new proposals for 2017, a previous CLP target species, the vanishingly rare Isabela Oriole, is set to benefit from the declaration of a new protected area
At 1.5 metres long the Helmeted Hornbill is the largest of its kind in Asia © Michaela Koschova

Ivory poachers driving rare bird to extinction

Wed, 28/09/2016
It's not just elephants and rhinos that face the wrath of ivory poachers; the distinctive casque of the Helmeted Hornbill is also being targeted for its supposed medicinal benefits.

Conservation: not just about the birds and the...

Tue, 27/09/2016
All too often, the social, political and economic impact conservation work has on local communities is overlooked. INTRINSIC, a new package of training materials, is designed to help conservationists build a greater understanding to the 'social dimensions' of their work.
Drill ©Bernard Dupont/flickr

BirdLife launches Regional Implementation Team...

Tue, 27/09/2016
On Thursday 22nd September, 2016, Birdlife International and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), formally launched the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Guinean Forests of West Africa Biodiversity Hotspot in Accra, Ghana.
White-necked Picathartes

Threatened African rainforest teeming with unique...

Fri, 23/09/2016
A newly-declared national park in Liberia forms a ‘Transboundary Peace Park’ with neighbouring Sierra Leone that protects a biodiversity hotspot that is home to everything from elephants to eagle-owls.
Vinaceous Amazon © Vagmak/Flickr

Fancy a mate? Only if shade grown

Fri, 23/09/2016
Organic yerba mate receives a healthy infusion from Darwin Initiative grants scheme.

The best of both worlds: a joint statement from...

Thu, 22/09/2016
If politics is, as they say, ‘the art of the possible’, then the HeidelbergCement-BirdLife partnership has very good news for the European Commission.
Almost 20,000 White-chinned Petrel are set to be saved thanks to new law passed by Namibian government © Stephanie Winnard

World’s worst fishery for bycatch turns ‘seabird...

Thu, 22/09/2016
New law passed in Namibia to protect 30,000 seabirds from death by trawling or longlining.
Mexico's national bird © Marc Jones

New study reveals nesting secrets of Golden Eagle

Thu, 15/09/2016
New tracking project reveals crucial information for the conservation of Mexico’s national bird, including five new breeding territories near a quarry in Sonora. The majestic predator loves places that are hard to reach.
Thick-billed Parrot © Josh More

Pronatura wins Mexico's Ecological Merit...

Wed, 14/09/2016
Pronatura (BirdLife Mexico) was awarded for the social impact of its environmental work, winning the award in the 'Community' category. Read how their impact goes beyond saving birds.
Raccoon dog © Michelle Bender

We are not alone – alien plants & animals...

Wed, 14/09/2016
As of today, leading European experts will gather for three days of intensive discussion in Luxembourg to assess the spread of alien lifeforms among us.
Ricord's Rock Iguana © Juan Sangiovanni/ Shutterstock

Digging deep to save Rock Iguana

Tue, 13/09/2016
This robust, prehistoric looking species is fighting for survival with all populations covering an area of less than 100 km2 .

BirdLife Europe and Partners call for “A new...

Tue, 13/09/2016
BirdLife Europe and Partners have joined over 100 European and national Civil Society Organisations and Trade Unions to call for a new Europe that is inclusive, open, just, sustainable, and that works for people of all ages, social backgrounds and nations.