The bird ringing in Montenegro will help to increase knowledge about migration of passerines in the Adriatic Flyway, and also build capacity of biologists, students, NGOs and local communities. Photo: CZIP / BirdLife in Montenegro

Local volunteers participate in Montenegro’s first ringing programme

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 11:38

Volunteers support conservation milestone for songbirds in Montenegro - boding well for birds here in the future (their protection and their supporters!)

Europe and Central Asia Montenegro Local Engagement and Empowerment Programme

'Birding and conservation go together... You can't do one and not care about the other'

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 06:00

American author and avid birder Jonathan Franzen speaks out on the illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean and calls on birders to join the fight against it.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

The migration of soaring birds of prey explained

Tue, 08/09/2015 - 06:45

Everything you need to know about bottlenecks and thermal air currents. Plus, how Georgia is tackling the killing of these species.

Europe and Central Asia Georgia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

Citizens speak up: Don’t mess with the Nature Directives, implement them!

Tue, 08/09/2015 - 06:30

520,325 citizens called on the European Commission to protect environmental laws in the biggest response to an EU public consultation. Is the Commission listening?

Europe and Central Asia

Storks - counted and supported by local volunteers!

Mon, 07/09/2015 - 12:54

The Macedonian Ecological Society (BirdLife Partner) completed the first national stork census after 57 years and none of it would have been possible without locals and volunteers.

Europe and Central Asia Macedonia Local Engagement and Empowerment Programme

Protecting The Bahamas’ Future

Fri, 04/09/2015 - 16:38

In a remarkable demonstration of commitment to the environment,  the Bahama's Minister of the Environment and Housing, the Hon. Kenred  Dorsett, has announced over 7 million acres of new protected marine areas.

Americas Bahamas Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

New species or unnoticed plight?

Fri, 04/09/2015 - 14:47

The beautiful, newly ‘discovered’ bird species, the Tuluver, is a digitally-altered image of a Lappet-faced Vulture.

Africa South Africa Preventing Extinctions - Africa

Griffon Vulture

International Vulture Awareness Day: No cause for celebration?

Fri, 04/09/2015 - 02:02

There are warnings this year's International Vulture Awareness Day could be one of the last the birds see in Europe.

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Spring Alive event in Cameroon. Photo: CBCS

Africa, it’s your turn – migratory birds need you!

Thu, 03/09/2015 - 15:17

Make your garden, balcony or school bird-friendly with Spring Alive

Africa Local Engagement and Empowerment Programme

Migrant birds losing breeding grounds to poor farm management

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 09:07

Up to 65% of migratory birds depend on farmlands for breeding or for resting and feeding. But unhelpful policies and poor implementation are making their lives difficult.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Bird migration through Italy: The good, the bad and the ugly

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 09:06

Italy is geographically very important for birds migrating between Eurasia and Africa. LIPU, BirdLife's partner in Italy, takes stock of the migratory species' conservation status.

Europe and Central Asia Italy Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Migrating through the energy maze

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 09:04

Energy production is increasingly catching up to illegal killing, poisoning and habitat destruction as a major danger to migratory birds.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Africa

Your birdwatching could now protect your favourite species

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 09:03

The new Euro Bird Portal project logs about 30 million sightings from all over Europe every year, which can help scientists better understand migration, tackle climate change effects on birds and possibly prevent avian flu.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

PEGASUS: Sustainable land management from a different perspective

Mon, 31/08/2015 - 10:07

The project, of which BirdLife is a partner, will be working over 3 years to help change the way we manage farms and forests to better deliver goods and ecosystem services.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Addressing the real issues: a local village perspective

Mon, 31/08/2015 - 09:46

Local Institutions Capacity Building: Two Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and four Lower Local Governments around the mountain gorilla parks in Rwanda and Uganda have benefited from training on project planning and development organised by the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) with financial support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF).


Coming soon: An atlas of Spain's migratory birds

Mon, 31/08/2015 - 09:37

BirdLife in Spain's Migra initiative gathers in-depth data on the country's migrating species, from black spots and threats to favourite routes, speed and altitude of flight.

Europe and Central Asia Spain Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Major breakthrough in fight to save Asian vultures from extinction

Fri, 28/08/2015 - 09:32

A major step for the future of vultures in Asia has been announced by the Indian Ministry of Health. A ban of multi-dose vials of human formulations of diclofenac, which is responsible for the death of tens of millions of Asia’s vultures, has come into force with immediate effect.

Asia India Preventing Extinctions - Asia

Everything you need to know about Euro Birdwatch 2015

Fri, 28/08/2015 - 09:07

All about the event, plus: how you can witness the wonders of bird migration.

Europe and Central Asia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia