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Birdfair breaks fundraising record in a bid to...

Tue, 23/02/2016
Migratory birds have been handed a welcome boost by fundraising efforts from Birdfair 2015 after a cheque of £320,000 was today handed over to BirdLife International to help vulnerable migratory birds in the Eastern Mediterranean
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeteri), a non-threatened arid Australian parrot (Photo: Chris Parnell)

Study identifies parrots as most-threatened bird...

Thu, 18/02/2016
Scientists, including staff from BirdLife International and the Australian National University, have published new research indicating that parrots (Psittaciformes) are among the most threatened groups of bird species, with 28% of extant species (111 out of 398) classified as globally threatened on the IUCN Red List.

Turkey needs your help to create its first...

Wed, 17/02/2016
This will be the first comprehensive survey of the entire country.

What are the world’s most critically endangered...

Tue, 16/02/2016
You've heard of many of the world's critically endangered species. The Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) in Danger are the world's critically endangered sites. Explore them here...

BirdLife Partners join forces to prevent illegal...

Tue, 16/02/2016
The European Network against Environmental Crimes, launched by SEO and RSPB, has published an action plan that the European Commission will use to stop illicit killing of birds.

Almost half of all Finnish birds are in danger

Tue, 16/02/2016
Finland's latest Red List assessment paints a worrying picture, especially for wetland species.
How best to protect Hutovo blato wetland, Bosnia & Herzegovina? © D. Kulijer

How can dragonflies help a Balkan country into...

Mon, 15/02/2016
When you’re a local Balkan civil society organisation trying to protect nature, your country’s political position on the road to EU accession can have a big influence on what protection to aim for.
Mediterranean Monk Seal, Endangered © Wildlifewanderer, flickr.com

Emergency conservation for Mediterranean Monk...

Thu, 11/02/2016
Once thought locally extinct in Lebanon, immediate action was taken by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon for the conservation of this Endangered species when a pregnant female was found dead.

Pesticides poisoning birds in the Balkans

Thu, 11/02/2016
Serbia's population of White-tailed Eagles are under threat. Lack of awareness, lax law enforcement and an increase in the numbers of a small rodent are to blame.

Endangered seabirds to get United States boost?

Thu, 11/02/2016

Globally threatened seabirds have been given a boost by a proposed new law in the Unite

Reclamation of Yellow Sea causing serious...

Thu, 11/02/2016

In-depth studies have indicated that rapid declines

How eagles went from worshipped ‘kings of the...

Wed, 10/02/2016
Ancient mythology, religion and folklore equated eagles with royalty and the Gods. You would not know it from the state of the birds today.

How BirdLife is protecting Mediterranean...

Wed, 10/02/2016
The MAVA Foundation-funded project, now in its fifth year, has seen some major recent conservation successes.

Do not open nature laws, improve implementation:...

Wed, 10/02/2016
MEPs have come down decisively on the side of the Birds and Habitats Directives in the ongoing battle to protect the EU’s environmental legislation.

It’s time to redesign Europe’s renewable energy...

Wed, 10/02/2016
By 2030, a third of the EU’s energy should come from renewable resources. But this may not automatically make it ‘greener’.

From bird habitat to tourist haven: the Kaliakra...

Tue, 09/02/2016
One of Bulgaria’s most important IBAs has fallen prey to its government’s apathy and greed. Can it – and the species that depend on it – be saved?

Will 2016 see the end of the EU’s bycatch blues?

Tue, 09/02/2016
Policy reform and new funding were marred by weak fisheries management plans, but we’re still optimistic. Here’s why.

Meet pesticides, the silent bird killers that...

Tue, 09/02/2016
Tens of millions of birds have died due to accidental killing by rodenticides. And that’s not the only poison problem we have.