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Turning the West African Atlantic from bycatch...

Wed, 09/03/2016
These waters see the highest levels of illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing in the world, which is disastrous for migratory avian species.

How the EU helps protect chimpanzees in Rwanda

Wed, 09/03/2016
Grassroots financing by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) has more than doubled the size of their shrinking habitat

This is why the Gola Rainforest is a true ‘Forest...

Wed, 09/03/2016
For the first time in West Africa, carbon credits are being used to protect wildlife and habitats.

Shea, shea everywhere, but no insects left to eat

Wed, 09/03/2016
The protection of shea trees in northern Africa against intensive farming is not the win-win situation for birds and people that it may seem.

Africa is leading the way on ending seabird...

Wed, 09/03/2016
But Europe still lags in preventing these accidental deaths. How can it learn from BirdLife’s Albatross Task Force?

Eight million birds killed illegally at 20...

Fri, 04/03/2016
The huge number is part of the even bigger one of 25 million birds being illicitly trapped, shot or glued annually in the Mediterranean region, according to a BirdLife report.

Transformation for Conservation in the Mara...

Mon, 29/02/2016
Working with local people is critical to effective, sustainable and equitable conservation. South Mara Water Users Association is a Local Conservation Group (LCG) working in the Masurura Swamp, Mara in Tanzania, one of the critical wetlands in the Lake Victoria Basin.
Very high diversity 3km into the Chunga Lagoon ©Bird Watch Zambia

January Waterbird counts on the Kafue Flats

Mon, 29/02/2016
Waterbird counts on the Kafue Flats in Zambia have been conducted bi-annually for nearly 15 years: the numbers and diversity of species on the flats are always a marvel.

Winged Predators and an Ill wind threaten newly...

Mon, 29/02/2016
The Tahiti Monarch breeding season has been a record with 14 chicks fledged from just 53 adults. But in a tragic turnaround 5 have disappeared. So what happened to them? Not the usual culprits like black rats. French Polynesia BirdLife partner, SOP Manu calls in the detectives.

Cyclone Winston affects community conservation...

Mon, 29/02/2016
The worst ever cyclone to ever hit Fiji has ravaged the communities engaged in protecting some of the Pacific's most important conservation areas and endangered species. The impact of the storm on these key habitats is not yet known but it expected to be significant and very serious..

Boost for project to assess global biodiversity

Fri, 26/02/2016

Assessing the state of biodiversity and the benefits

Chatham Island Taiko Chick

Record breeding season for Chatham Island tāiko

Thu, 25/02/2016
A record number of Taiko chicks a big step for a bird thought extinct until 1978. 22 chicks from 26 eggs is a massive lift for a species with a world population of less than 150

Record-breaking wintering numbers of Spoon-billed...

Thu, 25/02/2016

Record numbers of Spoon-billed Sandpiper, a Critically Endangered shorebird, have been

One of the most familiar and popular birds, Barn Swallows © Spring Alive

Spring Alive for Swallows this spring!

Wed, 24/02/2016
One of the most familiar and popular birds in the world is declining. Rather than being sad, let's celebrate the swallows of our neighbourhood because they give a great start for young people to care about conservation.
Flowers of the shea tree Vitellaria paradoxa © Jane Stout

Learning about the birds and the bees in West...

Tue, 23/02/2016
Embarking on a new research project to uncover the secrets of bird declines and loss of habitat diversity in the shea zone of Africa, where shea pollination, biodiversity and livelihoods are linked.

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.