Participants during birdwatching contest in El Sunt Forest Reserve © SWS

Safe skies for migratory birds in Sudan

Thu, 16/06/2016
The Sudanese Wildlife Society (SWS) held a one day workshop to mark World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) on 23rd May 2016, under the theme '... and when the skies fall silent? Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade'.
Lutembe Wetland affected site © RAMCEA

Conservation Strides: Lutembe bay forms Ramsar...

Mon, 13/06/2016
The Ramsar office for Eastern Africa (RAMCEA) through MacArthur funding has taken a step towards promoting the sustainable management of the wetland by constituting and training a Ramsar site committee for Lutembe wetlands, Uganda.
Turquoise-browed Motmot © Gerwin Filius

Celebrating the colourful Motmot in the Yucatan...

Fri, 10/06/2016
The bright plumage of the Turquoise-browed Motmot inspired the creation of the Motmot Festival in the Mexican state of Yucatan, one of the most important areas for birds in the country.
Toh o Momoto cejiazul © Gerwin Filius

Festival de las Aves Toh en Yucatán

Thu, 09/06/2016
La magia del plumaje azul turquesa del pájaro relojero Toh inspiró hace 15 años la creación del Festival de las Aves Toh en Yucatán, una de las regiones más importantes para las aves en México.
Shy Albatross © Albatross Task Force

High-seas heroes saving albatrosses from...

Wed, 08/06/2016
In 2004, 19 of the world’s 22 albatross species were threatened with extinction, due largely to commercial fishing practices. An international team of expert instructors has since spent a decade working with fishermen refining techniques to prevent these magnificent seabirds from needlessly dying behind fishing boats and has had great success!
Alton will now work in Taiwan to save seabirds from accidental death. © Ross Wanless

Training scientists to save seabirds

Mon, 06/06/2016
Meet Alton. He is tall, calm of character, and with a measured approach to work. He knows his fish and he knows his boats. And now he has become a seabird identification expert too – he works in Taiwan to teach fisheries observers to save seabirds from accidental death.

Being 'Nature Alert' in Amsterdam

Mon, 06/06/2016
Perhaps the most important conference in the fight to save EU nature laws could end up a damp squib. Here's why.
نسر الأذون بمحمية محازة الصيد - المملكة العربية السعودية

لنحوِّل بنادق الصيد إلى كاميرات

Sun, 05/06/2016
يحتفل العالم هذه الأيام باليوم العالمي للطيور المهاجرة، وتشارك في هذه الاحت

Norway's Golden Eagles are under threat

Fri, 03/06/2016
The government wants to reduce their protection in the hopes it will lower the number of reindeer the birds kill.
Healthy vultures, healthy people. © Kevin Penhallow, Valeriya Anufriyeva; Shutterstock

African governments commit to preventing...

Fri, 03/06/2016
It’s hard to think of a context in which you would use the word ‘poison’ without shuddering. But today we celebrate a use of the word in a positive context, which brings good news for Africa’s vultures…

For sustainable aquaculture, we need better data

Fri, 03/06/2016
Can the Data Collection Framework Regulation help mitigate the impact of the industry on marine life?
Greater Sage Grouse has a high concern score © May Haga

New report shows alarming state of North-American...

Thu, 02/06/2016
Since the seventies, millions of North American birds have disappeared and a third of species are now of conservation concern, a new report reveals.

UK's David Cameron supports EU nature laws,...

Thu, 02/06/2016
The declaration is supported by the RSPB and WWF UK, which say 'The safer option for our wildlife and environment is for the UK to remain within the EU'.

Turkey Bird Conference to combine past and...

Thu, 02/06/2016
The 17th edition will represent the generations of the nature protection movement since the 1950s.

How the EU can achieve sustainable bioenergy

Wed, 01/06/2016
Following the end of a public consultation by the European Commission, it's crunch time for the new bioenergy policy.
Great Spotted Woodpecker © HIH Princess Takamado

A Wonder of Evolution - Woodpeckers

Wed, 01/06/2016
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, June 2016
Iconic New Zealand parrot, the Kākā: Tomas Sobek

Return of Kākā to Wellington sparks controversy

Tue, 31/05/2016
The success of Wellington's Zealandia Sanctuary in reintroducing species long locally extinct is creating controversy about potential conflict with the new inhabitants.

Transnational conservation in Turkey could save...

Tue, 31/05/2016
The project by BirdLife partners in Turkey, Bulgaria and Hungary is meant to protect species in the Anatolian steppes.