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

Thanks to our work, tuna fishing vessels in the high seas are required to deploy measures to stop Albatrosses dying in this way. Photo: F Peppes / BirdLife Albatross Task Force

How to save albatrosses from bycatch - video

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 11:57

The instructional film clearly shows threats albatrosses and other seabirds are faced with, and how the crucial work of the BirdLife Marine Programme is teaching fishermen how to help save them!

Worldwide Marine

Protecting the Mediterranean’s migratory birds

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 09:35

Read why people and organisations are fighting for the flyways and the reason their work is necessary.

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

Agreement consolidates decades of collaboration between OSME and BirdLife International

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 08:53

BirdLife International and the Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia (OSME) signed a memorandum of understanding during the Birdfair 2015.

Middle East

There are many benefits to the community of sustainably-managed forests. Photo: David Thomas / BirdLife

Insights into how nature and people benefit from community forestry in Nepal

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 11:22

Nepal is blessed with a rich diversity of wildlife – a consequence of the varied landscapes in the country, from high mountain meadows, to mid-hills forests to the plains of the Terai.

Asia Nepal Local Engagement and Empowerment Programme

Extent of illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean revealed in BirdLife report

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 17:00

We've uncovered the shocking numbers of birds illegally shot, trapped or glued in these European and African countries.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways

MSB Tourism

Maximizing the value of birds for tourism - guidebook released

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 12:48

The BirdLife-led Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) project has developed a guidebook that provides practical information to maximize the value that birds bring to the to

Middle East Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Members of LVSB conducting IBA monitoring ©Victor Olango

Site Support Group Champions Conservation of Dunga Swamp

Mon, 17/08/2015 - 15:12

Lake Victoria Sunset Birders (LVSB) is a Site Support Group (SSG) based in Dunga Swamp on the shores of Lake Victoria in Western Kenya.  The group is mainly composed of young people, with a total membership of 32, (25 men and seven women) all shar

Africa Kenya Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

New hope for recovery of Critically Endangered seabird thanks to successful restoration project and team's dedication. Photos: Simba Chan

Brave efforts pay off in doubly-successful project to restore colonies of Chinese Crested Tern

Thu, 13/08/2015 - 10:39

Breeding success of one of world's rarest birds broke records thanks to team's successful restoration project and dedicated monitoring of colony including during super-typhoon...

Asia China Marine

How tracking one turtle dove could help save its whole species

Wed, 05/08/2015 - 08:38

The population of the turtle dove has plummeted by 77% across Europe since 1980. 'Titan', the RSPB's tracker-fitted bird, gives us clues on how we can protect this vulnerable species.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways

Saving the Egyptian Vulture: Mission still possible

Tue, 04/08/2015 - 10:06

The species population in Europe has declined by more than half in the last few decades. Can a Life project and BirdLife campaign save it?

Europe and Central Asia Bulgaria Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Brown Dipper (Cinclus pallasii). Photo: HIH Princess Takamado

Ninja on the Stream

Sat, 01/08/2015 - 19:47

'Through the Lens', Fujingaho magazine, August 2015

Asia Japan