Shearwaters show signs of recovery as Allen Cay...

Fri, 05/07/2013
Allen Cay in the Bahamas, an important breeding site for Audubon’s Shearwater and home of an eponymous endemic iguana, has been declared free of the invasive house mice which were threatening both species.

Couple sponsoring BirdLife are first in world to...

Thu, 04/07/2013
British adventure-running couple, Katharine and David Lowrie, are first in world to run across Bolivia, raising money for BirdLife International and Asociacion Armonia (BirdLife in Bolivia).

The Migratory Soaring Birds project launches its...

Wed, 03/07/2013

The Migratory Soaring Birds project proudly announces the launch of its

World Congress as it happened

Sat, 29/06/2013
See the news, comments and images from the BirdLife World Congress via the Congress Twitterfeed
Gola Forest and the Mano River, the border between Sierra Leone and Liberia (Image: D Zeller/RSPB)

Sierra Leone’s President tells BirdLife World...

Fri, 28/06/2013
The President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma, has pledged to continue to work with the BirdLife Partnership to protect the Gola Forest in perpetuity, to conserve its biodiversity and ecosystem services and the livelihoods of its people, and as an important contribution to the fight against global climate change...

Burung Indonesia leads Wallacea profile team for...

Thu, 27/06/2013
The profile will identify priority areas for conservation action, and guide the disbursement of up to US $5 million

IBAs in Danger – urgent action needed!

Thu, 27/06/2013
An increasing number of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are under threat from damaging development. 95 BirdLife Partnership countries and territories provided data on the pressures at their most threatened IBAs.
First five CEPF projects granted in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot!

First five CEPF projects granted in the Eastern...

Thu, 27/06/2013
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund has signed the first contracts with Civil Society Organisations in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot. These are for projects in the Albertine Rift, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Ethiopia.

CEMEX and BirdLife launch new shared vision for...

Thu, 27/06/2013
CEMEX celebrated its partnership with BirdLife International at the BirdLife World Congress in Ottawa, Canada, with the launch of a new publication: The CEMEX approach to Biodiversity Conservation.

Taking action for 60% of the world’s Critically...

Thu, 27/06/2013
A report released on June 22 at BirdLife World Congress reveals that BirdLife International has taken action for 60% of the world’s 197 Critically Endangered bird species with threats reduced or stabilised as a direct result. The report focuses on the current state of the world’s most threatened birds, the factors causing their decline and what BirdLife is doing to address this issue. Through one dedicated work Programme, the Preventing Extinctions Programme, BirdLife tries to find innovative conservation solutions and delivers targeted action which has proved to be working.

Innovative projects for conservation funding

Thu, 27/06/2013
Delivering creative proposals for funding projects aiming at building relationships and aligning interests were some of the main conclusions of the workshop “Impact at the Core: The perfect core-project funding mix for successful nature conservation”, held on June 20 at the BirdLife World Congress. Participants discussed on how to develop strategic and effective ways of obtaining funding and shared examples and best practices of working with donors.

Ten new Members of Honour at BirdLife World...

Wed, 26/06/2013
These awards are made to people who have made a significant contribution to the growth, governance, finances and conservation strategy of BirdLife International over at least five years.

BirdLife Conservation Achievement Awards...

Wed, 26/06/2013
At BirdLife’s World Congress the achievements of organisations and individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to BirdLife’s mission, programmes and conservation priorities were recognised
A new species of tailorbird has been discovered living in a capital city of 1.5 million people. (James Eaton; Birdtour Asia)

Hiding in plain sight: New species of bird...

Tue, 25/06/2013
A team of scientists have discovered a new species of bird with distinct plumage and a loud call, living not in some remote jungle, but in a capital city of 1.5 million people.

The right renewables? Location, location,...

Tue, 25/06/2013
High profile speakers, including Henry Paulson Jr, Patricia Bliss-Guest and Stephen Rumsey explored strategies and experiences in working with renewable energy developments.

BirdLife World Congress honours work of seven...

Sun, 23/06/2013
BirdLife has used its Partnership Awards to recognise the exceptional contributions of an unprecedented seven Partner organisations.

Core contributions and service to the BirdLife...

Sun, 23/06/2013
The President’s Medal is BirdLife’s most prestigious individual award. At the 2013 World Congress the medal was presented to ten people who have made an outstanding contribution to BirdLife.

BirdLife International partners with Wattpad in...

Sat, 22/06/2013
BirdLife International and online social reading and writing community Wattpad are celebrating the special place birds have always had, and will continue to have in storytelling and literature.