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The Taita Apalis is one of the rarest birds in the world, found only in Kenya’s Taita Hills © Pete Steward.

Species on the brink: saving the Endangered Taita...

Tue, 25/02/2020
Across the expansive Taita Plains in Southern Eastern Kenya rise majestic densely-forested hilly outcrops straddling the skyline near the historic town of Voi. These hilly outcrops, famously known as the Taita Hills occupy an area of about 250 square kilometers.
Des femmes locales transforment le beurre de karité dans le sud du Burkina Faso © Seydou NACRO

Les oiseaux, les abeilles et les entreprises:...

Wed, 19/02/2020
Au Burkina Faso, un projet unique de conservation de la biodiversité améliore les moyens de subsistance des communautés locales.
Local women  processing shea butter  in the south of Burkina Faso © Seydou NACRO

Birds, Bees and Business: Empowering Local...

Wed, 19/02/2020
In Burkina Faso, a unique project on biodiversity conservation is improving the livelihoods of local communities.
Bohemian Waxwing © KOO/Shutterstock

Help conservation by counting birds this weekend

Mon, 13/02/2017
Birdwatchers around the world take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count on February 17-20. Participate in one of the biggest citizen science projects in the world.
Beautiful Kingfisher graffiti are decorating Valozhyn, Belarus © Y. Lisitsa

Why is this Belarusian town covered in...

Thu, 02/02/2017
A successful project by APB (BirdLife Belarus) aims to engage people to love nature by electing birds that will represent their districts.
Common Coots have been badly affected by the spill © Doğa Derneği

Major oil spill in Turkey; emergency teams...

Thu, 19/01/2017
A major oil spill is affecting coastal areas in western Turkey. Doğa Derneği (Birdlife Turkey) has deployed an emergency team of volunteers to help oiled wildlife.
How does pollution affect birds? © Carsten Medom Madsen

What’s the solution to air pollution?

Tue, 25/10/2016
Like the canary in the coal mine, wild birds are always the first to notice.

Birds in a changing world

Thu, 08/09/2016
Yesterday, I shared my impressions from the first day of the BirdNumbers 2016 conference and some first insights into the health of our continent...
White-tailed Eagle © Valerie O'Sullivan

What do birds tell us about the health of our...

Wed, 07/09/2016
I’m currently in Halle, Germany, following the works of “BirdNumbers 2016”.
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.