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The Adelie Penguin was one of five species studied © Jane Younger

Which penguin species will be hardest hit by...

Tue, 11/12/2018
As ice caps melt and sea levels rise, the survival of penguins will depend on their ability to adapt and relocate to new habitats. Now, a new genetic study reveals that some species may be better at adjusting than others.
The Rufous Hummingbird may not be common for much longer © Ryan Bushby

6 things you might have missed from the Bird Red...

Fri, 23/11/2018
The recovery of the Northern Bald Ibis and Pink Pigeon are big news – but what about the other birds in this year’s Red List update? Some you may recognise, others you may not, but their stories can tell us a lot about the state of the natural world. Here are the highlights.
Tourmaline Sunangel © Wang LiQiang

7 reasons why this month’s Biodiversity...

Thu, 15/11/2018
From 17th – 29th November, governments from across the world will meet at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt to review progress towards conserving biodiversity for people and planet and start to craft a new deal for nature and people – and BirdLife will be attending. The summit will tackle critical issues relevant to all of us. We list the highlights.
The Arctic Tern migrates from pole to pole © Tony Brindley

How will climate change affect bird migration?...

Wed, 11/07/2018
Science Showcase: we talk to BirdLife scientists about a recent paper they have been working on that has expanded our knowledge of birds and conservation. This time, our Chief Scientist Stuart Butchart explains a study that predicts what climate change will mean for migratory birds.
The rufa Red Knot is a sub-species of Red knot that migrates through the Americas © Hans Hillewaert

Red Knots plummet by 25% in a year in Tierra del...

Mon, 09/07/2018
For a while, it looked like they might actually be in recovery. But this year’s census of the American subspecies, the rufa Red Knot, found that numbers have plummeted to an all-time low. The likely cause? Food shortages in Delaware Bay, a crucial feeding stopover site on their migration.
The Black-legged Kittiwake is a symptom of a greater problem for all Atlantic birds © Colum Clarke

Cliffs lying barren: why we can't afford to...

Thu, 14/12/2017
“Out of sight, out of mind” - the alarming decline of the Black-legged Kittiwake provides a painful lesson that The High Seas – open ocean outside national jurisdiction – need urgent protection. But hope is at hand with the proposal of a new Marine Protected Area.

Trump saca a Estados Unidos del Acuerdo de París...

Mon, 05/06/2017
Donald Trump ha decidido sacar a los Estados Unidos del Acuerdo de París. BirdLife International junto con Audubon (BirdLife en los EE.UU.) quieren emitir su reacción a esta impactante noticia.

Trump pulls US out of Paris Agreement - BirdLife...

Thu, 01/06/2017
Donald Trump has pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement. Read BirdLife International's statement on this shocking news.

Every penguin, ranked: which species are we most...

Mon, 24/04/2017
10 of the world’s 18 species of penguin are threatened with extinction. Discover where they live, and the threats they face, in this illustrated list of the world’s species
 Herd of elephants © Benh Lieu Song

Climate change could deliver final blow for world...

Wed, 15/02/2017
Around half of threatened terrestrial mammals, and a quarter of birds, are already being negatively impacted by climate change. Could it prove the tipping point?

Climate Packages – just pretty wrapping?

Mon, 16/01/2017
Sini Eräjää looks back upon some of the climate and energy disappointments of 2016 and makes her wish for a Happy New (& Sustainable) Year for Nature in 2017.

COP22: Developing nations lead way in the fight...

Tue, 22/11/2016
At the first climate change conference since the landmark Paris Agreement treaty became legally-binding, the pressure was on to turn legislation into real action.
Black Panther © Flickr/Cloudtail

Climate change is changing you

Fri, 11/11/2016
A new study reveals ongoing alterations in shape, size, sex and distribution of animals and plants are due to man-made warming.

Landmark climate change treaty becomes legally-...

Thu, 03/11/2016
The Paris Agreement - a treaty that sees nearly 200 countries agree to combat climate change - today reached the criteria required to make it legally-binding.

The Promised Land – sustainable agriculture...

Fri, 28/10/2016
Sam Lee-Gammage, Senior Policy Officer with the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), explains why the EU must ‘lead us to the promised land’ – a sustainable food & farming future

Powering people, empowering nature – the 6th...

Tue, 18/10/2016
Alice Collier, Climate Change Officer for the RSPB, explains why power grid development is essential for a European renewables revolution...

The hunt for truly green bioenergy? The EU's...

Thu, 06/10/2016
At the end of November, the EU will publish its much anticipated Renewable Energy Package. Sini Eräjää explains how the case of bioenergy...

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...