News habitat loss

Help disoriented Yelkouan Shearwater fledglings!

Thu, 28/06/2018

At this time of year, young Yelkouan Shearwaters leave their nests at night to train th

The Christmas Frigatebird (Critically Endangered) is now safe from habitat destruction © Chris Surman

Bird paradise Christmas Island saved from mining...

Tue, 05/06/2018
Following a tireless campaign by BirdLife Australia, which gained support from around the world, the Australian Government has decided to reject an application for phosphate mining on Christmas Island, a crucial wildlife haven in the Indian Ocean.
The Asian Crested Ibis recovered from a population of just 12 birds © Wang LiQiang / Shutterstock

The Comeback Kids: five birds brought back from...

Mon, 21/05/2018
Conservation is working: 25 bird species have been saved from the Critically Endangered category this century alone. Read five of the most inspiring stories of birds that have recovered thanks to the dedication of conservationists and communities.

Un hippopotame sur le territoire des oiseaux

Mon, 30/04/2018
Une balade bucolique prend l'allure d'un dangereux safari. Mais que fait cet hippopotame si proche des maisons et des hommes?
An idyllic birding stroll turned into a dangerous safari with the intrusion of this unexpected pachyderm © ABN

Surprise hippo invades bird walk in Burundi

Mon, 30/04/2018
The appearance of a hippopotamus at an African bird hotspot was funny and perilous in equal measure – but highlights the underlying problem of human encroachment driving these massive mammals out of their usual home
The Far Eastern Curlew is threatened by Australia's proposal to redevelop a vital wetland © Wang LiQiang/ Shutterstock

Curlew crisis deepens: vital Australian wetlands...

Thu, 19/10/2017
The curlews are one of the most widespread and far-travelling of all the bird families — and also one of the most threatened. It seems that wherever they roam, habitat loss and human encroachment follows. We can’t let the Far Eastern Curlew go the same way as its fellows.

“Waterbird’s paradise” shortlisted for World...

Wed, 05/04/2017
14 sites across the Yellow Sea of China are to be considered for World Heritage status – fantastic news for endangered migratory birds such as the Spoon-billed Sandpiper.
Armonía's Alternative Feather programme is protecting the rare Blue-throated Macaw © Wendy Willis

A new hope for the Blue-throated Macaw

Fri, 13/01/2017
A successful programme geared towards promoting the use of artificial feathers in ceremonial headdresses gives renewed hope for the survival of the Blue-throated Macaw.

Italy is creating a 'nature network'...

Thu, 19/11/2015
Lipu (BirdLife in Italy) is part of the LIFE TIB project to connect various habitat and create new ones for species escaping rising temperatures and man-made sprawls.

Using nature to help nature adapt to climate...

Thu, 19/11/2015
BirdLife in the Netherlands and the Dutch government are connecting the country's various natural habitats to prevent species extinctions as global temperatures rise.