News IBAs

The "Nature Watchdogs" keeping Cyprus...

Thu, 27/07/2017
Each morning, volunteers patrol Cyprus’ most valuable natural habitats in order to keep them in pristine condition. This is their story.
Andros Island, Bahamas © Shutterstock

Using IBAs to uncover America's hidden...

Thu, 20/07/2017
BirdLife Partners in the United States, Bahamas, Belize and Paraguay are clubbing together to promote ecotourism in places where poverty overlaps with IBAs, a pioneering project that will enrich these areas for both people and nature

Dire Straits - is Europe protecting its seabirds?

Wed, 07/06/2017
A new scientific paper, spearheaded by our Head of Conservation, Iván Ramírez, has been published in the peer-reviewed journal ‘Marine Policy’.
Surveying fiscal benefits pilot sites © Candice Stevens

South Africa gets first biodiversity tax...

Tue, 11/04/2017
BirdLife South Africa’s Fiscal Benefits Project is proud to announce that the very first biodiversity tax incentive has been placed in a landowner’s tax return.
Sokoke Scops Owl © Peter Steward

Mapping the world's most threatened bird...

Wed, 15/03/2017
A new Story Map, produced by BirdLife, highlights vital endangered birding habitats in Africa, and showcases some success stories from Australia.

Irreplaceable: Mar Chiquita Lake, Argentina

Wed, 01/02/2017
In our 'Irreplaceable' series, we cast a light on the globally-significant bird habitats that are in danger of disappearing forever...

Birds of a Feather: Our partners’ highlights from...

Mon, 16/01/2017
Here are just some of our partners’ highlights from 2016!

Your Planet needs YOU

Tue, 10/01/2017
Ivan Ramirez looks back upon some of the conservation challenges we faced in 2016 and makes his wish for a ‘Happy New Year’ for Nature.

Birds and Beyond – Special Protection Areas in...

Fri, 02/12/2016
The EU’s Birds Directive does, in fact, do far more than just protect birds – as it turns out, one small step for birds, is a giant leap for animal-kind more-broadly!
lesser flamingo tanzania

Irreplaceable - Lake Natron, Tanzania

Thu, 13/10/2016
In our 'Irreplaceable' series, we cast a light on the globally-significant bird habitats that are in danger of disappearing forever...

European Nature’s Debt to the Faceless ‘Lawocrats...

Tue, 06/09/2016

Wildlife has no concept of political borders.

Half a century on, Glossy Ibis returns to Serbian...

Fri, 15/07/2016
Extensive habitat restoration over decades pays off.
Marabou Storks in Lake Victoria © Marc Veraart

Traditional wisdom and conservation science in...

Fri, 15/07/2016
New analysis reveals key factors that could help make or break a conservation project, and practitioners in Africa and around the world can all benefit from their hard-won lessons.

Turkey Bird Conference to combine past and...

Thu, 02/06/2016
The 17th edition will represent the generations of the nature protection movement since the 1950s.

How local communities can save endangered birds...

Tue, 03/05/2016
How does a national conservation organisation with just one office protect wetlands all over the country?

One planet, hundreds of threatened habitats

Mon, 02/05/2016
Even though almost 60% of all important bird habitats in the EU and Central Asia are protected by law, many of them are still threatened by development pressures.

First national assessment of Danish protected...

Mon, 02/05/2016
The good news: 115 of the 130 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) in the country have been designated as protected by the government.