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Bulldozers over Almany threaten the Greater...

Wed, 01/08/2018
Road construction through Belarus’ Almany Mires is devastating ancient bogs in one of the country’s Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas.
Mar Chiquita lake harbours most of the planet's Chilean Flamingos © Pablo Rodriguez Merkel

Argentina is about to get its largest National...

Mon, 30/07/2018
This year’s British Birdwatching Fair will support the creation of Argentina's largest national park, in the process providing a haven to nearly a million flamingos and shorebirds.
The Rhinoceros Iguana, classed as Vulnerable to extinction, is only found on the island of Hispaniola © Pixabay

Project to save the “Rhinoceros of the Caribbean...

Fri, 02/03/2018
A successful habitat restoration project in the Dominican Republic has been awarded prestigious certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council, in recognition of its services to nature and the local community. It’s a shining example of what can be achieved when companies and NGOs work together.
Odysseus and the Sirens, Otto Greiner

A small rock holds back a great wave

Fri, 02/02/2018
In the editorial for our Europe & Central Asia newsletter, Ariel Brunner contemplates the 'Homeric' journey ahead through the political waters of 2018

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.