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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.

Running against the clock to save Europe’s most...

Mon, 02/05/2016
The Critically Endangered Balearic Shearwater could go extinct in a few decades if current threats go unchecked.

Ulcinj Salina's salt pans could be saved by...

Tue, 12/04/2016
The ups and downs in the fight to protect these Montenegrin salt pans are too numerous to count. But could there be light at the end of the tunnel?

Combatting climate change in habitats with nature...

Thu, 10/03/2016
Healthy IBAs are vital to the wildlife that lives in them and the people that live off their resources. BirdLife is helping them build resilience to global warming.
Forest cover at Tesso Nilo, Indonesia, decreased by 65% between 2000 and 2012 (Photo: A C Shapiro)

An area the size of Scotland lost from the world’...

Fri, 05/02/2016
In a pioneering study, scientists from the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and BirdLife International have analysed satellite imagery to measure forest loss remotely across the global network of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs).
Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis). Image: Li Zai

Decade-long Citizen Science project counts China’...

Thu, 14/01/2016

Since 2005, more than 150 volunteers have taken part in the China Coastal Waterbird Cen

Everything you need to know about Euro Birdwatch...

Fri, 28/08/2015
All about the event, plus: how you can witness the wonders of bird migration.

Community empowerment in Ruyigi through local-led...

Tue, 26/05/2015
The community of Ruyigi in the East of Burundi, represented by the association Serukubeze, a Site Support Group (SSG), is engaged in protecting the Mpungwe Mountain Chain, the country’s largest ecosystem.

Unravelling mysteries for conservation of birds...

Thu, 11/09/2014
Thanks to the efforts of the Association of Biologists Sãotomense (ABS) in partnership with BirdLife International, a team of researchers led by Hugulay Maia has been able to describe some important aspects of the reproductivce behaviour of the Dwarft Ibis in São Tomé.

World Migratory Bird Day 2014: Stakeholders...

Tue, 02/09/2014
The Government of Tanzania has pledged to accord a higher protection status to the Lesser Flamingo breeding grounds of Lake Natron.