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Bird watching during the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day 2016 in Guinea ©Guinea Ecology

Guinea begins a new era for conservation of...

Fri, 30/09/2016
Guinea has now acquired tools and capacity to carry out conservation actions of migratory waterbirds.
Barn Swallow, by Vanesa Bezlaj, aged 15, from Slovenia was the winner of Spring Alive's drawing competition

Dear Africa, they’re in your hands now

Thu, 08/09/2016
Dear friends in Africa, We’ve done our best. Now they’re all in your hands. Please look after our migratory birds. Thank you, Europe.

Croatian national powerlines operator to...

Thu, 30/06/2016
From awareness raising to on-the-ground conservation, neither side is content to leave it at signatures, handshakes and lectures.

Alexander Rukhaia wins Whitley Award for...

Wed, 18/05/2016
The founder and director of the Society for Nature Conservation in Georgia (SABUKO) is the first person from the country to win the £35,000 in funding.

Preserving the Batumi bottleneck

Tue, 12/04/2016
Every year, over a million migratory birds fly through a 10-km wide corridor in Georgia on their way to their wintering grounds. They are under threat from illegal killing and infrastructure development.

New Sociable Lapwing habitats discovered in...

Tue, 12/04/2016
Very little was known about the Critically Endangered species' migratory route through Central and South Asia. That could soon change.

Finnish team wins third 'Champions of the...

Mon, 11/04/2016
In all, 243 species were seen during the 24 hours of the race by all teams.

The special plight of Trans-Saharan migratory...

Fri, 11/03/2016
The long distance travellers have seen large declines in their population in the last few decades. Here's what BirdLife is doing to stem the drop.

Striking the wind beneath migratory birds’ wings

Thu, 10/03/2016
Since wind keeps birds in the air and drives turbines that produce energy, migratory routes see regular human-avian conflict. No points for guessing who wins.

How BirdLife is protecting Mediterranean...

Wed, 10/02/2016
The MAVA Foundation-funded project, now in its fifth year, has seen some major recent conservation successes.

From bird habitat to tourist haven: the Kaliakra...

Tue, 09/02/2016
One of Bulgaria’s most important IBAs has fallen prey to its government’s apathy and greed. Can it – and the species that depend on it – be saved?

Meet pesticides, the silent bird killers that...

Tue, 09/02/2016
Tens of millions of birds have died due to accidental killing by rodenticides. And that’s not the only poison problem we have.

Shifting into higher gear against illegal bird...

Mon, 11/01/2016
How BirdLife is using a 'race' (among other things) to stop the illicit slaughter of millions of birds in the Mediterranean.

The Wadden Sea is in danger, says first-ever...

Mon, 28/09/2015
This Natura 2000 and UNESCO World Heritage Site is used by 12 million migratory birds every year, but unlike the other birds that use the flyway, their numbers are dropping.

Migrant birds losing breeding grounds to poor...

Wed, 02/09/2015
Up to 65% of migratory birds depend on farmlands for breeding or for resting and feeding. But unhelpful policies and poor implementation are making their lives difficult.

Bird migration through Italy: The good, the bad...

Wed, 02/09/2015
Italy is geographically very important for birds migrating between Eurasia and Africa. LIPU, BirdLife's partner in Italy, takes stock of the migratory species' conservation status.

Migrating through the energy maze

Tue, 01/09/2015
Energy production is increasingly catching up to illegal killing, poisoning and habitat destruction as a major danger to migratory birds.

Coming soon: An atlas of Spain's migratory...

Mon, 31/08/2015
BirdLife in Spain's Migra initiative gathers in-depth data on the country's migrating species, from black spots and threats to favourite routes, speed and altitude of flight.