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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.

Safe at last: Spoonie’s winter wonderland becomes...

Mon, 05/06/2017

Picture it in your mind’s eye: a wild, untamed stretch of coast, where rapid, powerful

Children learning about wetlands on Monavale Vlei © BLZ

Zimbabwe's life-giving wetlands saved from...

Fri, 31/03/2017
BirdLife's Zimbabwean Partner has helped halt the conversion of one of Harare's most vital wetlands to flats - a big win both for the capital's nature, and its people

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

Fri, 15/07/2016
Extensive habitat restoration over decades pays off.
Lutembe Wetland affected site © RAMCEA

Conservation Strides: Lutembe bay forms Ramsar...

Mon, 13/06/2016
The Ramsar office for Eastern Africa (RAMCEA) through MacArthur funding has taken a step towards promoting the sustainable management of the wetland by constituting and training a Ramsar site committee for Lutembe wetlands, Uganda.

New colony of Dalmatian Pelicans established in...

Fri, 20/05/2016
The second nesting area for the globally threatened species in their native Bulgaria has been 60 years in the making.

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?
Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) in flight (Photo: Yun-tak Chung/HKBWS)

Record Black-faced Spoonbill count, despite...

Fri, 11/03/2016
The annual International Black-faced Spoonbill Census recorded 3,356 individuals in January 2016, an increase of 2.6% from the last year’s 3,272 individuals, and a record recent count for this Endangered Asian waterbird.

Almost half of all Finnish birds are in danger

Tue, 16/02/2016
Finland's latest Red List assessment paints a worrying picture, especially for wetland species.

Kazakhstan's latest winter census sees fewer...

Tue, 09/02/2016
The possible cause: Climate change and unseasonably warm weather.
A section of Lutembe bay wetland ©BirdLife International

Securing sustainable futures for wetland...

Tue, 02/02/2016
Communities around Lake Victoria Basin rely on wetlands for their livelihoods. These wetlands provide important ecosystem services including food, raw materials, fresh water, medicine, waste-water treatment, carbon sequestration, erosion prevention and fertility.

Battling global warming with Belarussian bogs

Thu, 19/11/2015
Swamps are associated with more than just scary films. BirdLife in Belarus is working with the government to restore 51.000 ha of wetlands to combat climate change. Read how and why here.

New Protected Area in the Argentinean Puna: Campo...

Thu, 28/03/2013
The creation of the National Protected Area, ‘Campo de Piedra Pómez’, was formalised on 11

Submit your best photos to a World Wetlands Day...

Wed, 04/01/2012
Showcase the beauty of wetlands along with your talent! From Jan. 3-20, 2012 upload your best photos to a Flickr site and have your image showcased on World Wetlands Day this February 2.

New report reveals dramatic changes in the UKs...

Fri, 09/12/2011
The State of the UK’s Birds 2011 report, recently produced by the RSPB in coalition with other British Environmental NGOs, highlights signs of dramatic changes for some wetland birds.

Nature Seychelles wins innovation prize

Fri, 30/09/2011
Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner) has won the 2011 International Innovation Prize from the World Leisure Organisation.

BirdLife renews its commitment to work for...

Fri, 20/05/2011
BirdLife and the Ramsar Convention Secretariat have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to continue their ongoing partnership to further develop and implement the Convention.

European Commission urges Romania to protect the...

Wed, 02/02/2011
The European Commission has urged Romania to improve its protection of the Sulina area in the Danube Delta, as new tourism developments threaten to degrade it.