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Eurasian Spoonbill © Ondrej Prosicky / Shutterstock

Why it’s important to love birds for more than just their beauty

Tue, 17/03/2020
We all know what our favourite bird looks like – but do you know why it’s evolved to look that way? Discover the amazing new project striving to build a stronger connection between people and nature – through the fascination of bird anatomy.
© Ghana Wildlife Society

Marking World Wetlands Day in Africa

Thu, 12/03/2020
On the first Sunday of February every year, the world marks World Wetlands Day to raise awareness of the vital role played by wetlands. This year, BirdLife partners across Africa celebrated the theme: “Life thrives in Wetlands”.
Nassau Grouper © RLS Photo / Shutterstock

5 ways we’re protecting unique wildlife in France’s overseas territories

Wed, 11/03/2020
More than 80 percent of France’s biodiversity is located in just five overseas territories. But forestry, mining, urban sprawl, tourism and invasive alien species are threatening the regions’ wildlife. Fortunately, the LIFE BIODIV’OM project is working to protect these unique areas and species.
Guam Kingfisher © Guam Department of Agriculture

Extinct in the Wild: can these 5 bird species come back from captivity?

Tue, 10/03/2020
In the light of the successful reintroduction of Guam Rail, we consider the prospects of the five remaining bird species categorised as Extinct in the Wild – all of which face unique barriers to re-entry.
Stacie & Ghiwa working in the field © FON

How women are leading nature conservation in Lebanon

Sun, 08/03/2020
History has always shown us that there is nothing more powerful than a group of women determined to achieve a goal: especially women in conservation, who are harnessing their forces to protect nature and our future.
Cattle rearing is a major economic activity in Botswana © Clarissa Hughes

Tackling human-wildlife conflict through community engagement

Fri, 06/03/2020
In rural Botswana, human-wildlife conflict is affecting the livelihoods of local communities. BirdLife Botswana is engaging local communities to address this problem.
Over five years, satellite trackers were fitted to over 100 Hen Harriers © RSPB

Tracking technology confirms controversial cause of Hen Harrier decline

Thu, 05/03/2020
Using tracking technology, the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) has exposed the controversial reason behind the disappearance of Britain’s Hen Harriers. In a country renowned for its love of birds, how can we protect the nation’s most persecuted raptor?

There aren’t plenty more fish in the sea – so what is the EU going to do?

Thu, 05/03/2020
Over the past ten years, the EU has been calling for “blue growth” at sea, propelling the rhetoric that the ocean’s vast and untapped potential can support increased human activities. In reality, there has never been any vast, nor untapped potential at sea.