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The Blue-throated Macaw is bouncing back from the brink of extinction thanks to a special reserve in Bolivia © Asociacion Armonia

New study: conservation action has reduced bird extinction rates by 40%

Tue, 07/01/2020
We’ve all heard of species brought back from the brink of extinction, but have you ever wondered how impactful conservation actually is? A new study shows that global conservation action has reduced the effective extinction rate of birds by an astonishing 40%. But is it all good news?
During the breeding season, the Madagascar Pond-heron has white plumage and a vivid blue beak     © Gilles ADT

A world first: Six Madagascar Pond-herons fitted with GPS trackers

Fri, 03/01/2020
In late 2019, a team of scientists and conservationists undertook a mission to capture and fit tracking equipment to Madagascar Pond-herons. This ongoing study is building upon the knowledge of the species and will aid its conservation.
Long-tailed Tit © HIH Princess Takamado

The Special Way Long-tailed Tits Bring Up Their Chicks

Wed, 01/01/2020
”Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, January, 2020

Formicivora paludicola, especie críticamente amenazada de Brasil, tiene su primera área protegida

Thu, 19/12/2019
El año 2019 se declaró la primera área protegida del bicudinho do brejo paulista (Formicivora paludicola) en la ciudad de Guararema, ubicada en la región metropolitana de São Paulo, en Brasil.
© HeidelbergCement

Children’s education programme finds inventive solutions to protect birds

Thu, 19/12/2019
Anyone who’s ever doubted the point of children’s nature education only has to look at Spring Alive. This year, we haven’t just helped to run fun activities – we’ve helped our community to restore habitats and share innovative new ideas to make the world safer for nature and people.
Autumn is both rice harvesting season and migration season for Yellow-breasted Bunting © oLDcaR

Bringing the ‘rice bird’ back to Hong Kong

Wed, 18/12/2019
The Yellow-breasted Bunting used to flock in its thousands across Asia’s paddy fields. Now, due to hunting and changes in farming practices, it is Critically Endangered. A new project is bringing rice paddies back to Hong Kong, along with the birds that depend on them.
© Richard Whitcombe

Explore the latest threatened bird habitats we can’t afford to lose

Wed, 18/12/2019
Our list of Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas in Danger is so much more than a number. Each year we update this list and produce a Story Map, enabling you to immerse yourself in the unique tales of some of these areas. Find out what has happened to last year’s spotlight IBAs in Danger and discover new incredible but imperilled habitats in our latest instalment.
Albatross researcher on Bird Island

Living with albatrosses: Bird Island human stars- Part one

Wed, 18/12/2019
If you have been following along with #AlbatrossStories and watching the nest cams of Greta, you will have seen the extreme changeability of sub-Antarctic weather. We spoke with Alex Dodds, of British Antarctic Survey, living and working on Bird Island, to get her story about living with albatross.
© zilkovec / Shutterstock

Making Japan’s expanding renewable energy sector bird-safe

Wed, 18/12/2019
Like many countries, Japan is making great strides in renewable energy – but at what cost? BirdLife supports sustainable energy sources – but it’s important to locate structures like wind farms out of harm’s way. Read how our Japanese Partner is using science and advocacy to change national decisions.