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Will the Green Deal be a good deal for nature?

Tue, 03/12/2019
The newly appointed European Commission has already done what no Commission has done
Pied Oystercatchers at Coorong IBA, Australia © Tom Brinkworth / Shutterstock

The greatest threats facing Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas today

Tue, 03/12/2019
The threats facing the world’s Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are complex and varied. But thanks to improvements and innovations in monitoring over the past 40 years, we have a clearer picture than ever of the main issues – and the IBAs most at risk.
Northern Cardinals © Steven Russell Smith Ohio / Shutterstock

How one man changed a Christmas tradition forever – to save birds

Fri, 29/11/2019
How did a continent go from shooting birds every Christmas to counting them? Discover the Audubon Christmas Bird Count – a holiday tradition that has transformed bird science.
Ski tourism threatened to slice through vital habitats in the Rila Mountains, Bulgaria © Leondeleeuw

10 vital bird habitats saved through conservation action

Tue, 26/11/2019
While it is impossible for us to protect every last bit of nature in existence, we can at least throw our energy and collective influence behind saving those that will have the greatest impact to the persistence of biodiversity on the planet. Here are just a few examples…
Tufted Capuchin © Emilio White

90% of this rainforest was destroyed. We’re protecting the rest

Fri, 22/11/2019
The Amazon’s plight, while serious, pales in comparison to that wrought on South America’s other great rainforest, the Atlantic. Over 90% of its original coverage has disappeared over the last century – but BirdLife Partners are working to safeguard what remains.
An artist's impression of the Amazon fires this summer © OSORIOartist / Shutterstock

Amazon fires: what happens next?

Thu, 21/11/2019
Images of raging forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon sparked worldwide condemnation during August. Several Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas have suffered – this in a country that had been lauded for its conversion from environmental villain to conservation hero. How has this happened?
© Nature Kenya

Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day across Africa

Fri, 15/11/2019
The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD), celebrated every year in May and October seeks to raise awareness on migratory birds and the need to conserve them. These birds travel over thousands of kilometres, in search of suitable conditions for feeding and breeding.

Is gaining over 1000 new bird species a problem for conservation?

Fri, 15/11/2019
Recent findings have shown that many birds formerly classified as one single species are actually separate species in their own right. But what do these >1,000 new species mean for bird conservation? BirdLife’s Ashley Simkins explains his new study.
Socotra’s Haggier Mountains and Dragon’s Blood Trees

Magical Socotra stands at a crossroads of conflict and conservation

Wed, 13/11/2019
The jewel in the crown of Arabia’s biodiversity is under threat. Often dubbed the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean, the unique Socotra archipelago is an Important Bird & Biodiversity and UNESCO World Heritage Site of global importance for its endemic wildlife and rich ancient cultures, but action is needed before modern-day pressures change these ancient islands forever.