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Carlos Manuel Rodríguez (GEF) sharing his insight from Latin America © BirdLife

How do we push forward a Green Recovery in a post-COVID world?

Tue, 07/07/2020
The first of BirdLife's new Green Recovery Webinar Series convened high-profile speakers for a daring discussion on the future of our planet

Wetlands ablaze: oil well leak causes major environmental incident in Assam

Tue, 30/06/2020
A major gas leak and blowout at the Baghjan oil field, in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam, has severely damaged the nearby wetlands of Maguri-Motapung and polluted the tributaries of the Brahmaputra River, as well as adjacent areas of the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park.
Tristan Albatrosses performing their courtship dance © Nick Holmes / RSPB

Why we’re celebrating the first ever World Albatross Day

Fri, 19/06/2020
Today, BirdLife is delighted to be part of the first ever World Albatross Day. But why is it so important that we raise awareness of this group of birds? Find out what makes them special, the threats they face, and how you can help.
Prespa Trout © Ljubomir Stefanov

Plan of action for Prespa Trout now in the pipeline

Thu, 18/06/2020
Thanks to a grant from Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, conservationists in North Macedonia can begin working on a plan to save the Endangered Prespa Trout from extinction.
White-rumped Vulture © Deepak Sankat

Latest research: vulture and ibis recovery, Amazon hotspot in peril

Tue, 16/06/2020
The world may have ground to a halt during the COVID-19 crisis, but researchers around the globe are still writing and publishing papers on key scientific discoveries. Here are three recent highlights from across the Birdlife Partnership.
Awatef fording a river during fieldwork © Louis Marie Préau

Awatef Abiadh named 'Hotspot Hero' for inspirational conservation work

Tue, 09/06/2020
The Tunisian conservationist, based at LPO (BirdLife in France), has been recognised by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund for her contribution to conservation in the Mediterranean.
El Rincon Stream Frog © H. Povedano

Announcing 2020's Conservation Leadership Programme winners

Thu, 04/06/2020
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards. This year's award-winning projects will help make great strides towards saving a wide diversity of threatened species across the world.

There is no place for racism in birding

Thu, 04/06/2020
In response to the incident in New York involving birder Christian Cooper, and ongoing Black Lives Matter demonstrations in USA and worldwide – as well as in encouragement of the first #BlackBirdersWeek – BirdLife staff based in the UK, Senegal & Kenya voice their reflections and advice as birders.