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The "looming-eyes buoy" is currently being trialled in Estonia © Andres Kalamees

This bizarre floating gadget could save seabirds' lives

Thu, 26/03/2020
Many seabirds meet their end accidentally tangled in fishing nets. In a brand new approach to this problem, our Partners are studying the way seabirds detect predators, in a bid to use the same techniques to keep them away from netting.
The Imperial Amazon was classed as Critically Endangered - partly due to Hurricane Maria © HBW

A look back at some of the biggest bird conservation stories of 2019

Tue, 24/03/2020
A lot can happen in a year. Browse some of the most important advances in bird conservation science that happened over 2019: part of the yearly update to our flagship publication, State of the World’s Birds.
Founders Jim & Jean Thomas won the Future for Nature Award © Tenkile Conservation Alliance

Why people and forests need tree kangaroos

Fri, 20/03/2020
What started out as a mission to save tree kangaroos has transformed the lives of over 13,000 people and boosted the conservation of some of Papua New Guinea’s most biodiverse and globally important rainforests.
© CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

Conservation in the time of Coronavirus: a message from the CEO

Wed, 18/03/2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita provides an update on measures taken, impacts on the wider conservation world, and the light at the end of the tunnel
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.
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.
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?
 Nesting grounds are being run over by machinery or trampled by cattle © Inés Pereda

Can traditional ranching revival reverse Saffron-cowled Blackbird collapse?

Tue, 25/02/2020
The pampas grasslands are one of South America’s most iconic landscapes – but less than half of them remain. Because of this, the Saffron-cowled Blackbird was moved to Endangered in the latest Red List update. Could a revival of centuries-old farming techniques be the solution?