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Rubber plantation in Thailand © Shutterstock

Towards nature-friendly rubber

Thu, 21/03/2019
The International Day of Forests is marked by an important step forward in the environmental impact of the natural rubber industry, with the launch of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber, and BirdLife as a Founder Member.

Empowering local people for better forest governance

Wed, 20/03/2019
The tropical forests of Asia and the Western Pacific are havens to an astounding wealth and variety of life, much of it found nowhere else. Regional Project Manager Hum Gurung explains how BirdLife's Forest Governance project is helping to empower local communities to preserve these areas.
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Obituary: Dr Lew Young, CEO of East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership

Fri, 15/03/2019
The late Dr Young was a passionate conservationist whose work has greatly contributed to strengthening the conservation and management of wetlands across Asia.
The Giant Ibis measures more than a metre tall © Jonathan Eames

Birdfair 2019 project announced: Conserving Cambodia’s ‘Big Five’

Thu, 14/03/2019
On the same day it was revealed that the total amount raised by the British Birdwatching Fair for conservation has passed the £5 million mark, the event dubbed the ‘Glastonbury of Birding’ revealed this year’s project: protecting Western Siem Pang, a haven for five Critically Endangered bird species
Large, flat planes of glass are especially dangerous to birds © John McHugh / Flickr

How can we REALLY prevent birds from flying into our windows?

Mon, 11/03/2019
Why do birds collide with windows, and how can we help? We explore the science behind bird collisions and dispel some common myths about how to prevent them, shining a spotlight on exciting projects across the world that are making a real difference. And you can join in!
Awatef Abiadh trekking for fieldwork in France © Louis Marie Préau

Meet the women inspiring change in the Mediterranean

Fri, 08/03/2019
In honour of International Women’s Day, we invited Awatef Abiadh to share her insight from interviews with motivated and brave women who lead on conservation projects in developing countries in the Mediterranean. Get ready to be inspired…

Flight for Survival - Spring Migration 2019

Mon, 25/02/2019
This spring, BirdLife is telling the spectacular migratory stories of seven iconic birds – exposing the illegal threats they face along the African-Eurasian flyway.

Help name our albatross stars!

Fri, 22/02/2019
This year the Albatross Task Force is following four albatross stars from Bird Island, South Georgia. We need to come up with names for them by March 19th. Can you help us?

Fighting for the last Eden: saving Madagascar’s unique species

Fri, 22/02/2019
Life hangs in the balance in Tsitongambarika, Madagascar’s anti-extinction frontline