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From local to global: BirdLife at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt

Thu, 06/12/2018
BirdLife has just returned from an intensive three weeks at the UN Biodiversity Conference of Parties in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, where we showcased successful conservation projects and advocated for urgent action to further protect nature. Here are the highlights of our achievements.

10 ways we've saved the world's rarest birds in the last 10 years

Tue, 04/12/2018
BirdLife's Preventing Extinctions Programme is celebrating its 10th anniversary. What are its 'Top 10' successes?
The Canada Warbler overwinters in Colombia © Jayne Gulbrand

Building birding trails in Colombia - before loggers can get there

Thu, 29/11/2018
Peace in Colombia is attracting tourists – but also logging. Can a new generation of young birding guides protect its spectacularly species-rich habitats?
The wetland is a key breeding ground for the Lesser Flamingo (Near Threatened) © Andrey Gudkov / Shutterstock

Empowering local people to conserve Botswana’s key flamingo breeding site

Mon, 26/11/2018
Makgadikgadi wetland in Botswana is the most important breeding site for Flamingos in southern Africa. But human activity is damaging this vital ecosystem. A multi-tiered project implemented by BirdLife Botswana has helped to protect the integrity of this wetland.
The Rufous Hummingbird may not be common for much longer © Ryan Bushby

6 things you might have missed from the Bird Red List update

Fri, 23/11/2018
The recovery of the Northern Bald Ibis and Pink Pigeon are big news – but what about the other birds in this year’s Red List update? Some you may recognise, others you may not, but their stories can tell us a lot about the state of the natural world. Here are the highlights.
Candice Stevens © BirdLife South Africa

BirdLife South Africa’s Candice Stevens wins global Pathfinder award

Fri, 23/11/2018
BirdLife South Africa’s Policy and Advocacy Programme Manager Candice Stevens, together with the government of South Africa (represented by the Department of Environmental Affairs), have won this year’s Pathfinder Special Commendation award for their joint innovative work on biodiversity tax incentives in South Africa.
WDVM taking part in the Green Ventures Synergy Workshop by SwitchMed © NCE

Touring virtual museum set to spread nature knowledge across Egypt

Thu, 22/11/2018
A unique project is using technology to bring the public closer to nature. The Wadi Degla Virtual Museum uses imaginative ways to inform communities about one of the last natural habitats in the greater Cairo area. The aim: to encourage more people to get involved in conserving this unique site.

Red List: Northern Bald Ibis, Pink Pigeon making a comeback

Thu, 22/11/2018
Once down to just 10 individuals in the wild, Pink Pigeon populations are now stabilizing, and Northern Bald Ibis numbers are on the rise, according to BirdLife’s latest assessment of the extinction risk of the world’s birds.

We Interview the Godfather of Biodiversity

Mon, 19/11/2018
Thomas Lovejoy, who coined the phrase "biodiversity", speaks to us about dinosaur calls, public awareness, and the urgent need for humanity to start seeing itself as part of nature.