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Without this intervention, the Tristan Albatross could soon go extinct © J Cleeland

Ambitious plan to remove "mega-mice" to save millions of seabirds

Mon, 22/10/2018
Giant invasive “mega-mice” on Gough Island are set to be eradicated in one of the most ambitious projects of its kind, which will save two million seabird eggs and chicks a year from being eaten in the nest.
The Chattering Lory is being captured from the wild in unsustainable numbers © Panu Ruangjan

The 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference: our pledges

Wed, 17/10/2018
It’s not just elephants and rhinos: BirdLife’s presence at this last week’s conference in London reminded the world of the birds that also need urgent help. Here are the pledges we made to protect the world’s most targeted birds, including parrots, hornbills and vultures.
Representative members of the 5 community forests in Taraba state during a stakeholders workshop for forest conservation

Nigerian communities defy odds to protect forest from rosewood trade racket

Wed, 17/10/2018
Illegal rosewood traders were targeting vulnerable groups, encouraging them to earn a living from logging. To combat this, Nigeria Conservation Foundation helped local people to set up five community forests where they can earn a sustainable income without destroying vital habitats.
Migration is becoming more and more hazardous for birds © Amy Johansson

7 things we’re doing to protect migratory birds

Fri, 12/10/2018
This year, we held the first ever global summit for flyways conservation, uniting a panoply of countries and sectors. On World Migratory Bird Day, we’re sharing some of the most important decisions we made in order to ensure the miracle of migration will be there for future generations to enjoy.

Location, location, location: how to reduce bird collisions

Fri, 05/10/2018
The global deployment of renewable energy such as wind power is key to tackling climate change. Yet placed in the wrong locations, wind turbines can harm wildlife such as birds and bats. The solution: strong science and technology that helps guide sustainable development.
Over 200 representatives from over 100 Partners attended the Global Partnership Meeting

Family reunion: A global partnership meets to discuss the next half-decade of conservation

Wed, 03/10/2018
Between September 26th-28th, over 200 members of the BirdLife family flocked to Wallonia, Belgium for the 2018 BirdLife General Partnership Meeting. These landmark meetings are where we gather to elect our Government and review our conservation strategy for the years to come.

People power: citizen scientists fill the information gaps for African birds

Fri, 28/09/2018
Not all countries have the resources to conduct big scientific surveys. A pioneering new project across three African countries proves that local volunteers are an effective way to monitor the health of birds and the habitats they live in.

Vital Argentinan marshlands under threat from dredging, clearing

Mon, 24/09/2018
Valenzuela marsh, which we've identified as an Important Bird & Biodiversity Area (IBA) is being threatened by dredging and forest clearance. We're mobilising support and lobbying for another solution to the floods plaguing the region.
Bird watching in Djouj National Bird Park, Senegal

Children across Africa unite to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day

Wed, 19/09/2018
Just as birds fly the length of Africa on their migration, so the love of birds forms a chain linking different schools in different countries across the continent. On the 12th of May, each school celebrated World Migratory Bird Day in their own unique way. Here are just a few.