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Volunteers help with Guinean Forest conservation

Sun, 18/02/2018
For its 2017 Nature's Heroes, the Society for the Conservation of Nature in Liberia named two of the people whose work has helped with conservation work in the Guinean Forest in West Africa
Celebrating the discovery at Middlepunt Wetland, South Africa © Niall Perrins

Rewrite the bird books: new breeding site found for one of world's rarest birds

Sat, 17/02/2018
The White-winged Flufftail (Critically Endangered) has just been confirmed to be breeding in South Africa – not only Ethiopia as previously thought – thanks to a discovery by BirdLife South Africa’s hidden camera traps. This sheds new light on the bird’s conservation.
Business and biodiversity go hand in hand at Las Salinas quarry © Charlie Butt

BirdLife and CEMEX celebrate ten years of conservation - with more to come!

Wed, 14/02/2018
A global conservation charity and a building materials company? Some people might call it an unlikely match, but after ten highly successful years of conservation action across the world, we’ve cemented the bond by renewing our partnership for another three years.
The Common Murre is very promiscuous, despite having long-term pair bonds © Menno Schaefer / Shutterstock

Uncovered: the secret sex life of birds

Tue, 13/02/2018
For years, people assumed most birds were monogamous. This idyllic image was blown apart when research revealed lifestyles of polygamy, polyandry, marathon mating sessions and sperm competition. Welcome to the secret reproductive life of birds. Shocked? Blame it on natural selection.
Aucun quota n’est fixé pour les grives et les étourneaux

Quand “chasse touristique” rime avec “carnage”, Tunisie

Thu, 08/02/2018
Une publication récente sur Facebook du @Lebanese Hunting Club » (datée du 10 janvier 2018 et effacée à ce jour) utilisant des images choquantes dans le but de faire de la publicité pour des voyages de chasse en Tunisie fait actuellement le tour du web.
Tunisian law sets no quota on the number of Thrushes and Starlings that can be killed

"Hunting tourism" carnage in Tunisia is currently legal

Wed, 07/02/2018
A recent Facebook post by the Lebanese Hunting Club (dated 10 January but subsequently erased) used these horrifying images to advertise hunting trips in Tunisia. They shocked the internet – but the carnage they depict is currently legal.
The Blue-eyed Cockatoo depends on the large, hollow trees of untouched forest © Tobias

Are we too late to save the elusive birds of this Papua New Guinea island?

Mon, 05/02/2018
New Britain's birds are among the least known to science. A group of researchers ventured into the island's unforgiving wilderness to find out how these species were coping with the loss of their forest. They found that some had adapted - but many more need urgent protection before it's too late.
Mahavavy-Kinkony is home to some of the birding community's most sought-after species © Jorlin Tsiavahananahary

"Safari Birding": an ecotourism revolution in Madagascar

Fri, 02/02/2018
Until now, only a few intrepid ecotourists have ventured out to Mahavavy-Kinkony in Madagascar, a habitat packed with extraordinary and rare wildlife. But that looks set to change with a new initiative to expand birding tourism – for the benefit of both wildlife and local livelihoods.
© Jorlin Tsiavahananahary

Safari Birding à Mahavavy-Kinkony: une première pour l'écotourisme à Madagascar

Thu, 01/02/2018
Mahavavy-Kinkony est un lieu unique en son genre. Seuls quelques touristes intrépides ont visité le site, mais la tendance s’inverse, les organisations nationales et locales ont accepté de promouvoir le tourisme ornithologique, au profit des communautés locales et de la faune sauvage du site.