© Ramsar
15 Mar 2019

Obituary: Dr Lew Young, CEO of East Asian-Australasian Flyway Programme

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
14 Mar 2019

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

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
11 Mar 2019

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

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
08 Mar 2019

Meet the women inspiring change in the Mediterranean

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…
The Egyptian Vulture was once nicknamed the "Pharaoh's Chicken" © BirdLife Europe
28 Feb 2019

World’s only tool-using vulture risks being lost forever

Hailed for its intelligence and majesty, the Egyptian Vulture was admired and worshipped throughout history. But decimated by poisoning, electrocution and illegal trophy hunting, the bird that was once an Ancient Egyptian hieroglyph is now Endangered. Can we save it before it’s too late?
Northern Bald Ibis © Fireglo / Shutterstock

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The White Stork nests rooftops and has become an iconic part of human life © BirdLife Europe
26 Feb 2019

Bird that solved migration mystery now illegally killed on its journey

The White Stork, known in folklore as the bringer of babies to new parents, played a fascinating role in the discovery of bird migration. But now its migration is plagued by illegal killing. BirdLife Partners along its route are working hard to prevent this – and you can help.
25 Feb 2019

Flight for Survival - Spring Migration 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.
22 Feb 2019

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

Life hangs in the balance in Tsitongambarika, Madagascar’s anti-extinction frontline
18 Feb 2019

Seafood certification scheme needs to step up action on bycatch

New report shows that Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainable seafood certification scheme needs to do more to tackle bycatch of threatened species in certified fisheries
There are now 473 Pink Pigeons in the wild © Mauritian Wildlife Foundation
15 Feb 2019

How did the Pink Pigeon bounce back from just nine birds?

The Pink Pigeon is no longer Endangered. But how did conservationists achieve this, and is it sustainable? Dr Vikash Tatayah, Conservation Director, Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (BirdLife Partner) reports from the field…
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo
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An RSPB researcher setting a trail camera © rspb-images
13 Feb 2019

Leading scientists call for re-evaluation of funding models

In the wake of statistics that reveal NGOs have some of the most highly-cited scientific papers, scientists from BirdLife, the RSPB and the BTO are calling for a re-evaluation of funding models.
Teuaua is home to 90,000 Sooty Terns - one of the nation's largest colonies © Island Conservation
13 Feb 2019

Momentous mission: first successful invasive species removal in Marquesas

Conservationists leaped from boats onto sheer rock faces and braved “10,000 dive-bombing Sooty Terns” to achieve the first successful eradication of invasive rats on Teuaua Island, French Polynesia. This success paves the way for larger island restorations across the Marquesas Archipelago.
Paradise: but for how long? A nearby island has been leased for $300,000 as a resort © howamo / Shutterstock
07 Feb 2019

Pacific paradise in peril: tourism resort threatens Palau shorebird haven

Pristine coastal wetland Peleliu Lkes has been treasured in local art and culture for centuries, and acts as a refuge for Endangered shorebirds such as the Far Eastern Curlew. However, the time-honoured bond between people and nature is threatened by the development of a nearby tourism resort.
Lappet-faced Vultures (Endangered) were among the casualties © Andre Botha
04 Feb 2019

Up to 100 vulture deaths prevented by rapid response to poisoning

On Sunday morning, a wildlife ranger in Nairobi, Kenya discovered 20 dead and 5 critically ill vultures slumped around a poisoned hyena carcass. Despite these tragic casualties, a rapid response protocol set up with the help of BirdLife almost certainly saved the lives of many more.
Hula Valley Reserve is a key stopover for migrating birds on the African-Eurasian Flyway © Protasov AN
01 Feb 2019

Protecting waterbird habitats to combat the impacts of climate change

How will wetlands, estuaries and other essential waterbird habitats be affected by climate change? The new Climate Resilient Flyway Project pinpoints sites that will be hardest hit, and unites countries and organisations in order to protect them and their essential functions.
Common Quail © Watter AlBahry

Every year, more than 25 million birds are illegally killed on their migration journey. Help us to end this devastation.

Common Quail © Watter AlBahry

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