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BirdLifeThe Magazine

The latest conservation news and breakthroughs, delivered to your door or viewable online

The latest conservation news and breakthroughs, delivered to your door or viewable online

Inside each issue of our quarterly magazine, we shine a light on the amazing, and sometimes dangerous, fieldwork our Partners are undertaking across the globe – from preventing albatrosses getting caught up and killed by fishing hooks in the middle of the ocean, to preserving natural areas of the Middle East ravaged by civil war.

With 116 national Partners around the world, BirdLife – The Magazine offers a truly global perspective on modern conservation issues, as well as some incredible real-life stories.

Exclusive articles and stunning photography

We have refreshed our magazine to make it bigger, brighter and better. Inside each issue you’ll find:

  • Inspiring articles written by leading experts in birds and biodiversity
  • The latest breakthroughs and discoveries from our network of researchers
  • Stunning images from celebrated wildlife photographers
  • Insights into conservation projects straight from the field
  • Challenging debates on nature and conservation’s hottest topics
  • Spotlights on the threatened birds and habitats we simply can’t afford to lose
  • Interviews with both famous and unsung conservation and birding heroes

Become a member of the World Bird Club and receive four magazines a year

World Bird Club members are so important to BirdLife. Their regular donations ensure that we can continue to provide essential conservation work all over the globe. By becoming a World Bird Club member, not only will you be making a difference to birds and people, but you will be kept up to date with exclusive printed (or digital) issues of BirdLife.

By signing up as a World Bird Club member, you’ll receive a welcome pack, which includes both the latest edition of BirdLife, as well as the previous issue, meaning you’ll receive five editions of this fantastic magazine in your first year. 


In the latest issue:

  • On the cover of this issue is Gurney’s Pitta, one of more than 700 threatened species helped through our Preventing Extinctions Programme, which this year celebrates its 15th anniversary.
  • Coverage of our centenary year continues with a look at pivotal moments and conservation achievements that represent the heart and soul of the worldwide BirdLife family.
  • We also profile Mauritius Kestrel, once the world’s rarest bird and now a symbol of conservation success, as it becomes its eponymous island’s new National Bird.
  • Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas are under threat in as many as 50 countries around the globe, and are the subject of our latest appeal for help to protect vital sites and habitats such as the unique Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia, home to three Critically Endangered bird species.
  • We take a look at the Green List, a new way to measure conservation outcomes – through recovery and success.
  • How the revival of traditional farming practices in parts of the Mediterranean and Middle East is enriching nature and people.
  • In contrast, birds on intensively farmed land are among the fastest declining, which is why this month’s Opinion columnist believes we should hold agribusiness to account or adopt a radically different strategy.

There is much more in this latest issue, including updates on how hornbills, songbirds and parrots have all benefitted from support in our recent appeals, how anyone can be a citizen scientist, gender gaps in the study of birds, and two major global events taking place on the same day in mid-May. Enjoy!

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