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Dicing with death: an Egyptian Vulture (Endangered) perching on a dangerous power pole © Andras Kovacs

Why we need to make ‘sustainable’ development truly bird-safe

Fri, 23/07/2021
Planting vegetation to stop the spread of deserts, bringing electricity to rural communities… these are positive steps, as long as the right preparations are made. Sadly, poorly-planned ‘sustainable’ development is having unintended but devastating consequences for threatened birds that migrate through Africa and the Middle East.
European bee eater (Merops apiaster)

Are you the next winner of the Quarry Life Award?

Thu, 22/07/2021
HeidelbergCement has just launched the 5th edition of the Quarry Life Award.

Paraguay's San Rafael reserve is being restored in a buzz-worthy way

Wed, 21/07/2021
Youth conservationist Fabiana Benítez tells how one rainforest is being restored with the help of BirdLife Partners and tea.
Each token represents a living bird currently residing on Cousin Island Special Reserve © Adrian Scottow

Seychelles songbird becomes world's first 'digital species' for conservation

Mon, 19/07/2021
BirdLife Partner Nature Seychelles is looking for innovative ways to fund the protection of their wildlife, including the Seychelles Magpie-robin (Endangered). Today, the bird is up for sale as the first ever Digital Nature Collectible, using carbon-neutral infrastructure that expends almost zero energy.
 Clinging to existence - one of the few remaining adult Fatu Hiva monarchs © Benjamin Ignace

The race to save the last of the monarchs from extinction

Fri, 16/07/2021
There are only four breeding pairs of Fatu Hiva Monarchs left on earth – the tragic victims of invasive species. Our French Polynesian Partner SOP Manu knows exactly what to do, having brought a similar bird, the Tahiti Monarch, back from the brink of extinction. But they urgently need your help.
BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita and David Fisher signing a Memorandum of Understanding between BirdLife and the Neotropical Bird Club © Margaret Sessa-Hawkins

Remembering David Fisher: a lifetime devoted to birds

Thu, 15/07/2021
On 22 May 2021 BirdLife’s Rare Bird Club lost a tireless supporter of conservation, and it is no exaggeration to say that David Fisher had devoted the whole of his adult life to birds.
Ohrid Lake from Macedonia - © Oliver Avramovski, PONT

New joint call for small grants in the Wider Prespa-Ohrid Area

Thu, 15/07/2021
On behalf of the Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a second joint Call for Proposals for Small Grants for Environmental Civil Society Organizations in Albania and North Macedonia.
A Common Crane and its chicks, Gru and Dru, in the valley of the Black Brook

Cuteness alert: first Crane chicks are born in Belgium!

Wed, 14/07/2021
Have you heard of Gru and Dru? They’re two nine-week old Common Crane chicks. They’re eating roots, hanging around the nest, and beginning to fly short distances; like other chicks of their age. But they are not just any cranes: they might be the first Common Cranes ever to be born in Belgium.
Biomass power plant in Gardanne, France

Press release: EU Commission labels burning trees for energy ‘sustainable’ - 97% of European...

Wed, 14/07/2021
“Fit for 55" package takes two steps forward, and 100 steps back with revised Renewable Energy Directive proposal