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New European Breeding Bird Atlas 2

Thu, 03/12/2020
Today, with the European Bird Census Council, we jointly launch the second edition of the European Breeding Bird Atlas, probably citizen science project ever done in the planet. The atlas is a milestone for nature conservation in Europe, and it involved our BirdLife family for more than 5 years.
The Golden White-eye pollinates many of the islands' plants © Peter / Flickr

Golden White-eye dodges danger of invasive snake

Thu, 03/12/2020
For years, conservationists feared that this tiny songbird would fall prey to invasive tree snakes that had decimated bird populations on nearby islands. Thankfully, biosecurity measures seem to be holding back the invasion, bringing hope for this Critically Endangered species.

BirdLife recommendation: Resolution on the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy

Wed, 02/12/2020
Ahead of the adoption by the European Parliament of its own initiative report on the
Maxi Ignace, SCRS head ranger, has banded and monitored Red Siskins for over 20 years © Meshach Pierre

New milestone: Guyana gets its first Important Bird & Biodiversity Area

Tue, 01/12/2020
An organisation that started out as a group of nature-loving friends has gone on to establish Guyana’s first Important Bird & Biodiversity Area thanks to backing from the Conservation Leadership Programme. Find out how they’re empowering their community to protect wildlife beyond just birds...
Bull-headed Shrike: male © HIH Princess Takamado

The Bull-headed Shrike, a lovable carnivorous bird

Tue, 01/12/2020
Being a carnivorous songbird is unusual enough, but there's plenty more to discover about this social, competitive bird and the true reason behind its macabre method of storing prey. From "Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, December, 2020.

Open letter: make the CAP trilogues transparent

Mon, 30/11/2020
The CAP, the Common Agricultural Policy, costs us €387 billion in public money, and has a tremendous impact on Europe’s farmers, biodiversity and climate. You would think EU negotiations on the future of such an important issue would be transparent, right? Well, you'd be wrong.

One good tern deserves another….

Fri, 27/11/2020
Back in the spring of 2019, COVID was invisible to you and me - as it lurked and waited to strike. Our BirdLife scientists and policy folks knew it was there, however.