Since 2005, Nature Conservation Egypt (NCE), BirdLife Partner in Egypt has been involved in protecting migratory bird species in the country. Through specialized scientific research, advocacy, education and outreach, NCE supports species, their habitats, and local communities.
New research highlights the staggering footprint of tuna fisheries, most of which operate at the most dangerous time for albatrosses, representing a major threat to these iconic seabirds.
We talk to Jonathan Handley, Senior Marine IBA/KBA Officer at BirdLife and lead author of a recent study identifying globally important sites for seabirds across the Falkland Islands, using methods that can help identify other critical areas around the world.
Found on the forest floors of peninsular Malaysia, rapid deforestation has destroyed much of the enigmatic Malay Peacock-pheasant’s habitat in recent decades, and the species was sadly uplisted to Endangered on the IUCN Red List in 2022.
Through a huge collaborative effort led by BirdLife International, a major seabird hotspot was discovered in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Using tracking data from 21 different species from 56 colonies across the North and South Atlantic, BirdLife mapped an area the size of France that is used annually by up to 5 million seabirds.
In 1980, only five Black Robins remained, restricted to one remote island in the Pacific. Despite being seemingly destined for extinction, an intensive conservation programme brought the species back from the brink, and less than 50 years later its remarkable recovery has seen it downlisted on the IUCN Red List.
Over 35 European businesses signed a statement, published early this week, in support of a strong EU Nature Restoration Law with legally-binding targets. It is one more powerful plea in a recent series of growing industry calls to restore natural habitats in the EU and save human livelihoods and economic activities from the dire consequences of advancing nature loss and climate crisis.
Unique among shorebirds, the prairie-loving, pampas-wintering Buff-breasted Sandpiper links habitats from the Arctic to southern South America through its epic migration. Its future is uncertain, however, with historical hunting and destruction of grasslands driving steep declines. Help us fight for flyways and protect this enigmatic sandpiper along with the millions of other birds that migrate along them.