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Material from worn out t-shirts is recovered and turned into new products © Teemill

The clothing cycle: how our sustainable clothing...

Thu, 07/11/2019
Every year 100 billion new items of clothing are produced, while a truck full of clothing is burned or buried in a landfill every second. Teemill, who produce BirdLife’s official clothing range, are leading the charge against wasteful ‘fast fashion’ with their innovative circular fashion business model. Co-founder Mart Drake-Knight explains how.
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Novel study identifies key foraging areas of...

Thu, 17/10/2019
Our Marine science team came up with an innovative way of explaining the concept of marine Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas to BirdLife staff - by fitting them with GPS trackers on their lunch break.
Bird puns were the order of the day for BirdLife and the RSPB © Rachel Gartner

Photo essay: speaking out for birds at the Global...

Mon, 23/09/2019
Climate change is already beginning to profoundly impact bird populations across the world. Find out which birds we fought for at this week’s Global Climate Strike, and why it’s so important to speak out for nature and people.

Catching fish, not seabirds

Tue, 13/08/2019
New EU law that gives seabirds a fighting chance against bycatch
Without this intervention, the Tristan Albatross could soon go extinct © J Cleeland

Ambitious plan to remove "mega-mice" to...

Mon, 22/10/2018
Giant invasive “mega-mice” on Gough Island are set to be eradicated in one of the most ambitious projects of its kind, which will save two million seabird eggs and chicks a year from being eaten in the nest.
Tern terraces on Coquet Island © Paul Morrison

Road to recovery for the Roseate Tern

Tue, 11/09/2018
Neighbouring BirdLife partners, RSPB (UK) and BirdWatch Ireland, have joined forces to put Europe’s rarest breeding seabird, the roseate tern, on the road to recovery.

The voice of the Turtle Dove

Mon, 30/07/2018
Jamie Wyver from RSPB explains why bird-friendly farmers are the key to making sure that the voice of the Turtle Dove is heard over the United Kingdom

BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita Speaks to...

Fri, 27/07/2018
In the opening episode of the Conservation Careers Podcast, Nick Askew speaks with our CEO Patricia Zurita. Patricia shares her career story so far, and how she got from her childhood in Ecuador to be the only female leader of a big international conservation charity.
The Grey-headed Albatross is Endangered and declining by 5% a year on South Georgia © Stephanie Winnard

Nobody knows where juvenile Grey-headed...

Thu, 12/07/2018
Way too many youngsters were going missing after fledging. With no knowledge of where they fly to, it was much harder to halt their decline. Now, nine satellite-tagged juveniles have successfully left the nest. We can watch their journey – and so can you.
© Melpo Apostolidou, BirdLife Cyprus

7 crafts to get kids into birding: from easy to...

Thu, 28/06/2018
We’ve selected crafts from across the world that will delight children and benefit birds. From ten-minute fruit kebabs to a summer spent birdhouse building, we’ve got projects for every age and timespan: all you need to do is pick your skill level.

Brexit and the future of food and farming

Thu, 31/05/2018
On the eve of the publication of the European Commission’s hotly anticipated – and debated – proposal on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post-2020, Harriet Bradley looks across the Channel and assesses what impact Brexit may hold for the future of food and farming.

The Natura 2000 Awards 2018

Tue, 01/05/2018
Awards season in Europe is about to start! And nature lovers are eagerly awaiting for the ‘green carpet’ event of the year – the European Union’s annual ‘Natura 2000 Awards 2018’ on 17 May.
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How do we spread word about the biodiversity...

Mon, 16/04/2018
For many experts, the loss of biodiversity around the world is a crisis of equal magnitude to climate change, yet public awareness remains low. To discuss how to change that, a panel of experts (including Sir David Attenborough!) hosted a high-profile event at Cambridge Conservation Initiative.
David Attenborough addressed a sold out audience © Cambridge Conservation Initiative

“The world has cause for optimism”: Sir David...

Fri, 13/04/2018
If you’ve got a conservation communication problem, who ya gonna call? Sir David Attenborough! On 12 April, the Godfather of conservation addressed a sold-out audience at BirdLife's UK office, concluding an expert panel on how to communicate the biodiversity crisis. Read his inspiring speech.
Sir David Attenborough will deliver the closing remarks at today's panel event © Sam Owen

Sir David Attenborough joins world experts in...

Thu, 12/04/2018
On the 12th of April, Sir David Attenborough joins the head of the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity and an expert panel from government, business and civil society to discuss how to mobilise global action to tackle what is said to be the greatest threat to humanity: the biodiversity crisis.

The Bird Bulletin: Europe & Central Asia

Fri, 30/03/2018
Of the 25 projects shortlisted for the coveted European Citizens Award – voted by the public – 8 projects involve the work of our BirdLife partners in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Spain and the UK.

Meet the man who is biking across the Andes to...

Fri, 23/03/2018
Gary Prescott, the 'Biking Birder' is trying to set the world record for most birds seen by green means in one year.
Business and biodiversity go hand in hand at Las Salinas quarry © Charlie Butt

BirdLife and CEMEX celebrate ten years of...

Wed, 14/02/2018
A global conservation charity and a building materials company? Some people might call it an unlikely match, but after ten highly successful years of conservation action across the world, we’ve cemented the bond by renewing our partnership for another three years.