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Ruddy Kingfisher © HIH Princess Takamado

A scarlet bird: the Ruddy Kingfisher

Tue, 01/06/2021
With fiery plumage and a voice that was thought to summon the rain, discover the folklore and natural history of this splendid bird through the eyes of a photographer.

Statement: BirdLife resumes activities in EU Commission's Platform on Sustainable Finance

Mon, 31/05/2021

Ariel Brunner, Senior Head of Policy of BirdLife Europe and Central Asia will resume hi

'Meidum Geese’ – painted plaster, the Chapel of Itet, Meidum, Egypt  c. 2575–2551 BC © C K Wilkinson

Does this ancient Egyptian fresco depict an extinct goose species?

Mon, 31/05/2021
When ancient Egyptian artists painted strange but lifelike geese on the side a tomb 4,600 years ago, they could never have expected they would become the subject of rigorous modern scientific study. But are these geese an extinct species, or just a flight of artistic fancy? We ask the experts.
As few as 108 Masked Finfoots remain in the wild © Sayam U Chowdhury

Plight of the finfoot unmasked

Fri, 28/05/2021
The Masked Finfoot is sliding towards extinction, its fate inextricably linked to that of Asia's forested rivers. If we are to bring this unique bird back from the brink, it's time to sit up and listen to the science.
The road to economic recovery must be sustainable © Pixabay

It’s black and white: recovery from COVID-19 must be green

Wed, 26/05/2021
The importance and urgency of a green recovery from the current pandemic cannot be understated. That’s why the BirdLife Partnership is already putting theory into action and showing governments how to truly build back better.
Bassian Thrush foraging amid the burned vegetation © Tom Hunt

Australian bushfire update: hope from the ashes of Kangaroo Island

Mon, 24/05/2021
We all remember the devastation wreaked by the Australian bushfires in early 2020. But what’s been happening since then? Find out about just one of the many wildlife havens BirdLife Australia is helping to restore, thanks to the generosity of BirdLife supporters.
Fidelis Nick has been working for the Tenkile Conservation Alliance since 1999 © David Zeller

“Nature and forest are part of my life” – we interview a forest protector

Thu, 20/05/2021
Fidelis Nick was born in a remote village in Papua New Guinea and is now Project Officer for Tenkile Conservation Alliance. We sought his unique perspective on forest conservation.
One team works with the community to protect unique wildlife of Rapa, French Polynesia © Fred Jacq

Meet the 2021 Conservation Leadership Programme award winners

Wed, 19/05/2021
BirdLife is proud to be part of the Conservation Leadership Programme, a partnership that directs funding and training to early career leaders from developing countries who are tackling pressing conservation challenges. Discover some of this year’s winning projects.