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The main harbour of Berlenga Grande Island, Portugal

Bringing nature back to the Berlengas archipelago

Wed, 19/05/2021
One morning in 2014, Joana Andrade received a phone call that would determine the next five years of her life. She was going to coordinate the restoration of the Berlengas islands’ natural habitat! This is her story.
Boreal forest in northern Alberta, Canada is an important carbon sink © WWF

New study: forests the size of France have regrown in last 20 years

Tue, 18/05/2021
Exciting new research from Trillion Trees – a joint venture between WWF, BirdLife International and WCS – demonstrates the capacity of forests to regenerate themselves if we let them.

All colours are astounding and uniquely splendid: nature's lesson on celebrating diversity

Mon, 17/05/2021
If you love birds, and know them, you never stop to be amazed by their beauty and their diversity of colours, shapes, behaviours and songs. This diversity is the main reason why birds are such a flagship class of animals: we simply cannot help but admire their endeavours and their variety.
Ornithography #41: Northern Lapwing, Ibars d’Urgell, Spain © Xavi Bou

Meet the photographer who captures the beauty of birds’ flight paths

Fri, 07/05/2021
Xavi Bou’s stunning art encourages us to see birds, and life, from a different perspective. We interview the Barcelona-based photographer who uses the sky as his canvas to reveal the beauty of flight.
WMBD Photo Contest

BirdLife Middle East Photo Contest

Thu, 06/05/2021
In the celebration of the World Migratory Bird Day 2021 and under the slogan "Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird", BirdLife Middle East and the Migratory Soaring Birds project announce the BirdLife Middle East Photo Contest (the “Contest”) to photograph migratory soaring birds during their migration.
The Wadden Sea in north-west Europe is one of the world's most important hubs for migrating birds © travelpeter / Shutterstock

11 spectacular bird migration bottlenecks from around the world

Wed, 05/05/2021
Migratory birds' epic journeys often take place on broad fronts, but birds also concentrate at bottlenecks where geographical features funnel them together. This selection of hotspots underscores the importance of conservation action in the way birds see the world: through flyways.
Majella National Park, Italy

Press release: Italian Recovery Plan completely ignores nature – despite Commission guidelines

Mon, 03/05/2021

To help Member States counteract the social and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandem