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Aggregations of birds soaring upwards on thermals are known as "kettles" © Christian Gelpke

Discover the fascinating science behind bird migration bottlenecks

Mon, 26/04/2021
One of the wonders of the natural world, migration “bottlenecks” occur where vast clouds of large soaring birds – especially raptors – concentrate at narrow land passages. Get a bird’s eye view on the science behind the world’s largest bird migration congregations.
African Penguin © David Dibert

Artificial colonies provide hope for penguins in South Africa

Sun, 25/04/2021
With numbers plummeting and food hard to find, African Penguins face a bleak future – but BirdLife South Africa has a plan to ensure they thrive again.
Rado Andriamasimanana (third from right) at Ampasy Research Station, Feb 2020

Remembering Rado: leading figure in Madagascar’s environmental movement passes away

Fri, 23/04/2021
Obituary in honour of Rado Andriamasimanana (1969-2021) of ASITY Madagascar, whose influence, expertise and characteristic smile leaves a strong imprint on conservation in Madagascar
Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia © Tim Davis

Activist clothing company Patagonia endorses 1Planet1Right campaign

Thu, 22/04/2021
Outdoor clothing company Patagonia is known not only for its products, but for also for its activism on behalf of the planet. Now, they are encouraging their fans, followers and customers to sign our 1Planet1Right petition to make a healthy planet a human right - a fantastic boost for this campaign

BREAKING: EU legislation to prevent greenwashing becomes ultimate greenwashing tool- BirdLife...

Wed, 21/04/2021

Today, the European Commission released the so called ‘Delegated Act’ of its Sustainabl

Vulture Safe Zone signage at Chisamba Important Bird & Biodiversity Area © BirdWatch Zambia

Zambia's Vulture Safe Zones provide hope for African vultures

Wed, 21/04/2021
Poisoning – both accidental and deliberate – has driven Africa's vultures to the brink of extinction. But hope is at hand: a new series of poison-free safe spaces are protecting vultures, raising awareness and advancing research in Zambia.
Socially distanced birding was a big hit last year © David Tipling

Global Big Day: fundraise for BirdLife and protect migratory birds

Wed, 21/04/2021
Wherever you are in the world on Saturday 8th May, we hope you will join us to mark World Migratory Bird Day, and celebrate the ever-inspiring miracle of migration by doing something enjoyable and valuable.
Near-invisible "mist nets" are often used to trap birds like this Common Kingfisher on migration © BCST

New study: at least 180 migratory land bird species trapped across Asia

Mon, 19/04/2021
The latest research sheds new light on the plight of land birds that migrate across Asia, revealing that at least 180 species are being trapped for food, the caged bird trade and other uses – often illegally. This, together with hunting and habitat destruction, is driving widespread declines.
The White-rumped Vulture (Critically Endangered) is now on the increase in Nepal © Wade Tregaskis / Flickr

Celebrating 10 years of saving Asia’s vultures from extinction

Thu, 15/04/2021
For the past decade, BirdLife is immensely proud to have been part of SAVE: a continent-wide collaboration to bring Asia’s vultures back from the brink. Join us in celebrating SAVE’s ground-breaking achievements over this time.