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 Bohemian Waxwing © HIH Princess Takamado

A Lesson from the Waxwing

Thu, 01/04/2021
Every year waxwings migrate to Japan, where they spend the winter gorging themselves on mistletoe berries. Find out how the win-win relationship between bird and plant means they can always rely on a full crop of berries when they return the following year.
Staff have been been monitoring water quality at Tonle Sap Great Lake © NatureLife Cambodia

BirdLife welcomes new Partner: NatureLife Cambodia

Wed, 31/03/2021
Despite being one of the most biodiverse countries in Asia, Cambodia had no national NGOs working directly on conservation as recently as 15 years ago. BirdLife set out to change that, and in 2004 established a country programme. Fast forward to 2021 and NatureLife Cambodia is the newest Partner in the BirdLife flock.
Volunteers counting birds in the Qanatir Area in Cairo © Mohamed Badran

Nature Conservation Egypt's conservation efforts recognized

Fri, 26/03/2021
This January, Nature Conservation Egypt launched the 2021 winter bird count, gathering important data on bird populations while engaging the public in conservation issues. This month, the success of the initiative gained them recognition from the whole conservation community.
Forests save countries millions by absorbing carbon from the atmosphere © Martin Mecnarowski / Shutterstock

Protecting nature has bigger economic benefit than exploiting it

Thu, 25/03/2021
A new study analysing sites across the world has found that in most cases, economic benefits are higher when habitats are conserved or restored rather than converted to human uses such as farming. These findings add important ammunition to our fight for a greener future.
This colourful gilded tea bowl is part of a diverse catalogue of unique items © BirdLife Japan

Save the date: BirdLife online auction starts on 29th March

Wed, 24/03/2021
Treat yourself to something special while supporting BirdLife’s important work in our 8-day exclusive auction, starting on Monday. All proceeds will go towards the BirdLife International Japan Fund for Science to support our Red List Programme.
Captive-reared Southern Ground Hornbills are tutored by a wild alpha male © Arno Meintjes / Flickr

Latest research: Hornbills sent to school, turtle-dove hunting exposed

Tue, 23/03/2021
Join us for a bite-sized round-up of advances published in our journal Bird Conservation International. Highlights include the complexities of reintroducing hornbills to the wild, the truly devastating scale of European Turtle-dove hunting, and a newly-identified Spoon-billed Sandpiper moulting site.
Physical barriers like the US-Mexico wall could stop wildlife finding new habitats © Hillebrand Steve / USFWS

National borders threaten wildlife as climate changes

Thu, 18/03/2021
As global temperature rises, species will be driven across national borders to find suitable habitat. Physical barriers like the USA-Mexico wall and fences between Russia and China aren’t the only complication. BirdLife’s Chief Scientist Dr Stuart Butchart explains how countries experiencing the greatest species loss may be in the worst position to protect nature.
Biodiversity provides a value of at least US $170-190 trillion per year © chainarong06 / Shutterstock

Why a nature-positive economic system would benefit us all

Tue, 16/03/2021
Integrating nature into business decisions isn’t just good for the environment – it also benefits society and the economy. Here’s why the world should redirect financial flows away from nature destruction and ensure biodiversity is mainstreamed into business.
The Indian Skimmer uses its enlarged lower beak to pick up aquatic prey from the water surface © Sriram Bird Photographer / Shutterstock

Red List update: a glimmer of hope for the Indian Skimmer

Thu, 11/03/2021
Once found across South Asia, the Indian Skimmer is now restricted to a few key sites across India and Bangladesh – hence its recent classification as Endangered. Now, new evidence that the bird travels across borders indicates we’re only skimming the surface of what needs to be done…