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Egyptian Vulture © Edwin Butter/Shutterstock

Here’s how your support helped vultures in the past year

Thu, 24/06/2021
It has been nearly nine months since we launched our appeal to save Africa's vultures. We are extremely grateful for all the support we have received, which is already making real change for these magnificent birds of prey. Here’s an update on what your donations have helped us to achieve so far.
The Tristan Albatross flies vast distances in search of food, putting it at risk from international fishing fleets © Oli Yates

Tristan Albatross falling through gaps in protection on High Seas

Tue, 22/06/2021
With a new protected area and a campaign to remove invasive mice, there have been many recent advances in the conservation of this Critically Endangered albatross. But our work isn’t over yet. Discover the measures in place to safeguard the species – and the gaps that still need to be filled.
the sand is slipping down an hourglass

5 reasons why Europe needs a new farming policy

Mon, 21/06/2021
In Europe, we have lost 57 percent of farmland birds in just 40 years. How? The ponds, trees and hedges that once characterised our agricultural landscapes have been taken over by huge intensive farms, which leave no space for natural habitats – no space for life. It's time for change.

Common Fisheries Policy: Mission not yet accomplished

Fri, 18/06/2021

Seven years after the last reform of the Common Fisheries

Thunderbird, la star de notre histoire, est une tortue caouanne © Miquel Gomila

La triste histoire de la tortue de mer dénommée, Thunderbird

Wed, 16/06/2021
Le voyage épique de 6 000 km, de l'Espagne au Sénégal, d'une tortue caouanne révèle certaines des principales menaces qui pèsent sur les tortues de mer. Six des sept tortues de mer sont classées comme vulnérables, en danger ou en danger critique d'extinction sur la liste rouge de l'UICN.
The enigmatic Sociable Lapwing has been the focus of international research and conservation efforts since 2005 © Rob Sheldon

Global research uncovers mysteries of rare Sociable Lapwing

Wed, 16/06/2021
Thanks to extensive research over the last 15 years, the Sociable Lapwing has gone from one of the world’s more obscure waders to one of its most studied, and it is now widely regarded as a flagship species for the conservation of the Central Asian steppes. We take a look at the work that has uncovered its mysteries and begun to conserve it.
Thunderbird, the star of our story, is a loggerhead sea turtle © Miquel Gomila

The sad tale of Thunderbird the Sea Turtle

Tue, 15/06/2021
An epic trip of 6,000 km, from Spain to Senegal, of a loggerhead turtle reveals some of the major threats to sea turtles. Six out of the seven sea turtles are classified as Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

First release of African Penguins at De Hoop Nature Reserve in South Africa

Tue, 15/06/2021
The release of 30 juvenile African Penguins into the wild this week represents a big step forward to re-establish a penguin colony on the south coast of South Africa. BirdLife South Africa, CapeNature and SANCCOB have partnered together in this ambitious attempt to help this Endangered species.