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Restoring nature puts food on the table

Thu, 05/08/2021
Give someone a fish, they’ll eat for a day.
Black Kite © HIH Princess Takamado

The Black Kite: a clever hawk

Thu, 05/08/2021
Reviled in Japanese culture and beyond for its scavenging behaviour, the Black Kite is a misunderstood raptor. Find out how its biggest flaws are actually its biggest advantages – both for its own survival, and ours.
© Pablo Rodriguez Merkel

Nature restoration for green recovery and beyond: principles and best practices from BirdLife’s...

Wed, 04/08/2021
Through our world-leading science, unique local-to-global policy reach and extensive on-ground conservation work around the globe, BirdLife is uniquely placed to guide on why and how we need to restore nature to build back better from COVID-19, tackle the climate and biodiversity crises, and improve health and well-being, as part of wider and long-term efforts to achieve an equitable, carbon-neutral, nature-positive future for all.
Fritz Hirt was awarded honorary BirdLife membership by HIH Princess Takamado of Japan

In memory of Fritz Hirt: a leading figure in the formation of BirdLife

Mon, 02/08/2021
On 17 July 2021 BirdLife International lost its honorary member Fritz Hirt, one of the leading Swiss conservationists, a few days after his 76th birthday. Fritz Hirt was an integral part of the formation of BirdLife International, which would not exist in its current form without his visionary leadership.

Countdown 2030: as the planetary crisis bites, why it pays to invest in nature for the climate

Fri, 30/07/2021
While the challenge can feel enormous, it is worth remembering that everything we do now can make a difference.
Common Hill Mynah chicks - this native species is illegal to sell in India © Abrar Ahmed

Uncovered: India’s illegal wild bird trade hub

Fri, 30/07/2021
India’s black market in wild birds may be less noticeable than in other countries, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t just as harmful. Our research has uncovered the sheer scale of the crisis – and also shown us what action we need to take to tackle it.
Dicing with death: an Egyptian Vulture (Endangered) perching on a dangerous power pole © Andras Kovacs

Why we need to make ‘sustainable’ development truly bird-safe

Fri, 23/07/2021
Planting vegetation to stop the spread of deserts, bringing electricity to rural communities… these are positive steps, as long as the right preparations are made. Sadly, poorly-planned ‘sustainable’ development is having unintended but devastating consequences for threatened birds that migrate through Africa and the Middle East.