News Obituary

Fritz Hirt was awarded honorary BirdLife membership by HIH Princess Takamado of Japan

In memory of Fritz Hirt: a leading figure in the...

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.
BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita and David Fisher signing a Memorandum of Understanding between BirdLife and the Neotropical Bird Club © Margaret Sessa-Hawkins

Remembering David Fisher: a lifetime devoted to...

Thu, 15/07/2021
On 22 May 2021 BirdLife’s Rare Bird Club lost a tireless supporter of conservation, and it is no exaggeration to say that David Fisher had devoted the whole of his adult life to birds.
Rado Andriamasimanana (third from right) at Ampasy Research Station, Feb 2020

Remembering Rado: leading figure in Madagascar’s...

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