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Singapore parrot owners hold group gatherings to display and fly their birds © Tim Plowden//www.timplowden.co.uk

70% of Singapore parrot owners disapprove of wild parrot poaching

Wed, 18/08/2021
New research reveals that the majority of Singapore’s growing community of pet parrot owners prefer captive-bred birds, and are concerned about the impact of the illegal wild parrot trade. If armed with knowledge, these groups have the potential to become champions for parrot conservation.
A handful of Velvet Scoters were spotted at Lake Tabatskuri, Georgia in 2014 © Nika Paposhvili

Surprise rediscovery of threatened duck diverts species from extinction

Thu, 12/08/2021
When researcher Nika Paposhvili unexpectedly discovered a population of Velvet Scoters in a location where the bird was thought to be extinct, it launched an urgent project to safeguard the future of the species - one that involved the whole community.
Balu Perumal at Endau Rompin National Park, Malaysia © Hum Gurung

Goodbye to a Conservation Hero – Balu Perumal, Malaysian Nature Society

Wed, 11/08/2021
Balu Perumal – Head of Conservation, Malaysian Nature Society (MNS, BirdLife in Malaysia) passed away peacefully on 6 August 2021 as a result of COVID-related complications. He was a leading conservationist in Malaysia and Southeast Asia and was liked and deeply respected within the BirdLife Partnership in Asia.
For BirdLife, 2021 is "Year of the Dove" © BirdLife Europe / Flight for Survival

Do we hear the SOS of the European Turtle-dove?

Tue, 10/08/2021
The European Turtle-dove - a familiar and beloved bird widespread in culture and folklore - is now Vulnerable to extinction. But not everyone is listening to its cry for help. Discover the threats it faces and the action underway to protect it in our free webinar on Wednesday 11th August, 14:30 CET.

Empowering Indigenous Peoples to manage and protect their local forests

Mon, 09/08/2021
Indigenous Peoples know their lands better than anyone, and nothing can replace their expertise in forest conservation. That’s why BirdLife and Partners are providing technical training and support for Indigenous Peoples, so that they can manage and protect their local forests for generations to come.

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.