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Prespa Lake © Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust

New donor collaboration launches a call for small grants in Prespa

Wed, 15/01/2020
On behalf of the Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new joint Call for Proposals for small grants.
Lake Kivu, Rwanda is a KBA © Tetyana Dotsenko / Shutterstock

How our network of vital bird habitats is expanding to include all wildlife

Mon, 13/01/2020
The rock-solid criteria we use to identify Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) is now being used as the foundation for Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) – a new standard in site-based conservation which expands the concept beyond birds to all life on our planet.
The Marsh Antwren weighs around ten grams © Marco Silva

Critically Endangered antwren receives its first protected area in Brazil

Fri, 10/01/2020
In October 2019, the Marsh Antwren was given its first ever protected area in the town of Guararema, Brazil. This tiny, Critically Endangered antbird lives in isolated populations on marshland just 50km from São Paulo, the largest city in South America.
Bushfires of unprecedented scale and intensity have raged across Australia since December © bertknot / Flickr

Bushfires update: a message from BirdLife Australia

Wed, 08/01/2020
The recent news of devastating wildfires sweeping across Australia has been hard to ignore. Samantha Vine, Head of Conservation for BirdLife Australia, provides an update of the situation so far, and the urgent actions needed to help Australia’s birds and habitats to survive.
The Blue-throated Macaw is bouncing back from the brink of extinction thanks to a special reserve in Bolivia © Asociacion Armonia

New study: conservation action has reduced bird extinction rates by 40%

Tue, 07/01/2020
We’ve all heard of species brought back from the brink of extinction, but have you ever wondered how impactful conservation actually is? A new study shows that global conservation action has reduced the effective extinction rate of birds by an astonishing 40%. But is it all good news?
During the breeding season, the Madagascar Pond-heron has white plumage and a vivid blue beak     © Gilles ADT

A world first: Six Madagascar Pond-herons fitted with GPS trackers

Fri, 03/01/2020
In late 2019, a team of scientists and conservationists undertook a mission to capture and fit tracking equipment to Madagascar Pond-herons. This ongoing study is building upon the knowledge of the species and will aid its conservation.
Long-tailed Tit © HIH Princess Takamado

The Special Way Long-tailed Tits Bring Up Their Chicks

Wed, 01/01/2020
”Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, January, 2020

Formicivora paludicola, especie críticamente amenazada de Brasil, tiene su primera área protegida

Thu, 19/12/2019
El año 2019 se declaró la primera área protegida del bicudinho do brejo paulista (Formicivora paludicola) en la ciudad de Guararema, ubicada en la región metropolitana de São Paulo, en Brasil.
© HeidelbergCement

Children’s education programme finds inventive solutions to protect birds

Thu, 19/12/2019
Anyone who’s ever doubted the point of children’s nature education only has to look at Spring Alive. This year, we haven’t just helped to run fun activities – we’ve helped our community to restore habitats and share innovative new ideas to make the world safer for nature and people.