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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.
European bee eater (Merops apiaster)

Are you the next winner of the Quarry Life Award?

Thu, 22/07/2021
HeidelbergCement has just launched the 5th edition of the Quarry Life Award.

Paraguay's San Rafael reserve is being restored in a buzz-worthy way

Wed, 21/07/2021
Youth conservationist Fabiana Benítez tells how one rainforest is being restored with the help of BirdLife Partners and tea.
Each token represents a living bird currently residing on Cousin Island Special Reserve © Adrian Scottow

Seychelles songbird becomes world's first 'digital species' for conservation

Mon, 19/07/2021
BirdLife Partner Nature Seychelles is looking for innovative ways to fund the protection of their wildlife, including the Seychelles Magpie-robin (Endangered). Today, the bird is up for sale as the first ever Digital Nature Collectible, using carbon-neutral infrastructure that expends almost zero energy.
 Clinging to existence - one of the few remaining adult Fatu Hiva monarchs © Benjamin Ignace

The race to save the last of the monarchs from extinction

Fri, 16/07/2021
There are only four breeding pairs of Fatu Hiva Monarchs left on earth – the tragic victims of invasive species. Our French Polynesian Partner SOP Manu knows exactly what to do, having brought a similar bird, the Tahiti Monarch, back from the brink of extinction. But they urgently need your help.