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Saving Seabirds and Turtles dying from fishing activities in West Africa

Wed, 23/10/2019
In the choppy waters of the Atlantic Ocean, off the Guinean coast, a fishing vessel moves effortlessly in the expansive waters. At one end of the vessel, six fishermen work in pairs as they haul a heavy net containing a large shoal of fish on board. The net also holds an unexpected catch: a seabird
Grantees recording endemic plants on Orjen Mountain © Borut Rubinic

A big boost for grassroots conservation in the Balkans

Wed, 23/10/2019
A newly announced partnership and additional funding will empower local, grassroots organisations to achieve conservation success where it is needed most in the Balkans

Shy by name, not by nature: Shy Albatross threatened by human interaction

Tue, 22/10/2019
For centuries, this albatross's slow and measured approach to breeding worked just fine. But now, facing new human threats, will this become the 16th out of all 22 albatross species to be listed as globally threatened?

Empowering Park Rangers to Support Vulture Conservation in Ethiopia

Fri, 18/10/2019
In the hilly terrain of Awash National Park in Ethiopia, Tigist Bogale sits among a group of rangers in a room. The rangers all dressed in jungle green uniform, listen attentively to Dr. Bruktawit Abdu, at the front of the room passionately explaining a point to the group.
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Novel study identifies key foraging areas of Cambridge scientists

Thu, 17/10/2019
Our Marine science team came up with an innovative way of explaining the concept of marine Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas to BirdLife staff - by fitting them with GPS trackers on their lunch break.
Far Eastern Curlew (Endangered) resting on a floating roost © D. R. Weller Photography

South Korea’s artificial floating roosts: a lifeline for migratory shorebirds

Tue, 15/10/2019
Sea-level rise is keeping exhausted migratory shorebirds flying round and round like aeroplanes in holding patterns, with nowhere to land and rest. The solution: artificial roosts fashioned from oyster bags…
Cerulean Warbler © Ray Hennessy / Shutterstock

A glimmer of hope for the Cerulean Warbler?

Thu, 10/10/2019
A globally threatened bird with habitats shrinking at both ends of its migration route, the Cerulean Warbler’s population plummeted by 70% in 44 years. Now, its decline is slowing down – but why? We have a few theories…
Bai (traditional Palauan meeting house) © highD / Shutterstock

Palau Conservation Society: protecting paradise for 25 years

Tue, 08/10/2019
When unregulated tourism threatened to destroy the Pacific nation of Palau, a movement was formed to preserve paradise for future generations. 25 years on, our Partner, the Palau Conservation Society, has inspired ideas that have gone on to transform the nation.