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The European Bison has moved from Vulnerable to Near Threatened © Rafał Kowalczyk

Red List 2020: European Bison recovers amid 31 extinctions

Thu, 10/12/2020
In this year’s update to the IUCN Red List of threatened species, the recovery of the European Bison shows the true power of conservation. But with 31 extinctions announced and all of the world’s freshwater dolphin species now globally threatened, it’s never been more urgent to ramp up action.

Critically Endangered lark rebounds after reintroduction success

Thu, 10/12/2020
Once confined to just one tiny, exposed rocky islet, the Raso Lark is now breeding on a second larger island and showing great signs of recovery thanks to ground-breaking conservation work in Cabo Verde
San Cristóbal Mockingbird © Mike's Birds

Latest research: hope for threatened island birds, vulture poison crisis

Tue, 08/12/2020
Join us for a bite-sized round-up of advances published in our journal Bird Conservation International. Highlights include a species that’s learning to live alongside humans, the positive impacts of protected areas, and the next urgent challenge…

New European Breeding Bird Atlas 2

Thu, 03/12/2020
Today, with the European Bird Census Council, we jointly launch the second edition of the European Breeding Bird Atlas, probably citizen science project ever done in the planet. The atlas is a milestone for nature conservation in Europe, and it involved our BirdLife family for more than 5 years.
The Golden White-eye pollinates many of the islands' plants © Peter / Flickr

Golden White-eye dodges danger of invasive snake

Thu, 03/12/2020
For years, conservationists feared that this tiny songbird would fall prey to invasive tree snakes that had decimated bird populations on nearby islands. Thankfully, biosecurity measures seem to be holding back the invasion, bringing hope for this Critically Endangered species.

Nature is in crisis. The Parliament's report on the Biodiversity Strategy needs to reflect this

Wed, 02/12/2020
Ahead of the adoption by the European Parliament of its own initiative report on the
Maxi Ignace, SCRS head ranger, has banded and monitored Red Siskins for over 20 years © Meshach Pierre

New milestone: Guyana gets its first Important Bird & Biodiversity Area

Tue, 01/12/2020
An organisation that started out as a group of nature-loving friends has gone on to establish Guyana’s first Important Bird & Biodiversity Area thanks to backing from the Conservation Leadership Programme. Find out how they’re empowering their community to protect wildlife beyond just birds...