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BirdLife International Marine Programme: International Women's Day 2021

Mon, 08/03/2021
Today, on Monday 8th March, we're celebrating International Women's Day. We're celebrating the incredible work of the Albatross Task Force women, whose dedication helps give our wonderful albatrosses a fighting chance. We recently caught up with some of them to find out more about what they do.
The Red Kite disappeared from England for 100 years © Scott M Ward / Shutterstock

Red List update: how we brought the Red Kite home to the UK

Fri, 05/03/2021
The 2020 Red List update showed that many raptors are now in peril. In more positive news, the Red Kite was downlisted to Least Concern, thanks in part to a wildly successful reintroduction program that saw the species return to England and Scotland after a century’s absence.
A pod of Great white pelicans in Djoudj bird sanctuary © Geoffroy Citegetse

Response to the bird flu outbreak in Senegal and Mauritania

Thu, 04/03/2021
Nearly 2,500 pelicans died in late January in two National Parks on the border of Senegal and Mauritania as a result of an outbreak of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).
The Waved Albatross' impressive wingspan helps is roam thousands of miles © Mike's Birds

Seabirds spend nearly 40% of time beyond national borders, study finds

Wed, 03/03/2021
Scientists have found that albatrosses and large petrels spend 39% of their time on the high seas – areas of ocean where no single country has jurisdiction. How can we make sure these vital habitats don’t fall through the cracks?

The EU and the UK have agreed to keep working together. What’s in it for nature?

Fri, 26/02/2021
For four and a half years, we have been working our way through the intricate and complex world of EU-UK trade negotiations. Now that the transition period is behind us, we can begin to assess this event’s implications for nature. Take a deep dive into the issue with our weekend long read.
This discovery highlights the vital role of local people in gathering information in remote areas © M Suranto

Bird missing for 172 years rediscovered in Borneo rainforest

Thu, 25/02/2021
The Black-browed Babbler, widely considered by experts the ‘greatest enigma in Indonesian ornithology’, has been unexpectedly rediscovered in the rainforests of Borneo more than 172 years after it was first seen.
Even loud noise can be enough to frighten parent birds away from the nest © pxhere.com

How to protect bird nests: if you love them, leave them alone

Thu, 25/02/2021
Every spring, birds devote a huge amount of time and energy to looking after their eggs and chicks. If you want to give them a helping hand, here are some simple tips that you can follow in your garden and local area to keep nesting birds safe.
Solar panels could help solve the climate crisis - as long as they don't harm habitats © unspash

New global guidelines: a nature-friendly transition to renewable energy

Wed, 24/02/2021
BirdLife has joined forces with big voices in the conservation and energy sectors to develop a new set of global renewable energy guidelines. These best-practice steps outline how to keep nature safe as the world moves to more sustainable energy sources.

Soutenir les pêcheurs artisanaux de Zembra

Tue, 23/02/2021
Comment l’acquisition de matériel par des pêcheurs Tunisiens peut renforcer la protection d’un environnement marin sur le long terme