Finland – BirdLife Finland
BirdLife Finland is the parent organization of 30 regional bird societies working together in Finland for the protection of birds and to promote birdwatching and sustainable use of natural resources. We have over 22 000 members and annual donors. BirdLife Finland’s strength lies in the member societies and their active birdwatchers.
“20% of Finns say they are bird enthusiasts and the number has increased significantly over the decades. This is what we are especially proud of and it encourages us in our work every day. Thanks to our internet-based events, we reach all Finns from the coast to the fells and the Big Garden Birdwatch has become Finland’s largest nature event.”
Director Aki Arkiomaa, BirdLife Finland
Could you conduct your research from the bottom of a subterranean lake? This is the reality for scientists who wish to find out all they can about the remarkable cave-dwelling wildlife of Bosnia & Herzegovina – before it’s too late
Today, BirdLife International released the European Red List of Birds 2021. The Red List reviews the regional extinction risk of 544 bird species in over 50 countries and territories in Europe and follows the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria applied at regional level. Each species extinction risk is evaluated from ‘Least Concern’ to ‘Extinct’.
Close to where I live in Cambridgeshire, in the East of England, is one of my favourite nature reserves – Ouse Fen. It is a classic reedbed with bitterns booming and marsh harrier gliding gracefully overhead.