The mission of SOS/BirdLife is the research and conservation of nature, mainly birds and their habitats.
- Monitoring of birds and data gathering.
- Protection of SPAs/IBA.
- Practical activities for endangered bird species and the management of biotopes.
- Development of membership.
- Environmental education and public awareness-building for bird conservation: lectures, World Birdwatch, Spring Arrivals, Bird of the Year.
- Environmental policy: agriculture, national campaigns on hot issues, comments on new legislation.
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.