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Rock iguanas mostly eat plants, fruit and flowers © Sarah Havery

Welcome to Iguana island: the land where reptiles rule

Tue, 16/07/2019
The Turks & Caicos Islands harbour two remaining strongholds for an endemic, Critically Endangered rock iguana, under threat from invasive mammals and development. Now a partnership of NGOs is working hard to ensure the ‘Iguana Island’ remains worthy of its name.
© Jean Beaufort

Forest conservation project converts bee-burners to beekeepers on Príncipe Island

Fri, 12/07/2019
On the small island of Príncipe in the Gulf of Guinea, a community beekeeping project is empowering communities to obtain honey in a way that doesn't risk their lives. This initiative is already restoring forests and enriching livelihoods.
The delta is home to 40,000 Snow Geese © Bird Studies Canada

Canada delta in danger from trading port expansion

Wed, 10/07/2019
Fraser River Delta is one of British Columbia’s most vital habitats for migratory shorebirds, and the site of a major discovery about how shorebirds feed. Two BirdLife Partners, Bird Studies Canada and Nature Canada, are joining forces with BC Nature to halt plans for a huge trading port on-site.

Nuevo récord en la Reserva Laney Rickman

Mon, 08/07/2019
Un número récord de pichones de la críticamente amenazada Paraba Barba Azul volaron de las cajas nidos en la Reserva Laney Rickman de la Asociación Armonía. Tras el período de reproducción 2018-2019 doce pichones volaron de nuestros nidos, aumentando a 81 el número total de pichones incorporados a la población adulta que no excede los 450 individuos maduros en la vida silvestre.
The Far Eastern Curlew (Endangered) relies on the Yellow Sea as a migratory stopover site © Wang LiQiang / Shutterstock

Yellow Sea shorebird habitats secure World Heritage listing

Fri, 05/07/2019
Key sites along the Chinese coastline of the Yellow Sea have secured World Heritage status, a lifeline for 17 globally threatened migratory shorebird species that rely on these habitats. The decision follows tireless advocacy from BirdLife Australia and reflects China’s role as a leader in global conservation.

Record number of Blue-throated Macaw chicks fledged

Wed, 03/07/2019
A record number of Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw chicks fledged from nest boxes at a reserve in Bolivia this past year. This resulted in a total of 81 juvenile Blue-throated Macaws joining the wild adults, a significant addition to a species population that is estimated not to exceed 450 individuals.
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‘Bird-safe window’ movement reaches over 5 million people

Wed, 03/07/2019
Colliding with glass is a big danger for birds. This year, our children’s programme Spring Alive inspired young people across Europe and Central Asia to take action to make their windows bird-safe, transforming schools, homes and reaching millions through prime time TV.
Mem Mai on his rounds © Chea Sophea

Meet the former tiger hunter turned forest protector

Tue, 02/07/2019
It is said that a tiger cannot change its stripes. Yet, after hunting and killing a tiger himself for the subsistence of his family, now-BirdLife employee Mem Mai proves that people can change their ways, especially when given the opportunity.