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Echo Parakeet female © Jacques de Speville

No longer Endangered: the Echo Parakeet’s 100-year recovery plan

Fri, 24/01/2020
In this year’s Red List update, the Echo Parakeet moved from Endangered to Vulnerable – an impressive recovery for a species that once numbered just a dozen birds. But successes like this aren’t built in a day, or even a decade. Find out how Mauritius’ conservationists made it happen.
Suzanne Medina and son release a Guam Rail into the wild © Guam Department of Agriculture

How did the Guam Rail come back from extinction in the wild?

Mon, 20/01/2020
After more than 30 years, the Guam Rail is back: breeding naturally beyond the confines of captive breeding enclosures – making it only the second bird species ever to recover from extinction in the wild. How did conservationists do it, and what can we learn about the threat of introduced predators?

La batalla por proteger al Zamarrito Pechinegro, un colibrí único en el planeta

Mon, 20/01/2020
El Zamarrito Pechinegro (Eriocnemis nigrivestis), es un colibrí endémico de Ecuador, en Peligro Crítico. Hace más de una década, Aves y Conservación, socio de BirdLife International, desarrolla proyectos para proteger a esta especie amenazada y su único hábitat: los bosques Alto Andinos.
Little Spiderhunter © Bjorn Olesen

Revealed: the proposed global plan for nature that could save the planet

Fri, 17/01/2020
This October, world leaders will meet in China to discuss a new set of biodiversity targets that will decide the fate of nature on this planet. A first draft of the targets was released this week: here's everything you need to know about this critical turning point for conservation.

La Reinita de Canadá y una iniciativa de conservación sin fronteras

Fri, 17/01/2020
La Asociación Calidris lidera en Colombia una iniciativa para proteger a la Reinita de Canadá (Cardellina canadensis), un ave migratoria que viaja más de 10 mil kilómetros cada año, desde Canadá y Estados Unidos hasta los bosques de Sudamérica.
Prespa Lake © Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust

New donor collaboration launches a call for small grants in Prespa

Wed, 15/01/2020
On behalf of the Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new joint Call for Proposals for small grants.
Lake Kivu, Rwanda is a KBA © Tetyana Dotsenko / Shutterstock

How our network of vital bird habitats is expanding to include all wildlife

Mon, 13/01/2020
The rock-solid criteria we use to identify Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) is now being used as the foundation for Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) – a new standard in site-based conservation which expands the concept beyond birds to all life on our planet.
The Marsh Antwren weighs around ten grams © Marco Silva

Critically Endangered antwren receives its first protected area in Brazil

Fri, 10/01/2020
In October 2019, the Marsh Antwren was given its first ever protected area in the town of Guararema, Brazil. This tiny, Critically Endangered antbird lives in isolated populations on marshland just 50km from São Paulo, the largest city in South America.
Bushfires of unprecedented scale and intensity have raged across Australia since December © bertknot / Flickr

Bushfires update: a message from BirdLife Australia

Wed, 08/01/2020
The recent news of devastating wildfires sweeping across Australia has been hard to ignore. Samantha Vine, Head of Conservation for BirdLife Australia, provides an update of the situation so far, and the urgent actions needed to help Australia’s birds and habitats to survive.