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Ecuador's cloud forests are among the most rapidly deforested habitats in the world © Claudia Hermes

As the climate changes, where should we put our nature reserves?

Fri, 17/05/2019
Welcome to our science showcase, where we talk to a BirdLife scientist about their recent work. This time, Dr Claudia Hermes from our Red List team talks about a new climate change toolkit which has won this year’s BioOne Ambassador Award.
These t-shirts can be recycled again and again © Teemill

New BirdLife t-shirts are fighting back against fast fashion

Wed, 15/05/2019
BirdLife has joined forces with clothing company Teemill to launch t-shirts that can be recycled into new garments when they are worn out – the first initiative of its kind in fashion history. Is this the start of a new environmentally-friendly ‘circular’ fashion era?
Wandering Albatross © Derren Fox

#AlbatrossStories: Behind the lens with extreme photographer Derren Fox

Tue, 14/05/2019
We caught researcher and #AlbatrossStories photographer Derren Fox for an exclusive interview. Derren has spent over four years on Bird Island. As he leaves this sub-Antarctic wonderland for the second time, he reflects on his photography journey, what it’s like living alongside charismatic and magnificent albatross, and why campaigns like #AlbatrossStories are needed more than ever.

First Blue-eyed Ground-dove chick recorded

Fri, 10/05/2019
In great news for the Critically Endangered species, a chick has been seen close to fledging.

“Current assault on nature is threatening human survival - transformative change is needed”

Mon, 06/05/2019
Unprecedented intergovernmental scientific report joins public outcry for urgent action on the biodiversity crisis, saying business as usual is no longer an option.
Biodiversity describes the myriad connections between all living things © Symonenko Viktoriia / Shutterstock

The B word: communicating biodiversity to a world that doesn’t care enough

Thu, 02/05/2019
Biodiversity. It’s the magnificent infrastructure that supports all life on earth, including ours. But we’re losing it fast. With the biodiversity crisis quite possibly surpassing climate change as the greatest threat to humanity, we explore why many do not seem to realise the urgency, and reveal why next year is the crucial time for a plan ‘B’.
Brown-eared Bulbul © HIH Princess Takamado

Names of Birds

Wed, 01/05/2019
”Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, May 2019

The beginning of the end?

Tue, 30/04/2019
BirdLife speaks to renowned American author Jonathan Franzen about economics, ethics and the end of the earth.
Spot the difference: the Steppe Whimbrel is identified by its white underwings © Callan Cohen & Gary Allport

Migration route of secretive Steppe Whimbrel discovered

Mon, 29/04/2019
The Steppe Whimbrel is the rarest and least understood member of the highly threatened Numeniini tribe (curlews and godwits). But considering they were believed to be extinct 25 years ago, it’s unsurprising that we know so little about them. A newly published report is beginning to fill in the gaps in our knowledge.