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TV and radio appearances and a peaceful march drummed up public support © WESM

BirdLife Malawi campaign compels court to uphold ban on thin plastic

Wed, 18/07/2018
WESM (BirdLife in Malawi) united universities, faith groups and community organisations in a highly successful campaign which helped to fast-track a delayed court ruling on the ban on thin plastic in this landlocked southern African country.
The Grey-headed Albatross is Endangered and declining by 5% a year on South Georgia © Stephanie Winnard

Nobody knows where juvenile Grey-headed Albatrosses go: until now

Thu, 12/07/2018
Way too many youngsters were going missing after fledging. With no knowledge of where they fly to, it was much harder to halt their decline. Now, nine satellite-tagged juveniles have successfully left the nest. We can watch their journey – and so can you.
The Arctic Tern migrates from pole to pole © Tony Brindley

How will climate change affect bird migration? Our scientists explain

Wed, 11/07/2018
Science Showcase: we talk to BirdLife scientists about a recent paper they have been working on that has expanded our knowledge of birds and conservation. This time, our Chief Scientist Stuart Butchart explains a study that predicts what climate change will mean for migratory birds.
The rufa Red Knot is a sub-species of Red knot that migrates through the Americas © Hans Hillewaert

Red Knots plummet by 25% in a year in Tierra del Fuego

Mon, 09/07/2018
For a while, it looked like they might actually be in recovery. But this year’s census of the American subspecies, the rufa Red Knot, found that numbers have plummeted to an all-time low. The likely cause? Food shortages in Delaware Bay, a crucial feeding stopover site on their migration.

Red List update: Australian reptiles in crisis, surprise toad rediscovery

Fri, 06/07/2018
Climate change and invasive species don’t just impact birds – the latest update to the IUCN Red list of threatened species shows that they are a growing threat to Australia’s unique reptiles. However, the update also revealed good news for four South American amphibians assumed to be extinct.
After a short, but rough, crossing, the Raso Larks arrive safely on Santa Luzia in a waterproof box © Paul Donald / BirdLife

Ground-breaking reintroduction for Cabo Verde's most threatened bird

Fri, 06/07/2018
Great escape: after years of preparation, the Raso Lark (Critically Endangered) now spreads its wings on its new home of Santa Luzia – video below

This month in science: albatross disease risk, Danish farmland bird decline

Mon, 02/07/2018
We present the highlights of the latest issue of Bird Conservation International, our quarterly peer-reviewed journal promoting worldwide research and action for the conservation of birds and their habitats.
© Melpo Apostolidou, BirdLife Cyprus

7 crafts to get kids into birding: from easy to expert

Thu, 28/06/2018
We’ve selected crafts from across the world that will delight children and benefit birds. From ten-minute fruit kebabs to a summer spent birdhouse building, we’ve got projects for every age and timespan: all you need to do is pick your skill level.