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North Macedonia’s Stork Villages: where birds and people live side by side

Thu, 18/04/2019
How did a sleepy rural community become the stork capital of North Macedonia? We meet the White Storks that live alongside local people, and discover how one woman’s love of birds inspired an entire movement.

Protected status secured for Cambodia’s Stung Sen wetlands

Wed, 17/04/2019
Thanks to the work of BirdLife International Cambodia Programme, the rich and biologically diverse Stung Sen wetland has been designated as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention, protecting the habitat of important species such as the Lesser Adjutant.

Symbols of love and fidelity brought down by illegal killing

Mon, 15/04/2019
The European Turtle-dove’s population is dropping fast, in large part due to illegal killing. But our partners are working to reverse that trend.
This Colombian team will be using conservation to keep water clean © Jose Barros

Think millennials are apathetic about conservation? Think again

Fri, 12/04/2019
If you think millennials are too busy looking at their phones to care about conservation, you haven’t met these young people. Every year, we grant funding and support to young people whose new, fresh ideas are changing the way we protect the planet. Here are this year’s winners.

This map lets you track bird migration in real time

Thu, 11/04/2019
With Euro Bird Portal’s LIVE viewer, you can look at weekly animated maps showing where birds have been sighted in real time
The Rufous-headed Robin is one of the most narrowly-distributed birds in Asia © Summer Wong

News flash: Rufous-headed Robin spotted for first time since 2016

Thu, 04/04/2019
This secretive Endangered songbird has been spotted for the first time in three years, in the cloud forests of Malaysia – a completely new habitat for this species. Could this be its formerly unknown wintering grounds?

Hotspots of exploitation: where are species under greatest threat?

Wed, 03/04/2019
A new paper pinpoints global hotspots for unsustainable commercial harvesting of species to prioritise efforts tackling one of the greatest threats to nature.
One of the new Blue-eyed Ground-doves © Marcelo Lisita/SAVE Brasil

New population of Blue-eyed Ground-doves discovered

Fri, 29/03/2019
Four new doves have been discovered, increasing the population of the Critically Endangered bird by 26 percent.