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Which penguin species will be hardest hit by climate change?

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:33
As ice caps melt and sea levels rise, the survival of penguins will depend on their ability to adapt and relocate to new habitats. Now, a new genetic study reveals that some species may be better at adjusting than others.

Proof of life: the seabird egg that has Portuguese conservationists excited

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:12
Berlenga Island, off the West coast of Portugal, has a new inhabitant: the Band-rumped Storm-petrel. A female of this threatened species has laid an egg on the island, thanks to work by the EU-funded LIFE Berlengas project.

From local to global: BirdLife at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 02:01
BirdLife has just returned from an intensive three weeks at the UN Biodiversity Conference of Parties in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, where we showcased successful conservation projects and advocated for urgent action to further protect nature. Here are the highlights of our achievements.

Water - You don't know what you've got till it's gone

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 11:09
Many European governments want to weaken the EU’s water protection law. YOU can tell the European Commission to #ProtectWater by signing your name in the form below.

10 ways we've saved the world's rarest birds in the last 10 years

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 18:16
BirdLife's Preventing Extinctions Programme is celebrating its 10th anniversary. What are its 'Top 10' successes?

Ten years of preventing extinctions

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 18:16
BirdLife's Preventing Extinctions Programme is celebrating its 10th anniversary. What are its 'Top 10' successes?

The Migration of Geese

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 08:00
"Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, December 2018

Building birding trails in Colombia - before loggers can get there

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 18:12
Peace in Colombia is attracting tourists – but also logging. Can a new generation of young birding guides protect its spectacularly species-rich habitats?

Asia’s rarest seabird could be easier to spot in the future

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 02:54
Researchers celebrate breeding success in South Korea for the Chinese Crested Tern – a bird once thought extinct. Decoy model birds have helped bolster the new colony, and the species has been spotted in Japan for the first time.

Asia’s rarest seabird could be easier to spot in the future

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 02:54
Researchers celebrate breeding success in South Korea for the Chinese Crested Tern – a bird once thought extinct. Decoy model birds have helped bolster the new colony, and the species has been spotted in Japan for the first time.

Empowering local people to conserve Botswana’s key flamingo breeding site

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 02:01
Makgadikgadi wetland in Botswana is the most important breeding site for Flamingos in southern Africa. But human activity is damaging this vital ecosystem. A multi-tiered project implemented by BirdLife Botswana has helped to protect the integrity of this wetland.

6 things you might have missed from the Bird Red List update

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 17:26
The recovery of the Northern Bald Ibis and Pink Pigeon are big news – but what about the other birds in this year’s Red List update? Some you may recognise, others you may not, but their stories can tell us a lot about the state of the natural world. Here are the highlights.

BirdLife South Africa’s Candice Stevens wins global Pathfinder award

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 14:19
BirdLife South Africa’s Policy and Advocacy Programme Manager Candice Stevens, together with the government of South Africa (represented by the Department of Environmental Affairs), have won this year’s Pathfinder Special Commendation award for their joint innovative work on biodiversity tax incentives in South Africa.

Touring virtual museum set to spread nature knowledge across Egypt

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 19:14
A unique project is using technology to bring the public closer to nature. The Wadi Degla Virtual Museum uses imaginative ways to inform communities about one of the last natural habitats in the greater Cairo area. The aim: to encourage more people to get involved in conserving this unique site.

Red List: Northern Bald Ibis, Pink Pigeon making a comeback

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 02:04
Once down to just 10 individuals in the wild, Pink Pigeon populations are now stabilizing, and Northern Bald Ibis numbers are on the rise, according to BirdLife’s latest assessment of the extinction risk of the world’s birds.

We Interview the Godfather of Biodiversity

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 19:48
Thomas Lovejoy, who coined the phrase "biodiversity", speaks to us about dinosaur calls, public awareness, and the urgent need for humanity to start seeing itself as part of nature.

The Godfather of Biodiversity

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 19:48
Thomas Lovejoy, 'the Godfather of bioveristy' speaks to us about dinosaur calls, public awareness, and the urgent need for humanity to start seeing itself as part of nature.

7 reasons why this month’s Biodiversity Conference affects us all

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:29
From 17th – 29th November, governments from across the world will meet at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt to review progress towards conserving biodiversity for people and planet and start to craft a new deal for nature and people – and BirdLife will be attending. The summit will tackle critical issues relevant to all of us. We list the highlights.

Not just a drop in the ocean

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 06:45
This winter we have a critical chance to change EU policy to better our seas. Their health is essential to us as a source of food, income and employment, but also in providing ecosystem services such as coastal protection and carbon sequestration.

Red List status of Mountain Gorilla and Fin Whale improved by conservation

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:01
The latest release of the IUCN Red List shows that the Mountain Gorilla is no longer Critically Endangered, and the Fin Whale no longer Endangered. However, many species, including fish and trees, are still suffering from over-exploitation.