A purse seine vessel off the coast of Chile © Luis Cabezas
18 Sep 2018

Going for Green: Chile purse seine project nominated for conservation award

Modifying purse seine nets in Chile seems to offer a promising new way to reduce seabird bycatch. This year, the project has received prestigious recognition from the Latin American Green Awards.
Joe Sultana was a passionate bird activist and a keen ornithologist © BirdLife Malta
14 Sep 2018

Obituary: bird activist Joe Sultana 1939-2018

A champion of conservation in Malta, and more widely the Mediterranean, Joe Sultana passed away on Tuesday 11th of September at the age of 78. Throughout his life, his passion and dedication for conservation inspired action both within Malta and internationally.
Black-browed Albatross © Stephanie Winnard
13 Sep 2018

7 amazing things the Albatross Task Force has achieved in the past year

For more than a decade, the Albatross Task Force has been striving to make fishing industries seabird-safe. Working with communities, governments and on board boats, it has become one of BirdLife’s most successful programmes. Here’s what it has achieved in the past year alone.
Tern terraces on Coquet Island © Paul Morrison
11 Sep 2018

Road to recovery for the Roseate Tern

Neighbouring BirdLife partners, RSPB (UK) and BirdWatch Ireland, have joined forces to put Europe’s rarest breeding seabird, the roseate tern, on the road to recovery.
10 Sep 2018

New report: over half the world's raptors have declining populations

We interview our Chief Scientist, Stuart Butchart, about a newly published paper: State of the World’s Raptors. What threats face this iconic group of birds, and what can we do to help?

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07 Sep 2018

Algarve fires menace Bonelli’s Eagle

After the recent fires across the Algarve, BirdLife’s Portuguese partner, SPEA, sounds the alarm for the region’s important Bonelli’s Eagle population.
05 Sep 2018

Spix’s Macaw heads list of first bird extinctions confirmed this decade

Eight bird species, including two species of macaw, look set to have their extinctions confirmed following a robust new assessment of Critically Endangered species. The findings reveal a worrying new trend: for the first time, mainland extinctions are outpacing island extinctions
The White-headed Vulture can locate an animal carcass from a mile away © Andre Botha
31 Aug 2018

Saving the sentinels of the skies: Kenya's rapid-response vulture unit

For millennia, vultures have aided humans in their role as nature’s rapid-response clean-up crew. Now, Kenya is repaying the favour with a new rapid-response unit to combat vulture poisoning: part of an ambitious project to save Africa’s vultures.
31 Aug 2018

An international plan to save the Helmeted Hornbill

Illegal hunting and trade has brought this unique hornbill to the brink. But a new ten-year, range-wide conservation plan will ensure the Helmeted Hornbill has a future outside of China's markets
As human settlements spread into wild spaces, wild animals are struggling to adapt © Christopher Bandini / Shutterstock
30 Aug 2018

Why we need to break down the barriers between us and nature

Birds colliding with windows are an upsetting symptom of human encroachment on nature. But the barriers we put up between ourselves and the natural world are part of a larger problem.

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28 Aug 2018

Instead of stopping deforestation, let's reverse it

Can we end deforestation once and for all? Here’s why we all need to get behind the Trillion Trees Vision.
23 Aug 2018

Bird thought extinct rediscovered in Bahamas

The Bahama Nuthatch, an Endangered bird feared to be wiped out by a storm that ripped through Grand Bahama in 2016, has been sighted for the first time in nearly two years. But with less than a handful of individuals remaining, does the bird have a future?
The Madagascar Pond-heron (Endangered) finds refuge in the reserve - for now © Hanjo Hellman
22 Aug 2018

Tanzania’s largest wildlife reserve threatened by dam construction

One of the last areas of untouched wilderness in the world could face irreversible damage. Building a hydroelectric dam in Selous Game Reserve contravenes Tanzanian environmental laws for this World Heritage Site, as well as threatening Endangered bird species.
20 Aug 2018

10 things we didn’t know about seabirds (until now)

Electronic tracking devices have transformed our insight into the lives of birds at sea. Globe-trotting ornithologist Dr Michael Brooke describes some of the most fascinating seabird discoveries from his new book “Far from Land – The Mysterious Lives of Seabirds”.
14 Aug 2018

Caught in the Crossfire: Rhinoceros Hornbill

The Rhinoceros Hornbill has become a victim of poachers, who often mistake the bird for the similar-looking Helmeted Hornbill, whose solid casque is valuable on the black market.
© Juandie Andrades

Food for thought: how a new movement for sustainable farming is spreading across the world

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