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    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.View the full article
  2. 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.View the full article
  3. 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.View the full article
  4. Every issue, we talk to a BirdLife scientist about a recent paper they have been working on which has contributed to our knowledge of birds and conservation. This time, our Chief Scientist, Stuart Butchart, discusses a newly published paper on the state of the world’s raptors.View the full article
  5. After the recent fires across the Algarve, BirdLife’s Portuguese partner, SPEA, sounds the alarm for the region’s important Bonelli’s Eagle population.View the full article
  6. 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 extinctionsView the full article
  7. 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.View the full article
  8. The Helmeted Hornbill is Critically Endangered, largely due to hunting, but a new plan aims to save the species.View the full article
  9. 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.View the full article
  10. Can we end deforestation once and for all? Here’s why we all need to get behind the Trillion Trees Vision.View the full article
  11. 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.View the full article
  12. 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”.View the full article
  13. The most distinctive feature of the Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros) is its spectacular horn or “casque”. View the full article
  14. In the 1970s, the Spanish population of White-headed duck was brought to the verge of extinction. Its stunning recovery shows why Species Action Plans are essential for the survival of threatened species.View the full article
  15. After ten years of conservation efforts, one of Sweden’s rarest breeding bird species, the Black-tailed Godwit, is making a stunning recovery.View the full article
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