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  1. The world’s first Arabic birding app, launched by the Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME), has been met with widespread excitement from nature enthusiasts in the region. Thousands of people have already downloaded the free app, which features pictures, descriptions of behaviour and samples of bird song.View the full article
  2. On Rodrigues Island in Mauritius, school children and citizens alike are rallying round to restore their island’s habitat. It’s all thanks to the Rodrigues Environmental Education Programme, which has won the Global Conservation Award 2018 for its positive impact on communities and species.View the full article
  3. Once thought to be lost forever, the Gurney’s Pitta has dodged extinction several times over the decades. Now, confined to Myanmar and beset by habitat destruction and civil unrest, it may be running out of chances.View the full article
  4. Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia have received the prestigious Marjan-Marsh award, which recognises exceptional contribution to an area where conservation and conflict overlap. They are dedicated to preventing the illegal killing of migratory birds in the face of great challenges.View the full article
  5. Following the announcement of the first bird extinctions this decade, here's what BirdLife partners are doing to protect rare birds, and protect more from going extinct.View the full article
  6. Can you imagine a world without birds? The benefits birds bring us aren't just cultural. Birds play an essential role in the functioning of the world's ecosystems, in a way that directly impacts human health, economy and food production - as well as millions of other species. Here's how...View the full article
  7. Reading about the environment can sometimes seem like a depressing litany of fading species, increased development, and a warming planet. But there are reasons to be hopeful. As we approach the new year, here are 12 conservation wins we saw in 2018.View the full article
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    Saving the Helmeted Hornbill

    The Helmeted Hornbill is under threat from a resurgence in demand for carvings made from its solid red casque. The trade is so intense that the bird is now Critically Endangered. Can it be saved?View the full article
  9. 23 Andean Condors have been killed in Patagonia, Argentina, by a strong pesticide whose sale is prohibited in the country. These attacks follow ones in Jujuy and Mendoza provinces, and have conservation organizations extremely worried, as they represent a severe threat to the species.View the full article
  10. 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.View the full article
  11. 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.View the full article
  12. BirdLife's Preventing Extinctions Programme is celebrating its 10th anniversary. What are its 'Top 10' successes?View the full article
  13. 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.View the full article
  14. 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.View the full article
  15. 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.View the full article
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