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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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. BirdLife's Preventing Extinctions Programme is celebrating its 10th anniversary. What are its 'Top 10' successes?View the full article
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Our Slovenian partner DOPPS reports on the alarming discovery of a huge shipment of illegally killed birds discovered in Slovenia en route to Italy last month. Significant numbers of Red-thorated pipit, White wagtail and Meadow pipit were found amongst a haul of over a thousand individuals birds.View the full article
  10. The Alliance for Zero Extinction has mapped 1,483 highly threatened species that are only found at a single site. This major new assessment highlights the urgent need for better protection of these irreplaceable locations.View the full article
  11. A new study used tracking data from 52 seabirds over 20 years to help scientists understand how to best protect them.View the full article
  12. We interview the leader of the Albatross Task Force in Argentina, Leandro Tamini, who has won the Marsh Award for Marine Conservation Leadership, which recognises people or organisations having a profound impact on marine conservation.View the full article
  13. This month, wetlands containing one of Singapore’s last remaining mangroves have secured protection after years of concerted advocacy. This move will benefit globally threatened birds such as the Chinese Egret and Straw-headed Bulbul.View the full article
  14. Community nature reserves are not only improving habitats for rare grassland birds, but also proving a vital lifeline for cattle farmers, literally saving lives during drought. But how has the Liben Lark responded to this initiative?View the full article
  15. 40 years ago, we set out to identify the most important sites for birds in Europe. This idea has since spread across the world, informing conservation decisions and setting the model for wider initiatives to follow suit. We recount our top successes in that time.View the full article
  16. Giant invasive “mega-mice” on Gough Island are set to be eradicated in one of the most ambitious projects of its kind, which will save two million seabird eggs and chicks a year from being eaten in the nest.View the full article
  17. Following the publication of a benchmark new study in one of biology’s most prestigious journals, we take a closer look at the science of ‘rewilding’ – the ecological restoration movement putting hope at the heart of conservation.View the full article
  18. This year, we held the first ever global summit for flyways conservation, uniting a panoply of countries and sectors. On World Migratory Bird Day, we’re sharing some of the most important decisions we made in order to ensure the miracle of migration will be there for future generations to enjoy.View the full article
  19. Wind energy has an incredibly green image. Yet placed in the wrong locations, wind turbines can harm birds and bats. The solution: strong science and technology that helps to avoid this unnecessary damageView the full article
  20. Between September 26th-28th, over 200 members of the BirdLife family flocked to Wallonia, Belgium for the 2018 BirdLife General Partnership Meeting. These landmark meetings are where we gather to elect our Government and review our conservation strategy for the years to come.View the full article
  21. Not all countries have the resources to conduct big scientific surveys. A pioneering new project across three African countries proves that local volunteers are an effective way to monitor the health of birds and the habitats they live in.View the full article
  22. With the conclusion of one of BirdLife’s most ambitious projects to date, ‘LIFE EuroSAP: Coordinated Efforts for International Species Recovery’, we reflect back on a mammoth three-year collaboration to change the fate of 16 threatened bird species.View the full article
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    State of Africa’s Birds

    Africa is a continent that is expanding fast, both population-wise, and in terms of wealth and technology. At first glance, this latest review of the continent’s birds presents a pessimistic reflection of this expansion. View the full article
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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
  25. 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
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