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  1. A major gas leak and blowout at the Baghjan oil field, in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam, has severely damaged the nearby wetlands of Maguri-Motapung and polluted the tributaries of the Brahmaputra River, as well as adjacent areas of the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park.View the full article
  2. With their hunched posture, bald heads and their use in cartoons to represent opportunistic greed, vultures are arguably the most misunderstood scavengers. Humans have long considered them to be the outcasts of the animal kingdom, and due to their association with death, they are feared and reviled. Yet, their swift response means carcasses are picked clean before disease particles can take hold.View the full article
  3. Today, BirdLife is delighted to be part of the first ever World Albatross Day. But why is it so important that we raise awareness of this group of birds? Find out what makes them special, the threats they face, and how you can help.View the full article
  4. The world may have ground to a halt during the COVID-19 crisis, but researchers around the globe are still writing and publishing papers on key scientific discoveries. Here are three recent highlights from across the Birdlife Partnership.View the full article
  5. The Tunisian conservationist, based at LPO (BirdLife in France), has been recognised by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund for her contribution to conservation in the Mediterranean.View the full article
  6. How do you count birds if you’re not allowed to leave your home? How do you ensure threatened species are alive and breeding when your whole country is under lockdown? And how do you fight the illegal killing of animals when all of law enforcement is focusing on the health crisis? View the full article
  7. In response to the incident in New York involving birder Christian Cooper, and ongoing Black Lives Matter demonstrations in USA and worldwide – as well as in encouragement of the first #BlackBirdersWeek – BirdLife staff based in the UK, Senegal & Kenya voice their reflections and advice as birders.View the full article
  8. For the world’s heaviest flying bird, the modern landscape poses many threats and dangers. Fortunately, early this year, major landmarks decided at the Convention on Migratory Species secured greater protection for the species, both on land and in the air.View the full article
  9. With many countries in lockdown, conservationists are finding new ways to fight deforestation and support communities that live in tropical forest landscapes. BirdLife’s Forest Landscape Sustainability Accelerator is back for 2020 and kicks things off at a ground-breaking digital conferenceView the full article
  10. Since 2014, larger-than-life paintings of more than one hundred bird species threatened by climate change have been wowing residents and spreading awareness in Harlem, New York. The project is set to cross the Atlantic to Europe, bringing with it the power to reconnect city-dwellers with nature.View the full article
  11. Imagine: swooping down from the sky, fresh fish between its talons, a White-Tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) lands in its nest to feed its hungry young chicks. And you’re there to see it all, in real time - from the comfort of your own home. Our Danish partner, DOF, has made this a reality.View the full article
  12. If you wanted to see 6,000 Endangered eagles, a rubbish dump might not be the first place you’d think of looking. But conservationists in Saudi Arabia are working to make these unlikely havens safe for the birds that call them home.View the full article
  13. In 2012, researchers made the alarming discovery that this vivacious parakeet was now confined to a single small region in northeastern Brazil. Find out how their campaign has seen the birds make a remarkable comeback from three fledglings in 2010 to a cumulative total of 1,165 fledglings.View the full article
  14. Earlier this year, the shocking, and unexplained, discovery of numerous clusters of dead vultures across Guinea-Bissau rocked the conservation world. However,our investigation is shedding light on the crime behind the deaths, and ensuring a safer future for these Critically Endangered birds in the country.View the full article
  15. The good thing about BirdLife is that, as a truly global organisation, we’re already great at staying connected, even when we’re thousands of miles apart. Here are just a few of the ways our work will carry on over the coming months, even if it’s from our living rooms…View the full article
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