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  1. http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/naturemindful310517-6_1.jpg?itok=gKWPZWhw This month we celebrate both World Migratory Bird Day and World Mental Health Day. For Claire Thomson, author of The Art of Mindful Birdwatching: Reflections on Freedom Being, bird flight is a symbol of freedom, representing the ability to soar through life without limitations.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BirdLife-news-posts-blogs/~4/lUSyFnYAFxgView the full article
  2. http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/clynes_colombia_aves_427_smaller_3_1.jpg?itok=QrkJ-RNZ We all know that spending time in nature is enjoyable, but now there’s increasing evidence that wildlife – and birds in particular – have a profound positive impact on our mental wellbeing. We delve into the latest discoveries from the fields of biology, economics and psychology.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BirdLife-news-posts-blogs/~4/Ma3hFzRLZN8View the full article
  3. http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/cuckoo_chick_being_fed_c_vladimir_turkenich_shutterstock_1.jpg?itok=aUyESVjp Digging metre-long tunnels, luring away predators, stealing other bird’s nests… the breeding season is never dull for these seven bird species, which are now leaving Europe for the warmer climate of Africa.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BirdLife-news-posts-blogs/~4/P0KE3IZ5cpkView the full article
  4. http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/yellow-naped_amazon_c_ondrej_prosicky_shutterstock_smaller_1.jpg?itok=jXzf_udp Chicks seized from the nest, birds dying in transit – the Yellow-naped Amazon’s wild population is being driven to the brink of extinction by the illegal pet trade. If we want to give this intelligent and resplendent bird a future, we need to act now – before it’s too late.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BirdLife-news-posts-blogs/~4/rifx7T4BkWEView the full article
  5. http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/parrot_hobbyist_group_meeting_c_tim_plowden_2.jpg?itok=Jk6KzSiQ New research reveals that the majority of Singapore’s growing community of pet parrot owners prefer captive-bred birds, and are concerned about the impact of the illegal wild parrot trade. If armed with knowledge, these groups have the potential to become champions for parrot conservation.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BirdLife-news-posts-blogs/~4/cPuz0h2LuNEView the full article
  6. http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/velvet_scoter_pair_c_nika_melikishvili_smaller_1.jpg?itok=l0qYdtd3 When researcher Nika Paposhvili unexpectedly discovered a population of Velvet Scoters in a location where the bird thought to be extinct, it launched an urgent project to safeguard the future of the species - one that involved the whole community.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BirdLife-news-posts-blogs/~4/15Sz4u-jQpAView the full article
  7. http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/turtle-dove_website_slider_1_c_birdlife_europe_-_flight_for_survival_copy.jpg?itok=DhqtEg1h The European Turtle-dove - a familiar and beloved bird widespread in culture and folklore - is now Vulnerable to extinction. But not everyone is listening to its cry for help. Discover the threats it faces and the action underway to protect it in our free webinar on Wednesday 11th August, 14:30 CET.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BirdLife-news-posts-blogs/~4/WxNi2HhHi1UView the full article
  8. http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/yerba_mate_plantation_c_pablo_rodriguez_merkel_smaller_1.jpg?itok=UUQRXtyn Through our world-leading science, unique local-to-global policy reach and extensive on-ground conservation work around the globe, BirdLife is uniquely placed to guide on why and how we need to restore nature to build back better from COVID-19, tackle the climate and biodiversity crises, and improve health and well-being, as part of wider and long-term efforts to achieve an equitable, carbon-neutral, nature-positive future for all.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BirdLife-news-posts-blogs/~4/wOarcPqnpK4View the full article
  9. http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/hill_myna_chicks_by_abrar_ahmed_smaller_2.jpg?itok=imTb_cD4 India’s black market in wild birds may be less noticeable than in other countries, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t just as harmful. Our research has uncovered the sheer scale of the crisis – and also shown us what action we need to take to tackle it.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BirdLife-news-posts-blogs/~4/Qx5406oC_38View the full article
  10. http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/egyptian_vulture_andraskovacs_1.jpg?itok=E1BVtgJ- Planting vegetation to stop the spread of deserts, bringing electricity to rural communities… these are positive steps, as long as the right preparations are made. Sadly, poorly-planned ‘sustainable’ development is having unintended but devastating consequences for threatened birds that migrate through Africa and the Middle East.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BirdLife-news-posts-blogs/~4/LkYYefEMn8oView the full article
  11. http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/european_bee-eater_merops_apiaster_vilda_40451clars_soerink.jpg?itok=MiLc6FSt HeidelbergCement has just launched the 5th edition of the Quarry Life Award.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BirdLife-news-posts-blogs/~4/dfjjkrYHOHkView the full article
  12. http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/4719a1cec8345f0ea3a5ca6f98eac4f0.penelope-superciliaris-1.jpg?itok=G7vFgiJM Youth conservationist Fabiana Benítez tells how one rainforest is being restored with the help of BirdLife Partners and tea.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BirdLife-news-posts-blogs/~4/FnVNhtemdbEView the full article
  13. http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/seychelles_magpie-robin_c_adrian_scottow.jpg?itok=c1iEhabp BirdLife Partner Nature Seychelles is looking for innovative ways to fund the protection of their wildlife, including the Seychelles Magpie-robin (Endangered). Today, the bird is up for sale as the first ever Digital Nature Collectible, using carbon-neutral infrastructure that expends almost zero energy.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BirdLife-news-posts-blogs/~4/jMXcgcGPSLYView the full article
  14. http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/wim_dirckx_85_7660_small.jpg?itok=w-8j-66E Have you heard of Gru and Dru? They’re two nine-week old Common Crane chicks. They’re eating roots, hanging around the nest, and beginning to fly short distances; like other chicks of their age. But they are not just any cranes: they might be the first Common Cranes ever to be born in Belgium.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BirdLife-news-posts-blogs/~4/bJu64BrcKzwView the full article
  15. http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/c-devesh-gadhavi-_mg_2179_-_copy_1.jpg?itok=9qGRq0rz The Great Indian Bustard is on the brink of extinction. Collision with powerlines is the biggest threat – but hope is at hand. This year, the Indian Supreme Court ruled that all powerlines should be taken underground at its breeding stronghold – a lifeline for this and many other bird species.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BirdLife-news-posts-blogs/~4/VH6Sin8bDOcView the full article
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