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  1. Earlier this summer, our Irish partner BirdWatch Ireland had the great honour of co-producing the biggest and most ambitious live natural history radio broadcast ever made – the International Dawn Chorus Day. Niall Hatch who took part in the broadcast, shares his highlights from the day.View the full article
  2. Ulcinj Salina has been declared a national protected area! For the past 15 years, our Montenegrin partner CZIP has fought tirelessly to block a controversial building development poised to destroy one of Europe’s most important migratory bird sites.View the full article
  3. Key sites along the Chinese coastline of the Yellow Sea have secured World Heritage status, a lifeline for 17 globally threatened migratory shorebirds that rely on these habitats. The decision follows tireless advocacy from BirdLife Australia and reflects China’s role as a leader in global conservation.View the full article
  4. A record number of Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw chicks fledged from nest boxes at a reserve in Bolivia this past year. This resulted in a total of 81 juvenile Blue-throated Macaws joining the wild adults, a significant addition to a species population that is estimated not to exceed 450 individuals.View the full article
  5. Colliding with glass is a big danger for birds. This year, our children’s programme Spring Alive inspired young people across Europe and Central Asia to take action to make their windows bird-safe, transforming schools, homes and reaching millions through prime time TV.View the full article
  6. BirdLife Botswana (BirdLife Partner) is unequivocally condemning the recent poisoning of 537 highly endangered vultures by elephant poachers in the Central District of Botswana. View the full article
  7. Amongst the destruction and tragedy on Grand Bahama caused by Hurricane Matthew, there is an untold story of a rediscovered bird. But with a potential population of just two, can the Bahama Nuthatch recover?View the full article
  8. Father’s Day is about celebrating all the great dads out there – and there are plenty in the bird world. Who knows, one of these feathered fathers might remind you of someone you know…View the full article
  9. Shooting, trapping, poisoning – an average of 24 million birds are illegally slaughtered in the Mediterranean each year as they attempt their perilous migratory journey between Africa and Europe.View the full article
  10. In our Science Spotlight, we talk to a BirdLife scientist about their recent research. This time, our Chief Scientist Stuart Butchart explains a “horizon scan” of emerging conservation issues that may have big impacts in the future.View the full article
  11. Researchers at Lake Natron reported a 130% increase in the number of adults and a 600% increase in chicks since last year. Could this be thanks to the efforts of local people?View the full article
  12. Four leading NGOs have joined forces to tackle illegal and unsustainable killing, poisoning and trade of animal species worldwide.View the full article
  13. Last year, we moved the Pink Pigeon from Endangered to Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, its recovery the result of decades of conservation work. When we move a species to a lower threat category, it sounds like a cause for celebration - but why doesn’t everyone agree?View the full article
  14. An incredible milestone for one of our #AlbatrossStories chicks.View the full article
  15. Four ibis species in three very different circumstances. All facing extinction. One, the Northern Bald Ibis, is now recovering. What does it take to turn the tables on extinction?View the full article
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