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  1. The Pink Pigeon is no longer Endangered. But how did conservationists achieve this, and is it sustainable? Dr Vikash Tatayah, Conservation Director, Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (BirdLife Partner) reports from the field…View the full article
  2. In the wake of statistics that reveal NGOs have some of the most highly-cited scientific papers, scientists from BirdLife, the RSPB and the BTO are calling for a re-evaluation of funding models.View the full article
  3. Conservationists leaped from boats onto sheer rock faces and braved “10,000 dive-bombing Sooty Terns” to achieve the first successful eradication of invasive rats on Teuaua Island, French Polynesia. This success paves the way for larger island restorations across the Marquesas Archipelago.View the full article
  4. Pristine coastal wetland Peleliu Lkes has been treasured in local art and culture for centuries, and acts as a refuge for Endangered shorebirds such as the Far Eastern Curlew. However, the time-honoured bond between people and nature is threatened by the development of a nearby tourism resort.View the full article
  5. On Sunday morning, a wildlife ranger in Nairobi, Kenya discovered 20 dead and 5 critically ill vultures slumped around a poisoned hyena carcass. Despite these tragic casualties, a rapid response protocol set up with the help of BirdLife almost certainly saved the lives of many more.View the full article
  6. How will wetlands, estuaries and other essential waterbird habitats be affected by climate change? The new Climate Resilient Flyway Project pinpoints sites that will be hardest hit, and unites countries and organisations in order to protect them and their essential functions.View the full article
  7. Doñana National Park, in Spain, is a crucial stopover point for thousands of migrating birds. However, over-intensive irrigation is threatening these valuable wetlands.View the full article
  8. Nanthar Island, Myanmar is a crucial wintering site for the Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Critically Endangered). Thanks to the advocacy of BANCA (BirdLife in Myanmar) and local people, the site has now been designated a protected area.View the full article
  9. Following a successful court case lead by Doğa (BirdLife in Turkey), the proposal to build a mega-bridge spanning the Izmir Bay has been permanently dropped. The project would have destroyed crucial breeding islands for the Greater Flamingo and irreparably changed the delicate ecosystem.View the full article
  10. This is a story about the albatross, one of the most iconic and endangered groups of birds, about industrial fishing in the remotest ocean regions that kills them, and an astonishing experiment in machine learning which may just help to save them.View the full article
  11. Slovenia is witnessing an incredible birding event this winter. One so rare, it only happens once or twice in a decade – a huge flock of five million bramblings.View the full article
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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