The enigmatic Sociable Lapwing has been the focus of international research and conservation efforts since 2005 © Rob Sheldon
16 Jun 2021

Global research uncovers mysteries of rare Sociable Lapwing

Thanks to extensive research over the last 15 years, the Sociable Lapwing has gone from one of the world’s more obscure waders to one of its most studied, and it is now widely regarded as a flagship species for the conservation of the Central Asian steppes. We take a look at the work that has uncovered its mysteries and begun to conserve it.
Thunderbird, the star of our story, is a loggerhead sea turtle © Miquel Gomila
15 Jun 2021

The sad tale of Thunderbird the Sea Turtle

An epic trip of 6,000 km, from Spain to Senegal, of a loggerhead turtle reveals some of the major threats to sea turtles. Six out of the seven sea turtles are classified as Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.
15 Jun 2021

First release of African Penguins at De Hoop Nature Reserve in South Africa

The release of 30 juvenile African Penguins into the wild this week represents a big step forward to re-establish a penguin colony on the south coast of South Africa. BirdLife South Africa, CapeNature and SANCCOB have partnered together in this ambitious attempt to help this Endangered species.
Eurasian Spoonbills observed at the Ribeira de Vinha waste water treatment plant © Biosfera
14 Jun 2021

Cabo Verde waste water treatment plant is unexpected bird haven

Researchers in Cabo Verde have discovered that a waste water treatment plant is an important stopover site for migrating birds, reminding us that there is still so much left to learn about this African archipelago. Find out how the Biosfera team are working to conserve this artificial wetland.
© Getbol World Heritage Promotion Team
11 Jun 2021

Why the Korean Getbol tidal flats need World Heritage status

The Republic of Korea’s coastal wetlands are a vital feeding and breeding site for millions of waterbirds, including nine species that are globally threatened with extinction. This July, the World Heritage Committee will decide whether to inscribe these vital habitats onto the UNESCO World Heritage List – the most prestigious of all conservation designations.
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100,000 migrating Amur Falcons congregate at Doyang Reservoir every year © Touhid Biplob
09 Jun 2021

Meet the Indian villages battling adversity to protect migratory birds

100,000 migrating Amur Falcons pass through Nagaland every year. Even as the world grapples with COVID-19, two villages in India are holding strongly to their commitment to protect the birds and nature around them.
Egyptian Tortoise in Libya - © Al Hayat Organization
08 Jun 2021

Libyan and Egyptian conservationists work across border to save Critically

Almost extinct in its namesake country, and with illegal smuggling of Egyptian Tortoise across the border from Libya – plus habitat destruction – threatening the species, it is taking the collaboration of both Libyan and Egyptian NGOs to research and protect this neglected species
Cocoa farmer Sartam increased yields through sustainable agroforestry © Burung Indonesia/Citra Al Rasyid
08 Jun 2021

A recipe for sustainable farming in Sulawesi

Organic farming practices aren't just good for wildlife: they can also improve the quality of the soil, leading to higher yields that provide sustainable, long-term incomes for local people. Discover how three different farms across Sulawesi transformed their techniques – and reaped the rewards.
Griffon vulture from reintroduction program in flight at Jbel Moussa © Rachid Elkhamlichi
07 Jun 2021

Griffon Vultures are breeding in Morocco after 40-year absence

The Griffon Vulture is once again breeding Morocco after 40 years, thanks to a reintroduction program undertaken by the Water and Forestry Department in partnership with GREPOM/BirdLife Maroc.
Cook's Petrel © Spatuletail / Shutterstock
02 Jun 2021

Latest research: petrels divided, vultures pushed together by climate

Join us for a bite-sized round-up of advances published in our journal Bird Conservation International. This issue covers how to translocate Cook’s Petrel to its former range, how climate change will force vulture species to compete, and how the public uncovered vital data on the Yellow Cardinal.

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'Meidum Geese’ – painted plaster, the Chapel of Itet, Meidum, Egypt  c. 2575–2551 BC © C K Wilkinson
31 May 2021

Does this ancient Egyptian fresco depict an extinct goose species?

When ancient Egyptian artists painted strange but lifelike geese on the side a tomb 4,600 years ago, they could never have expected they would become the subject of rigorous modern scientific study. But are these geese an extinct species, or just a flight of artistic fancy? We ask the experts.
As few as 108 Masked Finfoots remain in the wild © Sayam U Chowdhury
28 May 2021

Plight of the finfoot unmasked

The Masked Finfoot is sliding towards extinction, its fate inextricably linked to that of Asia's forested rivers. If we are to bring this unique bird back from the brink, it's time to sit up and listen to the science.
The road to economic recovery must be sustainable © Pixabay
26 May 2021

It’s black and white: recovery from COVID-19 must be green

The importance and urgency of a green recovery from the current pandemic cannot be understated. That’s why the BirdLife Partnership is already putting theory into action and showing governments how to truly build back better.
Bassian Thrush foraging amid the burned vegetation © Tom Hunt
24 May 2021

Australian bushfire update: hope from the ashes of Kangaroo Island

We all remember the devastation wreaked by the Australian bushfires in early 2020. But what’s been happening since then? Find out about just one of the many wildlife havens BirdLife Australia is helping to restore, thanks to the generosity of BirdLife supporters.
Fidelis Nick has been working for the Tenkile Conservation Alliance since 1999 © David Zeller
20 May 2021

“Nature and forest are part of my life” – we interview a forest protector

Fidelis Nick was born in a remote village in Papua New Guinea and is now Project Officer for Tenkile Conservation Alliance. We sought his unique perspective on forest conservation.
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo

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