News from BirdLife International

Tagging the Elusive White-headed Duck

Danara Zharbolova and Alyona Koshkina from our Kazakh partner ACBK tell us about their first attempts to catch and tag the elusive White-headed Duck with geolocators out on the lakes of the Central Kazakhstan.

Greece takes action on 3 iconic bird species

Roula Trigou from HOS (BirdLife Greece) tells us why the future looks brighter for 3 charismatic bird species in Greece: the Egyptian vulture, the Lesser White-fronted Goose and the Lesser Kestrel.

Uruguay's first batch of bird-friendly beef is on its way to Europe

In South America, large swathes of grassland habitat have been lost to cattle ranching, a profession that millions depend upon for their livelihoods. But we're striving to find a solution that works for everyone, and our latest milestone comes in the form of Uruguay's first grassland-friendly beef.

Is your conservation having an impact? New toolkit PRISM will find out

Carrying out conservation work on the ground is vital, but evaluating the impact it's having is just as important. Yesterday, things got easier for conservationists everywhere with the launch of PRISM, an effective, easy-to-use and completely free evaluation toolkit.

Meet the guardians watching over Argentina's threatened nesting sites

In Argentina, there are only 600 Saffron-cowled Blackbirds left, and nest predation is sabotaging their chances of population recovery. But this looks set to change thanks to the incredible dedication of Colony Guardians – volunteers who camp out at nesting sites to watch over the eggs and chicks.

New study pinpoints birds of prey as hardest hit by wind farms

A new study reveals which bird and bat species are most at risk of collision with wind turbines, with raptors and migratory birds coming top of the list. This research is the first to take a global view of the problem, pinpointing possible solutions to allow birds, bats and wind farms to share the skies.

India closes the loophole threatening the recovery of Asia's vultures

This week, India took a crucial step towards preventing the extinction of Asia’s Critically Endangered vultures by upholding the ban on large vials of diclofenac, a painkiller fatal to vultures. The judge was on the vultures’ side throughout, preferring the term “sanitary workers” to "scavengers".

Bird Eco-Art in Hong Kong: inspiring a new audience

By encouraging people to observe and appreciate nature, we can inspire them to help conserve it. That's why the Hong Kong Birdwatching Society has introduced Hong Kong Bird Eco-Art, an innovative programme which combines conservation and creativity to reach a wider public than ever before.

New study reveals why islands are our biggest extinction battlegrounds

New research has found that nearly half of the earth’s highly threatened vertebrates live on islands – and two thirds of them share their homes with harmful invasive species. With this information, we’re better equipped than ever before to focus our conservation action where it’s most needed.

BirdLife presents 'The Killing 2.0'

Today in Manila, at CMS COP 12, the BirdLife Partnership presented its latest publication on the illegal killing of birds in Europe – ‘The Killing 2.0 – A View to a Kill’. Read the introduction by BirdLife International’s CEO Patricia Zurita right here.

Early Career Conservationists learning the ropes of the BirdLife Network

With support from the Segre Foundation , BirdLife is able to provide paid internship opportunities within our regional secretariats. Facilitated by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), the interns work on a focused project and have the opportunity to learn what it is like to work for a...

Curlew crisis deepens: vital Australian wetlands under threat

The curlews are one of the most widespread and far-travelling of all the bird families — and also one of the most threatened. It seems that wherever they roam, habitat loss and human encroachment follows. We can’t let the Far Eastern Curlew go the same way as its fellows.

Is the Yellow-breasted Bunting the next Passenger Pigeon?

Wide-scale, unchecked hunting has, in the space of just three decades, driven frightening declines in two widespread bunting species, on both sides of the Eurasian landmass. Armed with our scientific findings, the BirdLife Partnership is now working to help buntings recover.

Trial & Error: The Battle for Białowieża

The battle for Białowieża continues –protestors are putting their bodies between the trees and the chainsaws; and the European Commission has taken the Polish government to court

Rare Cross River gorilla still faces serious threat

Conservationists in Nigeria have warned that the threat of completely losing the iconic but highly endangered Cross River gorilla still stands, despite efforts by government to reroute a superhighway project that was identified as a major danger to the existence of the species.

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