Spot the birds

2020 was an unusual year with many unexpected events taking place beyond our control, but something that did not change was the spectacular phenomena of millions of birds taking

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 08:15:30 +0000

Death by collision: Counting the cost of power lines on birds in Kenya

Powerlines are a huge danger to birds when not located in proper places, killing hundreds of millions every year from collision and electrocution. In Kenya, the routing of a new

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 16:33:49 +0000

Tackling illegal killing, taking and trade of birds in Sub-Saharan Africa

As part of our effort to curb the devastating damage wreaked by the bird trade, BirdLife has embarked on a study to compile all existing information about bird killing, trapping

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 00:51:09 +0000

How a new network of Marine Protected Areas would help penguins

Since explorers first set eyes on Antarctica over 200 years ago, human activity has been impacting its wildlife. A new study led by BirdLife pinpoints some of the most important

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 14:41:41 +0000

Major national park expansion for South America’s other big forest

Great news for the Gran Chaco, South America’s second largest forest and home to a host of rare and threatened species. This year, a major national park in Argentina will expa

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 15:42:36 +0000

Saving the Gola Forest: reimagining forest conservation in West Africa

In Sierra Leone and Liberia, a new forest conservation initiative is being implemented through a collaborative approach, to save one of West Africa’s few remaining tropical fo

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 09:05:17 +0000

Namibian fishery reduces seabird deaths by 98%

After over a decade of work with the country’s fishing industry, the Albatross Task Force in Namibia are celebrating a major conservation success. A new paper shows that seabi

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 00:51:09 +0000

Second chance for Cambodia’s big birds

For a suspenseful three years, Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary seemed doomed. But now, changed policies, changed hearts and a new organic rice scheme promises hope for the forest lan

Tue, 05 Jan 2021 15:35:04 +0000

Restoring wet meadows to protect the Madagascar pond-heron in Mayotte

Wet meadows are critical reservoirs of biodiversity, but they have declined in Mayotte due to pollution, urbanization and invasive species, among others. Restoration efforts hav

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 07:00:00 +0000

6 ways we’ve kept the Spring Alive spirit strong in 2020

2020 has been a year like no other. Spring Alive, our children’s education programme, had to make a lot of changes – but thanks to the hard work and ingenuity of our Partner

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 00:51:09 +0000