News from BirdLife International

What is life like as a member of the Albatross Task Force?

Nahuel Chavez has worked with the Albatross Task Force since 2009 to save seabirds in fisheries off the coast of Argentina. It is estimated that around 13,500 black-browed albatross are killed in the trawl fleets every year.

Critically Endangered macaws are learning to trust artifical nest boxes

Found only in the Llanos de Moxos - a tropical savanna in northern Bolivia - the striking Blue-throated Macaw Ara glaucogularis was nearly trapped to extinction as a result of demand for the cage bird trade, until 1984, when live export of the species from Bolivia was banned. But while that threat...

Helping to build communities of passionate conservationists to save vultures

Wildlife poisoning driven by human-wildlife conflict is a leading threat to the survival of vultures in East Africa. Vulture populations in the Maasai Mara, Kenya have declined by up to 60% (Virani et al. 2011) and will continue on this trajectory if illegal wildlife poisoning is not stopped...

The Seabird Bulletin

We’re proud to present ‘The ‘Seabird’ Bulletin’ – a special summer edition of our regular news brief,

Journey to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Marguerite Tarzia chronicles her crossing of the north Atlantic aboard the research vessel RRS Discovery!

How we're going to save the little paradise in the Pacific

The rare native wildlife of a remote island has retreated to a precarious existence on vertical cliffs. An urgent project supported by the 2017 Birdfair is leading the counter-attack against invasive species to save the “little planet” of Rapa Iti.

The "Nature Watchdogs" keeping Cyprus' wildlife safe

The Larnaca Salt Lakes are actually a complex of four water bodies that lie to the south of Larnaca, an ancient city renowned for its large numbers of sarcophagi (stone coffins) and its picturesque seafront. “It’s one of the two most important wetlands of Cyprus,” says Ioanna, “and also a landmark...

Prince of Monaco presented with prestigious BirdLife award

One good tern deserves another, as they say. At this year's “Summer Dream” evening BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita proudly presented an Arctic Tern statue to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, in recognition of his support to BirdLife's cause.

Using IBAs to uncover America's hidden ecotourism paradises

BirdLife Partners in the United States, Bahamas, Belize and Paraguay are clubbing together to promote ecotourism in places where poverty overlaps with IBAs, a pioneering project that will enrich these areas for both people and nature

8 incredible bird nests from around the world

When thinking about bird nests, most people may imagine the regular bowl-shaped receptacle of twigs and leaves - but birds’ nesting behaviours are as diverse as their courting rituals.

The deadly lake that gives life to flamingos

Soda ash mining is still a lingering threat to Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania, the most important breeding site in the world for Lesser Flamingos. But a new community-based tourism initiative could save the spectacle of the “pink parade” from disaster.

Little Blue neighbours

They can be found nesting on people’s doorsteps, or quite literally underneath them. Meet the world's smallest penguins, unwillingly urban birds who are being given new homes by local volunteers

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