Flight of Fancy: early depictions of the parrot trade in European art

Parrots are such popular pets that their capture has driven many species to the brink of extinction in the wild. But this isn't a new phenomenon - their role in human culture ha

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:01:00 +0100

BirdLife Malawi campaign compels court to uphold ban on thin plastic

WESM (BirdLife in Malawi) united universities, faith groups and community organisations in a highly successful campaign which helped to fast-track a delayed court ruling on the

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:48:03 +0100

Libya’s environment: an insider's view

With difficult and dangerous access, one’s picture of Libya tends to be based on conflict and crisis seen on the news. Some wouldn’t expect nature conservation to be on anyo

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:11:31 +0100

Nobody knows where juvenile Grey-headed Albatrosses go: until now

Way too many youngsters were going missing after fledging. With no knowledge of where they fly to, it was much harder to halt their decline. Now, nine satellite-tagged juveniles

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:01:00 +0100

How will climate change affect bird migration? Our scientists explain

Science Showcase: we talk to BirdLife scientists about a recent paper they have been working on that has expanded our knowledge of birds and conservation. This time, our Chief S

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:19:33 +0100

Red Knots plummet by 25% in a year in Tierra del Fuego

For a while, it looked like they might actually be in recovery. But this year’s census of the American subspecies, the rufa Red Knot, found that numbers have plummeted to an a

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Red List update: Australian reptiles in crisis, surprise toad rediscovery

Climate change and invasive species don’t just impact birds – the latest update to the IUCN Red list of threatened species shows that they are a growing threat to Australia

Fri, 06 Jul 2018 09:59:13 +0100

Ground-breaking reintroduction for Cabo Verde's most threatened bird

Great escape: after years of preparation, the Raso Lark (Critically Endangered) now spreads its wings on its new home of Santa Luzia – video below

This month in science: albatross disease risk, Danish farmland bird decline

We present the highlights of the latest issue of Bird Conservation International, our quarterly peer-reviewed journal promoting worldwide research and action for the conservatio

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 11:00:10 +0100

The hero working to make Malta's skies safe for migrant birds

Nature's Hero Nimrod Mifsud, a BirdLife Malta volunteer for over ten years, has shown passion and drive in his efforts to help birds migrating over Malta leave safely without pe

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:53:20 +0100