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Message from the Princess

Assad Serhal the Director General of SPNL (Birdlife Lebanon) received the following message from BirdLife’s Honorary President Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado of Japan: Dear Assad I hear from Patricia Zurita (BirdLife CEO) and then from Mr. Takuya Okada, a good friend, that you were to be a recipient of the MIDORI Prize. Many congratulations. I am delighted that the dedication …

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7 things we’re doing to protect migratory birds

This year, we held the first ever global summit for flyways conservation, uniting a panoply of countries and sectors. On World Migratory Bird Day, we’re sharing some of the most important decisions we made in order to ensure the miracle of migration will be there for future generations to enjoy. By Jessica Law Birds don’t stay put – that’s just …

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BirdLife Meeting 2018: A global partnership meets to discuss the next half-decade of conservation

Between September 26th-28th, over 200 members of the BirdLife family flocked to Wallonia, Belgium for the 2018 BirdLife General Partnership Meeting. Held every five years, these landmark meetings are where we gather to elect our Government and review our conservation strategy for the years to come. By Patricia Zurita, CEO, BirdLife International As a new decade draws near, our planet …

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New report: over half the world’s raptors have declining populations

By Jessica Law We interview our Chief Scientist, Stuart Butchart, about a newly published paper: State of the World’s Raptors. What threats face this iconic group of birds, and what can we do to help? Why is it important to focus on the status of raptors in particular? From ghostly owls to majestic birds of prey, raptors are among the …

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Celebrating 30 years of Birdfair: 3 decades of global conservation impact

By Jessica Law This summer, the British Birdwatching Fair will celebrate its 30th birthday – marking three decades of global conservation impact. Every year proceeds from the event, dubbed the ‘Glastonbury of birdwatching’, go towards a conservation project, chosen and managed by BirdLife. The result: millions of pounds raised towards saving some of the world’s most threatened species and sites, and the …

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Many bird species declining in numbers: BirdLife International

Many of the world’s best-known bird species are now at risk of extinction, according to the State of the World’s Birds, a report issued today by the international conservation organisation, BirdLife International. The report shows that many of the world’s 11,000 bird species are in dire straits. At least 40 per cent of these species are declining in numbers and …

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Did you know that 2018 is the “Year of the Bird?”

It’s true! This declaration is part of an exciting year-long celebration that brings together National Geographic, BirdLife International, National Audubon Society, Cornell Lab of Ornithology and more than 70 other organizations around the globe. Together, we’re joining forces to heighten public awareness of the wonder and beauty of birds, and the importance of protecting them from the threats they face, …

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Uncovered: the secret sex life of birds

For years, people assumed most birds were monogamous. This idyllic image was blown apart when research revealed lifestyles of polygamy, polyandry, marathon mating sessions and sperm competition. Welcome to the secret reproductive life of birds. Shocked? Blame it on natural selection. By Tim Birkhead In the late 1960s, it was generally assumed that the vast majority of birds were monogamous. Indeed, …

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How Small Actions Can Make A Big Difference

2018 will be “Year of the Bird”, thanks to an exciting new campaign with National Geographic, National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We’re calling on you to “bird your world”, starting with discovering why your backyard is a jigsaw piece for an entire continent By Shaun Hurrell You wake up, what do you hear? You look out …

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News in Photos: Birdlife Global Councillors November, 2017

Birdlife Global Councillors, November 2017 at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)        

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