BirdLife International

Save the date: BirdLife online auction starts on 29th March

Treat yourself to something special while supporting BirdLife’s important work in our 8-day exclusive auction, starting on Monday. All proceeds will go towards the BirdLife International Japan Fund for Science to support our Red List Programme. By Jessica Law Going, going, gone! This isn’t a phrase we usually like to hear in bird conservation, but we’ll certainly make an exception …

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Hornbills sent to school, turtle-dove hunting exposed

Bird Conservation International journal highlights the complexities of reintroducing hornbills to the wild, the truly devastating scale of European Turtle-dove hunting, and a newly-identified Spoon-billed Sandpiper moulting site.   By Jessica Law Southern Ground-hornbill: taught to be wild We’ve all felt like the new kid at school at some point in our lives. But imagine what it must feel like …

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BirdLife International Marine Programme: International Women’s Day 2021

By Samuel Wrobel Monday 8th March we’re celebrating International Women’s Day. #AlbatrossStories is a platform to share the lives of albatrosses across the world, the challenges they face, the journeys they go on, the incredible lengths these #SuperMums will go to. But on this day, we’re celebrating the incredible work of the Albatross Task Force women, whose dedication helps give our wonderful albatrosses …

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Choose to Challenge is Not Just a Slogan

This International Women’s Day we are celebrating motivated and brave women who chose to challenge and lead on the GEF/UNDP Birdlife International “Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB)” Project. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is “choose to challenge”, which invites us all to choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. From challenge comes change. Let us celebrate …

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Growing hope for plant conservation in Palestine

From vibrant flower carpets amongst ancient olive trees, to small, encroached patches of purple petals on hillsides, Palestine’s plants are special. And now there’s a growing movement to protect them – one that combines the enthusiasm of emerging young plant conservationists and the wisdom of traditional knowledge Ancient Olive Orchards in Palestine – © Ahmad Al Omari By Enas Sarahneh …

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Happy World Wetland Day

Today is World Wetlands Day! Every year we celebrate World Wetlands Day to raise global awareness about the high importance of wetlands for people and our planet. The theme of this year, “Wetlands and water”, shines a spotlight on wetlands as a source of freshwater and encourages actions to restore them and stop their loss. We are facing a growing …

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Spot the birds

By Shane Sparg, Conservation Partnerships Manager 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 to the skies to migrate between their summer and wintering grounds. As migratory birds are frequently spotted in quarries, it was a natural step for …

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14th October the magic of migration: Save the Date for our next webinar

Our next webinar is going to be part of a month of celebration in October of the wonder that is migratory birds. Did you know? The longest recorded non-stop flight of a migratory birds was 11,600 KILOMETRES.  A satellite-tagged Bar-tailed godwit travelled from Alaska to New Zealand in a single, 9-day flight. Arctic terns see more daylight than any other creature …

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BirdLife International: Stop illegal killing of migratory soaring birds in Lebanon

      Our concern is protecting the 2.5 billion migratory birds that pass over Lebanon, twice a year. When flying over Lebanon, 2.6 million migratory birds are shot or trapped illegally; or being part of an illegal commercial trade between borders. Laws have been implemented to prevent bird poaching but today we need to be acting on the grounds …

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Global Call for the UN to Recognize the Right to a Healthy Environment – Letter to the Human Rights Council from civil society organisations

Dear Colleagues   Over the last few months, the Birdlife Secretariat has been working closely with a diverse group of civil society humanitarian and conservation organisations to advance our collective ambition for the recognition of the right to a healthy environment.   The group has written a letter to be sent to the Human Rights Council calling for the recognition …

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