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BirdLife: The Magazine April – June 2019

http://www.magazine.birdlife.org/ In this issue: Flight for Survival: follow the migratory journeys of seven iconic species, and the dangers they face along the way The Killing Crisis: why do people illegally kill birds, and how can we end this practice? Interview: meet the women inspiring change in the Meditteranean despite gender stereotypes Exposé: is a major seafood certification label really as …

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New BirdLife t-shirts are fighting back against fast fashion

BirdLife has joined forces with clothing company Teemill to launch t-shirts that can be recycled into new garments when they are worn out – the first initiative of its kind in fashion history. Is this the start of a new environmentally-friendly ‘circular’ fashion era? By Jessica Law Fashion can be a great way to express yourself or show your support for …

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Think millennials are apathetic about conservation? Think again

If you think millennials are too busy looking at their phones to care about conservation, you haven’t met these young people. Every year, we grant funding and support to young people whose new, fresh ideas are changing the way we protect the planet. Here are this year’s winners.   By Sherilyn Bos Today’s young people are going to be dealing with …

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Birdfair 2019 project announced: Conserving Cambodia’s ‘Big Five’

On the same day it was revealed that the total amount raised by the British Birdwatching Fair for conservation has passed the £5 million mark, the event dubbed the ‘Glastonbury of Birding’ revealed this year’s project: protecting Western Siem Pang, a haven for five Critically Endangered bird species.   By Alex Dale You’ve heard of Africa’s Big Five – now ready …

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How can we REALLY prevent birds from flying into our windows?

Why do birds collide with windows, and how can we help? We explore the science behind bird collisions and dispel some common myths about how to prevent them, shining a spotlight on exciting projects across the world that are making a real difference. And you can join in!   By Jessica Law This article is part of our Spring Alive programme to …

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White stork … Flight for Survival

As the famous bearer of newborn babies to expecting parents, the White stork is a widely beloved symbol of good luck. Instantly recognisable, with its black-tipped white feathers and long red beak and legs, it is a familiar sight across Europe where it commonly lives close to humans, perched high upon trees, poles or village rooftops. After painstakingly constructing huge …

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World’s only tool-using vulture risks being lost forever

Hailed for its intelligence and majesty, the Egyptian Vulture was admired and worshipped throughout history. But decimated by poisoning, electrocution and illegal trophy hunting, the bird that was once an Ancient Egyptian hieroglyph is now Endangered. Can we save it before it’s too late? By Jessica Law The Egyptian Vulture is one of seven flagship birds in our Flight for Survival …

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Bird that solved migration mystery now illegally killed on its journey

The White stork, known in folklore as the bringer of babies to new parents, played a fascinating role in the discovery of bird migration. But now its migration is plagued by illegal killing. BirdLife Partners along its route are working hard to prevent this – and you can help. The White Stork is one of seven flagship birds in our …

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Flight for Survival – Spring Migration 2019

By Gui-Xi Young This spring, BirdLife is telling the spectacular migratory stories of seven iconic birds – exposing the illegal threats they face along the African-Eurasian flyway. Are you ready to embark on nature’s most incredible journey? Join us as we follow our magnificent seven on their epic ‘Flight for Survival’. From the smallest songbirds to the most powerful birds of …

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Middle East nature fans welcome world’s first Arabic language birding app

By Dima Obeidat The world’s first Arabic birding app, launched by the Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME), has been met with widespread excitement from nature enthusiasts in the region.  Thousands of people around the region have already downloaded the free app, which features pictures, descriptions of behaviour and samples of bird song. The Middle East is home to …

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