Tag Archives: BirdLife International

The Birdlife Partnership calls on the United Nations to amend the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Birdlife Partnership calls on the United Nations to amend the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for the first time in over 70 years to add a new human right: the right to a healthy natural environment. Sign the petition now   From the ashes of the Second World War, one of the biggest humanitarian crises in history, rose one …

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AND I SET THE BLACKCAP FREE: A BIRD-SAVING MISSION IN LEBANON’S OLIVE ORCHARDS

By Lena Farran Every year, people illegally slaughter millions of migratory birds as they make nature’s most incredible journey. The illegal killing of birds for pleasure is a tragic manifestation of how we, humans, are capable of the most senseless destruction. Fortunately, however, humans are also capable of love, bravery and altruism: discover the story of a courageous Lebanese conservationist, …

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Important update: bats do not spread COVID-19

There have been reports from across the world of bat culling in a misplaced attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19. As an advocate for the protection of all nature, BirdLife is disseminating the following scientific update in order to clarify the facts and end this ecologically damaging practice. By Jessica Law As efforts are stepping up around the world to …

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Will COVID-19 fuel the destruction of our oceans?

By Bruna Campos, Senior Marine Policy Officer European fishers and aquaculture farmers who continue to work, like many others who provide necessary services to society, risk getting infected by COVID-19 as not all of them are able to respect social distancing measures. They are among those who will also directly face the detrimental economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. National …

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We are all connected – for worse, but also for better

The rapid spread of Coronavirus has shown us that the world is even more connected than we realised – and that our connections are also the key to facing this emergency together. Could the world’s rallying cry against current crisis be a hopeful sign of the environmental sea change to come? By Patricia Zurita If anything can show us how connected …

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Conservation in the time of Coronavirus: a message from the CEO

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita provides an update on measures taken, impacts on the wider conservation world, and the light at the end of the tunnel   By Patricia Zurita We are currently facing a major and largely unforeseen global challenge that affects people in all corners of the world. BirdLife is no exception: the …

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Critical decisions made for vultures, songbirds & other birds threatened by illegal trade

At a crucial meeting in Switzerland last month, governments of more than 180 countries made critical decisions to manage the escalating international trade in wildlife including vultures, songbirds, hornbills, parrots and a number of other bird species. Here are some of the highlights. Governments made critical decisions about managing the international trade of a number of highly threatened bird species …

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Workshop Against Illegal Trade in Birds of Prey: The Declaration

By Dima Obeidat We, the Participants of the Workshop Against Illegal Trade in Birds of Prey That took place in Abu Dhabi on 27 August 2019:   Acknowledging that the illegal killing, taking and trade in wild birds of prey (IKB) is a conservation problem in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and source countries; Recognising that wild birds are …

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Discover the Collared Sand Martin’s unique relationship with quarries

Migratory birds are arriving in Africa, and now there’s a new species to look out for – the Collared Sand Martin. Discover its unique relationship with quarries, and find out how one particular extraction company is making sure this species is safe at their sites. By Jessica Law This article is part of our Spring Alive programme, which aims inspire and …

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7 great dads of the bird world

Father’s Day is about celebrating all the great dads out there – and there are plenty in the bird world. Who knows, one of these feathered fathers might remind you of someone you know… By Jessica Law 1. Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri (Near Threatened) © Travelmedia Productions If balancing an egg on your feet for two months through the freezing Antarctic …

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