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Can you help the turtle-dove in its ‘Flight for Survival’?

Every year, millions of migratory birds are unlawfully killed as they embark on their epic journeys between their homes in Europe and Africa.    Right now, the European turtle-dove has started its journey back to its breeding grounds. Populations have been wiped out by up to 49% in the last 16 years. With its survival at stake, it is now critical …

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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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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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