The Skadar Pedunculate Oak has long stalks on its acorns © Montenegrin Ecologists Society
27 Nov 2020

How Balkan botanists saved a threatened oak and are planting thousands more

From saving a monumental old tree to collecting over 20,000 acorns, determined young botanists from Montenegro have high ambitions when it comes to a highly threatened oak subspecies
European Storm-petrels regularly travel more than 200 kilometres to find food © Peter Steward
26 Nov 2020

Paperclip-sized tracker reveals intrepid journey of UK’s smallest seabird

Mark Bolton, Principal Conservation Scientist at the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), explains how a satellite tag the size of a paperclip gave us important new insights into the life of the small but tough European Storm-petrel, and how these discoveries can help us protect it.
© Bruktawit Abdu
25 Nov 2020

Great Ethiopian Run 2020 supports bird conservation in Ethiopia

The Great Ethiopian Run is the one of the world's most famous marathon initiatives. Since its inception in 2000, GER has staged over 100 races in different parts of Ethiopia, with thousands of participants and an audience base of another five million.
25 Nov 2020

Press release: European Parliament votes to ban lead ammunition

Brussels – 25 November 2020 This morning, the European Parliament voted to ban the use of lead ammunition in wetlands across the EU. 362 MEPs voted in favour of the ban, 292 against, and 39 abstained.
24 Nov 2020

Introducing Hatch: boosting conservation from the ground up

We’re excited to launch Hatch, a new initiative from the BirdLife Partnership that supports the growth and performance of environmental civil society organisations around the world.
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24 Nov 2020

Victory: Denmark announces complete ban on lead in hunting ammunition

It has finally happened: Denmark has announced a complete ban on lead in hunting ammunition. The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark and the Danish Hunters’ Association made the announcement together. Following a transition period, the ban will be fully implemented in 2023.
20 Nov 2020

Nature collapse imminent without investment, 'Wildlife Conservation

BirdLife International has today joined 20 of the world’s leading conservation organisations in today calling on the G20 for urgent action to invest in nature to protect biodiversity and reduce thereby the risk of future pandemics.
Vera Voronova out birding © Renat Eskazyuly
20 Nov 2020

From student representative to Kazakhstan conservation CEO

Vera Voronova started out as a student representative for ACBK (BirdLife in Kazakhstan). Six years later, she became CEO of the organisation. Vera tells us about the challenges she faces, her hopes for the future, and how the Conservation Leadership Programme helped her to get where she is today.
The UN Biodiversity Summit 2020 was switched to a semi-remote format © CBD
18 Nov 2020

UN Summit on Biodiversity: world leaders’ pledge for nature

Ahead of September’s UN Summit on Biodiversity, world leaders pledged to put nature at the heart of a transformational green recovery – but will this be enough to transform our relationship with nature before it is too late? Here are our takeaways from the summit.
Reef rescuer Athina cleaning corals at a nursery © Nature Seychelles
17 Nov 2020

Saving Seychelles disappearing coral reefs

Ocean warming and coral bleaching have had a devastating impact on coral reefs, critical in supporting marine biodiversity. In Seychelles conservationists are celebrating ten years of success of the world’s first large-scale coral reef restoration project using the coral gardening method

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A PAcific Golden Plover was the first bird spotted © Avinash Nanda / Shutterstock
16 Nov 2020

Two world records smashed in landmark birding event

The inaugural Global Bird Weekend inspired over 38,000 nature lovers from 169 countries to pool their bird spotting talents together, for the benefit of conservation.
A courtship display between Tristan Albatrosses (Critically Endangered) © Andy Schofield
13 Nov 2020

World’s remotest islands become one of largest wildlife sanctuaries

Today, UK overseas territory Tristan da Cunha – a remote island chain in the South Atlantic – has been declared a Marine Protection Zone, safeguarding habitat for millions of seabirds, fish and mammals.
© NASA
12 Nov 2020

What birds tell us about building a new global framework for nature

As well as quantifying progress (or failure) and highlighting successes and good news stories in relation to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, data from birds can inform the development and implementation of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and its targets
A head-start for Loggerheads in Cabo Verde © Shaun Hurrell
11 Nov 2020

Drones, stretchers and other surprising reasons for Cabo Verde’s turtle

Whilst COVID-related restrictions may have benefited turtles elsewhere, the dedication of conservationists is mostly what made 2020 an exceptional Loggerhead Turtle nesting season here
10 Nov 2020

Press release: New report reveals Member States are responsible for the

Today, BirdLife Europe released a new report which provides an in-depth analysis of derogations in eight EU Member States: Bulgaria, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Poland and Spain.
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo

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