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Bird missing for 172 years rediscovered in Borneo rainforest

Thu, 25/02/2021
The Black-browed Babbler, widely considered by experts the ‘greatest enigma in Indonesian ornithology’, has been unexpectedly rediscovered in the rainforests of Borneo more than 172 years after it was first seen.
Even loud noise can be enough to frighten parent birds away from the nest © pxhere.com

How to protect bird nests: if you love them, leave them alone

Thu, 25/02/2021
Every spring, birds devote a huge amount of time and energy to looking after their eggs and chicks. If you want to give them a helping hand, here are some simple tips that you can follow in your garden and local area to keep nesting birds safe.
Solar panels could help solve the climate crisis - as long as they don't harm habitats © unspash

New global guidelines: a nature-friendly transition to renewable energy

Wed, 24/02/2021
BirdLife has joined forces with big voices in the conservation and energy sectors to develop a new set of global renewable energy guidelines. These best-practice steps outline how to keep nature safe as the world moves to more sustainable energy sources.

Soutenir les pêcheurs artisanaux de Zembra

Tue, 23/02/2021
Comment l’acquisition de matériel par des pêcheurs Tunisiens peut renforcer la protection d’un environnement marin sur le long terme
Fishers near Zembra island, Tunisia © Louis Marie Preau

Supporting the artisanal fishers of Zembra

Tue, 23/02/2021
How purchasing fishing equipment for Tunisian fishers can protect a marine environment in the long term
Ancient Olive Orchards in Palestine - © Ahmad Al Omari

Growing hope for plant conservation in Palestine

Mon, 22/02/2021
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
Team members from EnvPro and E-grupa © Mihailo Jovićević

The new wave of plant conservationists in the Balkans

Fri, 19/02/2021
Move over bearded botanists: a new generation of young expert plant scientists are scaling remote Balkan mountains to save extremely rare plants found nowhere else – some with ranges smaller than a football field

Commission confirms it: lead shot will finally be banned in wetlands

Thu, 18/02/2021
The long awaited ban on the use of lead shots in wetlands finally came into force on
With 3m wingspan, Andean Condor is one of the largest flying birds © Don Mammoser / Shutterstock

Red List update: the plight of the condor

Tue, 16/02/2021
Andean Condors are becoming increasingly scarce because of habitat loss, poisoning and persecution. They’re now considered Vulnerable as of the latest Red List update, leading us to ask: has the vulture poisoning crisis spread to the Americas?