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[l] at 10/5/21 8:10am
This month we celebrate both World Migratory Bird Day and World Mental Health Day. For Claire Thomson, author of The Art of Mindful Birdwatching: Reflections on Freedom Being, bird flight is a symbol of freedom, representing the ability to soar through life without limitations.
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[l] at 10/5/21 5:35am
We all know that spending time in nature is enjoyable, but now there’s increasing evidence that wildlife – and birds in particular – have a profound positive impact on our mental wellbeing. We delve into the latest discoveries from the fields of biology, economics and psychology.
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[l] at 8/31/21 5:51pm
The Common Cuckoo prefers to let other birds do hard work © Vladimir Turkenich / Shutterstock Digging metre-long tunnels, luring away predators, stealing other bird’s nests… the breeding season is never dull for these seven bird species, which are now leaving Europe for the warmer climate of Africa.
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[l] at 8/24/21 5:51pm
The Yellow-naped Amazon naturally roosts in groups of hundreds © Ondrej Prosicky / Shutterstock Chicks seized from the nest, birds dying in transit – the Yellow-naped Amazon’s wild population is being driven to the brink of extinction by the illegal pet trade. If we want to give this intelligent and resplendent bird a future, we need to act now – before it’s too late.
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[l] at 8/18/21 7:30am
Singapore parrot owners hold group gatherings to display and fly their birds © Tim Plowden//www.timplowden.co.uk New research reveals that the majority of Singapore’s growing community of pet parrot owners prefer captive-bred birds, and are concerned about the impact of the illegal wild parrot trade. If armed with knowledge, these groups have the potential to become champions for parrot conservation.
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[l] at 8/11/21 5:51pm
A handful of Velvet Scoters were spotted at Lake Tabatskuri, Georgia in 2014 © Nika Paposhvili When researcher Nika Paposhvili unexpectedly discovered a population of Velvet Scoters in a location where the bird thought to be extinct, it launched an urgent project to safeguard the future of the species - one that involved the whole community.
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[l] at 8/10/21 10:42am
For BirdLife, 2021 is "Year of the Dove" © BirdLife Europe / Flight for Survival The European Turtle-dove - a familiar and beloved bird widespread in culture and folklore - is now Vulnerable to extinction. But not everyone is listening to its cry for help. Discover the threats it faces and the action underway to protect it in our free webinar on Wednesday 11th August, 14:30 CET.
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[l] at 8/9/21 2:29am
Indigenous Peoples know their lands better than anyone, and nothing can replace their expertise in forest conservation. That’s why BirdLife and Partners are providing technical training and support for Indigenous Peoples, so that they can manage and protect their local forests for generations to come.
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[l] at 8/3/21 5:51pm
© Pablo Rodriguez Merkel Through our world-leading science, unique local-to-global policy reach and extensive on-ground conservation work around the globe, BirdLife is uniquely placed to guide on why and how we need to restore nature to build back better from COVID-19, tackle the climate and biodiversity crises, and improve health and well-being, as part of wider and long-term efforts to achieve an equitable, carbon-neutral, nature-positive future for all.
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[l] at 8/3/21 3:37am
Give someone a fish, they’ll eat for a day. Restore someone’s bay, they’ll eat for the rest of their life.  
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[l] at 7/29/21 5:51pm
Common Hill Mynah chicks - this native species is illegal to sell in India © Abrar Ahmed India’s black market in wild birds may be less noticeable than in other countries, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t just as harmful. Our research has uncovered the sheer scale of the crisis – and also shown us what action we need to take to tackle it.
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[l] at 7/22/21 5:51pm
an Egyptian Vulture (Endangered) perching on a dangerous power pole © Andras Kovacs Planting vegetation to stop the spread of deserts, bringing electricity to rural communities… these are positive steps, as long as the right preparations are made. Sadly, poorly-planned ‘sustainable’ development is having unintended but devastating consequences for threatened birds that migrate through Africa and the Middle East.
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[l] at 7/22/21 1:59am
European bee eater (Merops apiaster) HeidelbergCement has just launched the 5th edition of the Quarry Life Award.
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[l] at 7/21/21 4:14am
Youth conservationist Fabiana Benítez tells how one rainforest is being restored with the help of BirdLife Partners and tea.
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[l] at 7/19/21 5:43am
Each token represents a living bird currently residing on Cousin Island Special Reserve © Adrian Scottow BirdLife Partner Nature Seychelles is looking for innovative ways to fund the protection of their wildlife, including the Seychelles Magpie-robin (Endangered). Today, the bird is up for sale as the first ever Digital Nature Collectible, using carbon-neutral infrastructure that expends almost zero energy.
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[l] at 7/15/21 5:51pm
 Clinging to existence - one of the few remaining adult Fatu Hiva monarchs © Benjamin Ignace There are only four breeding pairs of Fatu Hiva Monarchs left on earth – the tragic victims of invasive species. Our French Polynesian Partner SOP Manu knows exactly what to do, having brought a similar bird, the Tahiti Monarch, back from the brink of extinction. But they urgently need your help.
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[l] at 7/14/21 7:31am
A Common Crane and its chicks, Gru and Dru, in the valley of the Black Brook Have you heard of Gru and Dru? They’re two nine-week old Common Crane chicks. They’re eating roots, hanging around the nest, and beginning to fly short distances; like other chicks of their age. But they are not just any cranes: they might be the first Common Cranes ever to be born in Belgium.
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[l] at 7/14/21 3:54am
around 1 in 5 Great Indian Bustards die on powerlines every year © Devesh Gadhavi The Great Indian Bustard is on the brink of extinction. Collision with powerlines is the biggest threat – but hope is at hand. This year, the Indian Supreme Court ruled that all powerlines should be taken underground at its breeding stronghold – a lifeline for this and many other bird species.
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[l] at 7/8/21 5:51pm
50-100 years ago, this was one  of the commonest birds  in Java’s farmlands © Simon Bruslund Over a million kept as pets in Indonesian homes, yet likely none left in the wild: this is the extraordinary story of the Javan Pied Starling and what it represents for the Asian songbird crisis. Thankfully, plans for breeding and reintroduction raise hopes.
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[l] at 7/7/21 1:53am

We are one month on from the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosysteml Restoration, with another 119 months to drive the transformational changes to address the climate and ecological emergency – an emergency that had been brought into sharp focus by the heatwaves and fires raging in

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[l] at 7/7/21 1:53am

We are one month on from the launch of the UN Decade on Ecological Restoration, with another 119 months to drive the transformational changes to address the climate and ecological emergency – an emergency that had been brought into sharp focus by the heatwaves and fires raging in

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