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Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) © Emilie Chen The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) programme in the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot ended on 31 March 2020. We look back at some of the highlights of this programme in the past eight years.
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[l] at 6/30/20 5:30am
A major gas leak and blowout at the Baghjan oil field, in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam, has severely damaged the nearby wetlands of Maguri-Motapung and polluted the tributaries of the Brahmaputra River, as well as adjacent areas of the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park.
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[l] at 6/22/20 5:51pm
Lappet-faced Vulture © Ben Jobson With their hunched posture, bald heads and their use in cartoons to represent opportunistic greed, vultures are arguably the most misunderstood scavengers. Humans have long considered them to be the outcasts of the animal kingdom, and due to their association with death, they are feared and reviled. Yet, their swift response means carcasses are picked clean before disease particles can take hold.
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[l] at 6/18/20 5:51pm
Tristan Albatrosses performing their courtship dance © Nick Holmes / RSPB Today, BirdLife is delighted to be part of the first ever World Albatross Day. But why is it so important that we raise awareness of this group of birds? Find out what makes them special, the threats they face, and how you can help.
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[l] at 6/16/20 5:41am
White-rumped Vulture © Deepak Sankat The world may have ground to a halt during the COVID-19 crisis, but researchers around the globe are still writing and publishing papers on key scientific discoveries. Here are three recent highlights from across the Birdlife Partnership.
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[l] at 6/10/20 9:00am
With its proposed European Green Deal, the European Union aims at becoming the first carbon neutral continent by mid-century. This objective will require deep transformations in the way we consume, move and produce.
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[l] at 6/9/20 3:29am
Awatef fording a river during fieldwork © Louis Marie Préau The Tunisian conservationist, based at LPO (BirdLife in France), has been recognised by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund for her contribution to conservation in the Mediterranean.
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How do you count birds if you’re not allowed to leave your home? How do you ensure threatened species are alive and breeding when your whole country is under lockdown? And how do you fight the illegal killing of animals when all of law enforcement is focusing on the health crisis?

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[l] at 6/4/20 8:08am
El Rincon Stream Frog © H. Povedano We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards. This year's award-winning projects will help make great strides towards saving a wide diversity of threatened species across the world.
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[l] at 6/4/20 4:27am
In response to the incident in New York involving birder Christian Cooper, and ongoing Black Lives Matter demonstrations in USA and worldwide – as well as in encouragement of the first #BlackBirdersWeek – BirdLife staff based in the UK, Senegal & Kenya voice their reflections and advice as birders.
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[l] at 6/2/20 3:20am
Great Indian Bustard © Nayan Khanolkar For the world’s heaviest flying bird, the modern landscape poses many threats and dangers. Fortunately, early this year, major landmarks decided at the Convention on Migratory Species secured greater protection for the species, both on land and in the air.
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[l] at 5/27/20 6:46am
Invest positively in Invest positively in forest landscapes for people and wildlife to thrive © BirdLife environment for people and wildlife to thrive © BirdLife With many countries in lockdown, conservationists are finding new ways to fight deforestation and support communities that live in tropical forest landscapes. BirdLife’s Forest Landscape Sustainability Accelerator is back for 2020 and kicks things off at a ground-breaking digital conference
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[l] at 5/26/20 9:58am
Collared Brown Lemur © Belinda Bertrand / Flickr Geographical isolation and rugged terrain have given rise to astounding wildlife within Madagascar’s Tsitongambarika Forest, but have also made it difficult to reach and protect – until recently. Introducing Ampasy Research Station: a hub for community support and enabling forest conservation from the inside out.
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[l] at 5/21/20 8:11am
On International Day of Biodiversity 2020, BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita explains why a healthy planet should be a new human right.
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[l] at 5/18/20 5:51pm
A quintet of warblers by George Boorujy, Photo © Mike Fernandez Since 2014, larger-than-life paintings of more than one hundred bird species threatened by climate change have been wowing residents and spreading awareness in Harlem, New York. The project is set to cross the Atlantic to Europe, bringing with it the power to reconnect city-dwellers with nature.
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[l] at 5/14/20 5:51pm
Since 2017, communities have planted 650,000 trees to restore the forest © Nature Kenya Not only is Mount Kenya Forest one of the most iconic landscapes in Africa, it is also a crucial source of clean water for the country. Find out how Nature Kenya is empowering local citizens to form powerful partnerships that can protect and restore the forest for decades to come.
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[l] at 5/13/20 6:23am
Imagine: swooping down from the sky, fresh fish between its talons, a White-Tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) lands in its nest to feed its hungry young chicks. And you’re there to see it all, in real time - from the comfort of your own home. Our Danish partner, DOF, has made this a reality.
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[l] at 5/13/20 4:12am
In its natural grassland habitat, the species would usually hunt small mammals and birds © RSCN If you wanted to see 6,000 Endangered eagles, a rubbish dump might not be the first place you’d think of looking. But conservationists in Saudi Arabia are working to make these unlikely havens safe for the birds that call them home.
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[l] at 5/6/20 5:51pm
© Fábio Nunes In 2012, researchers made the alarming discovery that this vivacious parakeet was now confined to a single small region in northeastern Brazil. Find out how their campaign has seen the birds make a remarkable comeback from three fledglings in 2010 to a cumulative total of 1,165 fledglings.
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[l] at 5/5/20 8:21am
The European Commission announced its plans to revise the regulatory framework for Trans-European Energy Infrastructure (TEN-E regulation) in its EU Green Deal. Protecting nature and delivering trans-European energy infrastructure at the same time is possible. Power lines and underground cables can co-exist if sited properly and their impacts are mitigated to limit wildlife mortality.

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