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[l] at 11/14/19 5:01pm
Recent findings have shown that many birds formerly classified as one single species are actually separate species in their own right. But what do these >1,000 new species mean for bird conservation? BirdLife’s Ashley Simkins explains his new study.
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[l] at 11/13/19 3:36am
Socotra’s Haggier Mountains and Dragon’s Blood Trees The jewel in the crown of Arabia’s biodiversity is under threat. Often dubbed the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean, the unique Socotra archipelago is an Important Bird & Biodiversity and UNESCO World Heritage Site of global importance for its endemic wildlife and rich ancient cultures, but action is needed before modern-day pressures change these ancient islands forever.
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[l] at 11/6/19 5:01pm
Material from worn out t-shirts is recovered and turned into new products © Teemill Every year 100 billion new items of clothing are produced, while a truck full of clothing is burned or buried in a landfill every second. Teemill, who produce BirdLife’s official clothing range, are leading the charge against wasteful ‘fast fashion’ with their innovative circular fashion business model. Co-founder Mart Drake-Knight explains how.
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[l] at 11/3/19 5:01pm
The Seven-colored Tanager is Vulnerable to extinction due to forest loss © Ciro Albano Surrounded by a sea of cattle ranches and sugarcane plantations, a few ‘islands’ of Atlantic Forest remain. By establishing a private reserve and working with local people to connect forest fragments, SAVE Brasil is showing that it is possible to turn the tide on extinction.
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[l] at 11/1/19 9:13am
Just 7% of the original Atlantic forest remains. Pictured: San Rafael © Mily Corleone In San Rafael National Park, conservationists and communities are transforming a ‘paper park’ into community-owned forest surrounded by shade-grown yerba mate agroforestry. This new business venture is set to become self-sustaining, ensuring a bright future for forest and people alike.
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[l] at 10/29/19 6:01pm
Flores Island, Indonesia © Toni Wöhrl Mbeiling forest in Flores, Indonesia is home to a wealth of wildlife including the Komodo Dragon. Our ‘mbelievable’ investment in micro-finance, community ownership and agroforestry is ensuring this unique landscape keeps blooming in the future.
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[l] at 10/24/19 7:15am
Black-browed Albatrosses out at sea © Unsplash How do we agree on conservation laws in areas outside national jurisdiction? Carolina Hazin, our Global Marine Policy Coordinator, recently spoke up for marine life at a global meeting that will decide the future of conservation in international waters. Here, she recalls the experience, and explains what needs to happen next.
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[l] at 10/22/19 9:57am
For centuries, this albatross's slow and measured approach to breeding worked just fine. But now, facing new human threats, will this become the 16th out of all 22 albatross species to be listed as globally threatened?
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[l] at 10/18/19 5:13am
In the hilly terrain of Awash National Park in Ethiopia, Tigist Bogale sits among a group of rangers in a room. The rangers all dressed in jungle green uniform, listen attentively to Dr. Bruktawit Abdu, at the front of the room passionately explaining a point to the group.
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[l] at 10/17/19 10:07am
© Unsplash Our Marine science team came up with an innovative way of explaining the concept of marine Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas to BirdLife staff - by fitting them with GPS trackers on their lunch break.
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[l] at 10/15/19 7:04am
Far Eastern Curlew (Endangered) resting on a floating roost © Chris Purnell Sea-level rise is keeping exhausted migratory shorebirds in holding patterns, with nowhere to land and rest. The solution: artificial roosts fashioned from oyster bags…
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[l] at 10/9/19 5:01pm
Cerulean Warbler © Ray Hennessy / Shutterstock A globally threatened bird with habitats shrinking at both ends of its migration route, the Cerulean Warbler’s population plummeted by 70% in 44 years. Now, its decline is slowing down – but why? We have a few theories…
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[l] at 10/9/19 5:01pm
Cerulean Warbler © Ray Hennessy / Shutterstock A globally threatened bird with habitats shrinking at both ends of its migration route, the Cerulean Warbler’s population plummeted by 70% in 44 years. Now, its decline is slowing down – but why? We have a few theories…
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[l] at 10/7/19 5:01pm
Bai (traditional Palauan meeting house) © highD / Shutterstock When unregulated tourism threatened to destroy the Pacific nation of Palau, a movement was formed to preserve paradise for future generations. 25 years on, our Partner, the Palau Conservation Society, has inspired ideas that have gone on to transform the nation.
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[l] at 10/2/19 5:01pm
Women take part in an organic farming project near Dakatcha Woodland, Kenya © Thomas Lehmberg / DOF Conservation projects can’t work unless everyone in the local community is involved. But at the moment, many women are being left out. Our CEPF project in East Africa shares some simple steps on how to welcome women into the conversation.
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[l] at 10/2/19 5:01pm
© Thomas Lehmberg / DOF Conservation projects can’t work unless everyone in the local community is involved. But at the moment, many women are being left out. Our CEPF project in East Africa shares some simple steps on how to welcome women into the conversation.
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[l] at 9/30/19 5:01pm
Wildlife at Hoo Peninsula, UK © Julian Hoffman What makes a natural site special to people? Too often realisation hits after a place is gone. We interview author Julian Hoffman about human connection to landscapes, experiences shaped by endangered natural places and unsung species, and the stalwart local people fighting urgently to save them.
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[l] at 9/26/19 10:23am
Eurasian Golden Oriole © Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH / Shutterstock BirdLife's research has revealed that an estimated 25 million birds are illegally killed or taken each year across the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Caucasus. Here, we delve deeper into the shocking discoveries that galvanised our Flight for Survival campaign.
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[l] at 9/11/19 7:39am
© Chaona Phiri On 31st August and 1 September 2019, BirdWatch Zambia (BWZ) - BirdLife International partner in Zambia, marked a milestone, celebrating 50 years of conservation in the country.

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