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The Chattering Lory, a popular pet © Alan Tunnicliffe / Shutterstock New research reveals the social factors driving demand for parrots in Singapore. Lead author, Anuj Jain, discusses how international trade and domestic demand interact in what he refers to as the ‘ecosystem’ of the parrot trade.
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[l] at 8/13/20 10:32am
About 800 tons of oil spilled into the ocean © 2020 Maxar Technologies On July 25, a Panama tanker carrying 4,000 tons of fuel ran aground of southeast Mauritius, within two kilometres of an important nature reserve. Read how our Mauritian Partner is at the forefront of the crisis response, and how you can help.
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[l] at 8/12/20 4:11am
There are only 50 Javan Pied Starlings left in the wild - and 1 million in cages © Ding Li Yong In Java, there are now more songbirds in cages than in forests. Fierce demand for lucrative song competitions is driving multiple species to the brink – but in a region where bird-keeping is a cultural mainstay, complex solutions are required.
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[l] at 8/10/20 8:20am
Although born in Britain, Kevin Hague has fallen in love with his New Zealand home © Peter Hunt Kevin Hague, CEO of Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand), explains how his experiences campaigning for racial equality and gay rights fit into his current mission to protect the stunning nature and birds of New Zealand.
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[l] at 8/7/20 2:47am
Women are speaking out in defence of a healthy environment © Princess del Castillo Hear the stories of the inspirational Filipino women unafraid to take a stand against the destruction of their forest homes, and how we’re fighting for their right to a healthy environment.
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[l] at 8/5/20 8:47am
Assad Serhal (centre) is recovering well after eight stitches © SPNL

A massive explosion ripped through Beirut, Lebanon's capital, last night, killing over 100 people.

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[l] at 8/5/20 3:00am
Active water transport in some recently cleared canals © Clara Nanja In two decades of fishing, Boyd Kayombo has witnessed a steady decline in his catch. Kayombo sighs as he tugs at his nets. “The fish catch is poorer and the water has turned pale and green”, he remarks wiping sweat from his brow on a hot fishing day.
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[l] at 8/4/20 6:30am
Strategy videogames involve making decisions and often exploiting natural resources. Screenshot: BirdLife International / The Like Minded Our new animation, launched at the Global Landscapes Forum, turns to an unlikely inspiration to help explain landscape conservation and our innovative work to support communities in tropical forests: videogames.
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[l] at 8/3/20 7:53am
This stunning iris is classed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List © Sharif Jbour When conservationists came upon a rare flower in bloom in the North Eastern Slopes of Palestine, they were determined to secure its survival. But besides existing threats, 2020 presented a number of new and unforeseen challenges. Discover how they persevered in the face of adversity.
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[l] at 8/1/20 1:00am
A pair of Oriental Dollarbirds displaying courtship behaviour  © HIH Princess Takamado For more than a thousand years, Japanese citizens assumed the Oriental Dollarbird was responsible for a beautiful and distinctive call heard at night. But a chance radio broadcast revealed the true, unlikely culprit. From "Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, August 2020
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[l] at 7/31/20 5:19am
This is one helmet that sadly does not provide protection © Craig Ansibin / Shutterstock Teetering on the edge of extinction due to demand for its prized 'casque', the Helmeted Hornbill now finds itself with a fighting chance of survival thanks to bolstered law enforcement and patrols of its dwindling forest habitat
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[l] at 7/29/20 9:16am
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie © Bjorn Olesen The Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka’s “Bird Friendly Concept” has been adopted by numerous hotels, resorts, and travel agencies across Sri Lanka to the mutual benefit of birds, birders, and business.
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[l] at 7/28/20 12:52am
© BirdLife Africa In wake of the COVID-19, BirdLife is adapting its conservation programmes in São Tomé and Príncipe islands to address the economic and social crisis caused by the pandemic, seeking to herald a green future in this island state.
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[l] at 7/27/20 5:35am
Rhinoceros Hornbill © Yeap Chin Aik Often dressed in bright colours and with absurdly bulky bills, hornbills are remarkable-looking birds. But their value goes far beyond their aesthetics: they have become the key to saving some of Malaysia’s most precious forests.
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[l] at 7/22/20 8:45am
Dr David Boyd at a demonstration in Norway Dr David Boyd, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, and a supporter of our #1Planet1Right campaign, speaks to BirdLife on why nature is a human right, the process required to make it so, and whether this ambitious goal is even feasible...
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[l] at 7/20/20 5:17am
Ghoubel wind project in Djibouti, near Lake Assal © Jean Marie Takoule In Ghana, renewable energy is a rapidly-growing industry. As demand increases, the country urgently needs to ensure these developments have a minimal impact on the country's birds and biodiversity. Here's what needs to be done get the balance right.
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[l] at 7/17/20 10:30am
The Ruby-throated Hummingbird features on ABC's logo The latest member of the BirdLife family becomes our second partner in the United States; brings Partnership total to 116
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[l] at 7/16/20 7:53am
In a recent study 117 bird species, six of which are endemic to the subcontinent, were recorded in four HeidelbergCement quarries in India.
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[l] at 7/10/20 4:47am
www.1planet1right.org © BirdLife International Our most ambitious campaign ever aims to fundamentally transform humanity’s relationship with nature – for the benefit of all. Act now by signing our petition to the UN
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[l] at 7/3/20 3:00am
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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