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PONT and CEPF Med RIT team meeting in Tirana - © Olivier Langrand, CEPF

PONT-CEPF partnership for conservation effectiveness

Wed, 15/09/2021
What started as a joint call for proposals for small grants for the Wider Prespa Area has evolved over the past three years into a co-financing, knowledge-sharing and learning partnership between the Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT) and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF).
The BirdLife delegation included national Partners from 14 countries

BirdLife at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

Mon, 13/09/2021
Despite the ongoing COVID pandemic, amid the escalating climate and biodiversity emergencies, BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita led a small policy delegation to the just-closed International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in Marseille.
The Common Cuckoo prefers to let other birds do hard work © Vladimir Turkenich / Shutterstock

Here’s how 7 iconic migratory bird species spent the spring & summer

Wed, 01/09/2021
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.
The Yellow-naped Amazon naturally roosts in groups of hundreds © Ondrej Prosicky / Shutterstock

Polly wants a future: Yellow-naped Amazon in illegal pet trade crisis

Wed, 25/08/2021
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 parrot a future, we need to act now – before it’s too late.
Singapore parrot owners hold group gatherings to display and fly their birds © Tim Plowden//www.timplowden.co.uk

70% of Singapore parrot owners disapprove of wild parrot poaching

Wed, 18/08/2021
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.
A handful of Velvet Scoters were spotted at Lake Tabatskuri, Georgia in 2014 © Nika Paposhvili

Surprise rediscovery of threatened duck diverts species from extinction

Thu, 12/08/2021
When researcher Nika Paposhvili unexpectedly discovered a population of Velvet Scoters in a location where the bird was thought to be extinct, it launched an urgent project to safeguard the future of the species - one that involved the whole community.
Balu Perumal at Endau Rompin National Park, Malaysia © Hum Gurung

Goodbye to a Conservation Hero – Balu Perumal, Malaysian Nature Society

Wed, 11/08/2021
Balu Perumal – Head of Conservation, Malaysian Nature Society (MNS, BirdLife in Malaysia) passed away peacefully on 6 August 2021 as a result of COVID-related complications. He was a leading conservationist in Malaysia and Southeast Asia and was liked and deeply respected within the BirdLife Partnership in Asia.
For BirdLife, 2021 is "Year of the Dove" © BirdLife Europe / Flight for Survival

Do we hear the SOS of the European Turtle-dove?

Tue, 10/08/2021
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.

Empowering Indigenous Peoples to manage and protect their local forests

Mon, 09/08/2021
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.