Meet the Partner: Wildlife Science and Conservation Center of Mongolia
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by Ariana Loehr
3d ago
Soaring through Mongolia’s wide stretches of blue skies over carpets of rolling green pastures, a Cinerous Vulture uses its expert vision to scan the landscape for its next meal. While declining throughout much of the rest of their range, the Near Threatened Cinerous Vultures seem to persevere amongst Mongolia’s plentiful livestock, and now serve as an emblem of endurance on the logo of our newest… Source ..read more
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Press release: Ursula von der Leyen voted Commission President for next 5 years 
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by Honey Kohan
6d ago
Today, Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of Ursula von der Leyen to continue her role as Commission President for the next five years. Following a secret ballot von der Leyen received 401 votes in favour, 284 against, 15 abstentions. This vote not only means the continuation of von der Leyen’s Presidency, but also the continuation of the Green Deal. But while the Green… Source ..read more
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A brighter future for the European Turtle-dove?
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by Caroline Herman
6d ago
The European Turtle-dove (Streptopelia turtur) is a species that has experienced one of the most significant declines in Europe, and currently has the conservation status of Vulnerable. It nests in patchy habitats with open agricultural land, often adjacent to wooded areas with trees, hedgerows and bushes. The main drivers of its decline are habitat loss and degradation due to intensive… Source ..read more
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Unveiling the hidden world of wild pollinators in quarries
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by Honey Kohan
1w ago
From the bare soil to the sandy exposed slopes, quarries provide nesting opportunities for, often rare, wild bee species. Because these types of habitats are increasingly scarce in our meticulously managed landscapes. Ground-nesting bees, which comprise around 70% of all wild bee species, find refuge in the sandy soils of quarries. Here, they excavate tunnels and chambers for their larvae… Source ..read more
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Bycatch tragedy: we are losing 200,000 seabirds annually!
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by Saskia Pelzer
3w ago
A new scientific paper co-authored by BirdLife and Partners[1] finds that nearly 200,000 seabirds die annually as bycatch in European waters – including 150,000 in EU waters. Among these, six seabird species threatened by extinction in the region are frequently recorded as bycatch. Whilst shocking, these figures paint only a partial picture. The true scale of this tragic loss could be much higher. Source ..read more
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Restoring Malawi’s iconic Chia Lagoon
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by Lewis Kihumba
3w ago
By Temwanani Kalulu Meet Ali Maulidi, the 30-year-old chairperson of the Chimpini Bird Hunting Club in Chimpini Village, Nkhotakota District, Southern Malawi. Since 2017, Ali has been hunting birds for food and sale around Chia Lagoon. Located approximately 24 kilometers south of Nkhotakota town in Central Malawi, Chia Lagoon is the largest lagoon in Malawi. The lagoon covers an impressive 17… Source ..read more
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Every Bird Counts
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by Mairianne Walker
3w ago
Climate change is not a future concern, it is disrupting life on our planet for nature and people right now. If we don’t act fast, many species of birds and the places they depend upon will be lost forever. Source ..read more
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The BirdLife Flock Marks Pride Month 
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by Julia Migne
3w ago
Every June people around the world celebrate Pride Month and remember the turning point that was the Stonewall riots. Also known as the Stonewall uprising, the demonstrations in 1969 in New York City became a defining moment in history and a turning point for LGBTQ+ rights. For BirdLife, Pride Month underscores the vital connection between diversity, inclusivity, and our global conservation… Source ..read more
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Flamingo Deaths Highlight Development Tensions
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by Charlie Malcolm-McKay
1M ago
By Ariana Loehr With glorious pink wings spread wide, and gangly legs trailing behind, the migration of flamingos should be nothing but spectacular. Yet, this vision could not be farther from the truth. With a sharp jolt and a thud, flamingos hit the ground, lifeless, after unexpected collisions with powerlines, cars and airplanes near the wintering wetlands in India. Source ..read more
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Today we remember and mourn dedicated environmentalist Martin Abbas Hellicar, Director of BirdLife Cyprus
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by Sarah Brady
1M ago
Martin Abbas Hellicar, a highly respected and beloved advocate for the environment, and one of BirdLife International’s most committed conservation leaders as the Director of BirdLife Cyprus, tragically passed away on the 15th June 2024. Martin dedicated his life to protecting nature in Cyprus, from writing extensively for the Cyprus Mail as a journalist and editor to eventually becoming the… Source ..read more
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