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  • What's it like to be a female CEO of an international conservation charity?

    CEO Patricia Zurita Speaks to Conservation Careers 15 Aug '18, 9pm

    I mean Ecuador at that point had 70% of their income coming from oil. So how can you say ‘no’ to oil when you have a very poor country, for multiple reasons, I mean it could be a country that could be doing fantastic stuff but at that point, oil was the main income and it was coming f...

  • UPDATE: The Gediz Delta has been saved! Read more here.

    Irreplaceable: Gediz Delta, Turkey – a bridge over troubled waters | 14 Aug '18, 11am

    The conservation world recognises the Gediz Delta’s significance. Not only is it listed as an Important Bird & Biodiversity Area (IBA) and a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) , but also a Ramsar site – a wetland of international importance. But it is also in danger. The Gediz River is pollu...

  • A race against crime: 5 years of Champions of the Flyway 13 Aug '18, 8am

    More than one million birds are illegally killed in Greece alone each year. For years, HOS has struggled to get support for better legal enforcement. With funding from Champions of the Flyway, it launched a new awareness raising campaign targeting tourists on two of Greece’s most popu...

  • Inside #Asia's #Forests of Hope: A Photo Essay | BirdLife #wildlife #animals

    Inside Asia's Forests of Hope: A Photo Essay 06 Aug '18, 11pm

    There were many special moments on the shoot according to Olesen, but one in particular stands out. "In Bardia National Park in Nepal we went down to the river to see if we could spot any elephants. Within 15 minutes a herd of elephants arrived and we got a lot of good pictures. Then ...

  • It's critically endangered, but is this incredible ibis bouncing back?

    Important new breeding sites of mythical ibis discovered 05 Aug '18, 11am

    As the day drew to a close, the orange light reflecting from the Atlantic seemed to soften the texture of the sun-baked Moroccan cliffs so much so they looked like they could crumble in an instant. There the birds were: perched on a couple of sloping, sandstone ledges, an entire colon...

  • Nearly a million flamingos flock to this lake, so we're trying to make sure it's protected.

    Argentina is about to get its largest National Park 31 Jul '18, 1am

    Enshrining the lake's colloquial name in the national park title speaks volumes. Community engagement – participatory planning, empowering local stakeholders and establishing a network of 'local conservation guardians' – has been integral to Aves Argentinas' strategy from the outset. ...

  • The Black-tailed Godwit rebounds in Sweden | BirdLife

    The Black-tailed Godwit rebounds in Sweden 10 Aug '18, 2am

    Targetted conservation work is desperately needed to reverse the fortunes of at-risk species, and BirdLife is a strong advocate for coordinated Species Action Plans (SAPs). These require close cooperation within a wide partnership of governments, researchers, NGOs and key interest gro...

  • Back from the Dead? The Story of the Blue-eyed Ground-Dove. | BirdLife

    Back from the Dead? The Story of the Blue-eyed Ground-Dove. 25 Jul '18, 10am

    In June 2015 ornithologist Rafael Bessa was working on an environmental assessment along a stretch of cerrado (a savannah-like ecosystem) in the Brazilian state of Mines Gerais when he heard a bird song he didn’t recognize. Perplexed, Bessa recorded the call and then played it back to...

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