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The Waterbird Fund

Supporting monitoring across flyways Established in 2016, the Waterbird Fund is for everyone who shares our dedication to essential long-term waterbird monitoring activities and the conservation actions […]

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The annual International Waterbird Census kicked off in the Asia-Pacific

From January to February one of the oldest and biggest annual citizen science programmes in the world takes place, the International Waterbird Census, coordinated globally […]

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Convention on Biological Diversity: highlighting essential sub-grouping of ecosystems

Every two years, countries from around the world meet to discuss the conservation of the world’s biodiversity. The next Conference of these Parties (COP) to […]

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Lead ammunition poisoning is a risk to Europe’s Wetlands

Lead from ammunition used for hunting is a very serious threat to the environment, especially wetlands and waterbirds. A group of 54 European scientists from 17 European countries have come together to support […]

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AEWA: 25 years of successful Flyway conservation in practice

This week marks the 25th Anniversary of AEWA, the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds, the leading legally binding flyway instrument in this […]

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Should human-made wetland habitats be conserved to protect birds?

Large numbers of shorebirds are making use of artificial wetlands, reports a recent study Navigating coasts of concrete: Pervasive use of artificial habitats by shorebirds […]

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Birdwatching connects children with nature in Senegal

Students of the Saloum mangrove clubs and their teachers joined a first edition of bird counting in Senegal, Africa. They learned about the importance of […]

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Join us at the Convention on Migratory Species COP13

The Convention on Migratory Species’ Conference of the Parties this month kicks off a ‘super year’ for biodiversity as the world looks to form a […]

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Biodiversity threats and opportunities in 2020: Horizon scan

What are the most promising new opportunities and pressing threats concerning efforts to conserve biodiversity?   Nearly two dozen scientists, conservation professionals and future scanners recently came together to ask and answer that question as […]

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Native Oyster experts agree on monitoring methods for oyster habitat restoration

With an estimated decline of 95% since the 19th century, native oyster reefs are now one of the most threatened marine habitats in Europe. In some regions, native […]