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  • ISSN: 0959-2709 (Print), 1474-0001 (Online)
  • Editor: Professor Phil Atkinson British Trust for Ornithology, UK
  • Editorial board
Bird Conservation International is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal that seeks to promote worldwide research and action for the conservation of birds and the habitats upon which they depend. The official journal of BirdLife International, it provides stimulating, international and up-to-date coverage of a broad range of conservation topics, using birds to illuminate wider issues of biodiversity, conservation and sustainable resource use. It publishes original papers and reviews, including targeted articles and recommendations by leading experts.

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Bird Conservation International blog

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  • 11 October 2017, Arjun Amar
  • An iconic African eagle species made famous by TV presenter Steve Backshall is soaring towards extinction, a South African scientific study has found.…...
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  • 28 July 2017, Rob Davis and Ben Jones
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BirdLife News

  • No time to lose, European Council!
  • 13 December 2018
  • Open Letter by BirdLife Europe, the European Environmental Bureau and Greenpeace to the Heads of State and Government of the European Union Member States “Leaders, you must lead”, Sir David Attenborough said just last week when speaking at the United Nations Climate Conference in Katowice. To the Heads of States and Government of the European Union member states, gathering the 13 and 14 December for a European Council in Brussels, we say equally emphatically, heed his warning! The evidence gets more and more overwhelming that the life supporting ecosystems of our planet are collapsing. Two of the biggest challenges facing mankind are the loss of biodiversity and climate change. The United Nations Biodiversity Conference that just took place in Sharm El Sheikh again showed the urgency to act. But prominent leaders remain shockingly silent....