The European Turtle-dove: Navigating Perilous Migratory Paths

By Charles J. Sharp - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

The original article on BirdLife International’s website highlights the pressing challenges faced by the European Turtle-dove (Streptopelia turtur), a species renowned for its long-distance migratory feats. As the Turtle-dove navigates its perilous journey between Europe and Africa’s Sahel belt, it encounters numerous threats, primarily due to human activities. The article delves into the alarming population … Read more

Guardians of the Thorns: The Red-backed Shrike’s Fight for Survival

Red-backed Shrike

The Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) stands as a testament to resilience and adaptability in the face of daunting challenges. Among avian migrants, the Red-backed Shrike emerges as a noteworthy victor, navigating vast distances and overcoming formidable obstacles during its annual migrations. This introduction is crafted as part of BirdLife’s ongoing series of articles highlighting migratory … Read more

Be Part of the Plan: Celebrate Biodiversity on May 22

International Day for Biodiversity

Each year on May 22, the world comes together to celebrate the International Day for Biodiversity (IDB). This special day, proclaimed by the United Nations, is dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of biodiversity issues. The observance commemorates the adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on May 22, 1992, and provides a unique … Read more