The Greater Prairie-chicken: playing chicken with extinction

Despite being over-hunted to the brink of extinction, this flamboyant member of the grouse family may now be starting to recover. Discover its turbulent history of changing fort

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:44:12 +0100

We need money for nature now

The single, most dramatic cause for the loss of biodiversity, species and natural habitats in Europe is intensive agriculture. To reverse this alarming trend, the EU must invest

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:15:59 +0100

Reflections on the fifth Global Biodiversity Outlook: we need to make this second chance count

This week, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) published the Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 (GBO-5) – a final and damning report card on the progress made against t

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:27:55 +0100

Hundreds of organisations unite, calling world leaders to 'act on nature'

On the eve of the High Level Week of the UN General Assembly, a call for world leaders to act to halt and reverse nature loss this decade comes from far and wide: Businesses; En

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:39:00 +0100

Saving the Critically Endangered Liben Lark in Ethiopia

Forming part of the Ethiopian Highlands in Southern Ethiopia is the Liben Plain, an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area. These plains hold one o

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 15:40:18 +0100

World’s largest tropical wetland ablaze: our statement

This year, the Pantanal – the world’s largest tropical wetland – has seen three times as many fires as 2019, exacerbated by climate change and likely started by humans. Th

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 15:23:24 +0100

Conservation action has prevented at least 28 extinctions since 1993

A new study shows just how effectively conservation action slows extinction rates, calculating that at least 28 bird and mammal species would have been lost since 1993 without i

Thu, 10 Sep 2020 00:51:09 +0100

Introducing our new Spring Alive species: the Common Ringed Plover

As birds migrate from Europe to their wintering grounds in Africa, we explore the fascinating behaviour of the Common Ringed Plover, a small but feisty wader familiar across Afr

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 12:39:08 +0100

Our new partnership with Project Ranger will ramp up vulture protection

Through an exciting new partnership, BirdLife is helping rangers continue to combat poaching in difficult times and bringing vultures into the spotlight among the more high prof

Fri, 04 Sep 2020 17:00:23 +0100

Landmark policy resolution creates new hope for vultures

A new international agreement could prove a major step forward towards our mission of ensuring vultures are safe from poisoning across their entire range.

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 15:31:23 +0100