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

Restoring Malawi’s historic Mudi dam

In 1953, Mudi Dam was built to supply water to the residents of Blantyre during the dry season. However, decades of deforestation and land clearance have filled this local landm

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 11:16:05 +0100

Polluted bog or wildlife haven? Tunisian conservationists unite to rescue neglected wetland

Urbanisation is damaging the Sebkhet Sejoumi wetland and many locals no longer see it for what it’s worth. But civil society groups are forming powerful alliances to shine a l

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 12:54:11 +0100