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24 Sep 2020

The only recovery is a green recovery

As businesses wake from hibernation and the world eases itself into something close to normal, global attention turns to economic recovery – but ignoring nature as part of these plans would be a huge error. Will the EU’s response be fit for purpose?
23 Sep 2020

Wetland birds win battle against lead-based hunting

In Europe, every year, 20,000 tons of lead hunting ammunition is shot into our natural environment, and more than one million waterbirds die from ingesting it. Lead shot is toxic for plants, soil, water; and even for the animals and humans who eat contaminated birds.
22 Sep 2020

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 fortunes.
Orange-bellied Parrot, a species brought back from the brink since CBD was founded © JJ Harrison/ Wikimedia Commons
18 Sep 2020

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

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 the 2020 ‘Aichi Biodiversity Targets’, making it clear that while the last UN decade on biodiversity has failed, this coming decade on ecosystem restoration cannot.
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18 Sep 2020

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

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; Environment, Development and Humanitarian Organisations; Faith groups; Local and Regional Governments; Indigenous People; and Youth are all calling for action to secure a sustainable future for people and planet.
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There are thought to be fewer than 250 Liben Larks left © Nikk Borrow
15 Sep 2020

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.
Fires have destroyed 12,000 square kilometres of the South American wetland so far © Alamy
15 Sep 2020

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. The BirdLife Partnership is calling on the Brazilian and international governments to urgently increase action.
The Iberian Lynx is still around thanks to the hard work of conservationists © Nathan Ranc
10 Sep 2020

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 intervention. The message is clear – with enough support, we can halt the extinction crisis.
The Common Ringed Plover weights only 64 grams, but migrates thousands of kilometres © Zeynel Cebeci
07 Sep 2020

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 Africa’s wetlands.
04 Sep 2020

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 profile victims of wildlife trade.

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Red-headed Vultures © Bjorn Olesen
02 Sep 2020

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.
The reservoir provides water for 800,000 residents © Rody Schoonderwoerd
27 Aug 2020

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 landmark with silt. Find out how our Partner WESM is taking a hands-on approach to restore this vital water source and wildlife haven.
The Sebkhet Sejoumi wetland, in the middle of a suburb of Tunis © RET CEPF team
25 Aug 2020

Polluted bog or wildlife haven? Tunisian conservationists unite to rescue

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 light on the site’s outstanding nature and rescue it from further threat.
Bali Myna (Critically Endangered) © omepl1 / Shutterstock
25 Aug 2020

Six songs that could soon go silent across Asia’s forests

Listen to the beautiful songs of birds brought to the brink of extinction by the illegal wildlife trade, and find out how you can help us stop this profound threat to nature and human health
18 Aug 2020

Cartoons show fascinating life, shocking hardships of Helmeted Hornbill

With a touch of comedy, India-based cartoonist Rohan Chakravarty uses his illustrations to give a view of the world through a bird’s eyes and present thought-provoking conservation messages. Explore the fascinating habits and shocking hardships of the Helmeted Hornbill: a Critically Endangered species.
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo

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