Socotra’s Haggier Mountains and Dragon’s Blood Trees
13 Nov 2019

Magical Socotra stands at a crossroads of conflict and conservation

The jewel in the crown of Arabia’s biodiversity is under threat. Often dubbed the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean, the unique Socotra archipelago is an Important Bird & Biodiversity and UNESCO World Heritage Site of global importance for its endemic wildlife and rich ancient cultures, but action is needed before modern-day pressures change these ancient islands forever.
Material from worn out t-shirts is recovered and turned into new products © Teemill
07 Nov 2019

The clothing cycle: how our sustainable clothing range is made

Every year 100 billion new items of clothing are produced, while a truck full of clothing is burned or buried in a landfill every second. Teemill, who produce BirdLife’s official clothing range, are leading the charge against wasteful ‘fast fashion’ with their innovative circular fashion business model. Co-founder Mart Drake-Knight explains how.
The Seven-colored Tanager is Vulnerable to extinction due to forest loss © Ciro Albano
04 Nov 2019

Brazil’s Atlantic forest: putting the pieces back together

Surrounded by a sea of cattle ranches and sugarcane plantations, a few ‘islands’ of Atlantic Forest remain. By establishing a private reserve and working with local people to connect forest fragments, SAVE Brasil is showing that it is possible to turn the tide on extinction.
Just 7% of the original Atlantic forest remains. Pictured: San Rafael © Mily Corleone
01 Nov 2019

How a shade-grown traditional tea is protecting Paraguay’s forests

In San Rafael National Park, conservationists and local people are transforming a ‘paper park’ into community-owned forest surrounded by shade-grown yerba mate agroforestry. This new business venture is set to become self-sustaining, ensuring a bright future for forest and people alike.
Flores Island, Indonesia © Toni Wöhrl
30 Oct 2019

Indonesia’s sustainable candlenut farms: lighting the candle of innovation

Mbeiling forest in Flores, Indonesia is home to a wealth of wildlife including the Komodo Dragon. Our ‘mbelievable’ investment in micro-finance, community ownership and agroforestry is ensuring this unique landscape keeps blooming in the future.
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Black-browed Albatrosses out at sea © Unsplash
24 Oct 2019

The High Seas Treaty: taking marine conservation beyond borders

How do we agree on conservation laws in areas outside national jurisdiction? Carolina Hazin, our Global Marine Policy Coordinator, recently spoke up for marine life at a global meeting that will decide the future of conservation in international waters. Here, she recalls the experience, and explains what needs to happen next.
22 Oct 2019

Shy by name, not by nature: Shy Albatross threatened by human interaction

For centuries, this albatross's slow and measured approach to breeding worked just fine. But now, facing new human threats, will this become the 16th out of all 22 albatross species to be listed as globally threatened?
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17 Oct 2019

Novel study identifies key foraging areas of Cambridge scientists

Our Marine science team came up with an innovative way of explaining the concept of marine Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas to BirdLife staff - by fitting them with GPS trackers on their lunch break.
Far Eastern Curlew (Endangered) resting on a floating roost © D. R. Weller Photography
15 Oct 2019

South Korea’s artificial floating roosts: a lifeline for migratory

Sea-level rise is keeping exhausted migratory shorebirds flying round and round like aeroplanes in holding patterns, with nowhere to land and rest. The solution: artificial roosts fashioned from oyster bags…
Cerulean Warbler © Ray Hennessy / Shutterstock
10 Oct 2019

A glimmer of hope for the Cerulean Warbler?

A globally threatened bird with habitats shrinking at both ends of its migration route, the Cerulean Warbler’s population plummeted by 70% in 44 years. Now, its decline is slowing down – but why? We have a few theories…
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo
Bai (traditional Palauan meeting house) © highD / Shutterstock
08 Oct 2019

Palau Conservation Society: protecting paradise for 25 years

When unregulated tourism threatened to destroy the Pacific nation of Palau, a movement was formed to preserve paradise for future generations. 25 years on, our Partner, the Palau Conservation Society, has inspired ideas that have gone on to transform the nation.
Women take part in an organic farming project near Dakatcha Woodland, Kenya © Thomas Lehmberg / DOF
03 Oct 2019

5 ways to include more women in your conservation project

Conservation projects can’t work unless everyone in the local community is involved. But at the moment, many women are being left out. Our CEPF project in East Africa shares some simple steps on how to welcome women into the conversation.
Wildlife at Hoo Peninsula, UK © Julian Hoffman
01 Oct 2019

Author interview: Irreplaceable - the fight to save our wild places

What makes a natural site special to people? Too often realisation hits after a place is gone. We interview author Julian Hoffman about human connection to landscapes, experiences shaped by endangered natural places and unsung species, and the stalwart local people fighting urgently to save them.
Eurasian Golden Oriole © Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH / Shutterstock
26 Sep 2019

The Killing Crisis

BirdLife's research has revealed that an estimated 25 million birds are illegally killed or taken each year across the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Caucasus. Here, we delve deeper into the shocking discoveries that galvanised our Flight for Survival campaign.
Grey-headed Albatross pair at Diego Ramírez archipelago, Chile © Cristián G. Suazo
25 Sep 2019

Chile announces vital new regulations to protect seabirds

At the end of last month, the Chilean Government took a vital and welcome step towards saving thousands of seabirds from being needlessly killed in their trawl fisheries by introducing new regulations making the use of mitigation measures mandatory.

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