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Pink Pigeon © Stellar Photography / Shutterstock

Why is it controversial to declare a species less threatened?

Fri, 31/05/2019
Last year, we moved the Pink Pigeon from Endangered to Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, its recovery the result of decades of conservation work. When we move a species to a lower threat category, it sounds like a cause for celebration - but why doesn’t everyone agree?

News from Bird Island – Bobby has Fledged!

Thu, 30/05/2019
An incredible milestone for one of our #AlbatrossStories chicks.

Obituary: Celso Rocha de Oliveira 1958-2019

Wed, 29/05/2019
A strong promoter of Hookpod trials and member of the Albatross Task Force in Brazil has passed away.
The Northern Bald Ibis is no longer Critically Endangered © Fireglo / Shutterstock

Northern Bald Ibis: baldly leading the way in ibis conservation

Wed, 29/05/2019
Four ibis species in three very different circumstances. All facing extinction. One, the Northern Bald Ibis, is now recovering. What does it take to turn the tables on extinction?
15% of land and freshwater environments are now protected - but is it enough? © Bjorn Olesen

Why aren’t countries meeting their targets to tackle the loss of nature?

Fri, 24/05/2019
You may have seen the recent news that one million species are at risk of extinction. But how did the world get to this point, and what can we do to turn things around? Thankfully, the report that brought this crisis into the public eye also sheds light on the solutions.
Half a billion tweets are sent every day © Pixabay.com

Could social media help us save some of the world’s most vital habitats?

Thu, 23/05/2019
A ground-breaking new study analyses social media posts from visitors to key sites for nature across the world, providing insight into which sites are most popular, and highlighting opportunities and challenges for conserving them.

New project tackles illegal trade in vulture body parts

Wed, 22/05/2019
Across Africa, vultures are being captured and their body parts traded for belief-based use such as traditional medicine. This is putting additional pressure on a group of birds already threatened with extinction. Now, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation is tackling this complex issue head-on.

Forests and Biodiversity

Wed, 22/05/2019
Forests play a crucial role in protecting wildlife. Unfortunately, they are being lost at an alarming rate. Can local forest governance help protect them?
Wind power - key to protecting our climate but problematic for birds © Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH

Great news: BirdLife South Africa halts plans for dangerous wind farm

Mon, 20/05/2019
BirdLife supports renewable energy – but not when it comes at the expense of wildlife. In recent years, plans to build a wind farm near an important site for migratory birds have caused much concern among conservationists. Now, opposing action has put it on ice.