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Arjan holding a Sclater's Crowned-pigeon in Papua New Guinea, that he bought in order to save and release © Laurens Steijn

Meet the man with the record for most bird species seen in a year

Tue, 24/04/2018
Interview: Arjan Dwarshuis owns the world record for the number of bird species spotted in a single year. He has some interesting tales to tell...
The European Turtle Dove is one of many familiar bird species that now find themselves Globally Threatened [Photo: Revital Salomon]

Even familiar birds at risk of extinction, new study finds

Mon, 23/04/2018
The 2018 State of the World’s Birds report, which provides a comprehensive look at the health of bird populations globally, has found that the extinction crisis has spread so far that even some well-known species are now in danger.

Black-tailed Godwit flying high in Utrecht

Sat, 21/04/2018
Sustainable grassland management, as the result of cooperation between nature conservationists and farmers in the Eempolder Nature Reserve in the Netherlands, has brought good news for Black-tailed Godwits and breeding waders.
Flying Fish Cove is the capital of Christmas Island, Australia, which is an IBA in Danger

Interactive map: explore the world’s most threatened bird paradises

Fri, 20/04/2018
The latest data gathered by the BirdLife Partnership reveals that over 240 areas globally important for the conservation of birds are in imminent danger of being lost forever. Explore some of the most imperiled sites, and discover the threats they face, with our updated IBAs in Danger Story Map

Crunch time for saving environment on farmland

Wed, 18/04/2018
As the debate on the next EU budget draws to a close, will Budget Commissioner Oettinger dedicate enough to the environment and climate in the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to avert disaster?
© Cambridge Conservation Initiative

How do we spread word about the biodiversity crisis? Experts weigh in.

Mon, 16/04/2018
For many experts, the loss of biodiversity around the world is a crisis of equal magnitude to climate change, yet public awareness remains low. To discuss how to change that, a panel of experts (including Sir David Attenborough!) hosted a high-profile event at Cambridge Conservation Initiative.
David Attenborough addressed a sold out audience © Cambridge Conservation Initiative

“The world has cause for optimism”: Sir David Attenborough’s keynote speech

Fri, 13/04/2018
If you’ve got a conservation communication problem, who ya gonna call? Sir David Attenborough! On 12 April, the Godfather of conservation addressed a sold-out audience at BirdLife's UK office, concluding an expert panel on how to communicate the biodiversity crisis. Read his inspiring speech.
Sir David Attenborough will deliver the closing remarks at today's panel event © Sam Owen

Sir David Attenborough joins world experts in calling for action for nature

Thu, 12/04/2018
On the 12th of April, Sir David Attenborough joins the head of the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity and an expert panel from government, business and civil society to discuss how to mobilise global action to tackle what is said to be the greatest threat to humanity: the biodiversity crisis.

Record numbers of Blue-throated Macaws spotted

Tue, 10/04/2018
Although it’s in critical danger of extinction, there’s hope for the Blue-Throated Macaw. A series of conservation initiatives have led to record numbers of the bird being seen this past November.