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All photos © Albatross Task Force

Albatross Task Force leader wins major award with seabird-saving invention

Thu, 01/11/2018
We interview the leader of the Albatross Task Force in Argentina, Leandro Tamini, who has won the Marsh Award for Marine Conservation Leadership, which recognises people or organisations having a profound impact on marine conservation.

The Middle East: sorting fact from fiction

Mon, 29/10/2018
Many misconceptions have crept into international media representations of the Middle East, making this region one of the most misunderstood in the world. Here we bust six myths with examples from our conservation work in the region.
The Chinese Egret relies on the mangroves and mudflats as a refuelling site on migration © JJ Harrison

Great news for Singapore shorebirds: new protected area announced

Mon, 29/10/2018
This month, wetlands containing one of Singapore’s last remaining mangroves have secured protection after years of concerted advocacy. This move will benefit globally threatened birds such as the Chinese Egret and Straw-headed Bulbul.
There are thought to be fewer than 250 Liben Larks left © Nikk Borrow

Can the Critically Endangered Liben Lark be saved? Our latest update

Fri, 26/10/2018
Community nature reserves are not only improving habitats for rare grassland birds, but also proving a vital lifeline for cattle farmers, literally saving lives during drought. But how has the Liben Lark responded to this initiative?

Why bioenergy is actually bad for our planet

Wed, 24/10/2018
Today over 100 organisations from across the globe have published a joint declaration calling on governments, financiers, companies and civil society to halt the expansion of the biomass-based energy industry.
Long-tailed Sylph © Ondrej Prosicky

5 ways Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas have changed conservation

Wed, 24/10/2018
40 years ago, we set out to identify the most important sites for birds in Europe. This idea has since spread across the world, informing conservation decisions and setting the model for wider initiatives to follow suit. We recount our top successes in that time.
Assad Serhal © SPNL

Looking to the past to create a better future: Assad Serhal interview

Tue, 23/10/2018
Assad Serhal, hunter-turned-conservationist, now Director of BirdLife Lebanon and winner of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018, shares what motivates his important work to create community-based protected areas in the Middle East
Without this intervention, the Tristan Albatross could soon go extinct © J Cleeland

Ambitious plan to remove "mega-mice" to save millions of seabirds

Mon, 22/10/2018
Giant invasive “mega-mice” on Gough Island are set to be eradicated in one of the most ambitious projects of its kind, which will save two million seabird eggs and chicks a year from being eaten in the nest.

Rewilding – helping nature find its own way

Mon, 22/10/2018
Following the publication of a benchmark new study in one of biology’s most prestigious journals, we take a closer look at the science of ‘rewilding’ – the ecological restoration movement putting hope at the heart of conservation.