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Reef rescuer Athina cleaning corals at a nursery © Nature Seychelles

Saving Seychelles disappearing coral reefs

Tue, 17/11/2020
Ocean warming and coral bleaching have had a devastating impact on coral reefs, critical in supporting marine biodiversity. In Seychelles conservationists are celebrating ten years of success of the world’s first large-scale coral reef restoration project using the coral gardening method

Protecting shearwaters on land and at sea: a strong partnership to preserve two Mediterranean...

Mon, 16/11/2020

LIFE PanPuffinus started September and this is welcome news for some of the mo

A PAcific Golden Plover was the first bird spotted © Avinash Nanda / Shutterstock

Two world records smashed in landmark birding event

Mon, 16/11/2020
The inaugural Global Bird Weekend inspired over 38,000 nature lovers from 169 countries to pool their bird spotting talents together, for the benefit of conservation.
A courtship display between Tristan Albatrosses (Critically Endangered) © Andy Schofield

World’s remotest islands become one of largest wildlife sanctuaries

Fri, 13/11/2020
Today, UK overseas territory Tristan da Cunha – a remote island chain in the South Atlantic – has been declared a Marine Protection Zone, safeguarding habitat for millions of seabirds, fish and mammals.
© NASA

What birds tell us about building a new global framework for nature

Thu, 12/11/2020
As well as quantifying progress (or failure) and highlighting successes and good news stories in relation to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, data from birds can inform the development and implementation of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and its targets
A head-start for Loggerheads in Cabo Verde © Shaun Hurrell

Drones, stretchers and other surprising reasons for Cabo Verde’s turtle nesting boom

Wed, 11/11/2020
Whilst COVID-related restrictions may have benefited turtles elsewhere, the dedication of conservationists is mostly what made 2020 an exceptional Loggerhead Turtle nesting season here

Press release: New report reveals Member States are responsible for the death of over 14 million...

Tue, 10/11/2020
Today, BirdLife Europe released a new report which provides an in-depth analysis of derogations in eight EU Member States: Bulgaria, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Poland and Spain.
Unveiling the truth: how Member States are abusing their power to grant licenses to kill millions of birds

How EU States are granting licenses to kill millions of birds

Tue, 10/11/2020
Have you heard of the EU Birds Directive? It’s a powerful piece of legislation that protects birds across the continent. Problem: EU Member States are giving out licenses to kill protected birds like there’s no tomorrow. We have published a report that exposes this far-reaching scandal.