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Janneh, Salia and Augustine from the Gola Cocoa Team carry a basket of fermented beans ready to be laid out to dry © R Anstead / Twin

Eat chocolate, save a rainforest - the Gola Cocoa Project tells you how

Wed, 23/05/2018
Sounds too good to be true? A project is stopping deforestation and community exploitation in Sierra Leone through the power of cocoa.
The Asian Crested Ibis recovered from a population of just 12 birds © Wang LiQiang / Shutterstock

The Comeback Kids: five birds brought back from the brink

Mon, 21/05/2018
Conservation is working: 25 bird species have been saved from the Critically Endangered category this century alone. Read five of the most inspiring stories of birds that have recovered thanks to the dedication of conservationists and communities.

BirdLife wins big at Natura 2000 Awards 2018

Fri, 18/05/2018
Five BirdLife partners scooped up awards for project work to protect Europe’s precious natural heritage at the annual Natura 2000 Awards ceremony in Brussels last night.
Traditional saltworker, Bay of Cádiz © Salarte

Spain's traditional saltpans: an unlikely bird haven

Fri, 18/05/2018
A surprising solution to the decline of migratory birds and sustainable rural development in Andalucía, Spain, is found in a link between culture and nature: food. All that’s needed is a sprinkle of passion (and salt).
The Niceforo's wren, which is Critically Endangered © Daniel Uribe

Scientists brave white-water rapids in search of Critically Endangered wren

Wed, 16/05/2018
How far would you go to study a Critically Endangered species? These four scientists went through Class V rapids in Colombia’s deepest canyon.
© Charlie Butt

Tread softly: new guide for businesses working in important ecosystems

Mon, 14/05/2018
A new handbook provides businesses with clear guidelines on how to avoid harming habitats when working in highly important areas for nature.

Conservationists gather in Middle East to protect migratory birds

Mon, 14/05/2018
The first ever global summit for migratory birds brought together key players from all over the world in Abu Dhabi, UAE this April. In addition to global strategies, great progress was made in tackling threats to birds in the Middle East. Here are the main outcomes.

Kulan roam the steppes of central Kazakhstan once again

Mon, 14/05/2018
The latest update from ACBK/BirdLife Kazakhstan on its project to reintroduce a small herd of Turkmenian kulan to central Kazakhstan, long after the wild ass species disappeared from the region.
Zire Sbekha School in Mauritaina has no electricity, but the community is very active in conservation

Many voices, one song: children across Africa sing for migratory birds

Fri, 11/05/2018
In honour of World Migratory Bird Day, school children from across the African-Eurasian flyway perform songs that pay homage to the birds that pass through their country. Every song is different, but their message is the same: we must all join together to protect our migratory birds.