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Happy birthday Monteiro’s!

Tue, 24/07/2018
The Monteiro’s Storm-petrel lives on only five tiny islets of the Azores where its faces a bevy of threats, ranging from sea pollution and habitat loss to competition with fisheries for food.

Back from the Dead? The Story of the Blue-eyed Ground-Dove.

Mon, 23/07/2018
Just three years ago, the Blue-eyed Ground-Dove was thought to be extinct. Then, after 75 years without a confirmed sighting, twelve individuals were found in the wild. But with such a small population, can the species be saved?
The Sokoke Scops Owl weighs only 2 ounces (57g) and is the smallest Scops Owl © John Mwcharo

Irreplaceable: Dakatcha Woodland, Kenya

Mon, 23/07/2018
It’s a refuge for Endangered species found at only a handful of other sites. It stores rainwater, traps carbon and even regulates the local climate. But this unique and globally important forest has no formal protection. Read what’s being done in the fight to secure its survival.
"East Indes Market Stall in Batavia", painted in the 17th century by an unknown artist

Flight of Fancy: early depictions of the parrot trade in European art

Fri, 20/07/2018
Parrots are such popular pets that their capture has driven many species to the brink of extinction in the wild. But this isn't a new phenomenon - their role in human culture has been ingrained for millennia. We explore what parrots in art can tell us about the history of world trade routes.
Le crapaud vivipare du Mont Nimba en Afrique de l’ouest donne naissance à des jeunes formés ©  Sandberger-Loua L, Müller H, Rödel M-O

Lutte contre la pauvreté rurale: des communautés sont responsabilisées pour la conservation de la...

Wed, 18/07/2018
C’est un fait regrettable: les personnes vivant près des zones importantes pour la biodiversité sont souvent très pauvres et dépendent uniquement de l’exploitation des ressources naturelles pour leurs moyens d’existence. Actuellement, un projet vise à inverser cette tendance, permettant ainsi aux communautés d’améliorer leur sort en utilisant les ressources de façon durable.
TV and radio appearances and a peaceful march drummed up public support © WESM

BirdLife Malawi campaign compels court to uphold ban on thin plastic

Wed, 18/07/2018
WESM (BirdLife in Malawi) united universities, faith groups and community organisations in a highly successful campaign which helped to fast-track a delayed court ruling on the ban on thin plastic in this landlocked southern African country.

L’environnement de la Lybie: une vue de l’intérieur

Tue, 17/07/2018
Avec un accès difficile et dangereux, l’image que l’on peut avoir de la Libye a tendance à être basée sur les conflits et les crises que l'on voit aux nouvelles. Certains ne s'attendraient pas à ce que la conservation de la nature soit à l'ordre du jour de quiconque, mais elle est bien vivante et ne cesse de croître. Nous obtenons les réactions de deux agents de la conservation de la nature, qui viennent juste de revenir de Libye.
Libyan conservationists looking for tern nests in Farwa, Libya © CEPF Med

Libya’s environment: an insider's view

Tue, 17/07/2018
With difficult and dangerous access, one’s picture of Libya tends to be based on conflict and crisis seen on the news. Some wouldn’t expect nature conservation to be on anyone’s agenda, yet it is alive and growing. We get the reaction from two conservationists that just returned from Libya.
The Grey-headed Albatross is Endangered and declining by 5% a year on South Georgia © Stephanie Winnard

Nobody knows where juvenile Grey-headed Albatrosses go: until now

Thu, 12/07/2018
Way too many youngsters were going missing after fledging. With no knowledge of where they fly to, it was much harder to halt their decline. Now, nine satellite-tagged juveniles have successfully left the nest. We can watch their journey – and so can you.