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Women are speaking out in defence of a healthy environment © Princess del Castillo

Meet the female forest defenders of the Philippines

Fri, 07/08/2020
Hear the stories of the inspirational Filipino women unafraid to take a stand against the destruction of their forest homes, and how we’re fighting for their right to a healthy environment.
Strategy videogames involve making decisions and often exploiting natural resources. Screenshot: BirdLife International / The Like Minded

How your decisions can impact tropical forest landscapes

Thu, 06/08/2020
Our new animation, launched at the Global Landscapes Forum, turns to an unlikely inspiration to help explain landscape conservation and our innovative work to support communities in tropical forests: videogames.
Assad Serhal (centre) is recovering well after eight stitches © SPNL

Beirut explosion: an update from our Partner in Lebanon

Wed, 05/08/2020

A massive explosion ripped through Beirut, Lebanon's capital, last night, killing over

Active water transport in some recently cleared canals © Clara Nanja

Restoring the Lukanga: Tackling Invasive Weed Species in Zambia

Wed, 05/08/2020
In two decades of fishing, Boyd Kayombo has witnessed a steady decline in his catch. Kayombo sighs as he tugs at his nets. “The fish catch is poorer and the water has turned pale and green”, he remarks wiping sweat from his brow on a hot fishing day.

Information about a third party

Tue, 04/08/2020
We have received a notification from Blackbaud, the software provider of our customer management software, about a breach of their security systems relating to data that they held of some of our supporters.
This stunning iris is classed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List © Sharif Jbour

Palestinian conservationists overcome adversity to research rare plant

Mon, 03/08/2020
When conservationists came upon a rare flower in bloom in the North Eastern Slopes of Palestine, they were determined to secure its survival. But besides existing threats, 2020 presented a number of new and unforeseen challenges. Discover how they persevered in the face of adversity.
A pair of Oriental Dollarbirds displaying courtship behaviour  © HIH Princess Takamado

Oriental Dollarbird: a curious case of mistaken identity

Sat, 01/08/2020
For more than a thousand years, Japanese citizens assumed the Oriental Dollarbird was responsible for a beautiful and distinctive call heard at night. But a chance radio broadcast revealed the true, unlikely culprit. From "Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, August 2020
This is one helmet that sadly does not provide protection © Craig Ansibin / Shutterstock

How we're helping the Helmeted Hornbill to nest in safety again

Fri, 31/07/2020
Teetering on the edge of extinction due to demand for its prized 'casque', the Helmeted Hornbill now finds itself with a fighting chance of survival thanks to bolstered law enforcement and patrols of its dwindling forest habitat
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie © Bjorn Olesen

Making the hotels of Sri Lanka birdwatcher-friendly

Wed, 29/07/2020
The Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka’s “Bird Friendly Concept” has been adopted by numerous hotels, resorts, and travel agencies across Sri Lanka to the mutual benefit of birds, birders, and business.