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Wetlands ablaze: oil well leak causes major environmental incident in Assam

Tue, 30/06/2020
A major gas leak and blowout at the Baghjan oil field, in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam, has severely damaged the nearby wetlands of Maguri-Motapung and polluted the tributaries of the Brahmaputra River, as well as adjacent areas of the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park.
Lappet-faced Vulture © Ben Jobson

How Kenya is healing toxic relationship between vultures and people

Tue, 23/06/2020
With their hunched posture, bald heads and their use in cartoons to represent opportunistic greed, vultures are arguably the most misunderstood scavengers. Humans have long considered them to be the outcasts of the animal kingdom, and due to their association with death, they are feared and reviled. Yet, their swift response means carcasses are picked clean before disease particles can take hold.

Science isn’t negotiable: Environment MEPs break off CAP negotiations with COMAGRI

Fri, 19/06/2020
It’s over. The gulf was just too wide. On 10 June, the MEPs from the Environment Committee (COMENVI) broke off negotiations with their counterparts in the Agriculture Committee (COMAGRI) on the upcoming vote on the Common Agricultural Policy.
Tristan Albatrosses performing their courtship dance © Nick Holmes / RSPB

Why we’re celebrating the first ever World Albatross Day

Fri, 19/06/2020
Today, BirdLife is delighted to be part of the first ever World Albatross Day. But why is it so important that we raise awareness of this group of birds? Find out what makes them special, the threats they face, and how you can help.

Victory: destructive Biscarrués dam will not be built

Fri, 19/06/2020
After a legal battle spanning nearly three decades, the Spanish supreme court has finally prohibited the construction of the destructive Biscarrués dam and reservoir.
Prespa Trout © Ljubomir Stefanov

Plan of action for Prespa Trout now in the pipeline

Thu, 18/06/2020
Thanks to a grant from Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, conservationists in North Macedonia can begin working on a plan to save the Endangered Prespa Trout from extinction.

Save the Mountains: the uphill battle to protect Šar and Osogovo

Thu, 18/06/2020
Have you ever caught a glimpse of a chamois dashing through the snowy mugo pine trees of the Šar mountains? Have you tasted the wild strawberries that grow in the foothills of the Osogovo range? These mesmerizing mountain ranges are bursting with biodiversity. Unfortunately, they’re under threat...

Spring Alive is here: how HeidelbergCement educates children on the wonders of nature

Thu, 18/06/2020
With summer unfolding as we’d expect, with buds maturing and  timid flowers awakening