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Don José and his wife Nelly Lucumi never gave up on their vision © Asociación Calidris

Meet Don José: the man who turned his rice farm into a bird haven

Tue, 28/01/2020
In 2004, he José Jarvi Bazán chose to move from intensive rice farming to a nature-friendly approach that does not use artificial chemicals. Since then, he has become a pioneer in organic rice production in Colombia and throughout Latin America.
93% of the Black-breasted Puffleg's habitat has been altered or degraded © Murray Cooper

Growing flowers to save a Critically Endangered hummingbird

Mon, 27/01/2020
In Ecuador’s high Andean forests, the Black-breasted Puffleg is running out of habitat. A forest restoration programme offers hope, working with local people to plant the species’ favourite flowers.
Echo Parakeet female © Jacques de Speville

No longer Endangered: the Echo Parakeet’s 100-year recovery plan

Fri, 24/01/2020
In this year’s Red List update, the Echo Parakeet moved from Endangered to Vulnerable – an impressive recovery for a species that once numbered just a dozen birds. But successes like this aren’t built in a day, or even a decade. Find out how Mauritius’ conservationists made it happen.
Suzanne Medina and son release a Guam Rail into the wild © Guam Department of Agriculture

How did the Guam Rail come back from extinction in the wild?

Mon, 20/01/2020
After more than 30 years, the Guam Rail is back: breeding naturally beyond the confines of captive breeding enclosures – making it only the second bird species ever to recover from extinction in the wild. How did conservationists do it, and what can we learn about the threat of introduced predators?

La batalla por proteger al Zamarrito Pechinegro, un colibrí único en el planeta

Mon, 20/01/2020
El Zamarrito Pechinegro (Eriocnemis nigrivestis), es un colibrí endémico de Ecuador, en Peligro Crítico. Hace más de una década, Aves y Conservación, socio de BirdLife International, desarrolla proyectos para proteger a esta especie amenazada y su único hábitat: los bosques Alto Andinos.
Little Spiderhunter © Bjorn Olesen

Revealed: the proposed global plan for nature that could save the planet

Fri, 17/01/2020
This October, world leaders will meet in China to discuss a new set of biodiversity targets that will decide the fate of nature on this planet. A first draft of the targets was released this week: here's everything you need to know about this critical turning point for conservation.

La Reinita de Canadá y una iniciativa de conservación sin fronteras

Fri, 17/01/2020
La Asociación Calidris lidera en Colombia una iniciativa para proteger a la Reinita de Canadá (Cardellina canadensis), un ave migratoria que viaja más de 10 mil kilómetros cada año, desde Canadá y Estados Unidos hasta los bosques de Sudamérica.

Ocean Week 2020 - Brussels

Fri, 17/01/2020
Ocean Week 2020 - seven days of events, discussions and activities in Brussels - puts the spotlight on the huge threats faced by marine species and habitats while offering real solutions on how to solve them. We need thriving biodiversity in our oceans to support life on earth.

Bringing back nature to the EU in the post-2020 Biodiversity Strategy

Fri, 17/01/2020
The rewilding of European ecosystems can help to tackle both the current climate and biodiversity emergencies. In a policy brief published today, a coalition of five organisations call on the European Commission to prioritise nature recovery in the EU Biodiversity Strategy post-2020.