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David Attenborough, CCI DAB inauguration. Photo: SIR CAM/UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.

BirdLife’s new nest: a home for conservationists

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 10:41

'We depend on nature for the very air we breathe, for every mouthful of food we consume, for every drop of clean water that we drink.”: these the inspiring words from Sir David Attenborough at the official opening of the new CCI conservation campus

Worldwide United Kingdom

This plant's funny name belies its dangerous nature

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 16:31

The Hottentot Fig is an invasive alien species that was favoured for its beauty, but is slowly killing other local vegetation in Portugal.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Invasive Alien Species - Europe and Central Asia

Ural Owl (Strix uralensis), a juvenile (Photo: HIH Princess Takamado)

The Goddess of Wisdom

Fri, 01/04/2016 - 06:55

“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, April 2016

Asia Japan

Winter Wren trying to tell you a message about climate change. Original image: Frank Vassen, flickr

Small bird, big message

Fri, 01/04/2016 - 06:04

New study confirms common birds are powerful indicators of threats from climate change. From Europe to the US the trends match as scientists expected, the data showing coherent and substantial changes in detriment to cold-adapted species

Worldwide Climate Change

The White-necked Picathartes, a unique species in Ghana ©Michael Anderson

Ghana to Host Future4Nature Innovation Factory: A place for thinking outside the box

Thu, 24/03/2016 - 15:55

From 29th – 31st March 2016, BirdLife International, Ghana Wildlife Society and the Legon Botanical Gardens will host the Future4Nature kick-off event in Akosombo Ghana, to develop shared, innovative solutions tailored to conditions in Ghana that will lead to long-term improvements in people’s lives.

Africa Ghana Capacity Development

NGOs demand thorough review of the Common Agricultural Policy

Tue, 22/03/2016 - 07:00

More than 100 NGOs have signed a joint letter to the President of the European Commission to demand a review of the European food and farming system.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Seychelles Magpie-robin. Photo: Oliver Smart

Conservation Silver Bullet?

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 20:00

New global assessment finds major benefits to biodiversity when invasive mammals are removed from islands

Worldwide Seychelles Invasive Alien Species

Plovers, cows and gauchos on the grasslands of the Southern Cone. Photo: Alianza del Pastizal (Grasslands Alliance)

Conservation cowboy cooperation receives international recognition

Fri, 18/03/2016 - 17:32

It’s all about cooperation, conserving South America’s natural grasslands from agricultural intensification... Southern Cone Grasslands Alliance honoured for outstanding conservation achievement award.

Americas

Forest & Bird launches ambitious strategy for New Zealand's nature

Fri, 18/03/2016 - 03:15

Forest & Bird (BirdLife New Zealand), the country's largest and oldest non government conservation organisation, has launched a new Strategy for Nature which looks out to 2040 and sets ambitious and aspirational goals. It is based on the vision of, in Aotearoa (New Zealand), ecological resilience being at the heart of everything the community does..

Pacific New Zealand Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Pacific