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Stornoway sing with their senses in tune with the natural world

Tue, 19/05/2015
Brian Briggs from Stornoway talks about how the sights and sounds of the natural world have inspired the making of their new album "Bonxie".

Women in Conservation: Cherchez les femmes!

Mon, 18/05/2015
This seventh and last article in the series about 'women in conservation' lists the main lessons learned from the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that were implemented between May 2014 and March 2015, at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.

Women in Conservation: Can the neck overtake the head?

Thu, 14/05/2015
This sixth article in the series about 'women in conservation' describes how cultural barriers prevented women from taking leadership roles in community conservancies in Northern Kenya. But even culture can change.

BirdLife launches #itsmynature campaign

Mon, 11/05/2015

Today we launch our campaign “It’s my nature” (#itsmynature).

NatureWatch App Launched! Watch nature, share moments, conserve sites

Mon, 11/05/2015

NatureWatch is a new iPhone App from BirdLife International which allows you to plan yo

Africa begins Journey to Combat Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora

Mon, 11/05/2015
Experts from governments, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), African Union (AU), Regional Economic Commissions, civil society organisations and donors met in Brazzaville to develop an African Strategy to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade to coordinate action across the continent.

Nature alert. Commission alerted

Mon, 11/05/2015
It’s a tale of two miracles. The first: over 100 NGOs, in 28 European capitals, are launching a campaign today to stop Juncker’s attack against the laws that protect Nature. The second? By re-reading the Directives we’ve rediscovered an idea of Europe we can love: one of a community that protects its nature.

The challenge of bringing marine wildlife back in EU waters

Mon, 11/05/2015
Member States urgently need to implement the marine Natura 2000 network and underpin it with concrete measures that will give our seabirds a fighting chance against the growing threats they face at sea.

Four good reasons to defend the Nature Directives

Mon, 11/05/2015
By the time the 1970s hit Europe, one had to go to remote corners to be surrounded by nature and see spectacular wildlife such as eagles, pelicans and large mammals. Centuries of persecution and habitat loss had taken its toll. But over the last decades the landscape has changed dramatically and species that were low in number are coming back. Why? The Birds and Habitats Directives.