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David Attenborough addressed a sold out audience © Cambridge Conservation Initiative

“The world has cause for optimism”: Sir David Attenborough’s keynote speech

Fri, 13/04/2018
If you’ve got a conservation communication problem, who ya gonna call? Sir David Attenborough! On 12 April, the Godfather of conservation addressed a sold-out audience at BirdLife's UK office, concluding an expert panel on how to communicate the biodiversity crisis. Read his inspiring speech.
Sir David Attenborough will deliver the closing remarks at today's panel event © Sam Owen

Sir David Attenborough joins world experts in calling for action for nature

Thu, 12/04/2018
On the 12th of April, Sir David Attenborough joins the head of the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity and an expert panel from government, business and civil society to discuss how to mobilise global action to tackle what is said to be the greatest threat to humanity: the biodiversity crisis.

Record numbers of Blue-throated Macaws spotted

Tue, 10/04/2018
Although it’s in critical danger of extinction, there’s hope for the Blue-Throated Macaw. A series of conservation initiatives have led to record numbers of the bird being seen this past November.
The island's rugged landscape protects birds such as the Newton's Sunbird from human influence © Lars Petersson

Exploring "African Galapagos" uncovers mysterious rare birds

Fri, 06/04/2018
Conservationists braved the mountainous landscape of São Tomé Island in the first ever comprehensive study of three elusive bird species, with fascinating results. But their findings also highlight the urgent need for better management of the Natural Park.
The summit will address how best to conserve the world's migration superhighways © Shutterstock

Everything you need to know about our upcoming Summit for the Flyways

Mon, 26/03/2018
This April, some of the greatest minds of the conservation world will assemble at a global summit in Abu Dhabi, to thrash out the issues threatening our migratory birds. Below, we give a summary of the pressing topics we’ll be discussing.

Meet the man who is biking across the Andes to save birds

Fri, 23/03/2018
Gary Prescott, the 'Biking Birder' is trying to set the world record for most birds seen by green means in one year.

After a 10 year battle, Tanzania's 'Flamingo Factory' is safe

Wed, 21/03/2018
A crucial breeding ground for Lesser Flamingos is safe after the Government of Tanzania has decided against building a soda ash factory on the shores of Lake Natron.
The rufa Red Knot is a sub-species of Red knot that migrates through the Americas © Hans Hillewaert

Red Knots plummet by 25% in a year in Tierra del Fuego

Wed, 21/03/2018
For a while, it looked like they might actually be in recovery. But this year’s census of the American subspecies, the rufa Red Knot, found that numbers have plummeted to an all-time low. The likely cause? Food shortages in Delaware Bay, a crucial feeding stopover site on their migration.
Lake Ol Bolossat is a key habitat for Endangered birds such as the Grey Crowned-crane © Fabian Haas

Rapid response turns shrinking Kenyan lake into protected area

Wed, 14/03/2018
Lake Ol Bolossat is home to thriving hippopotamus families and a wealth of stunning waterbirds. But human activity is drying up this oasis of life. Just in the nick of time, a CEPF-funded campaign persuaded the Kenyan Government to grant formal protection.