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Lake Natron's hot, alkaline water is deadly to most other animals © Christoph Strässler

Bumper breeding season at Tanzania’s ‘Flamingo Factory’ lake

Fri, 07/06/2019
Researchers at Lake Natron reported a 130% increase in the number of adults and a 600% increase in chicks since last year.
Atewa Forest is the source of three rivers © Shutterstock

Ghana's Atewa Forest under threat from mining devastation

Wed, 05/06/2019
Atewa Forest, Ghana not only supports a wealth of rare and endemic wildlife, but also provides clean water for nearby cities. Despite this, the Government intends to mine the area for bauxite, destroying the entire forest in the process. Can the conservation world overturn this devastating plan?
ROM meeting with indigenous people in Philippines

Results Oriented Monitoring Review

Mon, 03/06/2019
European Union commissioned review to examine project status
Saiga populations have plummeted from millions to under 130,000 © Victor Tyakht

New partnership to protect underdog species from direct threats

Mon, 03/06/2019
Four leading NGOs have joined forces through Restore Species to tackle illegal and unsustainable hunting, trade, and poisoning of animal species worldwide.
Pink Pigeon © Stellar Photography / Shutterstock

Why is it controversial to declare a species less threatened?

Fri, 31/05/2019
Last year, we moved the Pink Pigeon from Endangered to Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, its recovery the result of decades of conservation work. When we move a species to a lower threat category, it sounds like a cause for celebration - but why doesn’t everyone agree?

News from Bird Island – Bobby has Fledged!

Thu, 30/05/2019
An incredible milestone for one of our #AlbatrossStories chicks.

Obituary: Celso Rocha de Oliveira 1958-2019

Wed, 29/05/2019
A strong promoter of Hookpod trials and member of the Albatross Task Force in Brazil has passed away.
The Northern Bald Ibis is no longer Critically Endangered © Fireglo / Shutterstock

Northern Bald Ibis: baldly leading the way in ibis conservation

Wed, 29/05/2019
Four ibis species in three very different circumstances. All facing extinction. One, the Northern Bald Ibis, is now recovering. What does it take to turn the tables on extinction?
15% of land and freshwater environments are now protected - but is it enough? © Bjorn Olesen

Why aren’t countries meeting their targets to tackle the loss of nature?

Fri, 24/05/2019
You may have seen the recent news that one million species are at risk of extinction. But how did the world get to this point, and what can we do to turn things around? Thankfully, the report that brought this crisis into the public eye also sheds light on the solutions.