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Half a billion tweets are sent every day © Pixabay.com

Could social media help us save some of the world’s most vital habitats?

Thu, 23/05/2019
A ground-breaking new study analyses social media posts from visitors to key sites for nature across the world, providing insight into which sites are most popular, and highlighting opportunities and challenges for conserving them.

New project tackles illegal trade in vulture body parts

Wed, 22/05/2019
Across Africa, vultures are being captured and their body parts traded for belief-based use such as traditional medicine. This is putting additional pressure on a group of birds already threatened with extinction. Now, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation is tackling this complex issue head-on.

Forests and Biodiversity

Wed, 22/05/2019
Forests play a crucial role in protecting wildlife. Unfortunately, they are being lost at an alarming rate. Can local forest governance help protect them?
Wind power - key to protecting our climate but problematic for birds © Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH

Great news: BirdLife South Africa halts plans for dangerous wind farm

Mon, 20/05/2019
BirdLife supports renewable energy – but not when it comes at the expense of wildlife. In recent years, plans to build a wind farm near an important site for migratory birds have caused much concern among conservationists. Now, opposing action has put it on ice.
Ecuador's cloud forests are among the most rapidly deforested habitats in the world © Claudia Hermes

As the climate changes, where should we put our nature reserves?

Fri, 17/05/2019
Welcome to our science showcase, where we talk to a BirdLife scientist about their recent work. This time, Dr Claudia Hermes from our Red List team talks about a new climate change toolkit which has won this year’s BioOne Ambassador Award.
These t-shirts can be recycled again and again © Teemill

New BirdLife t-shirts are fighting back against fast fashion

Wed, 15/05/2019
BirdLife has joined forces with clothing company Teemill to launch t-shirts that can be recycled into new garments when they are worn out – the first initiative of its kind in fashion history. Is this the start of a new environmentally-friendly ‘circular’ fashion era?
Wandering Albatross © Derren Fox

#AlbatrossStories: Behind the lens with extreme photographer Derren Fox

Tue, 14/05/2019
We caught researcher and #AlbatrossStories photographer Derren Fox for an exclusive interview. Derren has spent over four years on Bird Island. As he leaves this sub-Antarctic wonderland for the second time, he reflects on his photography journey, what it’s like living alongside charismatic and magnificent albatross, and why campaigns like #AlbatrossStories are needed more than ever.

First Blue-eyed Ground-dove chick recorded

Fri, 10/05/2019
In great news for the Critically Endangered species, a chick has been seen close to fledging.

“Current assault on nature is threatening human survival - transformative change is needed”

Mon, 06/05/2019
Unprecedented intergovernmental scientific report joins public outcry for urgent action on the biodiversity crisis, saying business as usual is no longer an option.