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Leading the way in conservation

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 10:18

The Conservation Leadership Programme is advancing nature conservation by building the leadership capabilities of early-career conservation professionals working in places where there is a high-degree of biological diversity and limited capacity to address conservation issues.

Worldwide Capacity Development

Human development and biodiversity conservation can go hand in hand, study finds

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 10:00

A new scientific study has assessed the impact of future human development scenarios on the conservation of species, using data from the IUCN Red List.


Tackling illegal trapping in Cyprus

Tue, 23/12/2014 - 16:09

"I wouldn't want to be a bird because it is so difficult," said a young girl in a school in Cyprus after learning about the migration of a Blackcap. Read about how on a little island besieged by trappers, BirdLife Cyprus are tackling the chronic illegal bird killing problem head on, with the support of our regional project and Partnership.

Worldwide Cyprus Migratory Birds and Flyways

Resilience to Extreme Weather: the role of ecosystems

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 10:28

As countries fail to make emission cuts necessary to curb dangerous climate change, the problem of extreme weather events is getting worse.

Worldwide Climate Change

Lima: a failure to build momentum

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 16:56

The UN climate talks in Lima finished late but delivered little.

Worldwide Climate Change

Spring Alive springs to action for migratory bird conservation

Fri, 05/12/2014 - 08:22

As migratory birds are settling in for winter in Africa, we reflect back on another successful season of Spring Alive, which celebrates their journey and acts for their conservation along the African-Eurasian flyway.

Worldwide Local Empowerment

Climate negotiations begin in Peru

Tue, 02/12/2014 - 10:34

The recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a stark reminder of the urgent need for climate action.

Worldwide Climate Change

Countries’ economic power does not predict conservation performance

Mon, 01/12/2014 - 13:37

Some countries are doing better than others at conserving their share of global vertebrate biodiversity, and the factors of success are not related to economic wealth.

Worldwide Forests of Hope

Global appetite for resources pushing new species to the brink

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 16:44

ishing, logging, mining, agriculture and other activities to satisfy our growing appetite for resources are threatening the survival of many species

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions