News Worldwide

Billion people living off wetlands

Tue, 02/02/2016
Today is a day to celebrate wetlands! February 2 is World Wetlands Day, with the focus on "Wetlands for our future: sustainable livelihoods". With more than a billion people making a living from wetlands, they provide vital benefits including food, flood protection, water purification and supply.

Is EU’s agriculture policy ‘fit for purpose’?

Fri, 08/01/2016
It has some big promises to live up to in 2016 if it wants the CAP to stay relevant.

National Bird Day - time to take pride in your birds

Tue, 05/01/2016
Everyone has some sort of pride in his or her roots. So, to celebrate National Bird Day here is a list of national or state birds from around the world.

Conservation community mourns the passing of Dr Roelof van der Merwe

Thu, 24/12/2015
The South African conservation community is mourning the loss of one of its most generous but modest and unassuming benefactors, Dr Roelof van der Merwe. Van der Merwe, a member of the private Charl van der Merwe Trust named after his late father that has donated tens of millions of rands to biodiversity conservation projects – especially those involving seabirds and other marine life – died unexpectedly in his sleep on 23 December. He was 57.

West African Ambassadors endorse BirdLife’s Vulture Campaign

Thu, 17/12/2015
On understanding the vital roles vultures play in ecosystems, West African Ambassadors quickly reversed any personal attitudes of distaste towards vultures and expressed full support to BirdLife's campaign.
Good for birds, good for fishermen.

Speaking your language to save albatrosses

Wed, 16/12/2015
Reaching out to fishing crews with an instructional video to help save albatrosses from accidental bycatch - in many languages.
Less reported but just as devastating, were the deaths of eleven Critically Endangered White-backed Vultures. Photo: Gill & Andy Swash

Kenya's vultures on brink of extinction - especially after lion poisoning incident in Maasai Mara

Mon, 14/12/2015
This statement from Nature Kenya talks about the other story to last week's devastating poisoning incident.

The Nature of Paris: what the climate Agreement really says

Sat, 12/12/2015
BirdLife International welcomes the adoption of the Paris agreement on climate change.

Re-COP - Day 12 at the UN Climate Summit in Paris

Fri, 11/12/2015
We're blogging from inside the COP21 summit in Paris - follow our updates here.