News Worldwide

Half of the world’s most important sites for nature are currently unprotected.

Wed, 21/03/2012
The world’s governments have committed to increasing the coverage of protected areas by 2020 in order to address rapid rates of environmental destruction. However, a new study shows that only half of the most important sites for wildlife have been fully protected.

‘State of the world’s birds’—more than just a report

Thu, 15/03/2012
BirdLife's 'State of the World's Birds' is getting bigger and better. Find out more.

New review reveals worrying declines in the world’s seabirds

Fri, 09/03/2012
The status of the world’s seabirds has deteriorated rapidly over recent decades and several species and many populations are now perilously close to extinction. These are the findings of a major new review published this week in the scientific journal Bird Conservation International.

The RSPB and Tesco unite to protect rainforests

Thu, 01/03/2012
The RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and Tesco (one of the world's top five global retailers) have announced a ground-breaking partnership called ‘Together For Trees’ to help protect rainforests around the world.

Guided by science, Kenyan authority rejects the case for jatropha at Dakatcha IBA

Fri, 24/02/2012
Following a campaign led by Nature Kenya, supported by other BirdLife Partners, Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has officially rejected a proposal to convert 10,000 hectares of Dakatcha Woodland IBA to grow the biofuel crop jatropha.

First assessment of Endangered Northern Rockhopper Penguins since 2011 oil spill

Sun, 05/02/2012
A survey to assess the penguins’ population has started. The latest counts suggest the breeding population hasn’t suffered as much as anticipated.

Sustainable tourism for Nepal's wetlands

Thu, 02/02/2012
The focus of this year's World Wetlands Day is sustainable tourism. Find out about Bird Conservation Nepal's work at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.

BirdLife and ITTO agree to pursue common goals on tropical forests

Wed, 25/01/2012
BirdLife International and The International Tropical Timber Organisation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation between the two organisations.

Appeal launched for Patagonian grebe

Fri, 06/01/2012
In 2011, thirty breeding adult Hooded Grebes were killed by introduced American Mink at one site. Urgent funds are now needed to support Aves Argentinas work to protect these birds.