Hon. Ibrahim Usman Jibril (3rd from Right) Nigeria’s State Minister for Environment  with side event organisers ©Ken Mwathe

African leaders step up fight against Illegal Wildlife Trade and Poaching

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 09:35

African governments make a commitment towards addressing Illegal Exploitation and Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa during the Sixth Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) held on 16-19 April in Cairo, Egypt.


One of Bristly's fourteen remaining companions. Female Stresemann's Bristlefront spotted by Ciro Albano

Say ‘no’ to extinction: saving Bristly and his fourteen companions

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 12:38

Some species cling to existence on mere scraps of remaining habitat until… they’re gone. And once they’re gone, there is no turning back. But while those few individuals resist we have a chance to save them. A chance we are not going to miss.

Worldwide Brazil Preventing Extinctions

Birding and kayaking on Caño Tiburones

The future of Caño Tiburones hangs on a thread

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 17:57

The wind in your hair, the sound of birds, you’re paddling down 30km of estuarine channels in Puerto Rico’s largest wetland. Lost in the moment, you might not realise that this small paradise is under attack.

Americas Puerto Rico Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

Veterinary drug could cause major drop in vulture numbers in Spain, new study confirms

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 10:10

Scientists and NGOs are calling for a ban on veterinary diclofenac after finding it could kill as many as 6,000 vultures per year in Spain, home to 95% of the Griffon Vulture population.

Europe and Central Asia Spain Preventing Extinctions

Climate Change Agreement rooted in historic signing on Earth Day

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 10:49

Trees are as vital for the health of our planet as the signing of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

Worldwide Climate Change

Data boring? Or data vital?

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 18:23

Do datasets make you yawn? Well think again because without good data we cannot conserve our environment effectively.


Agbokim Falls in Cross River National Park

BirdLife advocates to halt construction of superhighway through IBA in Nigeria

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 10:19

The Cross River National Park, one of the most biological diverse sites in Nigeria and an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) is currently being threatened by the construction of a Super-Highway.

Africa Nigeria

Finding Beck's Petrel: an eight day voyage of discovery

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 14:43

A small, dark seabird with a white underbelly faces almost certain extinction unless its nesting grounds are found. It is with this sense of obligation that an intrepid BirdLife International team sets off on an eight day voyage of discovery this weekend.


Forest loss this century is driving many species towards extinction, warns new study

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 00:01

Deforestation since the turn of the century has driven at least 500 species of mammals, birds and amphibians closer to extinction, according to a new scientific study published in Conservation Biology journal.

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

Appointment of an Island Restoration Manager marks the start of BirdLife’s ambitious project to restore the Marquesas Archipelago and Rapa

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 21:54

The restoration of up to 18 islands of the Marquesas Archipelago and Rapa will be BirdLife and SOP Manu's biggest challenge yet. The appointment of Tehani Withers as Island Restoration Manager marks the beginning of the three year project.

Pacific French Polynesia Invasive Alien Species - Pacific

Preserving the Batumi bottleneck

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:08

Every year, over a million migratory birds fly through a 10-km wide corridor in Georgia on their way to their wintering grounds. They are under threat from illegal killing and infrastructure development.

Europe and Central Asia Georgia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

How do you save a species that is almost impossible to track?

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:08

It took conservationists four years of research and hard work before their cameras spotted the Critically Endangered Balkan Lynx for the first time. Now, research may be its biggest saviour.

Europe and Central Asia Macedonia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Using ecotourism to save one of Armenia's most biologically diverse regions

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:08

The country's Dsegh Nature Visitor Centre aims to conserve an unprotected IBA. Here's how

Europe and Central Asia Armenia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

How an infection almost made the saiga extinct

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:08

More than half the world's population of this antelope was dead in a matter of months. Here's how BirdLife is saving the saiga.

Europe and Central Asia Kazakhstan Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

New Sociable Lapwing habitats discovered in Uzbekistan

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:08

Very little was known about the Critically Endangered species' migratory route through Central and South Asia. That could soon change.

Europe and Central Asia Uzbekistan Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

Ulcinj Salina's salt pans could be saved by the very birds it protects

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:07

The ups and downs in the fight to protect these Montenegrin salt pans are too numerous to count. But could there be light at the end of the tunnel?

Europe and Central Asia Montenegro Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Impressive Imperial Eagle conservation in Georgia and Azerbaijan

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:07

From artificial nests to habitat surveys, here's how two countries are trying to save this vulnerable species.

Europe and Central Asia Azerbaijan Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Finnish team wins third 'Champions of the Flyway' race

Mon, 11/04/2016 - 15:03

In all, 243 species were seen during the 24 hours of the race by all teams.

Europe and Central Asia Israel Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia