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The BirdLife delegation included national Partners from 14 countries

BirdLife at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

Mon, 13/09/2021
Despite the ongoing COVID pandemic, amid the escalating climate and biodiversity emergencies, BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita led a small policy delegation to the just-closed International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in Marseille.
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Nature restoration for green recovery and beyond...

Wed, 04/08/2021
Through our world-leading science, unique local-to-global policy reach and extensive on-ground conservation work around the globe, BirdLife is uniquely placed to guide on why and how we need to restore nature to build back better from COVID-19, tackle the climate and biodiversity crises, and improve health and well-being, as part of wider and long-term efforts to achieve an equitable, carbon-neutral, nature-positive future for all.
Belum Temengor Forest is home to all ten species of Malaysian hornbill © Yeap Chin Aik / MNS

Discover our exciting new projects to fund forest...

Fri, 02/07/2021
BirdLife’s Forest Landscape Sustainability Accelerator is finding innovative new ways to support forest conservation in the long term. At this year’s online conference, we welcomed exciting new projects from BirdLife Partners across the world.
Cook's Petrel © Spatuletail / Shutterstock

Latest research: petrels divided, vultures pushed...

Wed, 02/06/2021
Join us for a bite-sized round-up of advances published in our journal Bird Conservation International. This issue covers how to translocate Cook’s Petrel to its former range, how climate change will force vulture species to compete, and how the public uncovered vital data on the Yellow Cardinal.
The road to economic recovery must be sustainable © Pixabay

It’s black and white: recovery from COVID-19 must...

Wed, 26/05/2021
The importance and urgency of a green recovery from the current pandemic cannot be understated. That’s why the BirdLife Partnership is already putting theory into action and showing governments how to truly build back better.
Boreal forest in northern Alberta, Canada is an important carbon sink © WWF

New study: forests the size of France have...

Tue, 18/05/2021
Exciting new research from Trillion Trees – a joint venture between WWF, BirdLife International and WCS – demonstrates the capacity of forests to regenerate themselves if we let them.
Physical barriers like the US-Mexico wall could stop wildlife finding new habitats © Hillebrand Steve / USFWS

National borders threaten wildlife as climate...

Thu, 18/03/2021
As global temperature rises, species will be driven across national borders to find suitable habitat. Physical barriers like the USA-Mexico wall and fences between Russia and China aren’t the only complication. BirdLife’s Chief Scientist Dr Stuart Butchart explains how countries experiencing the greatest species loss may be in the worst position to protect nature.
Solar panels could help solve the climate crisis - as long as they don't harm habitats © unspash

New global guidelines: a nature-friendly...

Wed, 24/02/2021
BirdLife has joined forces with big voices in the conservation and energy sectors to develop a new set of global renewable energy guidelines. These best-practice steps outline how to keep nature safe as the world moves to more sustainable energy sources.
Western Red Colobus © Peter Ichman

Saving the Gola Forest: reimagining forest...

Tue, 12/01/2021
In Sierra Leone and Liberia, a new forest conservation initiative is being implemented through a collaborative approach, to save one of West Africa’s few remaining tropical forests.

Environmental devastation: a crime against...

Tue, 06/10/2020
We talk to Professor Philippe Sands, an international human rights barrister, about the origins of the right to a healthy natural environment, and why we must act now.
Fires have destroyed 12,000 square kilometres of the South American wetland so far © Alamy

World’s largest tropical wetland ablaze: our...

Tue, 15/09/2020
This year, the Pantanal – the world’s largest tropical wetland – has seen three times as many fires as 2019, exacerbated by climate change and likely started by humans. The BirdLife Partnership is calling on the Brazilian and international governments to urgently increase action.
Dr David Boyd at a demonstration in Norway

Interview with UN rapporteur Dr David Boyd: the...

Wed, 22/07/2020
Dr David Boyd, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, and a supporter of our #1Planet1Right campaign, speaks to BirdLife on why nature is a human right, the process required to make it so, and whether this ambitious goal is even feasible...
A quintet of warblers by George Boorujy, Photo © Mike Fernandez

Inner-city wildlife: feast your eyes on the...

Tue, 19/05/2020
Since 2014, larger-than-life paintings of more than one hundred bird species threatened by climate change have been wowing residents and spreading awareness in Harlem, New York. The project is set to cross the Atlantic to Europe, bringing with it the power to reconnect city-dwellers with nature.
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Our campaign to make a healthy natural...

Wed, 22/04/2020
On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the BirdLife Partnership is launching a bold new campaign to add a new article to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: the right to a healthy natural environment. Find out why this addition is so crucial and read our letter to the UN Secretary-general.

The time for nature restoration is now

Thu, 16/04/2020
What do you see out of your window? Before confinement, did you actually know about that old tree, the noisy redstarts that cheep around your bedroom every morning, the violet flowers defying the sidewalk concrete? Nature is all around us, but you probably hadn’t realized.

#GreenRecovery – Rebooting and reboosting our...

Tue, 14/04/2020
If COVID-19 has shown us anything, it's that we can mobilise together rapidly, effectively and massively against challenges of life and death. Science tell us that planet’s survival demands similarly dramatic measures to fight the climate crisis and save nature.
Santa Marta Blossomcrown © Martin Mecranowski / Shutterstock

We are all connected – for worse, but also for...

Mon, 06/04/2020
The rapid spread of Coronavirus has shown us that the world is even more connected than we realised – and that our connections are also the key to facing this emergency together. Could the world’s rallying cry against current crisis be a hopeful sign of the environmental sea change to come?
© CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

Conservation in the time of Coronavirus: a...

Wed, 18/03/2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita provides an update on measures taken, impacts on the wider conservation world, and the light at the end of the tunnel