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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.
Regent Honeyeater © Dean Ingwersen / BirdLife Australia

From the ashes: 5 birds affected by Australia...

Fri, 24/04/2020
The Australian bushfires of late 2019 and early 2020 gave much cause for heartbreak and angst. With the smoke finally clearing, read about five affected bird species and the efforts underway to help bring them back from the brink.
Bushfires of unprecedented scale and intensity have raged across Australia since December © bertknot / Flickr

Bushfires update: a message from BirdLife...

Wed, 08/01/2020
The recent news of devastating wildfires sweeping across Australia has been hard to ignore. Samantha Vine, Head of Conservation for BirdLife Australia, provides an update of the situation so far, and the urgent actions needed to help Australia’s birds and habitats to survive.
An artist's impression of the Amazon fires this summer © OSORIOartist / Shutterstock

Amazon fires: what happens next?

Thu, 21/11/2019
Images of raging forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon sparked worldwide condemnation during August. Several Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas have suffered – this in a country that had been lauded for its conversion from environmental villain to conservation hero. How has this happened?

Algarve fires menace Bonelli’s Eagle

Fri, 07/09/2018
After the recent fires across the Algarve, BirdLife’s Portuguese partner, SPEA, sounds the alarm for the region’s important Bonelli’s Eagle population.

Feathers in Flames: the species being snuffed out...

Tue, 30/05/2017
A provocative new art exhibition, provided thanks to Saatchi, shows the true cost of the man-made forest flames ravaging Indonesia.
Volunteers have helped rescue wildlife affected by Chile's wildfires © CODEFF

Going through fire and water to save wildlife

Fri, 03/03/2017
An interview dedicated to all of the unrewarded volunteers that continue to help wildlife affected by the worst fires in Chile's modern history.
 Forest fires that are battering central and southern Chile © Shutterstock

‘Worst ever’ forest fires ravage Chile’s wildlife

Fri, 03/02/2017
Wild animals are fleeing the forests towards inhabited areas in search of food and shelter as forest fires batter central and southern Chile.