Extractives industries in Africa: Blessing or Curse?

Fri, 12/06/2015 - 14:44

Africa holds a huge proportion of the world’s natural resources and the impact that the extractive Industry is having on biodiversity, ecosystems and local communities is a great concern. Across Africa, case studies abound in which extraction of minerals, forest products, oil and gas has left devastated landscapes and disillusioned communities.

Africa Egypt Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Buy One, Get One Free: Leveraging Conservation Investments in Africa

Fri, 05/12/2014 - 10:53

The Promise of Sydney takes shape with more than 6000 participants attending the World Parks Congress. More than 50 BirdLife delegates from 26 countries pledged to put their considerable IBA network data at the disposal of conservationists worldwide.


Freshwater biodiversity workshops pave the way for further research in the Mediterranean Basin

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 10:25

BirdLife’s Mediterranean Basin Regional Implementation Team (RIT) has an update from their very first grantee within the hotspot.

Middle East

From words to action – key organisations team up to stop the extinction crisis

Wed, 29/05/2013 - 09:22

IUCN and other organisations, including BirdLife International have come together to support the achievement of a global biodiversity target to prevent further species loss.

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

IUCN WCC Day 5: Where are the most important places on earth for seabirds?

Mon, 10/09/2012 - 14:52

It’s Day 5 of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, the Republic of Korea.


IUCN WCC Day 2: Where can I find information on all the world’s bird species?

Fri, 07/09/2012 - 18:05

It’s Day 2 of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, the Republic of Korea, where over 8,000 delegates from around the world are meeting to explore many of our most