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Wildlife at Hoo Peninsula, UK © Julian Hoffman

Author interview: Irreplaceable - the fight to...

Tue, 01/10/2019
What makes a natural site special to people? Too often realisation hits after a place is gone. We interview author Julian Hoffman about human connection to landscapes, experiences shaped by endangered natural places and unsung species, and the stalwart local people fighting urgently to save them.
Tourmaline Sunangel © Wang LiQiang

7 reasons why this month’s Biodiversity...

Thu, 15/11/2018
From 17th – 29th November, governments from across the world will meet at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt to review progress towards conserving biodiversity for people and planet and start to craft a new deal for nature and people – and BirdLife will be attending. The summit will tackle critical issues relevant to all of us. We list the highlights.
The Madagascar Pond-heron (Endangered) finds refuge in the reserve - for now © Hanjo Hellman

Tanzania’s largest wildlife reserve threatened by...

Wed, 22/08/2018
One of the last areas of untouched wilderness in the world could face irreversible damage. Building a hydroelectric dam in Selous Game Reserve contravenes Tanzanian environmental laws for this World Heritage Site, as well as threatening Endangered bird species.
© Charlie Butt

Tread softly: new guide for businesses working in...

Mon, 14/05/2018
A new handbook provides businesses with clear guidelines on how to avoid harming habitats when working in highly important areas for nature.
Cradle Mountain, Australia © Rod Kashubin

Discover Australia's most vital places for...

Fri, 24/03/2017
Collectively known as 'Key Biodiversity Areas', these are the most important places left for life on Earth.
Over 18,000 Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) have been identified so far © Dimitri B

Top conservation players partner to identify the...

Sat, 03/09/2016

Today, eleven of the world’s leading conservation organisations, including Bird

CEPF’s ‘rapid response fund’ in the Eastern...

Fri, 20/11/2015
A first grant under the 'rapid response fund' has been provided to Conservation Lake Tanganyika (CLT), a local NGO in Zambia. CLT’s project aimed to enhance the participation of local people in the management of two KBAs (also an Important Bird Area) in Zambia: Sumbu National Park and Tondwa Game Management Area.
Beads and other creations of Eunice Kazula from Mbueca village ©Stefni Muller

Manda Wilderness Women turn Earth into Art

Thu, 12/11/2015
The women of Manda Wilderness in Northern Mozambique are turning the earth beneath their feet into objects of beauty that could also earn them some much-welcome cash. The Manda Wilderness Bio-Diversity Project, run by the Manda Wilderness Community Trust and funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), has its main aims at protecting the Lake Niassa region, a key biodiversity area.