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5 vital projects that will continue in 2020

Thu, 30/04/2020
The good thing about BirdLife is that, as a truly global organisation, we’re already great at staying connected, even when we’re thousands of miles apart. Here are just a few of the ways our work will carry on over the coming months, even if it’s from our living rooms…
Little Spiderhunter © Bjorn Olesen

Revealed: the proposed global plan for nature...

Fri, 17/01/2020
This October, world leaders will meet in China to discuss a new set of biodiversity targets that will decide the fate of nature on this planet. A first draft of the targets was released this week: here's everything you need to know about this critical turning point for conservation.
Lake Kivu, Rwanda is a KBA © Tetyana Dotsenko / Shutterstock

How our network of vital bird habitats is...

Mon, 13/01/2020
The rock-solid criteria we use to identify Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) is now being used as the foundation for Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) – a new standard in site-based conservation which expands the concept beyond birds to all life on our planet.
© Richard Whitcombe

Explore the latest threatened bird habitats we...

Wed, 18/12/2019
Our list of Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas in Danger is so much more than a number. Each year we update this list and produce a Story Map, enabling you to immerse yourself in the unique tales of some of these areas. Find out what has happened to last year’s spotlight IBAs in Danger and discover new incredible but imperilled habitats in our latest instalment.
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.
© 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.

The not-so-Green Way: Special conservation area...

Tue, 20/10/2015
There are fears a special conservation area in Turkey is being put at risk by a new road project.