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The UN Biodiversity Summit 2020 was switched to a semi-remote format © CBD

UN Summit on Biodiversity: world leaders’ pledge...

Wed, 18/11/2020
Ahead of September’s UN Summit on Biodiversity, world leaders pledged to put nature at the heart of a transformational green recovery – but will this be enough to transform our relationship with nature before it is too late? Here are our takeaways from the summit.
Egyptian Vulture © Ivostyle / Shutterstock

5 ways we've helped vultures in the past 5...

Tue, 03/11/2020
When our first campaign to save African vultures started in 2015, global awareness and political recognition of these majestic raptors were in their infancy. Discover just a few examples of the fantastic achievements that BirdLife supporters helped to kick-start, and find out how you can help us step up our action to the next level.
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...
Albania has the only Dalmatian Pelican breeding site on the Adriatic coast © Taulant Bino

The battle to keep Albania's protected areas...

Fri, 17/04/2020
After a momentous victory to protect a National Park from development, Albania’s entire protected area system came under threat. Here’s how a local coalition of NGOs reacted.
A global map of animal migrations

How we’re connecting the dots at the Convention...

Thu, 13/02/2020
This month, BirdLife is attending a major global conference uniting governments, NGOs and scientists to advance the protection of migratory species. Find out how this powerful collaboration works, and BirdLife’s aims this year.
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.
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?
TV and radio appearances and a peaceful march drummed up public support © WESM

BirdLife Malawi campaign compels court to uphold...

Wed, 18/07/2018
WESM (BirdLife in Malawi) united universities, faith groups and community organisations in a highly successful campaign which helped to fast-track a delayed court ruling on the ban on thin plastic in this landlocked southern African country.
Sir David Attenborough will deliver the closing remarks at today's panel event © Sam Owen

Sir David Attenborough joins world experts in...

Thu, 12/04/2018
On the 12th of April, Sir David Attenborough joins the head of the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity and an expert panel from government, business and civil society to discuss how to mobilise global action to tackle what is said to be the greatest threat to humanity: the biodiversity crisis.

Collaboration to enhance management of...

Tue, 24/11/2015
BirdLife International and the East African Community have joined forces to promote the protection of the environment, conservation of key transboundary ecosystems, and sustainable utilization of natural resources in the Eastern Africa region.

Africa begins Journey to Combat Illegal Trade in...

Mon, 11/05/2015
Experts from governments, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), African Union (AU), Regional Economic Commissions, civil society organisations and donors met in Brazzaville to develop an African Strategy to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade to coordinate action across the continent.

Liberia takes another leap forward in...

Tue, 09/12/2014
The biodiversity of Liberian forests is rich with endemic and endangered species, creating a very high level of conservation concern. The National Wildlife Conservation and Protected Areas Management Act has been finally endorsed by Liberia’s Lower House of Representatives and is now waiting for ratification by the Senate.

World Migratory Bird Day 2014: Stakeholders...

Tue, 02/09/2014
The Government of Tanzania has pledged to accord a higher protection status to the Lesser Flamingo breeding grounds of Lake Natron.