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Lake Ol Bolossat is a key habitat for Endangered birds such as the Grey Crowned-crane © Fabian Haas

Rapid response turns shrinking Kenyan lake into protected area

Wed, 14/03/2018
Lake Ol Bolossat is home to thriving hippopotamus families and a wealth of stunning waterbirds. But human activity is drying up this oasis of life. Just in the nick of time, a CEPF-funded campaign persuaded the Kenyan Government to grant formal protection.

New report: South Africa’s seabirds, raptors in serious decline

Mon, 12/03/2018
A new report, five years in the making, gives a snapshot of the health of birds and their habitats in South Africa – and highlights some disturbing trends and stats.
Rat control has given the Giraffe Weevil a better chance of survival in New Zealand © Steve Reekie

The Lazarus Effect: protect one species, resurrect a whole forest

Thu, 08/03/2018
Pest control is saving more than just the Kiwi: species that haven't been seen for years are reappearing in New Zealand's forests. Ann Graeme shares inspiring stories of native birds, plants and insects that have returned after community conservation for a different species - "The Lazarus Effect."
International Marine Project Manager Stephanie Winnard measuring an albatross egg on South Georgia Island

We interview the amazing women leading BirdLife’s work across the world

Wed, 07/03/2018
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we interview some of the key women of the BirdLife Partnership. They tell their fascinating stories, and give their advice to other women aiming to embark on careers like theirs.
Nigeria's first women-driven mangrove restoration project is already succeeding © Enobong Bassey

Women are championing mangrove conservation in Nigeria

Mon, 05/03/2018
A women-led civil society group in Nigeria is empowering women and the whole community to protect Nigeria’s extremely productive but disappearing mangrove forests, which provide abundant services to the marine environment and people.
The Rhinoceros Iguana, classed as Vulnerable to extinction, is only found on the island of Hispaniola © Pixabay

Project to save the “Rhinoceros of the Caribbean” gets gold standard

Fri, 02/03/2018
A successful habitat restoration project in the Dominican Republic has been awarded prestigious certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council, in recognition of its services to nature and the local community. It’s a shining example of what can be achieved when companies and NGOs work together.
Pink Pigeon © Chris Moody/Shutterstock

How alien plant invaders crowd out native birds

Wed, 28/02/2018
It's not just cats and rats: invasive plant species can also uproot ecosystems and drive extinctions.
The White Stork is among 2.6 million birds illegally killed over Lebanon each year © Carlos Delgado

Open letter: give our birds safe passage over Lebanon this spring

Tue, 27/02/2018
With the spring migration just a few weeks away, conservation groups the world over have come together in support of an open letter to the President of Lebanon. Croatian conservationists call for the President to honour his promise for stricter enforcement of hunting laws.

World first: Rhinoceros Hornbills give artificial nest box seal of approval

Mon, 26/02/2018
In 2017, the Conservation Leadership Programme granted a Future Conservationist Award to Ravinder Kaur and her team to help improve breeding opportunities for Malaysian hornbills. Ravinder describes the team's exciting observations, and their progress in designing the perfect nest box.