Quantcast

News Worldwide

Forest cover at Tesso Nilo, Indonesia, decreased by 65% between 2000 and 2012 (Photo: A C Shapiro)

An area the size of Scotland lost from the world’s most important sites for nature

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 00:01

In a pioneering study, scientists from the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and BirdLife International have analysed satellite imagery to measure forest loss remotely across the global network of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs).

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Middle East

Billion people living off wetlands

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:01

Today is a day to celebrate wetlands! February 2 is World Wetlands Day, with the focus on "Wetlands for our future: sustainable livelihoods". With more than a billion people making a living from wetlands, they provide vital benefits including food, flood protection, water purification and supply.

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Middle East

Is EU’s agriculture policy ‘fit for purpose’?

Fri, 08/01/2016 - 14:37

It has some big promises to live up to in 2016 if it wants the CAP to stay relevant.

Worldwide

National Bird Day - time to take pride in your birds

Tue, 05/01/2016 - 17:18

Everyone has some sort of pride in his or her roots. So, to celebrate National Bird Day here is a list of national or state birds from around the world.

Worldwide United States of America

Conservation community mourns the passing of Dr Roelof van der Merwe

Thu, 24/12/2015 - 22:37

The South African conservation community is mourning the loss of one of its most generous but modest and unassuming benefactors, Dr Roelof van der Merwe. Van der Merwe, a member of the private Charl van der Merwe Trust named after his late father that has donated tens of millions of rands to biodiversity conservation projects – especially those involving seabirds and other marine life – died unexpectedly in his sleep on 23 December. He was 57.

Worldwide South Africa

West African Ambassadors endorse BirdLife’s Vulture Campaign

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 13:10

On understanding the vital roles vultures play in ecosystems, West African Ambassadors quickly reversed any personal attitudes of distaste towards vultures and expressed full support to BirdLife's campaign.

Worldwide Benin Preventing Extinctions

Less reported but just as devastating, were the deaths of eleven Critically Endangered White-backed Vultures. Photo: Gill & Andy Swash

Kenya's vultures on brink of extinction - especially after lion poisoning incident in Maasai Mara

Mon, 14/12/2015 - 17:06

This statement from Nature Kenya talks about the other story to last week's devastating poisoning incident.

Worldwide Kenya Preventing Extinctions

The Nature of Paris: what the climate Agreement really says

Sat, 12/12/2015 - 22:02

BirdLife International welcomes the adoption of the Paris agreement on climate change.

Worldwide Climate Change

Re-COP - Day 12 at the UN Climate Summit in Paris

Fri, 11/12/2015 - 08:10

We're blogging from inside the COP21 summit in Paris - follow our updates here.

Worldwide Climate Change

Pages