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Eurasian Spoonbills observed at the Ribeira de Vinha waste water treatment plant © Biosfera

Cabo Verde waste water treatment plant is unexpected bird haven

Mon, 14/06/2021
Researchers in Cabo Verde have discovered that a waste water treatment plant is an important stopover site for migrating birds, reminding us that there is still so much left to learn about this African archipelago. Find out how the Biosfera team are working to conserve this artificial wetland.
Peat pits in De Wieden, the Netherlands

How restoring peatlands can help us beat climate change

Fri, 11/06/2021
Peatlands are an incredible tool against the climate crisis: they absorb carbon from the atmosphere and keep it stored. Although peatlands only cover 3% of the world’s land area, they contain a third of the world's soil carbon. Katrien Wijns is restoring peatlands across Europe - this is her story.
© Getbol World Heritage Promotion Team

Why the Korean Getbol tidal flats need World Heritage status

Fri, 11/06/2021
The Republic of Korea’s coastal wetlands are a vital feeding and breeding site for millions of waterbirds, including nine species that are globally threatened with extinction. This July, the World Heritage Committee will decide whether to inscribe these vital habitats onto the UNESCO World Heritage List – the most prestigious of all conservation designations.

EU Seabird Bycatch Action Plan – Good intentions, little action!

Thu, 10/06/2021

Bycatch is one of the most significant threats to seabirds globally.

100,000 migrating Amur Falcons congregate at Doyang Reservoir every year © Touhid Biplob

Meet the Indian villages battling adversity to protect migratory birds

Wed, 09/06/2021
100,000 migrating Amur Falcons pass through Nagaland every year. Even as the world grapples with COVID-19, two villages in India are holding strongly to their commitment to protect the birds and nature around them.
Egyptian Tortoise in Libya - © Al Hayat Organization

Libyan and Egyptian conservationists work across border to save Critically Endangered tortoise

Tue, 08/06/2021
Almost extinct in its namesake country, and with illegal smuggling of Egyptian Tortoise across the border from Libya – plus habitat destruction – threatening the species, it is taking the collaboration of both Libyan and Egyptian NGOs to research and protect this neglected species
Cocoa farmer Sartam increased yields through sustainable agroforestry © Burung Indonesia/Citra Al Rasyid

A recipe for sustainable farming in Sulawesi

Tue, 08/06/2021
Organic farming practices aren't just good for wildlife: they can also improve the quality of the soil, leading to higher yields that provide sustainable, long-term incomes for local people. Discover how three different farms across Sulawesi transformed their techniques – and reaped the rewards.
Griffon vulture from reintroduction program in flight at Jbel Moussa © Rachid Elkhamlichi

Griffon Vultures are breeding in Morocco after 40-year absence

Mon, 07/06/2021
The Griffon Vulture is once again breeding Morocco after 40 years, thanks to a reintroduction program undertaken by the Water and Forestry Department in partnership with GREPOM/BirdLife Maroc.