Martin Harper, BirdLife's Interim CEO, joined our North America team and BirdLife Partners at New York Climate Week which was organised alongside the 78th meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. However, were the outcomes genuine advances for nature or merely greenwash?
The Americas Flyways Initiative (AFI) was officially presented at The Climate Week in New York as a cohesive and relevant opportunity for synergy, integration, and harmonious coexistence that unites people and nature beyond borders, seeking healthy and prosperous environments.
Tapio Lehtinen is a sailor born in 1958 with a life long experience of sailing a wide variety of boats. During the 2018 Golden Globe Race, Tapio was disappointed to see the dramatically diminished numbers of birds, whales and other sea mammals in the oceans. This has lead him to use the media visibility of the coming races to increase the awareness of the different solutions for the environmental challenges which are being offered. Tapio is also a long time proponent of youth sailing and will sail the OGR with one of the youngest teams.
BirdLife, alongside seven other European NGOs, have voiced significant concerns regarding the dissemination of inaccurate information pertaining to European wolves by the President of the European Commission.
Les eaux marines au large de l'Afrique de l'Ouest sont très productives et abritent de nombreuses espèces d'oiseaux de mer. Cependant, ces oiseaux sont menacés par les prises accidentelles, la surpêche, le changement climatique, la destruction de leurs habitats et les espèces exotiques envahissantes (EEE), entre autres.
The marine waters of West Africa's coast are highly productive, supporting numerous seabird species. However, these birds are threatened by bycatch, overfishing, climate change, their habitat destruction, and invasive alien species (IAS) among others.
After another summer with extreme weather, EU decision-makers are returning to their desks in Brussels. Meaning, it’s time to get back to those debates that matter most for nature and our future. Here’s what to look out for:
On the 31st of July, Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), BirdLife in India, received the good news that two more veterinary drugs- Ketoprofen and Aceclofenac, could no longer be manufactured, sold and distributed throughout India. After 10 years of working with government agencies and other NGO’s, this official gazette issued by the Delhi High Court was a welcome step forward for the protection of vultures in India.
There is currently a very serious outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in Finnmark, in the north of Norway. Several thousand seabirds, primarily kittiwakes, have been found dead. It was reported that just in the municipality of Vadsø, 15 000 kittiwakes have died in the past three weeks. The Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) could go from being ‘endangered’ to ‘critically endangered’ on the Norwegian Red List in the span of a few tragic summer weeks. Yet environmental authorities are not getting involved. WARNING: GRAPHIC AND SENSITIVE CONTENT