50 years ago, during the 1972 UN Conference on the Environment in Stockholm, the world concluded that the environment was a major priority. While we celebrate this anniversary, we are also reeling from the 50-year-long failure of humanity to conserve nature as our grandparents knew it.
Bycatch from fishing is killing Europe’s seabirds in huge and unsustainable numbers. Jeremy Herry exposes the scale of the problem and sheds lights on the simple solutions that could turn things around – with enough political will.
Like many millions of people around the globe, my family and I have enjoyed the latest Netflix blockbuster #Don’tLookUp. Like many of you I saw myself seesawing from the great fun the film and fabulous cast provide as entertainment, to deep reflection, and I admit aggravation, as it reflects to me exactly what the world looks like and how we are tackling (or not) the existential crises of nature loss and climate change.
Conserving marine life requires the cooperation of all related stakeholders. Discover how Green Home, CEPF Med grantee, helped local communities in the Katic area to support the declaration of the second Marine Protected Area in Montenegro.
This species lives and breeds in the entire Mediterranean, though it also breeds in the Black Sea. They are largely sedentary, meaning the birds tend to stay close to their breeding grounds during winter, although some birds can undergo short-distance migrations.
Only decades after its discovery in the high-altitude lakes of Patagonia, Argentina, Hooded Grebe was teetering on the brink of extinction. Since then, the bird with the spectacular courtship dance has become a symbol for Patagonian conservation, and is taking cautious steps towards recovery.
Every New Year’s Eve, we and the same set of friends make predictions about what will happen over the forthcoming twelve months. We tend to focus on which political leader will rise or fall, what different members of our family will be up to, who will win the upcoming sporting tournaments and what will be the standout world event. And no, in December 2019 none of us predicted the global pandemic. In fact, most of our predictions fall wide of the mark and I have no expectations that this year will be any different.
2021 has been a whirlwind of activity for the BirdLife Partnership, carried out against a background of constantly-changing global events. Amid this, there have been two high-profile environmental conferences, a history-defining human rights campaign, and a wealth of conservation successes made possible through the tireless dedication of our staff, Partners and you. Here are just a few examples.