Local communities know their forests better than anyone, and nothing can replace their expertise in forest conservation. As the Forest Governance Project demonstrates, when given the opportunity they can create a better future for themselves and nature.
Soaring high across the sky, vultures have long inspired humans, yet many of these iconic birds are highly threatened. On International Vulture Awareness Day, we celebrate the global efforts to change the fortunes of these iconic birds of prey.
The Orang Asli, an Indigenous community in Malaysia, have received a flavourful reward for protecting Helmeted Hornbills and their forest home, as a healthy forest provides opportunity to collect and sell a special Tualang honey.
Of the 13,000 lmportant Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) identified by BirdLife worldwide, 277 are most severely under threat. Vital sites, such as Cambodia’s Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary, are home to globally threatened birds such as Giant Ibis and other IBA ‘trigger species’. They face the most intense pressures and need our urgent help.
The world’s cutest wader – the unique, enigmatic Spoon-billed Sandpiper – is in severe trouble. A fleet of conservationists across Asia and beyond is striving to reverse its fortunes, but the battle is not yet won.
Meet the Russet Sparrow: the lesser-known, but just as fascinating, cousin of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow. With different plumage, habitat preferences and nesting behaviour, there’s more to distinguish this smaller species than meets the eye.
Around the world, millions of people depend on forests for their livelihoods and survival. On the International Day of Forests, we explore how sustainable forest management is key to protecting forests whilst ensuring that communities can benefit from forest resources for generations to come.
When it comes to protecting forests, community involvement is better than punishment. Thanks to two BirdLife projects, local people in Indonesia and the Philippines are reaping the benefits of managing and protecting their own natural resources.
Signs of damage on Japanese Camellia flowers turned out to be evidence of their vital role in the survival of the Mountain White-eye. Discover more about the interaction between these two beautiful species.
Nature is all around us, whether we are exploring a rainforest or walking through a populated town, but some areas are much richer in biodiversity than others. Designating sites based on their conservation importance makes it easier to identify where best to focus our efforts.