Albatrosses have long been a symbol of mystery and fortune in literature and culture. Ancient tales suggest that their presence brings luck to seafarers. While some legends and myths have faded from memory today, the reverence for these ocean wanderers still lives on. To celebrate World Albatross Day, we share some of the tales behind these incredible species.
Yesterday, after a nail-biting 44:44 vote, the proposal from the European People’s Party to kill the law entirely was rejected. Since time to vote on all 2500 amendments ran out, the remaining amendments and final report will be voted on 27 June. It's clear that the debate around the Nature Restoration Law has become a political game above anything else. Here are five take-home messages.
The awe-inspiring phenomenon of migration is not just coastal – in the Mid- continental Americas Flyway, many species fly in their millions between North and South America, encountering numerous challenges along the way. The most endangered species undertaking this journey are beginning to be protected by a new set of internationally connected conservation projects, aiming to maintain the integrity of the whole flyway.
In a remarkable act of conservation, empowerment and belonging, Guyra Paraguay, has transferred 548 hectares of land to the Indigenous Community of Tapy Kanguekua - Arroyo Morotí, belonging to the Mbya Guaraní people in the Itapúa Department of Paraguay.
An exciting new partnership between the Ecological Restoration Fund and BirdLife International and its UK partner, the RSPB, will help support extensive conservation and restoration work along the African-Eurasian flyway, helping to protect vital landscapes and the millions of birds that journey along this route.
A controversial decision to allocate a large proportion of the Yala swamp complex to a private agricultural company jeopardises the immense natural value of Kenya’s largest freshwater wetland, as well as the range of benefits it provides to thousands of people in its vicinity.