Some wildlife encounters are unforgettable. But this year’s Red List update brings news that three captivating African raptor species are declining alarmingly fast due to multiple threats. Urgent action is needed to ensure these icons of the savannah don’t only exist as memories.
The carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” may soon need to become one verse shorter as a European partridge is listed as Near Threatened. Meanwhile, paradise is restored for one flycatcher, proving that conservation can achieve great things. Explore these and more in our round-up of fascinating under-the-radar findings from this year’s Red List update…
Under the National Electrification Program, Ethiopia will build thousands of new power lines in the next five years, which could have a terrible impact on birds. We are fighting hard to ensure the use of bird-safe poles design... and we can already celebrate several successes!
Since the late 1970s, the BirdLife Partnership has worked together to identify, document and protect the most important places to protect the world’s birds. Since then, over 13,000 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) have been identified. However, without proper monitoring of the condition of these IBAs, an increasing number of them are threatened by damaging development.
This winter, like every winter before it, thousands of ducks, geese and swans will gather to weather the cold at Fraser River Delta, Canada. But for how long? With a shipping terminal mega-expansion on the horizon, our Canadian Partners are campaigning to save this vital habitat – and you can help.
In this year’s update to the IUCN Red List of threatened species, the recovery of the European Bison shows the true power of conservation. But with 31 extinctions announced and all of the world’s freshwater dolphin species now globally threatened, it’s never been more urgent to ramp up action.
Ahead of September’s UN Summit on Biodiversity, world leaders pledged to put nature at the heart of a transformational green recovery – but will this be enough to transform our relationship with nature before it is too late? Here are our takeaways from the summit.
In a recent study 117 bird species, six of which are endemic to the subcontinent, were recorded in four HeidelbergCement quarries in India. The scientific field survey that was conducted in the first week of January 2020 was spearheaded by Birdlife International along with local partner the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).
With summer unfolding as we’d expect, with buds maturing and timid flowers awakening, how exciting to hear the sounds of returning migratory birds signalling the magnificent cycles of nature and season that anchor us all. And yet, all is not well, not as it should be. At HeidelbergCement, like the entire planet, in the communities in which we work and live, all are touched by the incessant and unforgiving progress of the Coronavirus and its attendant disease COVID‑19.
Geographical isolation and rugged terrain have given rise to astounding wildlife within Madagascar’s Tsitongambarika Forest, but have also made it difficult to reach and protect – until recently. Introducing Ampasy Research Station: a hub for community support and enabling forest conservation from the inside out.
In December, BirdLife’s CEO, Patricia Zurita, attended HeidebergCement’s fourth Quarry Life Award ceremony – a contest to inspire school children, graduate students and researchers to find new and innovative ways to boost biodiversity in quarries.
Can you imagine a world without birds? The benefits birds bring us aren't just cultural. Birds play an essential role in the functioning of the world's ecosystems, in a way that directly impacts human health, economy and food production - as well as millions of other species. Here's how...