As countries rebuild their economies after the COVID-19 pandemic, BirdLife is here to make sure they put nature at the heart of their recovery plans. Find out about the Green Recovery Principles that BirdLife is championing at this year’s major environmental conferences.
The feathers of Audouin’s Gulls are predominately white except for their pale grey upper wings and black outer wings. They have dark eyes and blood-red bills with a black and yellow tip. Their legs have a dark grey, almost greenish colour. The male and female birds look very similar.
Although agricultural lands comprise just over 12% of Jordan’s territory, it contributes up to 20% of the national income. Unfortunately, Jordan’s agriculture is threatened by urban expansion, land fragmentation and climate change. Discover how we’re helping to combat this by training local communities in traditional practices.
I first saw Demoiselle Cranes (Grus virgo) on the wet meadows of Lake Khovsgol National Park in northern Mongolia more than a quarter of a century ago. They were performing their flamboyant courtship dance, creating a lot of noise, and made a lasting impression
Metre by metre, climate change and over-farming are degrading Africa’s formerly productive Sahel region and threatening not just wildlife habitat, but also people’s survival. However, there’s epic ambition to restore depleted lands and grow a 7,000-km natural wonder across the entire width of the continent. It’s showing that some walls can actually be liberating…
Today over 100 global leaders, representing 85% of the world’s forests, made a welcome new commitment at the COP26 climate summit to reverse deforestation by 2030. While this isn’t the first such pledge, we look at how more countries, finance, enforcement and equitable engagement of local people on the ground can and must now halt the loss of the forests we ultimately all depend upon.
Sometimes, to solve the problems of the future, we need to look to the ideas of the past. Discover how the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is helping communities in Morocco to revive the traditional sylvo-pastoral resource management system “Agdal” to avoid more rangelands degradation and restore degraded rangelands.
Mudflats drained, mangroves cut down… unless we act fast, some of Southeast Asia’s most vital shorebird havens could soon be lost forever. A new BirdLife study sheds light on key sites that had fallen through the knowledge gaps.
It has been six months since we launched our appeal to stop the illegal killing of birds. From landmark hunting bans to vulture rehabilitation, here’s an update on what those donations have helped us to achieve so far around the world.
Across Africa, vulture populations have catastrophically declined over the last 50 years, with overall decline rates of up to 97%. Today, 7 out of 11 African-Eurasian vulture species are at risk of extinction, underlining this decline.