Xavi Bou’s stunning art encourages us to see birds, and life, from a different perspective. We interview the Barcelona-based photographer who uses the sky as his canvas to reveal the beauty of flight.
Logging, intensive agriculture and overfishing have pushed one million animal and plant species to the point where they're hanging by a thread. Protection is not enough anymore, it is time to usher in the era of nature restoration.
What is nature restoration? It is the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has suffered degradation. It means bringing nature back for people and for wildlife. It’s the opposite of destruction: it’s healing and repair. Restoration can take many forms, from removing dams or invasive species, to reintroducing native vegetation. Restoration is on the political agendas of both Europe and the world.
A Cinerous Vulture Aegypius monachus born in 2020 in the Boumort National Hunting Reserve has now been confirmed as the first victim of a vulture species to die from poisoning by veterinary diclofenac in Europe.
Despite the hellish outcome from the Ancient Mariner’s slaying of the albatross in Coleridge’s epic poem, the delirium the sailor suffers conveys a vibrant vision of healthy bird populations tragically absent in our latest research on seabirds.
Alongside scientists and other environmental groups, BirdLife Europe has in an open letter to the European Commission expressed deep concerns about the greenwash-enabling path the taxonomy risks heading down with its labelling system for sustainable investments.
A new study analysing sites across the world has found that in most cases, economic benefits are higher when habitats are conserved or restored rather than converted to human uses such as farming. These findings add important ammunition to our fight for a greener future.