Marking their vital importance to waterbirds and ‘outstanding universal value’, four key tidal mudflats in Korea have now been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the culmination of a huge conservation effort for recognition at the highest level.
It was the most ambitious and logistically challenging island restoration project to date. The aim in 2015: to turn some of the world’s rarest birds back from a path to extinction by removing introduced predators from remote French Polynesian islands. Now the birds are truly bouncing back, giving hope for future restorations.
Conservation isn’t just about preserving pristine natural habitats. To thoroughly address the climate and extinction crises, we also need to restore ecosystems that have been degraded or converted to other uses. But where to start? BirdLife’s Chief Scientist Dr Stuart Butchart discusses a new study he co‑authored.
After more than three years of co-decision processes where the European Council, Commission, and Parliament worked on the new the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the legislative process is finally coming to a close. The European Parliament is set to vote to approve the CAP on the 23th of November and the Council early in December.
Massive but mysterious: for decades, little was known about the Sei Whale. But thanks to ground-breaking research, the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) have now been declared a Key Biodiversity Area based on their status as a vital habitat for the species.
They started out as three staff in a rented room, and have become a national institution with the country’s biggest citizen science database. Read about the journey of our Polish Partner OTOP, from hatchling to fully-fledged conservation organisation.