Today is the inauguration of Robin Redbreast Day, November 12th – what, you say? Never heard of it. Well, mark your calendars from now on, as this special day helps BirdLife International and her partners in saving birds and their habitats, with a special focus on raising awareness about keeping common birds common.
You might think birds living on remote islands are safe from the negative impacts of human activity – but this is not the case. Read the latest discoveries about three rare islands birds, coming hot off the press from BirdLife’s peer-reviewed journal.
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.