Nature is all around us, whether we are exploring a rainforest or walking through a populated town, but some areas are much richer in biodiversity than others. Designating sites based on their conservation importance makes it easier to identify where best to focus our efforts.
The vast Gran Chaco, South America’s second largest intact forest after the Amazon, is home to a wealth of endemic, resident and migratory birds. Deforestation and fragmentation are having a devastating impact, but co-ordinated conservation efforts extending way beyond its boundaries are beginning to produce results.
Amidst mounting threats to vultures in Kenya, these community volunteers are helping to conserve the ‘Earth’s clean-up crew’ . For Francis Muli, conserving African vultures is more than a passion – it is a commitment. Born and raised in Maasai Mara, Kenya, Muli’s knowledge of and appreciation for vultures predates his childhood days.
History shows us what can be achieved with enough ambition and political will. BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita argues the case for embedding nature conservation into the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
50 years ago, during the 1972 UN Conference on the Environment in Stockholm, the world concluded that the environment was a major priority. While we celebrate this anniversary, we are also reeling from the 50-year-long failure of humanity to conserve nature as our grandparents knew it.
Bycatch from fishing is killing Europe’s seabirds in huge and unsustainable numbers. Jeremy Herry exposes the scale of the problem and sheds lights on the simple solutions that could turn things around – with enough political will.