On the 23rd of February 2022, two traders were arrested by the local authorities for selling the body parts of vultures in Bandim market in Guinea-Bissau’s capital, Bissau. The arrest was made based on information from the Organização para a Defesa e Desenvolvimento das Zonas Húmidas (ODZH), one of BirdLife’s contacts in the country.
Today’s IPCC global climate change report shows that extinctions are accelerating and vulnerable communities are already at risk – but there is still hope. By protecting nature, we can increase our resilience to the worst impacts of climate change.
At BirdLife we are of course anxious for our local partners there, the Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds, and their families and communities. We are in constant touch and are told by Oleg Dudkin, USPB’s CEO, that they are all currently “relatively” safe. The nature conservation they so effectively do, for birds and biodiversity, is ultimately about saving life.
For nearly 25 years APB has been an important partner with the Belarusian government’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, the Ministry of Forestry, the National Bank, the National Post Office, diverse institutes and centers of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, other government agencies and organizations.
Located in the southeast of Madagascar, Tsitongambarika tropical forest is a protected area home to unique wildlife. New species of plants and animals continue to be discovered, and the forest is a vital water supply for local people. It also provides them with valuable materials on which their livelihoods depend, including food, firewood, charcoal and timber. Yet the site is extremely threatened, and with it, the essential services it provides.
The overwhelming majority of Common Agricultural Policy strategic plans delivered by Member States to the European Commission fail to adequately address the urgent crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.
We're excited to announce that the turtle nesting season is well underway on Cousin Island Special Reserve in the Seychelles. This is the busiest time of year for our staff, who are continuing a long-term monitoring project for the species which has been ongoing since 1970.
A lot has happened in the 38 years since the first version of this book was published. This masterful revision of the classic seabird guide uses the latest discoveries to assemble an indispensable reference for birders and researchers alike.