Although touted as "environmentally friendly", renewable energy infrastructure can severely negatively impact biodiversity. The well-needed energy development in Africa has to be properly planned to ensure minimal damage to vulnerable bird species.
Free virtual tickets are available to join us at the BirdLife100 World Congress, where conservationists and renowned environmental advocates from around the world will come together to bring nature back from the brink.
The Orang Asli, an Indigenous community in Malaysia, have received a flavourful reward for protecting Helmeted Hornbills and their forest home, as a healthy forest provides opportunity to collect and sell a special Tualang honey.
A new, highly pathogenic form of avian flu has been sweeping through wild bird populations across the Northern hemisphere. The unprecedented levels of mortality seen in some species of seabirds have left conservationists extremely concerned about the disease’s long-term impacts.
A new paper involving BirdLife authors has found that while addressing key threats such as habitat loss and overexploitation is necessary for most of the world’s threatened species, a staggering 57 per cent would still require targeted conservation efforts to prevent their extinction. It is therefore critical that governments commit to implementing these actions in international plans to avert the biodiversity crisis.
Kenya’s National Land Commission has hinted its intention to pursue the controversial allocation of over 6,000 ha of Yala Swamp to a private developer. Local communities and stakeholders enraged by the move.
Every year, millions of seabirds travel to the Baltic Sea for the winter. But this is not a journey without peril. For those in the know, this region is infamous for being a global hotspot for seabird bycatch. The main culprit being gillnets. But the Lithuanian government is diving deep into murky waters to keep their bycatch problem a secret.