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The Chattering Lory, a popular pet © Alan Tunnicliffe / Shutterstock

How pet owners are key to making the parrot trade sustainable

Fri, 14/08/2020
New research reveals the social factors driving demand for parrots in Singapore. Lead author, Anuj Jain, discusses how international trade and domestic demand interact in what he refers to as the ‘ecosystem’ of the parrot trade.
About 800 tons of oil spilled into the ocean © 2020 Maxar Technologies

Mauritius oil spill: environmental crisis unfolds

Thu, 13/08/2020
On July 25, a Panama tanker carrying 4,000 tons of fuel ran aground off southeast Mauritius, within two kilometres of an important nature reserve. Read how our Mauritian Partner is at the forefront of the crisis response, and how you can help.
There are only 50 Javan Pied Starlings left in the wild - and 1 million in cages © Ding Li Yong

More caged birds than wild: Javan songbird crisis revealed

Wed, 12/08/2020
In Java, there are now more songbirds in cages than in forests. Fierce demand for lucrative song competitions is driving multiple species to the brink – but in a region where bird-keeping is a cultural mainstay, complex solutions are required.
Although born in Britain, Kevin Hague has fallen in love with his New Zealand home © Peter Hunt

Social justice and nature conservation: part of the same mission?

Mon, 10/08/2020
Kevin Hague, CEO of Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand), explains how his experiences campaigning for racial equality and gay rights fit into his current mission to protect the stunning nature and birds of New Zealand.
Women are speaking out in defence of a healthy environment © Princess del Castillo

Meet the female forest defenders of the Philippines

Fri, 07/08/2020
Hear the stories of the inspirational Filipino women unafraid to take a stand against the destruction of their forest homes, and how we’re fighting for their right to a healthy environment.
Strategy videogames involve making decisions and often exploiting natural resources. Screenshot: BirdLife International / The Like Minded

How your decisions can impact tropical forest landscapes

Thu, 06/08/2020
Our new animation, launched at the Global Landscapes Forum, turns to an unlikely inspiration to help explain landscape conservation and our innovative work to support communities in tropical forests: videogames.
Assad Serhal (centre) is recovering well after eight stitches © SPNL

Beirut explosion: an update from our Partner in Lebanon

Wed, 05/08/2020

A massive explosion ripped through Beirut, Lebanon's capital, last night, killing over

Active water transport in some recently cleared canals © Clara Nanja

Restoring the Lukanga: Tackling Invasive Weed Species in Zambia

Wed, 05/08/2020
In two decades of fishing, Boyd Kayombo has witnessed a steady decline in his catch. Kayombo sighs as he tugs at his nets. “The fish catch is poorer and the water has turned pale and green”, he remarks wiping sweat from his brow on a hot fishing day.

Information about a third party

Tue, 04/08/2020
We have received a notification from Blackbaud, the software provider of our customer management software, about a breach of their security systems relating to data that they held of some of our supporters.