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The UN Biodiversity Summit 2020 was switched to a semi-remote format © CBD

UN Summit on Biodiversity: world leaders’ pledge for nature

Wed, 18/11/2020
Ahead of September’s UN Summit on Biodiversity, world leaders pledged to put nature at the heart of a transformational green recovery – but will this be enough to transform our relationship with nature before it is too late? Here are our takeaways from the summit.
A PAcific Golden Plover was the first bird spotted © Avinash Nanda / Shutterstock

Two world records smashed in landmark birding event

Mon, 16/11/2020
The inaugural Global Bird Weekend inspired over 38,000 nature lovers from 169 countries to pool their bird spotting talents together, for the benefit of conservation.
A courtship display between Tristan Albatrosses (Critically Endangered) © Andy Schofield

World’s remotest islands become one of largest wildlife sanctuaries

Fri, 13/11/2020
Today, UK overseas territory Tristan da Cunha – a remote island chain in the South Atlantic – has been declared a Marine Protection Zone, safeguarding habitat for millions of seabirds, fish and mammals.
© NASA

What birds tell us about building a new global framework for nature

Thu, 12/11/2020
As well as quantifying progress (or failure) and highlighting successes and good news stories in relation to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, data from birds can inform the development and implementation of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and its targets
A head-start for Loggerheads in Cabo Verde © Shaun Hurrell

Drones, stretchers and other surprising reasons for Cabo Verde’s turtle nesting boom

Wed, 11/11/2020
Whilst COVID-related restrictions may have benefited turtles elsewhere, the dedication of conservationists is mostly what made 2020 an exceptional Loggerhead Turtle nesting season here
For people. For nature. Withdraw the CAP

Open letter: EU Commission President, withdraw the Common Agricultural Policy

Mon, 09/11/2020
Intensive agriculture is fuelling the biodiversity and climate crisis. And European farming has significant worldwide impacts. That's why we are sending an open letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, to call on her to withdraw the destructive Common Agricultural Policy.
Egyptian Vulture © Ivostyle / Shutterstock

5 ways we've helped vultures in the past 5 years

Tue, 03/11/2020
When our first campaign to save African vultures started in 2015, global awareness and political recognition of these majestic raptors were in their infancy. Discover just a few examples of the fantastic achievements that BirdLife supporters helped to kick-start, and find out how you can help us step up our action to the next level.
Dailus Laurence, 29, started working on Cousin Island at the age of 21 © Nature Seychelles

Nature Seychelles warden wins 2020 African Ranger Award

Mon, 02/11/2020
Dailus Laurence, the Chief Warden of Cousin Island Special Reserve and employee of Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner), has won the prestigious 2020 African Ranger Award, promoted by the Alibaba Foundation and the Paradise Foundation. The award includes prize money of US$ 10,000.
30 Bojer's Skinks were evacuated from Ile de la Passe © Mauritian Wildlife Foundation

Reptile rescue mission after devastating Mauritius oil spill

Thu, 29/10/2020
When an oil freighter ran aground within a few kilometres of Mauritian nature reserves, local conservationists rushed in to rescue three globally threatened lizard species found nowhere else. The reptiles were moved to a captive breeding programme that could provide a vital lifeline.