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The road to economic recovery must be sustainable © Pixabay

It’s black and white: recovery from COVID-19 must...

Wed, 26/05/2021
The importance and urgency of a green recovery from the current pandemic cannot be understated. That’s why the BirdLife Partnership is already putting theory into action and showing governments how to truly build back better.
Boreal forest in northern Alberta, Canada is an important carbon sink © WWF

New study: forests the size of France have...

Tue, 18/05/2021
Exciting new research from Trillion Trees – a joint venture between WWF, BirdLife International and WCS – demonstrates the capacity of forests to regenerate themselves if we let them.
Physical barriers like the US-Mexico wall could stop wildlife finding new habitats © Hillebrand Steve / USFWS

National borders threaten wildlife as climate...

Thu, 18/03/2021
As global temperature rises, species will be driven across national borders to find suitable habitat. Physical barriers like the USA-Mexico wall and fences between Russia and China aren’t the only complication. BirdLife’s Chief Scientist Dr Stuart Butchart explains how countries experiencing the greatest species loss may be in the worst position to protect nature.
Biodiversity provides a value of at least US $170-190 trillion per year © chainarong06 / Shutterstock

Why a nature-positive economic system would...

Tue, 16/03/2021
Integrating nature into business decisions isn’t just good for the environment – it also benefits society and the economy. Here’s why the world should redirect financial flows away from nature destruction and ensure biodiversity is mainstreamed into business.
Solar panels could help solve the climate crisis - as long as they don't harm habitats © unspash

New global guidelines: a nature-friendly...

Wed, 24/02/2021
BirdLife has joined forces with big voices in the conservation and energy sectors to develop a new set of global renewable energy guidelines. These best-practice steps outline how to keep nature safe as the world moves to more sustainable energy sources.
Dr David Boyd at a demonstration in Norway

Interview with UN rapporteur Dr David Boyd: the...

Wed, 22/07/2020
Dr David Boyd, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, and a supporter of our #1Planet1Right campaign, speaks to BirdLife on why nature is a human right, the process required to make it so, and whether this ambitious goal is even feasible...
Little Spiderhunter © Bjorn Olesen

Revealed: the proposed global plan for nature...

Fri, 17/01/2020
This October, world leaders will meet in China to discuss a new set of biodiversity targets that will decide the fate of nature on this planet. A first draft of the targets was released this week: here's everything you need to know about this critical turning point for conservation.
An artist's impression of the Amazon fires this summer © OSORIOartist / Shutterstock

Amazon fires: what happens next?

Thu, 21/11/2019
Images of raging forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon sparked worldwide condemnation during August. Several Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas have suffered – this in a country that had been lauded for its conversion from environmental villain to conservation hero. How has this happened?
Bird puns were the order of the day for BirdLife and the RSPB © Rachel Gartner

Photo essay: speaking out for birds at the Global...

Mon, 23/09/2019
Climate change is already beginning to profoundly impact bird populations across the world. Find out which birds we fought for at this week’s Global Climate Strike, and why it’s so important to speak out for nature and people.

Climate Packages – just pretty wrapping?

Mon, 16/01/2017
Sini Eräjää looks back upon some of the climate and energy disappointments of 2016 and makes her wish for a Happy New (& Sustainable) Year for Nature in 2017.