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Belum Temengor Forest is home to all ten species of Malaysian hornbill © Yeap Chin Aik / MNS

Discover our exciting new projects to fund forest...

Fri, 02/07/2021
BirdLife’s Forest Landscape Sustainability Accelerator is finding innovative new ways to support forest conservation in the long term. At this year’s online conference, we welcomed exciting new projects from BirdLife Partners across the world.
Cocoa farmer Sartam increased yields through sustainable agroforestry © Burung Indonesia/Citra Al Rasyid

A recipe for sustainable farming in Sulawesi

Tue, 08/06/2021
Organic farming practices aren't just good for wildlife: they can also improve the quality of the soil, leading to higher yields that provide sustainable, long-term incomes for local people. Discover how three different farms across Sulawesi transformed their techniques – and reaped the rewards.
Fidelis Nick has been working for the Tenkile Conservation Alliance since 1999 © David Zeller

“Nature and forest are part of my life” – we...

Thu, 20/05/2021
Fidelis Nick was born in a remote village in Papua New Guinea and is now Project Officer for Tenkile Conservation Alliance. We sought his unique perspective on forest conservation.
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.
Ruby-topaz Hummingbirds pollinate plants and keep the forest alive © Guto Balieiro

Meet the beautiful birds that are rebuilding...

Thu, 29/04/2021
Want to restore a degraded forest? Why not let the birds do the work! Find out how – with a little help from BirdLife – some of Brazil’s most threatened birds are coming back, and bringing the whole forest with them…
The Mama-Mama gather to monitor the forests of Mbeliling © Muhammad Meisa

From rural housewives to Mother Guards of the...

Thu, 15/10/2020
Meet the “Mama-Mama Penjaga Mbeliling” – a group of Indonesian women who believe their duty of care extends far beyond just their children. Taking the future of the forest under their wing, they are unafraid to challenge destructive practices.
Women are speaking out in defence of a healthy environment © Princess del Castillo

Meet the female forest defenders of the...

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.
Rhinoceros Hornbill © Yeap Chin Aik

Why birds are the answer to saving Malaysian...

Mon, 27/07/2020
Often dressed in bright colours and with absurdly bulky bills, hornbills are remarkable-looking birds. But their value goes far beyond their aesthetics: they have become the key to saving some of Malaysia’s most precious forests.
Morning glow in Sweden © HIH Princess Takamado

A Morning in Sweden

Tue, 09/06/2020
Birds in the owl family are popular not only among children but also adults: their ability to rotate their heads 180 degrees, as well as their resemblance to Russian nesting dolls, matryoshkas, seems to attract everybody. In fact we humans tend to feel a sense of affinity to owls, because they have forward-facing eyes like ours.
Since 2017, communities have planted 650,000 trees to restore the forest © Nature Kenya

Giving power to the people to protect iconic...

Fri, 15/05/2020
Not only is Mount Kenya Forest one of the most iconic landscapes in Africa, it is also a crucial source of clean water for the country. Find out how Nature Kenya is empowering local citizens to form powerful partnerships that can protect and restore the forest for decades to come.
The Canada Warbler's population is declining © Steve Jones

Protecting the Canada Warbler at both ends of its...

Wed, 29/01/2020
The Canada Warbler migrates more than 10,000 kilometres a year, from Canada and the United States to the forests of South America. Find out how our Colombian Partner is using a local grassroots approach to support an Americas-wide action plan to protect the species.
Tufted Capuchin © Emilio White

90% of this rainforest was destroyed. We’re...

Fri, 22/11/2019
The Amazon’s plight, while serious, pales in comparison to that wrought on South America’s other great rainforest, the Atlantic. Over 90% of its original coverage has disappeared over the last century – but BirdLife Partners are working to safeguard what remains.
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?
The Seven-colored Tanager is Vulnerable to extinction due to forest loss © Ciro Albano

Brazil’s Atlantic forest: putting the pieces back...

Mon, 04/11/2019
Surrounded by a sea of cattle ranches and sugarcane plantations, a few ‘islands’ of Atlantic Forest remain. By establishing a private reserve and working with local people to connect forest fragments, SAVE Brasil is showing that it is possible to turn the tide on extinction.
Just 7% of the original Atlantic forest remains. Pictured: San Rafael © Mily Corleone

How a shade-grown traditional tea is protecting...

Fri, 01/11/2019
In San Rafael National Park, conservationists and local people are transforming a ‘paper park’ into community-owned forest surrounded by shade-grown yerba mate agroforestry. This new business venture is set to become self-sustaining, ensuring a bright future for forest and people alike.
Flores Island, Indonesia © Toni Wöhrl

Indonesia’s sustainable candlenut farms: lighting...

Wed, 30/10/2019
Mbeliling forest in Flores, Indonesia is home to a wealth of wildlife including the Komodo Dragon. Our ‘mbelievable’ investment in micro-finance, community ownership and agroforestry is ensuring this unique landscape keeps blooming in the future.
An artist's impression of the new marmoset species, 'Mico munduruku' © Stephen Nash

New monkey species discovered in rapidly-...

Fri, 09/08/2019
The marmoset was discovered in the south-west of Pará State in Brazil, Amazon’s ‘arc of deforestation’. The researcher who lead the study warns that we already need to be concerned about its survival.
White-rumped Vulture © Vickey Chauhan / Shutterstock

Local people protect Nepal lake by welcoming...

Tue, 06/08/2019
How are the Tharu community helping to protect their lake and the rare birds that live there? Why not visit them and find out! Thanks to an innovative homestay programme, wildlife lovers the world over are flocking to the area, helping wildlife and people as they do.