News Forest

The Sokoke Scops Owl weighs only 2 ounces (57g) and is the smallest Scops Owl © John Mwcharo

Irreplaceable: Dakatcha Woodland, Kenya

Mon, 23/07/2018
It’s a refuge for Endangered species found at only a handful of other sites. It stores rainwater, traps carbon and even regulates the local climate. But this unique and globally important forest has no formal protection. Read what’s being done in the fight to secure its survival.
Rat control has given the Giraffe Weevil a better chance of survival in New Zealand © Steve Reekie

The Lazarus Effect: protect one species,...

Thu, 08/03/2018
Pest control is saving more than just the Kiwi: species that haven't been seen for years are reappearing in New Zealand's forests. Ann Graeme shares inspiring stories of native birds, plants and insects that have returned after community conservation for a different species - "The Lazarus Effect."

Paradise lost: the devastation of Białowieża...

Wed, 26/04/2017
Jarosław Krogulec, Head of Conservation at OTOP (BirdLife Poland) recounts the tragic devastation Białowieża Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Polish government wants to cut down this...

Tue, 03/05/2016
Authorities claim logging is needed to combat a beetle infestation in Białowieża. Can Europe's last primeval woods be saved?

Forest discovery improves prospects for Angola’s...

Fri, 06/07/2012
A large tract of near-pristine Afromontane forest has been found in Angola’s Namba Mountains, tripling the amount of this habitat that was thought to survive in Angola.

The future for Brazil's forests remains...

Thu, 31/05/2012
Dilma Roussef, the President of Brazil, has only partially vetoed the new Forest Code proposed by the Brazilian Congress.

Counting Kereru in New Zealand

Fri, 03/02/2012
All Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) members, bird enthusiasts and Kiwi kids are being encouraged to get behind the inaugural Kereru Count this month....

Celebrating the Uluguru watersheds for World...

Mon, 06/06/2011
Villagers celebrate project which is raising local incomes and protecting the forests.

BirdLife launches new website section for World...

Sat, 04/06/2011
To celebrate World Environment Day, we've launched 'focusing on people', a new website section showcasing the BirdLife Partnership's work.

SAVE Brasil calls upon the President to veto...

Fri, 27/05/2011
Reforms to Brazil's forest code will significantly increase deforestation.

Forests for water and wetlands

Wed, 02/02/2011
Today is World Wetlands Day and the 40th anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands, which was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar on 2 February 1971. Over the last four decades the Ramsar Convention has had a huge positive impact on how wetlands are valued, managed and conserved around the world. The BirdLife Partnership is proud to be working in support of the Convention, as one of its International Organisation Partners.

Not perfect, but something for everyone: Cancún...

Mon, 13/12/2010
After two weeks of intense discussion countries have reached a compromise at the climate talks in Cancún. What were the main advances from a BirdLife perspective?

Agreement close on REDD+ at Cancún

Fri, 10/12/2010
An agreement on REDD+ is close at climate talks in Cancún. This which would provide a mechanism for delivering financial incentives to developing countries to conserve and restore their forests.

A narrow escape for Nature Kenya staff

Tue, 06/07/2010
Nature Kenya (BirdLife Partner) staff, two journalists, and Kenya Wildlife Service rangers escaped death narrowly in Mulunguni village, Magarini District, when they were attacked by people said to be working for an Italian investor on Friday July 2, 2010.

Safeguarding priority forest sites with local...

Fri, 21/05/2010
Nature Fiji’s work in the forests of Greater Tomanivi is conserving biodiversity and a sustainable future for communities –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity