News Forest

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
Mbeiling 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.
Atewa Forest is the source of three rivers © Shutterstock

Ghana's Atewa Forest under threat from...

Wed, 05/06/2019
Atewa Forest, Ghana not only supports a wealth of rare and endemic wildlife, but also provides clean water for nearby cities. Despite this, the Government intends to mine the area for bauxite, destroying the entire forest in the process. Can the conservation world overturn this devastating plan?
The Giant Ibis measures more than a metre tall © Jonathan Eames

Birdfair 2019 project announced: Conserving...

Thu, 14/03/2019
On the same day it was revealed that the total amount raised by the British Birdwatching Fair for conservation has passed the £5 million mark, the event dubbed the ‘Glastonbury of Birding’ revealed this year’s project: protecting Western Siem Pang, a haven for five Critically Endangered bird species
The Canada Warbler overwinters in Colombia © Jayne Gulbrand

Building birding trails in Colombia - before...

Thu, 29/11/2018
Peace in Colombia is attracting tourists – but also logging. Can a new generation of young birding guides protect its spectacularly species-rich habitats?
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.