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Lake Kivu, Rwanda is a KBA © Tetyana Dotsenko / Shutterstock

How our network of vital bird habitats is...

Mon, 13/01/2020
The rock-solid criteria we use to identify Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) is now being used as the foundation for Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) – a new standard in site-based conservation which expands the concept beyond birds to all life on our planet.
© Richard Whitcombe

Explore the latest threatened bird habitats we...

Wed, 18/12/2019
Our list of Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas in Danger is so much more than a number. Each year we update this list and produce a Story Map, enabling you to immerse yourself in the unique tales of some of these areas. Find out what has happened to last year’s spotlight IBAs in Danger and discover new incredible but imperilled habitats in our latest instalment.
Half a billion tweets are sent every day © Pixabay.com

Could social media help us save some of the world...

Thu, 23/05/2019
A ground-breaking new study analyses social media posts from visitors to key sites for nature across the world, providing insight into which sites are most popular, and highlighting opportunities and challenges for conserving them.
Long-tailed Sylph © Ondrej Prosicky

5 ways Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas...

Wed, 24/10/2018
40 years ago, we set out to identify the most important sites for birds in Europe. This idea has since spread across the world, informing conservation decisions and setting the model for wider initiatives to follow suit. We recount our top successes in that time.
Cradle Mountain, Australia © Rod Kashubin

Discover Australia's most vital places for...

Fri, 24/03/2017
Collectively known as 'Key Biodiversity Areas', these are the most important places left for life on Earth.