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TV and radio appearances and a peaceful march drummed up public support © WESM

BirdLife Malawi campaign compels court to uphold...

Wed, 18/07/2018
WESM (BirdLife in Malawi) united universities, faith groups and community organisations in a highly successful campaign which helped to fast-track a delayed court ruling on the ban on thin plastic in this landlocked southern African country.
This Northern Gannet carrying plastic netting in its beak is part of a pervasive problem © Cor Fikkert

Can we really put an end to plastic waste?

Wed, 30/05/2018
Around the world, measures are being introduced to reduce the amount of plastic we manufacture and discard. While these efforts may be laudable, will they actually signal the end of plastic waste?
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Bird Your World: 12 simple actions that make life...

Fri, 25/05/2018
As part of Year of the Bird, we’re encouraging nature lovers around the world to take small but meaningful actions every month that benefit nature. In this spirit, here are 12 simple steps you can encourage your friends and family to take to make the world a better place for birds.
Conservation Project Officer Alanna Smith (centre) in the field © Te Ipukarea Society

How to highlight bird conservation and plastic...

Wed, 20/12/2017
Conservation Project Officer Alanna Smith, aka “Miss Cook Islands”, talks about her passion for conserving her country’s bird species, and how she’s more likely to be found making compost with local kids than wearing heels.
The Black-legged Kittiwake is a symptom of a greater problem for all Atlantic birds © Colum Clarke

Cliffs lying barren: why we can't afford to...

Thu, 14/12/2017
“Out of sight, out of mind” - the alarming decline of the Black-legged Kittiwake provides a painful lesson that The High Seas – open ocean outside national jurisdiction – need urgent protection. But hope is at hand with the proposal of a new Marine Protected Area.