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Red List status of Mountain Gorilla and Fin Whale improved by conservation

Wed, 14/11/2018
The latest release of the IUCN Red List shows that the Mountain Gorilla is no longer Critically Endangered, and the Fin Whale no longer Endangered. However, many species, including fish and trees, are still suffering from over-exploitation.
Northern Gannet

Victory! Oil drilling plans off Portuguese coast stopped after NGOs' legal action

Tue, 13/11/2018
Petrol companies Galp and Eni have abandoned their plans to drill for oil and gas off the southwest coast of Portugal. This decision follows a hard-won victory for conservationists who fought the plan in court and are still grappling with legal costs.
The araripe Manakin (Critically Endangered) can be found at only one site in Brazil © Ciro Albano

Nearly half of endangered species’ last refuges unprotected

Tue, 13/11/2018
The Alliance for Zero Extinction has mapped 1,483 highly threatened species that are found only at a single site. But this major new assessment highlights the urgent need for better protection of these irreplaceable places.

Leandro Tamini, líder del Albatross Task Force, ganó el Premio Marsh

Wed, 07/11/2018
Entrevistamos a Leandro Tamini, líder del Albaross Task Force en Argentina, quien ganó el Premio Marsh de Liderazgo en la Conservación Marina, un reconocimiento entregado a las personas u organizaciones que logran un gran impacto en la conservación.

Want to save seabirds? Follow them.

Tue, 06/11/2018
A new study used tracking data from 52 seabirds over 20 years to help scientists understand how to best protect them.
Mount Afadjato is the highest mountain in Ghana

How to make a conservation project last: a constant learning curve

Mon, 05/11/2018
In 1998, the Ghana Wildlife Society set up a community forest reserve at Mount Afadjato to halt deforestation and promote sustainable livelihoods. They share their successes and lessons learned over the years in their bid to involve the community in a lasting solution.
All photos © Albatross Task Force

Albatross Task Force leader wins major award with seabird-saving invention

Thu, 01/11/2018
We interview the leader of the Albatross Task Force in Argentina, Leandro Tamini, who has won the Marsh Award for Marine Conservation Leadership, which recognises people or organisations having a profound impact on marine conservation.
The Chinese Egret relies on the mangroves and mudflats as a refuelling site on migration © JJ Harrison

Great news for Singapore shorebirds: new protected area announced

Mon, 29/10/2018
This month, wetlands containing one of Singapore’s last remaining mangroves have secured protection after years of concerted advocacy. This move will benefit globally threatened birds such as the Chinese Egret and Straw-headed Bulbul.
There are thought to be fewer than 250 Liben Larks left © Nikk Borrow

Can the Critically Endangered Liben Lark be saved? Our latest update

Fri, 26/10/2018
Community nature reserves are not only improving habitats for rare grassland birds, but also proving a vital lifeline for cattle farmers, literally saving lives during drought. But how has the Liben Lark responded to this initiative?