News human rights

Environmental devastation: a crime against...

Tue, 06/10/2020
We talk to Professor Philippe Sands, an international human rights barrister, about the origins of the right to a healthy natural environment, and why we must act now.

Press release: Over 100 000 citizens demand the...

Mon, 28/09/2020
Citizens from around the world are demanding that the right to a clean, healthy environment is made a Universal Human Rights. Over 100 000 people have signed the petition.
Women are speaking out in defence of a healthy environment © Princess del Castillo

Meet the female forest defenders of the...

Fri, 07/08/2020
Hear the stories of the inspirational Filipino women unafraid to take a stand against the destruction of their forest homes, and how we’re fighting for their right to a healthy environment.
Dr David Boyd at a demonstration in Norway

Interview with UN rapporteur Dr David Boyd: the...

Wed, 22/07/2020
Dr David Boyd, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, and a supporter of our #1Planet1Right campaign, speaks to BirdLife on why nature is a human right, the process required to make it so, and whether this ambitious goal is even feasible...

Una Introducción a la Conservación y a los...

Thu, 08/11/2012
Una Introducción a la Conservación y a los Derechos Humanos Para los Socios de BirdLife International brinda una visión general de algunos de los derechos humanos relevantes en el contexto de la conservación.

An Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights...

Wed, 23/11/2011
An Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights for BirdLife Partners provides an overview of some of the human rights relevant to a conservation context.

Land rights at last for indigenous protectors of...

Thu, 20/10/2011
After 10 years of negotiations, the indigenous Kue Tuvy Aché community in Paraguay have gained formal recognition of their ownership of the land, part of the Bosque Mbaracayú Important Bird Area.

Conserving biodiversity, respecting rights

Fri, 15/10/2010
Few will recognise the role of conservation in reinforcing and asserting people’s rights. In fact there are close links between conservation and human rights, and conservation projects that are well-designed and well-executed can make a significant positive contribution to their fulfilment. This article draws on examples from the work of BirdLife Partners around the world, to explain the linkages, and to demonstrate the contribution the BirdLife Partnership is making...