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Yellow Fever is one of many threats to the Northern Muriqui's survival © Rodrigo Silva

How conservation can prevent future pandemics

Tue, 20/10/2020
In the midst of the COVID crisis, we're all wondering how we can stop this happening again. Two experts from our Conservation Leadership Programme offer their insights.

Tracking Ocean Wanderers

Mon, 19/10/2020
The journey of Bird Island’s “modern wandering albatross” moves into its next phase! If you have been following #AlbatrossStories, you may remember one of our recent blogs where we pondered “What is it like being a modern wandering albatross?”
The Mama-Mama gather to monitor the forests of Mbeliling © Muhammad Meisa

From rural housewives to Mother Guards of the forest

Thu, 15/10/2020
Meet the “Mama-Mama Penjaga Mbeliling” – a group of Indonesian women who believe their duty of care extends far beyond just their children. Taking the future of the forest under their wing, they are unafraid to challenge destructive practices.
© Eleanor Hamilton

Want to discover world's top wildlife habitats? This website has them all

Mon, 12/10/2020
Where can you find out about the world’s most important sites for nature, and the reasons for their significance? The Key Biodiversity Area Partnership is delighted to announce the launch of its new website, containing everything you need to know about all 16,000 sites.
© Andre Schönherr

Global Bird Weekend: how you can help birds by spotting them

Fri, 09/10/2020
Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th October is Global Bird Weekend, where people across the world will venture out to record as many birds as they can – and raise money for conservation while they’re doing it. Here’s why you should join in the fun.
Dr Ravinder Kaur, one of this year's 2020 Marsh Award winners © Sanjitpaal Singh/jitspics.com

Double win for our Conservation Leadership alumni in Marsh Awards

Thu, 08/10/2020
We are delighted to announce that this year, two of the prestigious Marsh Awards have been given to alumni of our Conservation Leadership Programme. Hear from Dr Ravinder Kaur and Natia Javakhishvili as they share their remarkable stories and describe what winning a Marsh Award means to them.

Environmental devastation: a crime against humanity?

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.
Black-browed Albatross © Jessica Winter

New report: birds provide hopeful message on targets to save nature

Wed, 30/09/2020
You may have heard about the world’s catastrophic failure to meet global biodiversity targets. But there's hope. A new landmark report from BirdLife International uses bird conservation successes to outline recommended solutions that could help the next set of targets to succeed.
Green Peafowl (Endangered) © Roger Smith / Flickr

Latest research: how does human disturbance affect the lives of birds?

Tue, 29/09/2020
Join us for a bite-sized round-up of advances published in our journal Bird Conservation International. Highlights include insights into how human disturbance affects the feeding, breeding and overall health of bird populations.