Loading

Protecting the forest giants

Deep within the rainforests of São Tomé and Príncipe hides a slow-moving, gentle giant: the Obô Snail Archachatina bicarinata. You may have encountered giant African land snails before, or even kept one as a pet…

5 ways we’re protecting unique wildlife in France’s…

More than 80 percent of France’s biodiversity is located in just five overseas territories: French Guiana, Réunion Island, Martinique, Saint-Martin and Mayotte. But forestry, mining, urban sprawl, tourism and predation by invasive alien species are…

Marking World Wetlands Day in Africa

On the first Sunday of February every year, the world marks World Wetlands Day - an event created to raise awareness of the vital role played by wetlands. This year, BirdLife partners across Africa celebrated…

Why it’s important to love birds for more…

Have you ever looked at a spoonbill and pondered the reason behind its beak’s unique shape, when other waders seem to be doing just fine without one? Birds’ physical features are constantly photographed, recorded and…

Why people and forests need tree kangaroos

Papua New Guinea’s forests are extraordinary ­– and not just because of the fantastic species found within them. They are also set apart by the fact that about 95% of forest land in the country…

A look back at some of the biggest…

Yearly updates can be infuriating. At the end of every December, social media is flooded with humblebrags about exotic holidays, job promotions or similar successes. But we promise that some yearly updates really are important.…

Loading