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Without Public Finance, We Can’t Protect Nature

This week, leaders of 450 public development banks representing 10% of total global investment will gather to discuss the role public finance can play in driving sustainable development that benefits people and the planet.

Science & Exploration

30 Days of Hope: Stories of Biodiversity, Balance, and Restoration

As we cap off the #30DaysofHope on this the International Day for Biological Diversity, we can’t help but reflect on the interconnectedness of our world and the need to work together to safeguard our collective future. We hope the ...

Science & Exploration

Campaign for Nature Brings You 30 Days of Hope on Social

The Campaign For Nature wants to inspire you to find inspiration in nature. That’s why we’ve launched #30DaysofHope leading up to the International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22. Here’s a recap of stories we’ve shared ...

With Shorter Winters, Plants Bloom Early and Die Young

By Marlene Cimons Spring has been coming earlier, prompting plants to sprout and turn green sooner than ever before. This is because carbon pollution has been heating up the planet, making winters shorter and springs warmer. Until now, scientists believed ...

Top 25 Grassland Birds

Grasslands are the world’s most altered ecosystem, frequently being converted for cropping, pastures or urbanisation. When grasslands are transformed by humans, this often pushes out sensitive grassland birds, for example the Great Indian Bustard, now listed as Critically Endangered ...

Top 25 Birds that Scavenge

Scavenging birds play a vital role in our ecosystems, they clean up carcasses before they have time to rot. Without scavengers, rotting carcasses would become hubs for harmful pathogens. Vultures specialise in eating carrion and are highly efficient at cleaning ...

Top 25 Bird Interactions

This week we asked the Wild Bird Revolution followers to capture interactions between birds, and we were not disappointed! This outstanding collection gives us unique insights into the many social interactions that birds have every day. Courtship, raising chicks, competition ...

Top 25 Birds of Asia

Wild Bird Trust presents the Top 25 Birds of Asia. Out of all the continents, Asia has one of the highest bird diversities, particularly in India and south-east Asia. Here we present just 25 of these fascinating birds. Our Facebook page has ...

Top 25 Birds of Africa

Africa is home to some 2341 bird species, 67% of which are endemic to the continent. We were overwhelmed by the number of photographs submitted this week! It seems that many have been enchanted by Africa’s amazing birdlife. As Rudyard Kipling ...

Top 25 Birds of Europe

Wild Bird Trust presents the Top 25 Birds of Europe. Europe is a fairly species poor continent, with about 700 birds recorded. European bird populations are under severe threat from human development, particularly agriculture. A recent review found one third of all ...

Top 25: Birds of America

The Americas have a rich and varied avifauna. The United States is home to 1107 different species of birds, while Canada and Alaska host 686 and 521 species respectively. Despite being a smaller country, Mexico has almost as many birds as the US, ...

March for the Oceans; Make A Splash!

By Carl Safina and Sylvia Earle When the first World Oceans Day was held in 1992, the oceans were very different than today. The oceans were less acidic because less carbon dioxide had dissolved into them. They were a little cooler ...