World Migratory Bird Day

The coronavirus pandemic is reminding us that we live in a connected world. It’s an opportunity to revisit our relationship with nature and rebuild a more environmentally responsible world. In 2020, the theme of World Migratory Bird Day on 9 May is “Birds Connect Our World.” It highlights the importance …

There Are No Winners in the Illegal Trade in Wildlife

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, is an international treaty with 183 Parties–182 states plus the European Union.  It is one of the oldest multilateral agreements to tackle international trade in wildlife and conservation concerns. CITES Secretary-General, Ivonne Higuero is an …

Two Tigers Seized from Traffickers Every Week, Report Finds

Two illegally smuggled tigers per week are being seized by officials, according to a report, but this represents only a tiny fraction of those being killed. The report, by the wildlife trade experts Traffic, was released at a summit of 183 countries under the Convention in the International Trade in …

‘Extinction Crisis’ Threatening Global Food Supply, UN Report Warns

A drop in global biodiversity is putting our ability to produce food at risk, a new United Nations report warns. According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, biodiversity in food and agriculture “is indispensable to food security and sustainable development.” However, in recent years biodiversity at the genetic, species …

Tesco and WWF ‘to Halve Environmental Impact of Shopping’

Tesco and WWF have teamed up and committed to halve the environmental impact of shopper’s baskets within a year. The four-year partnership between the nation’s largest retailer and the environmental organisation aims to eliminate food and packaging waste while encouraging customers to buy more sustainable products. Research conducted by the …

52 Percent of World’s Birds of Prey Populations in Decline

Grim news for the world’s raptors—an iconic group of birds consisting of hawks, falcons, kites, eagles, vultures and owls. After analyzing the status of all 557 raptor species, biologists discovered that 18 percent of these birds are threatened with extinction and 52 percent have declining global populations, making them more …