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  • The Need for Holistic Solutions in the Philippines

    Our recent visit to PATH Foundation Philippines, revealed the gravity of local issues. Hear from the community first hand and discover how you can support their important work.

  • Should population be part of the ocean conservation conversation?

    Today is World Oceans Day, a youth-led movement looking to protect and celebrate the world’s oceans and improve our climate. In today’s guest post, oceans activist Daniel Caceres Bartra tells us why population should be part of the ocean conservation conversation.

  • Meet our new CEO

    Population Matters is excited to announce the appointment of our new CEO. Sara Parkin, Chair of the Board of Trustees, welcomes Amy Jankiewicz.

  • Spring action month – Thank you

    This week our second annual Spring Action Month came to a close. Thank you for taking part in various Spring Actions all over the world. During the month we received donations, welcomed new members and new supporters to our cause.

  • World bee day: Pollinators being pushed to the precipice

    Today is World Bee Day. Bees play a vital role in our natural ecosystems, pollinating flowers and our crops but are in serious decline in the UK and internationally, due to intensification of agriculture to feed our growing population.

  • Advocating for the rights of girls and women

    The 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) took place in March. Population Matters’ Choice Ambassador Joan Kembabazi was there and here she reports back on her experiences, which included moderating a UNICEF side event.

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    Embracing the beauty of small families

    At Population Matters, we know that families come in all shapes and sizes but promote the benefits to our planet of choosing to have fewer children. This International Day of Families, let’s look at the beauty of small families.

  • The lingering anxiety around the “p” word

    On the 30th anniversary of the landmark adoption of the Programme of Action in Cairo, people gathered in New York last week to share their successes and challenges in tackling population issues over the past three decades. Our Content and Campaigns Specialist, Florence Blondel, was there.

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    David Attenborough’s greatest achievement

    Population Matters Patron Sir David Attenborough turns an impressive 98 years old on 8 May. The beloved broadcaster has much to be proud of and it is probably no exaggeration to say that nobody has inspired as many people to care about the environment as he has.

  • The merry month of may

    Well, here we are in the very merry month of May! We’re now a week into Population Matters’ Spring Action Month where we ask supporters to consider undertaking one or multiple Spring Actions to help our planet.