As ice caps melt and sea levels rise, the survival of penguins will depend on their ability to adapt and relocate to new habitats. Now, a new genetic study reveals that some species may be better at adjusting than others.
Berlenga Island, off the West coast of Portugal, has a new inhabitant: the Band-rumped Storm-petrel. A female of this threatened species has laid an egg on the island, thanks to work by the EU-funded LIFE Berlengas project.
BirdLife has just returned from an intensive three weeks at the UN Biodiversity Conference of Parties in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, where we showcased successful conservation projects and advocated for urgent action to further protect nature. Here are the highlights of our achievements.
Researchers celebrate breeding success in South Korea for the Chinese Crested Tern – a bird once thought extinct. Decoy model birds have helped bolster the new colony, and the species has been spotted in Japan for the first time.
The recovery of the Northern Bald Ibis and Pink Pigeon are big news – but what about the other birds in this year’s Red List update? Some you may recognise, others you may not, but their stories can tell us a lot about the state of the natural world. Here are the highlights.
A unique project is using technology to bring the public closer to nature. The Wadi Degla Virtual Museum uses imaginative ways to inform communities about one of the last natural habitats in the greater Cairo area. The aim: to encourage more people to get involved in conserving this unique site.
Once down to just 10 individuals in the wild, Pink Pigeon populations are now stabilizing, and Northern Bald Ibis numbers are on the rise, according to BirdLife’s latest assessment of the extinction risk of the world’s birds.
From 17th – 29th November, governments from across the world will meet at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt to review progress towards conserving biodiversity for people and planet and start to craft a new deal for nature and people – and BirdLife will be attending. The summit will tackle critical issues relevant to all of us. We list the highlights.
The latest release of the IUCN Red List shows that the Mountain Gorilla is no longer Critically Endangered, and the Fin Whale no longer Endangered. However, many species, including fish and trees, are still suffering from over-exploitation.
Petrol companies Galp and Eni have abandoned their plans to drill for oil and gas off the southwest coast of Portugal. This decision follows a hard-won victory for conservationists who fought the plan in court and are still grappling with legal costs.
The Alliance for Zero Extinction has mapped 1,483 highly threatened species that are found only at a single site. But this major new assessment highlights the urgent need for better protection of these irreplaceable places.
Our Slovenian partner DOPPS reports on the alarming discovery of a huge shipment of illegally killed birds discovered in Slovenia en route to Italy last month. Significant numbers of Red-thorated pipit, White wagtail and Meadow pipit were found amongst a haul of over a thousand individuals birds.