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Once super-abundant, the Yellow-breasted Bunting is now listed as Endangered  © Sergey Yeliseev
17 Oct 2017

Is the Yellow-breasted Bunting the next Passenger Pigeon?

Wide-scale, unchecked hunting has, in the space of just three decades, driven frightening declines in two widespread bunting species, on both sides of the Eurasian landmass. Armed with our scientific findings, the BirdLife Partnership is now working to help buntings recover.
The Energy Task Force is working hard to minimise the impact of installations like this wind turbine in Lorraine, France © Ppictures/Shutterstock
13 Oct 2017

Bird-friendly renewable energy: introducing the Energy Task Force

New techniques and an international Task Force are helping to make renewable energy projects more bird-friendly than ever before
We need to talk about vultures: if effective action is not taken now, many species will go extinct in our lifetimes. Griffon Vulture © Kdsphotos / Pixabay
12 Oct 2017

One big plan to save African-Eurasian vultures by 2029

International commitment is needed now from over 120 countries to ensure the recovery of 15 vulture species
04 Oct 2017

The scandal threatening the future of Brazil's National Parks

A scandal of shocking proportions is brewing in broad daylight as a number of protected areas in Brazil risk being degazetted in the name of economic growth.
27 Sep 2017

Trial & Error: The Battle for Białowieża

The battle for Białowieża continues –protestors are putting their bodies between the trees and the chainsaws; and the European Commission has taken the Polish government to court

On the ‘Nest Quest’ - protecting essential breeding grounds

The rare cross river gorilla © WCS
26 Sep 2017

Rare Cross River gorilla still faces serious threat

Conservationists in Nigeria have warned that the threat of completely losing the iconic but highly endangered Cross River gorilla still stands, despite efforts by government to reroute a superhighway project that was identified as a major danger to the existence of the species.
26 Sep 2017

Raising the Eagle Standard

5 countries, 11 NGOs, 4 BirdLife partners, 3.5 million EUROS and one enigmatic bird of prey – PannonEagle LIFE is an ambitious 5 year conservation project to keep the Eastern Imperial Eagle soaring through the skies of ancient Pannonia.
Ortolan Bunting © Pierre Dalous
22 Sep 2017

In France, the Ortolan Bunting may soon be off the menu

The French Ministry of Ecology, Nicolas Hulot has committed to ending the large-scale trapping of Ortolan Bunting, which takes place to meet demand for a cruel dish where the songbird is blinded, fattened and drowned in brandy. It's a practice that has driven population declines of up to 84% in Europe since 1980.
Pink Pigeon © Thomas Berg/Flickr
05 Sep 2017

Reintroducing the pink pigeon and echo parakeet in Mauritius

The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation is re-introducing birds to suitable habitats to prevent their extinction.
31 Aug 2017

After the crash: how can we rebuild South Asia's vulture population?

Conservationists from India and Nepal have come together to plan a transboundary, sustainable answer to the question: how can you improve the outlook of a bird family that has already suffered a population crash of 99%?
30 Aug 2017

What is life like as a member of the Albatross Task Force?

Nahuel Chavez has worked with the Albatross Task Force since 2009 to save seabirds in fisheries off the coast of Argentina. It is estimated that around 13,500 black-browed albatross are killed in the trawl fleets every year.
21 Aug 2017

Critically Endangered macaws are learning to trust artifical nest boxes

Found only in the Llanos de Moxos - a tropical savanna in northern Bolivia - the striking Blue-throated Macaw Ara glaucogularis was nearly trapped to extinction as a result of demand for the
Maasai Mara team during the exchange © NatureKenya
21 Aug 2017

Building communities of passionate conservationists to save vultures

Wildlife poisoning driven by human-wildlife conflict is a leading threat to the survival of vultures in East Africa. Vulture populations in the Maasai Mara, Kenya have declined by up to 60% (Virani et al.
Indian Peafowl © Percom/Shutterstock
16 Aug 2017

7 stunning bird courtship displays that'll make you swoon

Before sex, first comes the courtship period – and few know how to catch the eye quite like birds. Here are seven such displays that caught our eye.
10 Aug 2017

The last dance? Critically Endangered grebe’s mesmerising display filmed

On the remote glacial lagoons of Patagonia, a rare grebe performs a bewitching dance that has been caught on film for the first time. But with invasive predators and proposed dams threatening its existence, how long do we have until the music stops?

Migration special: why the long trip south gets longer every year

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