Species of the day
Alien species – biodiversity’s ticking time bomb?
Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are plants and animal species that are not native to Europe, but that are incidentally introduced and spread uncontrolled due to lack of local predators to keep them in check. They pose a significant threat to native biodiversity in Europe, as well as to our economy and health. more...
Threat to the Amazon’s birds greater than ever, Red List update reveals
The risk of extinction has increased substantially for nearly 100 species of Amazonian birds, reveals the 2012 IUCN Red List update for birds released by BirdLife International. more...
Monitoring birds in Montserrat’s Centre Hills
Forestry staff from Montserrat’s Department of Environment are currently in the field conducting the annual bird monitoring exercise to determine the bird populations in the island’s Centre Hills Important Bird Area. more...
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