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Battle against expected rat explosion funded by New Zealand Goverment but core conservation funding cut

Mon, 30/05/2016
The Department of Conservation in New Zealand (DOC) has been allocated an extra $20.7 million to help fight back against an expected pest population boom caused by a heavy forest seeding, or mast. While this is good news, at the same time the Department has had its core funding cut.

One more in a cage; no more in the wild

Fri, 27/05/2016
A new study shows that, without action, soon the only places to see and hear Indonesian bird species will be in cages. There are 13 bird species found in Sundaic Indonesia which are at serious risk of extinction. Holding the status of Indonesia’s national bird would render Javan Hawk-eagle immune to over-harvesting? No, even this species is rapidly disappearing.
Super dog Whiskey on patrol against rats

Whisky protects lorikeets in French Polynesia

Fri, 27/05/2016
Biodiversity dogs on Rimatara and Ua Haka Islands in French Polynesia are the key weapon to keep rats and other invasive predators from the home of 3 of the most beautiful and rare lorikeets in the world; Since they have been on patrol they have located three cunning rat invaders and a rat skin planted by the equally cunning Caroline Blanvillian of SOP Manu.

BirdLife Partner joins the protest against purse seine fishing in Cook Islands waters

Thu, 26/05/2016
In the seas around the Cook Islands, purse seine fishing, especially that associated with Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs), threatens fishing stocks and the health of the marine ecology. BirdLife partner , Te Ipukarea Society joins the protests calling for the ban of these devices by the Cook Island's Government
Yellow Cardinal, Fran Alverja

Bird friendly beef in Porto Alegre’s market

Wed, 25/05/2016
SAVE Brasil has managed to bring bird-friendly beef with the seal of the Grasslands Alliance into Brazilian markets. But why is grass-fed beef such good news for birds?

BirdLife Partners win big at the 2016 Natura 2000 Awards

Tue, 24/05/2016
Three of the six awardees at the event on 23 May come from our network. Read more about their projects here.

A Tribute to Professor Ilkka Hanski, one of the world’s top ecologists and evolutionary biologists

Mon, 23/05/2016

Professor Ilkka Hanski born 1953 in Lempäälä, Finland, passed away on Tuesday morning,

These are the first ever photos of the Critically Endangered Blue-eyed Ground-dove © Rafael Bessa

Extremely rare 'Species X' rediscovered in Brazil after 75 year disappearance

Mon, 23/05/2016
The blue eyes of an extremely rare bird hadn’t been seen for nearly a century. In one of the most extraordinary stories in Brazilian conservation, a group of researchers have announced the comeback of the Blue-eyed Ground-dove. These are the first ever photos.

مواصلة عملية حصر الطيور المهاجرة والمستوطنة في الكويت

Mon, 23/05/2016
واصل فريق رصد وحماية الطيور بالجمعية الكويتية لحماية البيئة اليوم الاثنين ع