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- The miracle of the Iraqi marshlands March 28, 2017This article was first published in "The War Issue" of BirdLife The Magazine - sign up today to support our work. It might upset Brexiters, but the fact is that civilisation as we know it was probably born in Iraq. Yes, “the ape” came down from the trees in Africa, but it’s here, in the Garden […]
- Lessons from Little Barrier Island March 27, 2017*A version of this story first appeared in Forest & Bird magazine http://bit.ly/2h3SBAu. You can find out more about Forest & Bird, our New Zealand BirdLife Partner, at www.forestandbird.org.nz Alanna Matamaru-Smith, from our Cook Islands’ BirdLife Partner Te Ipukarea Society finds out more about seabird conservation during a recent visit to Little Barrier Island, off the northeastern coast of New […]
- Vultures need you March 24, 2017Let’s face it: vultures are special. Part of human culture, they are seen as disgusting by some, yet loved by others (including us and you). Asia’s vultures have suffered some of the fastest population declines ever recorded in a bird, and Africa’s recent severe declines mean that now most old-world vultures are on the edge […]
- The miracle of the Iraqi marshlands March 28, 2017
Tag Archives: Baer’s Pochard
Baer’s Pochard Aythya baeri is currently classified as Endangered. Unconfirmed reports from eastern China suggest as many as 3,000 individuals may be hunted every year. If there was sufficient reason to believe the global population of Baer’s Pochard may have declined at a rate of at least 80% over three generations (23 years), then the species should be reassessed as Critically Endangered. Up to date counts from either breeding, passage or wintering sites would be extremely useful in enabling us to estimate population trends in this species. Continue reading