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- Review of illegal killing of birds in Europe, the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and Iran
- Shy Albatross (Thalassarche cauta): uplist from Near Threatened to Vulnerable?
- Amsterdam Albatross (Diomedea amsterdamensis): downlist from Critically Endangered to Endangered?
- Okarito Brown Kiwi (Apteryx rowi): Downlist to Vulnerable?
- Northern Brown Kiwi (Apteryx mantelli): downlist to Vulnerable?
- The Way Forward March 22, 2017This week, as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome – the founding moment of the European Union – the director of LIPU (BirdLife Italy), Danilo Selvaggi, contemplates what the European project means for nature, birds and people. “The way foward is not easy or safe, but must travelled and will […]
- Discovery! New plant species in Romania March 22, 2017Introducing Ferula mikraskythiana (Apiaceae), a whole new species of flowering plant recently discovered in Romania. Ladies and gentlemen! SOR/BirdLife Romania is proud to present the latest cellular sensation to hit the botanical world – Ferula mikraskythiana! That’s right, scientists have now confirmed that a brand new species of flowering plant has been discovered in Romania.
- From Rutland to the world March 21, 2017Some places are so rich in natural wonders, so extraordinary, so important for people, and yet so threatened, that we must pull out all the stops to save them. Madagascar, the “island continent”, with its flora and fauna so unlike any other, is one such place. Tsitongambarika, then, is even more special: forest unique even […]
- The Way Forward March 22, 2017
Tag Archives: Bolivian Recurvebill
Archived 2011-2012 topics: Bolivian Recurvebill (Simoxenops striatus) and Ashy Antwren (Myrmotherula grisea): downlist both to Least Concern?
Information published by Herzog et al. (2008) indicates that both species are known from more than 10 locations. Remapping of their ranges with reference to the data presented by Herzog et al. (2008) has resulted in new estimates for their EOOs of over 80,000 km2. This, coupled with their occurrence at more than 10 locations, suspected slow rates of population decline and presence of large areas of intact primary forest within their respective ranges, suggests that they should be downlisted to Least Concern. Continue reading