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- The silencing of the songbirds December 8, 2016The 2016 Red List reveals that Indonesia’s love of songbirds is a tainted love; unsustainable trapping is driving many endemic species towards extinction. Pramuka market assaults the senses. Crushed into the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, it is dimly lit, sweltering and oppressively claustrophobic. The stifling air resounds with chaotic song and the acrid stench of […]
- Grey Parrot fading from Africa's rainforests December 8, 2016When a team of researchers travelled around Ghana to conduct a Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus census, they encountered a very pronounced generation gap. “The older people we surveyed remember the Grey Parrot well”, says Stuart Marsden, Professor of Conservation Ecology at Manchester Metropolitan University, and one of the leaders of the study. “The species used […]
- 2016 Red List: great news for island endemics, disaster for cagebirds December 8, 2016This year’s IUCN Red List update delivers a chilling warning about the plight faced by some of the world’s most popular cagebirds, with many much-loved species now being trapped and traded into near-extinction in the wild. The most iconic species to be uplisted to a higher threat category is the Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus, which […]
- The silencing of the songbirds December 8, 2016
Tag Archives: São Tomé
Archived 2016 topics: Sao Tome White-eye (Zosterops ficedulinus) is being split: list Z. ficedulinus and Z. feae as Vulnerable or Endangered?
This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading
Sao Tome Thrush Turdus olivaceofuscus has been split into T. olivaceofuscus and T. xanthorhynchus. Prior to this taxonomic change, T. olivaceofuscus was listed as Near Threatened. Although there is no evidence of a decline in the population, species’s Extent of Occurrence is estimated at only 860 km2, with its population surely numbering fewer than 2,500 individuals, and there are ongoing threats that could be impacting the species. It is therefore proposed that the species continue to be listed as Near Threatened. Comments are invited on this proposed listing as well as further information on the species. Continue reading