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- Flying Start – new hope for the Turtle-dove May 24, 2017In ancient Greek mythology, the European Turtle-dove Streptopelia turtur was purported to be sacred to Demeter, goddess of the harvest and agriculture. As a species of cultivated areas and woodland, the Turtle-dove would have been a familiar farmland sight – as it would continue to be for a great many centuries to come. Today, however, […]
- Hot off the Press! ‘European Birds of Conservation Concern’ May 22, 2017BirdLife unveils its latest publication, ‘European Birds of Conservation Concern’, in Parma Italy. This essential handbook will help every country in Europe to identify their bird conservation responsibilities. ‘Birds know no borders’ – this oft-cited observation is especially pertinent in Europe, writes Dr. Ian Burfield and Anna Staneva in their introduction to BirdLife International’s […]
- Europe celebrates ‘Natura 2000 Day’! May 22, 2017As Europeans celebrate their first official ‘Natura 2000 Day’, Asunción Ruiz, director of SEO/BirdLife Spain, tell Spanish press agency EFE why “the planet needs Europe’. It’s one of the European Union’s single greatest achievements, yet millions of Europeans are not aware of its existence. For the past 25 years, the Natura 2000 network has probably […]
- Flying Start – new hope for the Turtle-dove May 24, 2017
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