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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 Caged Bird Sings April 28, 2017As Angelo Caserta, Director of BirdLife Europe & Central Asia, examines the role of environmental organisations in civil society, he reflects pensively on why ‘the caged bird sings’. Birds are born to be free, and since I was a child it has always been painful for me to see caged birds. I could not understand […]
- The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 5, The Penguin Edition April 28, 2017Welcome to a very special ‘Penguin’ edition of ‘The Bird Bulletin’ our new weekly news brief. Every Friday morning, we bring you bite-size bird news from across Europe & Central Asia - now you can start every weekend with 'what a little birdie told me'. HAPPY FEET – World Penguin Day! On Tuesday, we […]
- Closing Space: An environmental funder’s reaction April 27, 2017Florence Miller is the director of The Environmental Funders Network (EFN), an informal network of trusts, foundations and individuals making grants on environmental and conservation issues. In a guest article written for ‘The Caged Bird Sings’ – a special ‘Civil Society’ issue of our monthly newsletter – Miller examines how the closing space for civil […]
- The Caged Bird Sings April 28, 2017
Tag Archives: Sula Megapode
Archived 2010-2011 topics: Sula Megapode (Megapodius bernsteinii): uplist to Vulnerable or Endangered?
Sula Megapode Megapodius bernsteinii is listed as Near Threatened on the basis that the population was suspected to be declining at a rate approaching 30% over 12 years (three generations), however a high degree of hunting pressure and the observation that most of the lowland forest on Taliabu has been cleared for logging, along with observations that the species has suffered drastic declines on other range islands, suggests that the population is declining at a rate equivalent to more than 30% over 12 years, and perhaps more than 50% over 12 years, making it eligible for at least Vulnerable status under the A criteria. Continue reading