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The Bird Bulletin, Vol.9

Fri, 26/05/2017
Read today’s Bird Bulletin, featuring a Short-toed Eagle chick, a nightingale podcast and raptors over the celestial mountains of Western Tien-Shan.
Slender-Billed Curlew, Morocco, 1995 © Chris Gomersall

Chasing ghosts: how technology is helping track...

Tue, 18/04/2017
A groundbreaking new technique, which studies tiny atoms left in feathers, is telling us where we should look for the vanishingly rare Slender-billed Curlew.
Sary-Chelek Lake in the Sary-Chelek State Biosphere Nature Reserve. Photo: Ushakov V.

Western Tien-Shan declared World Heritage Site

Wed, 03/08/2016
After several years of collaborative work with regional governments and environmental experts and NGOs, the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK), BirdLife’s partner in Kazakhstan, is proud to announce that Western Tien-Shan was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List!

One planet, hundreds of threatened habitats

Mon, 02/05/2016
Even though almost 60% of all important bird habitats in the EU and Central Asia are protected by law, many of them are still threatened by development pressures.

How an infection almost made the saiga extinct

Tue, 12/04/2016
More than half the world's population of this antelope was dead in a matter of months. Here's how BirdLife is saving the saiga.

Kazakhstan's latest winter census sees fewer...

Tue, 09/02/2016
The possible cause: Climate change and unseasonably warm weather.
The Saiga and other species from the steppes of Kazakhstan

Drawing attention to the plight of the Saiga...

Mon, 15/06/2015
Rory McCann's account of working with BirdLife Partner the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) on a community art project showcasing the Saiga antelope and other animals of the steppe lands of Kazakhstan.

Sociable Lapwing Tracking - RSPB Video

Thu, 19/08/2010
Check out the new RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) video about tracking Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwing in Kazakhstan.

Saving the Sociable Lapwing - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009
BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme interview with Species Guardians of the Sociable Lapwing - Dr Rob Sheldon (RSPB, BirdLife in the UK), and Andreas Pittl (Swarovski Optik).