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Juvenile Fatu Hiva Monarch - photo P Whitney

Fatu Hiva Monarch on the brink of extinction

Fri, 30/10/2015 - 05:25

The Fatu Hiva monarch is one of the most endangered species in the world with less than 5 fertile pairs left. In its remote home on Fatu Hiva, part of the Marquesas Archipelago in French Polynesia, its survival depends on controlling predator threats to the birds and nests in the valleys where it lives. Without resources this wonderful bird will be lost.

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BirdLife in France to publish atlas of 357 species of French birds

Thu, 29/10/2015 - 14:49

The atlas was developed after six years of research and includes 1.500 maps and 700 photographs over two volumes.

Europe and Central Asia France

Chestnut Capped Piha Lipaugus weberi. Photo: Andy and Gill Swash

Actualización de la Lista Roja 2015 – los cambios para las Américas

Thu, 29/10/2015 - 14:23

Tras esta actualización de la Lista Roja de 2015, en la región se encuentran un total de 583 especies en categorías de amenaza a nivel mundial (En Peligro Crítico, En Peligro y Vulnerables), lo que representa algo más del 42% de todas las especies amenazadas del mundo.

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The European Parliament chamber in Brussels

Now Euro MPs join fight to protect nature laws

Thu, 29/10/2015 - 11:41

Another piece of good news today in the campaign to protect Europe’s key nature laws, the Birds and Habitats Directives.

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Large-scale trade in its 'ivory' and feathers has elicited the uplisting of Helmeted Hornbill to Critically Endangered. Photo: Muhammad Alzahri (Arinature Photography)

2015 Red List - vultures, shorebirds and other iconic species

Thu, 29/10/2015 - 00:02

The plight of Africa's Vultures is big news for the 2015 Red List update, but a number of other important changes also grab the attention this year.

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Six of Africa’s 11 vulture species are now on the edge of extinction, according to the latest assessment of birds carried out by BirdLife International for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Africa’s vultures are sliding towards extinction warns BirdLife

Thu, 29/10/2015 - 00:01

Six of Africa’s 11 vulture species are now on the edge of extinction, according to the latest assessment of birds carried out by BirdLife International for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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The winner - Bar Tailed Godwit

Bar Tailed Godwit: New Zealand's Bird of the Year

Wed, 28/10/2015 - 22:23

The bar-tailed godwit (kuaka) has been crowned New Zealand's Bird of the Year. It has the longest migratory flight of any bird in the world but it is threatened by habitat loss. But there was hope for another `born to fly' species, the red knot or Hauhou, with the announcement of a discussions between New Zealand and China to.gain protection in the Hebel Province for a significant habitat for red knots and other shorebirds, covering more than 3000 hectares, with other extensive wetland sites under consideration

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Iconic Tahiti Monarch

Community action saving iconic Tahiti Monarch

Wed, 28/10/2015 - 21:21

The decline of the Tahiti Monarch is being reversed by ongoing and intensive action by BirdLife French Polynesian partner Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie (SOP MANU) and the local community. For the first time in many years the population has topped 50 birds with 17 pairs incubating 31 nests last summer and fledging 12 chicks. Small gains but with a species so close to extinction, this is a welcome outcome but we need help to secure the future of this iconic bird.

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Eurasian Oystercatcher - Photo: © Zhang Ming

Red List reveals Europe’s farmland wading birds in crisis

Wed, 28/10/2015 - 15:42

The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is out – and it’s sounding alarm bells for some of Europe’s most charismatic and cherished shorebirds.

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Over 310,000 seedlings to mitigate the local impacts of climate change

Tue, 27/10/2015 - 15:18

The Association pour la Conservation de la Nature au Rwanda (ACNR), the BirdLife International partner in Rwanda, plus other partners in the region work together to enhance climate change resilience in the Lake Kivu Basin by applying the CRAG approach.

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Major EU countries join fight to protect European Nature Laws

Tue, 27/10/2015 - 13:30

Key European nature laws have just been given a massive boost as a number of major EU countries, led by Germany, call for them to be protected.

Europe and Central Asia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia


World’s biggest seabird tracking database shows their incredible journeys

Tue, 27/10/2015 - 07:02

At the World Seabird Conference BirdLife celebrate the Global Seabird Tracking Database helping to conserve some of the planet’s most emblematic birds and reaching 5 million data points. Many insights from some of the most traveled species on our planet. .

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