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Great Spotted Woodpecker © HIH Princess Takamado

A Wonder of Evolution - Woodpeckers

Wed, 01/06/2016
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, June 2016
Iconic New Zealand parrot, the Kākā: Tomas Sobek

Return of Kākā to Wellington sparks controversy

Tue, 31/05/2016
The success of Wellington's Zealandia Sanctuary in reintroducing species long locally extinct is creating controversy about potential conflict with the new inhabitants.

Transnational conservation in Turkey could save...

Tue, 31/05/2016
The project by BirdLife partners in Turkey, Bulgaria and Hungary is meant to protect species in the Anatolian steppes.

Battle against expected rat explosion funded by...

Mon, 30/05/2016
The Department of Conservation in New Zealand (DOC) has been allocated an extra $20.7 million to help fight back against an expected pest population boom caused by a heavy forest seeding, or mast. While this is good news, at the same time the Department has had its core funding cut.
Saker Falcon © Irene Mel, Flickr

New book release from Libya brings joy to...

Sun, 29/05/2016
Bird conservation and identification in Libya has reached a new milestone with the release of a new guide titled ‘Birds of Libya’.

One more in a cage; no more in the wild

Fri, 27/05/2016
A new study shows that, without action, soon the only places to see and hear Indonesian bird species will be in cages. There are 13 bird species found in Sundaic Indonesia which are at serious risk of extinction. Holding the status of Indonesia’s national bird would render Javan Hawk-eagle immune to over-harvesting? No, even this species is rapidly disappearing.
Byblos Harbour © Philip Hayward

Lebanon declares protected area in the World...

Fri, 27/05/2016
The World Heritage Site of Byblos is now officially the 17th Hima in Lebanon. The announcement took place in the municipality of Byblos with the presence of SPNL team and the municipality vice-president Ayoub Bark.
Malagarasi River ©Anthony Ochieng

New partnership to safeguard Malagarasi River...

Fri, 27/05/2016
The Malagarasi River faces many urgent threats, mainly from development activities such as salt mining, hydropower dam constructions, and pressure from agriculture activities. How do you ensure that the local communities benefit without damaging the river’s biodiversity?
Super dog Whiskey on patrol against rats

Whisky protects lorikeets in French Polynesia

Fri, 27/05/2016
Biodiversity dogs on Rimatara and Ua Haka Islands in French Polynesia are the key weapon to keep rats and other invasive predators from the home of 3 of the most beautiful and rare lorikeets in the world; Since they have been on patrol they have located three cunning rat invaders and a rat skin planted by the equally cunning Caroline Blanvillian of SOP Manu.