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White-rumped Vultures fitted with satellite transmitters wait within the pre-release aviary © Bird Conservation Nepal

Captive-reared Critically Endangered vultures soon to be released in Nepal

Wed, 08/11/2017
Conservationists are making great progress in removing vulture-killing drug diclofenac from Nepal, with vulture populations stabilising as a result. Now, in this safer environment, it’s almost time for six captive-reared White-rumped Vultures to venture out into the wild.
Saffron-cowled Blackbird Conservation Project members scan the landscape to locate nesting sites © Francisco González Táboas

Meet the guardians watching over Argentina's threatened nesting sites

Tue, 07/11/2017
In Argentina, there are only 600 Saffron-cowled Blackbirds left, and nest predation is sabotaging their chances of population recovery. But this looks set to change thanks to the incredible dedication of Colony Guardians – volunteers who camp out at nesting sites to watch over the eggs and chicks.

The Bird Bulletin - vol. 17

Fri, 03/11/2017
Today's Bird Bulletin brings you updates on the Willow tit in the UK, the Bald Ibis in the Mediterranean and our plan to save African-Eurasian vultures by 2029.
The White-tailed Sea-eagle is one of the species most vulnerable to wind farms © www.volganet.ru

New study pinpoints birds of prey as hardest hit by wind farms

Tue, 31/10/2017
A new study reveals which bird and bat species are most at risk of collision with wind turbines, with raptors and migratory birds coming top of the list. This research is the first to take a global view of the problem, pinpointing possible solutions to allow birds, bats and wind farms to share the skies.

Vista de una Matanza

Tue, 31/10/2017
La directora general de BirdLife International, Patricia Zurita, presenta el lanzamiento del segundo en una serie académica de informes sobre la matanza y captura ilegal de aves. Anualmente, más de 25 millones de aves en están siendo asesinadas ilegalmente en Europa y el Cáucaso.

A view to a kill

Tue, 31/10/2017
In the editorial of this month’s edition of the Europe & Central Asia newsletter, Christopher Sands reflects on BirdLife’s highlights from CMS COP in Manila last week. 
El Buitre Dorsiblanco es uno de cuatro especies de buitres en Peligro Crítico beneficiados por esta prohibición

India cierra la escapatoria que amenazaba la recuperación de los buitres asiáticos

Fri, 27/10/2017
El gobierno de India tomó un importante paso para prevenir la extinción de buitres asiáticos que se encuentran en Peligro Crítico. Por la duración del juicio el juez estuvo del lado de los buitres, refiriéndose a ellos como “trabajadores de sanidad” en vez de “aves carroñeras”.
The White-rumped Vulture is one of four critically endangered vulture species benefiting from the ban © Lip Kee

India closes the loophole threatening the recovery of Asia's vultures

Fri, 27/10/2017
This week, India took a crucial step towards preventing the extinction of Asia’s Critically Endangered vultures by upholding the ban on large vials of diclofenac, a painkiller fatal to vultures. The judge was on the vultures’ side throughout, preferring the term “sanitary workers” to "scavengers".

The Bird Bulletin - vol. 16

Fri, 27/10/2017
Today's Bird Bulletin presents BirdLife's lastest publication 'The Killing 2.0 - A View to a Kill' and more.