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Search for the lost Makira Moorhen

Wed, 04/11/2015 - 03:09

A new search for the lost Makira Moorhen didn't find elusive bird but through up some tantalising clues. The Solomon Islands Community Conservation Partnership, in conjunction with Dr. Mark O'Brien of BirdLife, spent 10 days in the in the forests of East Makira, Solomon Islands, but they did not locate any birds. Automatic cameras have been set to keep looking and the analysis of photographs taken will help focus a further search later in the year.

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Guacamayos rojos  © Hernán Povedano

El regreso de un grande: el guacamayo rojo vuelve a Argentina

Tue, 03/11/2015 - 15:34

Despues de casi doscientos años, los primeros guacamayos rojos han sido liberados en el noreste de Argentina. El socio de BirdLife, Aves Argentinas, nos cuenta como han traído a este gigante del mundo de los guacamayos a su antigua área distribución.

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Green-winged Macaw © Heather Paul

The return of a giant: Green-winged Macaw back in Argentina

Mon, 02/11/2015 - 17:31

After an almost two hundred-year disappearance, the first Green-winged macaws have been released in northeastern Argentina. BirdLife Partner Aves Argentinas describes how they brought this giant of the parrot world back into their former range.

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The BirdLife Africa Partnership begins a new chapter at CAP

Mon, 02/11/2015 - 10:38

The BirdLife Council for the Africa Partnership (CAP) meeting recently took place from 9th to14th October at the Royal Senchi Hotel in Akosombo, Ghana. It was hosted by Ghana WildLife Society (GWS), the BirdLife Partner in Ghana, under the theme “Reaching out for the benefit of nature and people in Africa".


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.

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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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