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Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos threatened by urban sprawl

Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo threatened by urban sprawl

Sun, 29/11/2015 - 20:31

Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo is one of the popular and iconic birds of Western Australia. But the spread of Perth and habitat loss means they are in trouble. Updated research from BirdLife Australia shows that flocks are getting smaller as the population of these large, white-tailed, black-cockatoos declines each year. Over 600 volunteers taking part in the Great Cocky Count have confirmed the trend in numbers dropping each year. A causality of urban sprawl, If the current trend continues, the Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo population of the Perth-Peel Coastal Plain will continue to decline at a rate of roughly 15 per cent each year.

Pacific Australia Preventing Extinctions - Pacific

A rat attacks a keruru egg

Rat plague crisis about to hit New Zealand says BirdLife Partner Forest & Bird

Sun, 29/11/2015 - 20:01

BirdLife New Zealand partner, Forest & Bird is predicting a pest plague next winter and spring given the significant level of beech flowering occurring now. This will lead to an abundance of seed the next autumn which in turn leads to an eruption of rat and stoat predator populations. When seed supplies run out these predators turn on endangered birds such as mōhua, kākā, kea, whio and kiwi. Forest & Bird is seeking an urgent commitment by the New Zealand Government to commit to emergency funding for substantial pest control

Pacific New Zealand Invasive Alien Species - Pacific

Australian regent honeyeater eggs under attack

Regent Honeyeaters’ eggs under attack

Sun, 29/11/2015 - 19:08

Australia's critically endangered regent honey eater is facing more threats than originally recognised. Video monitoring is showing that the bird, their nests and eggs are being preyed on by Sugar Gliders and the larger Squirrel Gliders as well as house sparrows and magpies. Knowledge of these new threats will allow BirdLife Australia to look at ways of mitigating the problem such as collars or barriers to prevent access to nesting birds.

Pacific Australia Preventing Extinctions - Pacific

Out Now: The Messengers - what birds tell us about the threats from climate change

Fri, 27/11/2015 - 06:00

BirdLife International and Audubon's joint report on climate change has been published, detailing the severity of the threats of climate change, but also the nature-based solutions.

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Middle East

Europe Urged To Do More To Tackle Threatened African Wildlife

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 09:46

Conservationists are welcoming the launch of a new European plan to help protect wildlife in Africa.

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Africa

Europe’s wildlife needs renewables success

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 02:00

Wildlife in Europe needs the transition from polluting energy sources to renewables to be a success, according to a new study.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change programme - Europe and Central Asia

How the EU "Fitness Check" can become a game changer

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 12:51

On behalf of BirdLife Europe and NABU (BirdLife in Germany) we would like to invite you to our workshop on Tuesday 1st December 2015.

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

Balkan Lynx added to the IUCN list as Critically Endangered

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 16:40

Their global population has fallen to double digits. Here's what's being done.

Europe and Central Asia Macedonia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Collaboration to enhance management of transboundary ecosystems launched

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 09:50

BirdLife International and the East African Community have joined forces to promote the protection of the environment, conservation of key transboundary ecosystems, and sustainable utilization of natural resources in the Eastern Africa region.


CEPF’s ‘rapid response fund’ in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot – a first success

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 10:51

A first grant under the 'rapid response fund' has been provided to Conservation Lake Tanganyika (CLT), a local NGO in Zambia. CLT’s project aims to enhance the participation of local people in the management of two KBAs (also an Important Bird Area) in Zambia: Sumbu National Park and Tondwa Game Management Area.

Africa Zambia

One of a few hundred adult Northern Bald Ibis; but soon to be more. Photo: Imad Cherkaoui

Record breeding success for Critically Endangered Northern Bald Ibis

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 07:00

Traditional symbol of fertility now coming back from brink with year-on-year population increase in Morocco thanks to work of BirdLife Partners and Moroccan Government.

Africa Morocco Preventing Extinctions

Nature Summit: hundreds gather in Brussels to decide on future of laws

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 02:00

Hundreds gathering in Brussels for event calling on European Commission to protect key nature laws.

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