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Using a ‘race’ to celebrate migration and prevent illegal killing of birds

Tue, 15/03/2016
Read why BirdLife’s Champions of the Flyway is a unique birdwatching event with a purpose.

Almost 1 million birds still being illegally killed on British territory in Cyprus

Tue, 15/03/2016
Despite no more annual jumps in numbers, a record-breaking amount of birds are still being illicitly trapped to serve as the main ingredient for a local delicacy.

Win for Critically Endangered Australian Regent Honeyeater in Court Decision

Mon, 14/03/2016
In a desperately needed win for the Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeater, the New South Wales Land and Environment Court has found in favour of a challenge to the approval of a development which would have destroyed its habitat. In the decision, it was recognised that the Regent Honeyeater is in “grave peril” and that Cessnock City Council acted improperly in approving a Development Application for a steel fabrication facility in Regent Honeyeater habitat in the Hunter Economic Zone (HEZ) in the Lower Hunter Valley, NSW.

Programme funded by the Aage V Jensen Charity Foundation of Denmark helps ensure the survival of...

Sun, 13/03/2016
The Mangaia Kingfisher (Todiramphus ruficollaris) - or Tanga’eo - is a stunningly beautiful `chunky’ kingfisher that lives only on Mangaia Island in the Cook Islands. While it is only rated as Vulnerable, with a world population of around 500, the Tanga’eo faces many threats. BirdLife Cook Island’s partner Te-Ipukarea-Society (TIS), with support from the Aage V Jensen Charity Foundation of Denmark, is seeking to ensure their future is secure.
Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) in flight (Photo: Yun-tak Chung/HKBWS)

Record Black-faced Spoonbill count, despite deteriorating habitat

Fri, 11/03/2016
The annual International Black-faced Spoonbill Census recorded 3,356 individuals in January 2016, an increase of 2.6% from the last year’s 3,272 individuals, and a record recent count for this Endangered Asian waterbird.

African vulture pilot study aims to reduce poisoning deaths

Fri, 11/03/2016
'Saving Africa’s Vultures', a new project to tackle the continent’s escalating vulture crisis, is now up and running, and aims to find out more about – and significantly reduce – the greatest threat facing African vultures: poisoning.

The special plight of Trans-Saharan migratory birds

Fri, 11/03/2016
The long distance travellers have seen large declines in their population in the last few decades. Here's what BirdLife is doing to stem the drop.

Forest & Bird and Birds New Zealand complete the identification of New Zealand’s Marine...

Fri, 11/03/2016
The identification of the Marine Important Bird Areas of New Zealand has been completed in a collaboration between BirdLife partner Forest & Bird and Birds New Zealand. These cover sites at sea; coastal sites and islands; and rivers, estuaries, coastal lagoons and harbours

A tale with a message - search for lost Tahiti Monarch chicks after a vicious storm

Fri, 11/03/2016
A vicious storm hits the valleys where the Critically Endangered Tahiti Monarch clings to survival. Desperately SOP Manu staff look for three recently fledged chicks.