Tue, 13/07/2010 - 16:01
A new population of the Critically Endangered Grey-breasted Parakeet (Pyrrhura griseipectus) has been found nesting in atypical habitat in the “table mountains” of Quixada, Ceará, northeastern Brazil.
Tue, 13/07/2010 - 13:58
Zapata Rail is a very poorly-known waterbird now confined to the Zapata Swamp in western Cuba. The bird’s elusive nature has caused confusion within the ornithological community as to its status – confusion that may have unwittingly provided a smoke screen to a very real threat that may be driving the species to extinction.
Mon, 12/07/2010 - 15:09
A few days ago, I watched Richard Gutierrez tell his TV audience the perils of buying exotic and endangered animals as pets. He elaborated that these animals especially those that are forest-dependent cannot survive in an urban setting. Some may do but will exhibit stress-induced movements or behavior.
Mon, 12/07/2010 - 07:29
A quarter of the World’s critically endangered birds hovering on extinction are from the Pacific region, the challenge now is to do everything possible to save endangered Pacific bird species before it is too late...
Thu, 08/07/2010 - 09:15
Located in the montane region of the Espírito Santo state, the Ecological Corridor will contribute to the conservation of the Critically Endangered Cherry-throated Tanager, in addition to other six globally threatened species
Wed, 07/07/2010 - 09:51
Martin Holm updates us on progress with his Music & Migration compilation - supporting BirdLife's Flyways Programme - and how he's now asking you to send YOUR migration music.
Wed, 07/07/2010 - 08:22
Birdlife South Africa (BirdLife Partner) are concerned the beautiful but noisy game of football, with its cheering crowds and vuvuzelas, might have an adverse affect on birds in the area. Executive Director Mark Anderson, said the sounds emitted from the World Cup revelry might cause certain species of birds to abandon their nests and leave their eggs vulnerable to predators.
Tue, 06/07/2010 - 14:19
Nature Kenya (BirdLife Partner) staff, two journalists, and Kenya Wildlife Service rangers escaped death narrowly in Mulunguni village, Magarini District, when they were attacked by people said to be working for an Italian investor on Friday July 2, 2010.
Tue, 06/07/2010 - 14:03
You'll be glad to know that it's not another terrible sequel this time - it's the team name chosen by Cambridge-based archaeologists and amateur birdwatchers Anna Collar and Stu Eve, for an epic journey to Mongolia. They're driving from Cambridge to Ulaan Baatar to raise money for BirdLife - and Globally Threatened Saker Falcon...
Tue, 06/07/2010 - 13:50
A Message from BirdLife’s Regional Director for Africa – Dr Julius Arinaitwe about the proposed destruction of the vitally important Dakatcha Woodland Important Bird Area (IBA) for conversion to grow Jatropha - a plant used for biodiesel production which is largely untested and potentially destructive.
Tue, 06/07/2010 - 07:12
Dr Graham McCulloch has been monitoring the globally threatened Lesser Flamingo in the Makgadikgadi Pans (Botswana) for over a decade, and one of the questions still unanswered is whether there is any link between the Southern and East African populations; if this were the case, it would have important implications for the conservation of the species...
Tue, 06/07/2010 - 06:00
Put together, the UK’s 16 overseas territories are fifth in the world league table of bird extinctions, with at least ten species from the territories going to oblivion since 1500AD, partially or wholly because of the impact of non-native mammals, such as rats, feral cats, mice and pigs.
Europe and Central Asia
Mon, 05/07/2010 - 08:34
I had a ticket for a seat across the grandstand. It was either going to be very hot or very wet. I thought hard whether to go or not. The temptation to watch the inaugural comfortably at home on the television was so inviting.
Mon, 05/07/2010 - 07:17
BirdLife's Global Seabird Programme (GSP) is working with Fishtek to develop a ‘hook pod’ for pelagic longline fisheries that prevents seabirds from accessing baits before a pressure sensitive valve operates at a pre-determined depth to release baited hooks.
Fri, 02/07/2010 - 12:55
For the next six months, beginning in early July, tens of millions of shorebirds, waterfowl and other migratory birds will land on oiled beaches, in sullied coastal wetlands and on tainted ocean waters.