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Spix’s Macaw heads list of first bird extinctions confirmed this decade

Wed, 05/09/2018
Eight bird species, including two species of macaw, look set to have their extinctions confirmed following a robust new assessment of Critically Endangered species. The findings reveal a worrying new trend: for the first time, mainland extinctions are outpacing island extinctions
The White-headed Vulture can locate an animal carcass from a mile away © Andre Botha

Saving the sentinels of the skies: Kenya's rapid-response vulture unit

Fri, 31/08/2018
For millennia, vultures have aided humans in their role as nature’s rapid-response clean-up crew. Now, Kenya is repaying the favour with a new rapid-response unit to combat vulture poisoning: part of an ambitious project to save Africa’s vultures.

An international plan to save the Helmeted Hornbill

Fri, 31/08/2018
Illegal hunting and trade has brought this unique hornbill to the brink. But a new ten-year, range-wide conservation plan will ensure the Helmeted Hornbill has a future outside of China's markets
As human settlements spread into wild spaces, wild animals are struggling to adapt © Christopher Bandini / Shutterstock

Why we need to break down the barriers between us and nature

Thu, 30/08/2018
Birds colliding with windows are an upsetting symptom of human encroachment on nature. But the barriers we put up between ourselves and the natural world are part of a larger problem.

Instead of stopping deforestation, let's reverse it

Tue, 28/08/2018
Can we end deforestation once and for all? Here’s why we all need to get behind the Trillion Trees Vision.
The reserve is home to the White-necked Rockfowl (Vulnerable to extinction) © Francesco Veronesi

Kambui Hills Forest: the reserve run by a whole community

Fri, 24/08/2018
How do we foster a society where humans live in harmony with rainforests? By making sure everyone has a say in how their forest is managed and protected. In Sierra Leone, the Jensen Project is enabling local people to do just that.

SEO/BirdLife calls on all to show they truly believe in Doñana’s uniqueness

Fri, 24/08/2018
The spring rainfall, generously flooding a large part of Doñana, has made it a hotbed of fauna and flora this year, pride of place going to the hundreds of bird species that live there.

Bird thought extinct rediscovered in Bahamas

Thu, 23/08/2018
The Bahama Nuthatch, an Endangered bird feared to be wiped out by a storm that ripped through Grand Bahama in 2016, has been sighted for the first time in nearly two years. But with less than a handful of individuals remaining, does the bird have a future?
The Madagascar Pond-heron (Endangered) finds refuge in the reserve - for now © Hanjo Hellman

Tanzania’s largest wildlife reserve threatened by dam construction

Wed, 22/08/2018
One of the last areas of untouched wilderness in the world could face irreversible damage. Building a hydroelectric dam in Selous Game Reserve contravenes Tanzanian environmental laws for this World Heritage Site, as well as threatening Endangered bird species.