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Critically endangered Mascarene Petrel discovered at sea and unique image captured of bird with its egg.

Thu, 04/09/2014 - 00:01

An expedition to find the Critically Endangered Mascarene Petrel at sea have photographed a female bird where the egg is an obvious protrusion in the contour of her underbody.

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A message from Martha

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:27

On September 1st 1914, when a Passenger Pigeon named Martha died in Cincinnati Zoo, Ohio, USA, the world lost its most abundant...

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BirdLife and Lynx publish first ever illustrated world bird checklist

Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:00

Lynx Edicíons and BirdLife International have published the first ever Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World . The checklist classification...

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Birdfair big weekend helping to protect our oceans

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 05:00

This year’s British Birdwatching Fair, the world’s largest event for nature, is raising funds to help BirdLife International to protect the world’s seas and oceans.

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BirdLife International announces new Chief Executive

Wed, 06/08/2014 - 09:53

BirdLife has announced the appointment of Patricia Zurita as the new Chief Executive of the BirdLife International Partnership. Currently Executive Director of...

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Helping Nepal to deliver on its conservation targets

Mon, 04/08/2014 - 14:31

Policy makers are paying increasing attention to ecosystem services (the benefits that nature provides, such as clean water and crop pollination), given the importance to peoples’ lives.

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One tenth of bird species flying under the conservation radar

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 00:10

More than 350 newly recognised bird species have been assessed by BirdLife International for the first time, with more than 25% being classed as threatened with extinction

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Saving seabirds, empowering women: the Albatross Task Force gains momentum

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 09:53

In Namibia, a huge positive shift in momentum for seabird conservation - which also means great news for local Namibian women - all due to the Albatross Task Force.

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New maps change the conservation landscape

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 11:26

Maps not only give BirdLife the bird’s eye overview it needs to plan action for nature, but they allow us to lobby and influence businesses and governments across the world. BirdLife celebrates a decade-long partnership with ESRI, the leading GIS software provider, by attending the ESRI User Conference and looking at the crucial value of mapping for our conservation work.

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Migratory bird ecology awarded € 2.5 million research boost through Theunis Piersma

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 15:17

Professor Theunis Piersma has been awarded The Spinoza Prize for work on migratory bird ecology, find out what this means and watch his video.

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High-seas heroes recognised for their success!

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 08:28

Our Albatross Task Force (ATF) in South Africa has reduced the death of albatrosses in local fisheries by more than 90% and is receiving well-deserved attention.

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Addressing climate change: why biodiversity matters

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 16:54

A new policy report looks at the relationships between climate change adaptation and mitigation with biodiversity conservation.

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IUCN Red List raises more red flags for threatened species

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 10:48

The IUCN Red List, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, now includes 73,686 assessed species, of which 22,103 are threatened with extinction.

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Support saves forgotten Monarch

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 10:39

The fire ants and devastating rains hit as the funding dried up, but thanks to your huge support Critically Endangered Tahiti Monarch is having its best ever breeding season.

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Industry must act now to safeguard biodiversity threatened by limestone quarrying, NGOs say

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 17:18

Limestone is needed for industry; limestone habitats are essential for the survival of vulnerable and irreplaceable species. A new paper targets the extraction industry to give these species a conservation boost.

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The power of many: protecting migratory birds in the Mediterranean

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 15:39

When you think from the perspective of a migratory bird flying over the Mediterranean, facing a multitude of threats, it is clear that a coordinated multi-national response is needed. A recent workshop in Cyprus coordinated just that.

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Putting nature on the map: giving guidance to governments

Mon, 02/06/2014 - 11:20

A new publication is helping governments with spatial data and mapping to make it easier for them to reach their promised targets for biodiversity.

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New study shows vulture-killing drug kills eagles too

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 11:45

The results of tests carried out on two Steppe Eagles found dead in Rajasthan, India, have shown some worrying results.

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