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New Threats to Zambian Grey Crowned Crane Populations

Wed, 18/11/2015
The beauty of the Crowned Cranes makes them sought after by private collectors, captive breeding facilities and zoos all over the world. The Grey Crowned Crane’s population has significantly reduced due to their capture and trade to satisfy this demand.
Large-scale trade in its 'ivory' and feathers has elicited the uplisting of Helmeted Hornbill to Critically Endangered. Photo: Muhammad Alzahri (Arinature Photography)

2015 Red List - vultures, shorebirds and other iconic species

Thu, 29/10/2015
The plight of Africa's Vultures is big news for the 2015 Red List update, but a number of other important changes also grab the attention this year.
Six of Africa’s 11 vulture species are now on the edge of extinction, according to the latest assessment of birds carried out by BirdLife International for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Africa’s vultures are sliding towards extinction warns BirdLife

Thu, 29/10/2015
Six of Africa’s 11 vulture species are now on the edge of extinction, according to the latest assessment of birds carried out by BirdLife International for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
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World’s biggest seabird tracking database shows their incredible journeys

Tue, 27/10/2015
At the World Seabird Conference BirdLife celebrate the Global Seabird Tracking Database helping to conserve some of the planet’s most emblematic birds and reaching 5 million data points. Many insights from some of the most traveled species on our planet. .
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2016 Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards: Call for Applications

Fri, 02/10/2015
Applications for the 2016 Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Conservation Team Awards are now open. There are three awards categories ranging from $12500 to $40,000 per project.

Disappearance of Fisheries Observer from Vessel in the Pacific Ocean

Tue, 22/09/2015
Since 10 September, Keith Davis, an American fisheries observer, has been missing from a Panamanian-flagged vessel off the coast of Peru
Thanks to our work, tuna fishing vessels in the high seas are required to deploy measures to stop Albatrosses dying in this way. Photo: F Peppes / BirdLife Albatross Task Force

How to save albatrosses from bycatch - video

Thu, 27/08/2015
The instructional film clearly shows threats albatrosses and other seabirds are faced with, and how the crucial work of the BirdLife Marine Programme is teaching fishermen how to help save them!
Grantee voices from the Med: attendees to the CEPF Mid-term assessment in Ulcinj, Montenegro. Photo: Olivier Langrand

Conservation investment and support in the Mediterranean reaches important mid-term milestone with CEPF

Thu, 30/07/2015
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund's mid-term assessment validates conservation efforts in the Mediterranean, and gives the opportunity for civil society to have its say in making CEPF even more useful and impactful at conserving nature.
Iberian Lynx has been a conservation success (A. Rivas)

Conservation successes overshadowed by more species declines

Tue, 23/06/2015

Successful conservation action has boosted the popul