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Although Critically Endangered, the Northern Bald Ibis could be in recovery © Vincent Legrand/Agami

Important new breeding sites of mythical ibis discovered

Fri, 24/11/2017
It has had a dramatic history and was almost lost to extinction. Now this Critically Endangered bird is bouncing back with a record breeding success in Morocco in 2017.
Vatuvara's terrain makes access difficult, let alone agriculture © Steve Cranwell

Exploring the untouched island of Vatuvara

Wed, 22/11/2017
This is the first time a full biological survey has ever been performed on this remote, almost untouched island in the South Pacific. The intriguing and fascinating results have redoubled the Vatuvara Foundation’s efforts to safeguard this lush wildlife haven.
A captive-reared White-rumped Vulture takes its first unrestricted flight © Jyotendra Thakuri

The big moment: Nepal releases its first ever captive-reared vultures

Mon, 20/11/2017
Watch as conservation history is made: six captive-reared Critically Endangered White-rumped Vultures venture out into the wild. This comes at a time when the world is finally waking up to the plight of vultures.
Forests provide invaluable ecosystem services to the people who live and work alongside them © Omar Torrico

Trillion Trees: three conservation giants join forces to end deforestation

Wed, 15/11/2017
Can you imagine a world with a trillion more trees? Last night in London, the three “great oaks” of the conservation world launched an unprecedented partnership striving not only to halt deforestation, but to reverse it.
The Saffron-cowled Blackbird is one of 12 globally threatened bird species that will benefit from this initiative

Uruguay's first batch of bird-friendly beef is on its way to Europe

Fri, 10/11/2017
In South America, large swathes of grassland habitat have been lost to cattle ranching, a profession that millions depend upon for their livelihoods. But we're striving to find a solution that works for everyone, and our latest milestone comes in the form of Uruguay's first grassland-friendly beef.
A conservation focus group trials PRISM at Mbeliling IBA, Indonesia © Iain Dickson

Is your conservation having an impact? New toolkit PRISM will find out

Thu, 09/11/2017
Carrying out conservation work on the ground is vital, but evaluating the impact it's having is just as important. Yesterday, things got easier for conservationists everywhere with the launch of PRISM, an effective, easy-to-use and completely free evaluation toolkit.
White-rumped Vultures fitted with satellite transmitters wait within the pre-release aviary © Bird Conservation Nepal

Captive-reared Critically Endangered vultures soon to be released in Nepal

Wed, 08/11/2017
Conservationists are making great progress in removing vulture-killing drug diclofenac from Nepal, with vulture populations stabilising as a result. Now, in this safer environment, it’s almost time for six captive-reared White-rumped Vultures to venture out into the wild.
Saffron-cowled Blackbird Conservation Project members scan the landscape to locate nesting sites © Francisco González Táboas

Meet the guardians watching over Argentina's threatened nesting sites

Tue, 07/11/2017
In Argentina, there are only 600 Saffron-cowled Blackbirds left. But this looks set to change thanks to volunteers who camp out at nesting sites to watch over the eggs and chicks.
The White-tailed Sea-eagle is one of the species most vulnerable to wind farms © www.volganet.ru

New study pinpoints birds of prey as hardest hit by wind farms

Tue, 31/10/2017
A new study reveals which bird and bat species are most at risk of collision with wind turbines, with raptors and migratory birds coming top of the list. This research is the first to take a global view of the problem, pinpointing possible solutions to allow birds, bats and wind farms to share the skies.