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The White-rumped Vulture is one of four critically endangered vulture species benefiting from the ban © Lip Kee

India closes the loophole threatening the recovery of Asia's vultures

Fri, 27/10/2017
This week, India took a crucial step towards preventing the extinction of Asia’s Critically Endangered vultures by upholding the ban on large vials of diclofenac, a painkiller fatal to vultures. The judge was on the vultures’ side throughout, preferring the term “sanitary workers” to "scavengers".

The Bird Bulletin - vol. 16

Fri, 27/10/2017
Today's Bird Bulletin presents BirdLife's lastest publication 'The Killing 2.0 - A View to a Kill' and more.
Images of endangered birds are projected onto local scenes

Bird Eco-Art in Hong Kong: inspiring a new audience

Fri, 27/10/2017
By encouraging people to observe and appreciate nature, we can inspire them to help conserve it. That's why the Hong Kong Birdwatching Society has introduced Hong Kong Bird Eco-Art, an innovative programme which combines conservation and creativity to reach a wider public than ever before.
A success story: invasive rats have already been successfully eradicated from Anacapa Island in the Channel Islands © Abe Borker

New study reveals why islands are our biggest extinction battlegrounds

Wed, 25/10/2017
New research has found that nearly half of the earth’s highly threatened vertebrates live on islands – and two thirds of them share their homes with harmful invasive species. With this information, we’re better equipped than ever before to focus our conservation action where it’s most needed.

BirdLife presents 'The Killing 2.0'

Tue, 24/10/2017
Today in Manila, at CMS COP 12, the BirdLife Partnership presented its latest publication on the illegal killing of birds in Europe – ‘The Killing 2.0 – A View to a Kill’. Read the introduction by BirdLife International’s CEO Patricia Zurita right here.
2016 intern Laing Lenghieng teaching students at an anti-poisoning education awareness event at Siem Pang High School – Cambodia

Early Career Conservationists learning the ropes of the BirdLife Network

Mon, 23/10/2017
Starting a career in conservation can be hard. That's why BirdLife provides paid internship opportunities across the world. Here's how some of this year's interns have been getting on so far.
Réserve d’Oiseaux du Lac Sud de Tunis © Hichem Azafzaf

Sardaigne –Tunisie: un coup d’aile pour visiter la Réserve d’Oiseaux du Lac Sud de Tunis

Thu, 19/10/2017
La migration des oiseaux n’est pas de tout repos. Le parcours est truffé d’embûches, de surprises où chacun vivra de nouvelles aventures, rencontrera de nouveaux espaces. La Tunisie, constitue une halte salutaire pour ceux qui traversent la mer Méditerranée pour rejoindre l’Afrique. Découvrons ensemble le site protégé du Lac Sud de Tunis, escale incontournable aux portes de la capitale tunisienne.
El Zarapito Siberiano se ve amenazado por la propuesta de Australia de reurbanizar un humedal vital para su supervivencia. © Wang LiQiang/ Shutterstock Por Connie Warren, BirdLife Australia

La crisis del Zarapito empeora: importantes humedales australianos bajo amenaza

Thu, 19/10/2017
Los zarapitos conforman una de las familias de aves más extendidas y más viajeras, y también una de las más amenazadas. Parece que en cualquier lugar que vagan, la pérdida de hábitat y la invasión humana los sigue. No podemos dejar que al Zarapito Siberiano le vaya de la misma manera que sus compañeros.
The Far Eastern Curlew is threatened by Australia's proposal to redevelop a vital wetland © Wang LiQiang/ Shutterstock

Curlew crisis deepens: vital Australian wetlands under threat

Thu, 19/10/2017
The curlews are one of the most widespread and far-travelling of all the bird families — and also one of the most threatened. It seems that wherever they roam, habitat loss and human encroachment follows. We can’t let the Far Eastern Curlew go the same way as its fellows.