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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.
The winner - Bar Tailed Godwit

Bar Tailed Godwit: New Zealand's Bird of the Year

Wed, 28/10/2015
The bar-tailed godwit (kuaka) has been crowned New Zealand's Bird of the Year. It has the longest migratory flight of any bird in the world but it is threatened by habitat loss. But there was hope for another `born to fly' species, the red knot or Hauhou, with the announcement of a discussions between New Zealand and China to.gain protection in the Hebel Province for a significant habitat for red knots and other shorebirds, covering more than 3000 hectares, with other extensive wetland sites under consideration
Iconic Tahiti Monarch

Community action saving iconic Tahiti Monarch

Wed, 28/10/2015
The decline of the Tahiti Monarch is being reversed by ongoing and intensive action by BirdLife French Polynesian partner Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie (SOP MANU) and the local community. For the first time in many years the population has topped 50 birds with 17 pairs incubating 31 nests last summer and fledging 12 chicks. Small gains but with a species so close to extinction, this is a welcome outcome but we need help to secure the future of this iconic bird.
Eurasian Oystercatcher - Photo: © Zhang Ming

Red List reveals Europe’s farmland wading birds in crisis

Wed, 28/10/2015
The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is out – and it’s sounding alarm bells for some of Europe’s most charismatic and cherished shorebirds.

Over 310,000 seedlings to mitigate the local impacts of climate change

Tue, 27/10/2015
The Association pour la Conservation de la Nature au Rwanda (ACNR), the BirdLife International partner in Rwanda, plus other partners in the region work together to enhance climate change resilience in the Lake Kivu Basin by applying the CRAG approach.

Major EU countries join fight to protect European Nature Laws

Tue, 27/10/2015
Key European nature laws have just been given a massive boost as a number of major EU countries, led by Germany, call for them to be protected.
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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. .
Nature’s clean-up crew are in drastic decline so BirdLife Partners come together to take action. Dr Kabelo Senyatso pledges for BirdLife Botswana. Photo: Obaka Torto

BirdLife Partners commit to saving Africa’s vultures

Thu, 22/10/2015
Nature’s clean-up crew are in drastic decline so BirdLife Partners come together to take action