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"Spoonie" Spoon-billed Sandpiper, a Critically Endangered migratory bird species © Pavel Tomkovich

How Small Actions Can Make A Big Difference

Fri, 15/12/2017
2018 will be “Year of the Bird”, thanks to an exciting new campaign with National Geographic, National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We’re calling on you to “bird your world”, starting with discovering why your backyard is a jigsaw piece for an entire continent…

In the bleak midwinter

Fri, 15/12/2017
In his editorial of this month’s edition of the Europe & Central Asia newsletter, Christopher Sands looks for rays of hope to brighten up ‘the bleak mid-winter’...
Found only on Christmas Island, the Abbott's Booby is now Endangered due to mining activity  © Sarah Summers

Don't Ruin Christmas: mining threatens...

Fri, 15/12/2017
Home to five unique bird species found nowhere else, charmingly-named Christmas Island is one of nature’s most amazing gifts to Australia and the world. But new phosphate mining proposals threaten devastation. The Australian Government must choose to conserve this incredible biodiversity hotspot.
The Black-legged Kittiwake is a symptom of a greater problem for all Atlantic birds © Colum Clarke

Cliffs lying barren: why we can't afford to...

Thu, 14/12/2017
“Out of sight, out of mind” - the alarming decline of the Black-legged Kittiwake provides a painful lesson that The High Seas – open ocean outside national jurisdiction – need urgent protection. But hope is at hand with the proposal of a new Marine Protected Area.
The protection of threatened Mediterranean plants will be one particular focus of the new investment © CEPF Med

Conservation fund launches new investment to...

Thu, 14/12/2017
From the huge Dalmatian Pelican in the Balkans, to vulnerable trees in the Middle East and nesting turtles in North Africa, the wildlife in developing countries in the Mediterranean Basin has been given a renewed hope through a second phase of investment by CEPF

صندوق حماية يطلق استثمارات جديدة لحماية طبيعة...

Thu, 14/12/2017

من البجع الدلماشي في منطقة البلقان، للأشجار المعرضة للتهديد في منطقة

Le Fonds pour la conservation lance un nouvel...

Thu, 14/12/2017

Le bassin Méditerranéen est le second plus grand « hotspot pour la biodiversité » dans

Cape Gannet populations have fallen by more than half in the past 50 years © Mark Anderson

The ultimate irony: Cape Gannets, famed for their...

Tue, 12/12/2017
The word “gannet” is synonymous with gluttony - but lack of food is becoming a serious problem for the Cape Gannet. This year it has been uplisted from Vulnerable to Endangered due to population declines driven by depleted fish stocks.

Lead poisoning: the long goodbye

Tue, 12/12/2017
1 million birds are fatally poisoned in Europe each year by ingesting lead shot from expended cartridges. Support the EU's proposal for an EU-wide ban of lead ammunition in European wetlands.
New Zealand's Bird of the Year, the Kea, has been uplisted to Endangered © Mark Hurrell

Red List 2017: seabirds starving, songbirds...

Tue, 12/12/2017
PRESS RELEASE: overfishing and climate change are pushing seabirds such as Black-legged Kittiwake and Cape Gannet closer to extinction, according to the latest update on the conservation status of the world’s birds by BirdLife International for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.
Wandering Albatross populations have halved in 35 years due to human activity © Steph Winnard

Plastic killed albatross chick on nest, bycatch a...

Mon, 11/12/2017
BBC documentary series Blue Planet 2 prompts Marine Conservationist and Photographer to explain why the tales of human impact are the scenes she won’t be forgetting, what else threatens the seabirds she's closest to, and what you can do in response to help
Drones from local company Matarai were used to combat invasive ants © Alice Bousseyroux

Clones vs drones: Tahiti battles nine invasive...

Fri, 08/12/2017
Pounced on by rats, attacked by Myna birds and devoured by killer clone ants: it sounds like a horror film, but this year the Tahiti Monarch of French Polynesia has reached record numbers thanks to the herculean efforts of conservationists and volunteers, supported by new technology.
Northern Brown Kiwi population is stabilising, and in some areas even estimated to be growing © Neil Robert Hutton

Stars of the Red List: two kiwi species are no...

Tue, 05/12/2017
Not one, but two of New Zealand’s kiwi species are in recovery thanks to nearly 30 years of egg rearing, predator control, and community devotion.

Fly with Greater spotted eagles!

Mon, 04/12/2017
Eight Greater spotted Eagles tagged in southern Belarus started their autumn migration in September. Now you can watch them online!
Cackling Goose © HIH Princess Takamado

Cackling Goose

Fri, 01/12/2017
'Through the Lens', Fujingaho Magazine, December 2017
An Endangered Yellow-eyed Penguin found dead in the net of a fishing trawler © Ministry of Fisheries, New Zealand

Tangled and drowned: new study links penguin...

Thu, 30/11/2017
Every year, an estimated 400,000 seabirds worldwide are killed after getting unintentionally snared in gillnets while diving for food. A new review highlights that even penguins – the master swimmers of the avian world – aren’t safe from their clutches, and pinpoints where the threat is most acute.
One to watch: the Guam Rail (local name: ko'ko') © Greg Neise

Is this Guam bird coming back from extinction in...

Wed, 29/11/2017
It suffered deadly declines due to an environmental blunder by the military, then was rescued from the jaws of extinction by conservationists. This year it endured the threat of a missile strike, but what does the future hold for the Guam Rail?