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The Bird Bulletin - vol. 17

Fri, 03/11/2017
Today's Bird Bulletin brings you updates on the Willow tit in the UK, the Bald Ibis in the Mediterranean and our plan to save African-Eurasian vultures by 2029.
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...

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.

Vista de una Matanza

Tue, 31/10/2017
La directora general de BirdLife International, Patricia Zurita, presenta el lanzamiento del segundo en una serie académica de informes sobre la matanza y captura ilegal de aves. Anualmente, más de 25 millones de aves en están siendo asesinadas ilegalmente en Europa y el Cáucaso.

A view to a kill

Tue, 31/10/2017
In the editorial of this month’s edition of the Europe & Central Asia newsletter, Christopher Sands reflects on BirdLife’s highlights from CMS COP in Manila last week. 
El Buitre Dorsiblanco es uno de cuatro especies de buitres en Peligro Crítico beneficiados por esta prohibición

India cierra la escapatoria que amenazaba la...

Fri, 27/10/2017
El gobierno de India tomó un importante paso para prevenir la extinción de buitres asiáticos que se encuentran en Peligro Crítico. Por la duración del juicio el juez estuvo del lado de los buitres, refiriéndose a ellos como “trabajadores de sanidad” en vez de “aves carroñeras”.
The White-rumped Vulture is one of four critically endangered vulture species benefiting from the ban © Lip Kee

India closes the loophole threatening the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.
The Far Eastern Curlew is threatened by Australia's proposal to redevelop a vital wetland © Wang LiQiang/ Shutterstock

Curlew crisis deepens: vital Australian wetlands...

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.
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...

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.
Sokoke pipit © Steve Garvie

Acción conservacionista local reduce pobreza en...

Tue, 17/10/2017
El Bosque de Dakatcha suministra agua, protege el suelo, alberga animales únicos y proporciona servicios ambientales beneficiosos para la población local. El Grupo de Conservación del Bosque está trabajando para preservar los recursos forestales y mejorar los medios de vida de la población local.
Sokoke pipit © Steve Garvie

Local conservation action reducing poverty in...

Tue, 17/10/2017
The Dakatcha Woodland Conservation Group is working to preserve the forest resources and improve the livelihoods of the local population.
© Steve Garvie

Les actions locales de conservation réduisent la...

Tue, 17/10/2017

La forêt claire de Dakatcha près de la ville de Malindi sur la côte kenyane, couvre une

Once super-abundant, the Yellow-breasted Bunting is now listed as Endangered  © Sergey Yeliseev

Is the Yellow-breasted Bunting the next Passenger...

Tue, 17/10/2017
Wide-scale, unchecked hunting has, in the space of just three decades, driven frightening declines in two widespread bunting species, on both sides of the Eurasian landmass. Armed with our scientific findings, the BirdLife Partnership is now working to help buntings recover.