News Critically Endangered

What makes birdwatchers want to monitor species...

Wed, 11/11/2015
BirdLife in Turkey is protecting one of the world's most threatened bird species, 30 km from the Syrian border.

Nature Kenya launches appeal to save the Taita...

Thu, 30/07/2015
Nature Kenya has launched an appeal to Save the Taita Apalis from extinction. The Taita Apalis (Apalis fuscigularis) is one of the rarest birds in the world, living only in the forest fragments at the tops of the Taita Hills in southeastern Kenya. It is considered Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List because it has a tiny occupied range of 500 hectares.

Keeping an eye on Balearic Shearwater

Sat, 04/07/2015
We need to keep a more careful eye on the ‘Critically Endangered’ Balearic Shearwater or else we might notice too late that it’s gone forever…

Survey success in Tanzania: 17 new territories...

Tue, 28/04/2015
Over the last year, intensive effort has been under way to survey and monitor the Critically Endangered Long-billed Tailorbird, in the East Usambara Mountains in Tanzania, to provide information on the species distribution and habitat requirements.

Amazing 2012 breeding season for Tahiti Monarch

Tue, 16/04/2013
The Critically Endangered Tahiti Monarch has enjoyed its most successful breeding season since Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie began an intensive programme of nest protection in 1998.

Hooded Grebe Appeal - Action on breeding grounds...

Tue, 26/06/2012
In January this year we launched an international online appeal to save the Hooded Grebe Podiceps gallardoi. We are delighted to report today that conservation actions undertaken earlier this year are already delivering results.

Beck’s pulls in at the petrel station

Tue, 12/06/2012
A BirdLife International survey in southern New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, has encountered the largest single aggregation of Critically Endangered Beck’s Petrel ever recorded.

Monitoring birds in Montserrat’s Centre Hills

Mon, 16/04/2012
Forestry staff from Montserrat’s Department of Environment are currently in the field conducting the annual bird monitoring exercise to determine the bird populations in the island’s Centre Hills Important Bird Area.

Government protects critical habitat for the...

Tue, 10/04/2012
In August 2011, the Government of Grenada’s Cabinet approved the protection of the last piece of government-owned Grenada Dove habitat through the addition of approximately 100 acres (c.40 ha) of the Beausejour Estate to the adjacent Perseverance Protected Area and Dove Sanctuary.

Searching for Pacific Petrels

Fri, 20/01/2012
The BirdLife International Pacific Secretariat, supported by the Mohammed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund and Global Greengrants Fund is launching a new project under its Preventing Extinctions Programme seeking to unravel the mystery of the Beck's Petrel.

Get Angry - Fight Extinction!

Thu, 01/12/2011
Rovio Entertainment Ltd has launched a remarkable new Angry Birds campaigning website today in support of The BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.

Gone, but not forgotten

Tue, 01/11/2011
Ghosts of Gone Birds - an unprecedented exhibition of original art, writing and music has opened in the East End of London.

Triple figures of Spoon-billed Sandpiper in China

Thu, 27/10/2011
Up to 103 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were observed earlier this month at Rudong, in Jiangsu Province just north of the Yangtze Estuary in China.

Partnership for Seychelles iconic bird

Thu, 20/10/2011
Nature Seychelles and the Seychelles National Park Authority have joined forces to work on a new project to help protect one of Seychelles iconic bird species

India’s pharmacies flout diclofenac ban but...

Tue, 06/09/2011
A study published in the journal Oryx has found that over a third of Indian pharmacies continue to sell diclofenac to livestock farmers.

Conservationists concerned for future of White-...

Mon, 05/09/2011
The 2011 Cambodian census of White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni has found a larger number of birds than ever before, but celebrations are muted, as this species’ survival is imminently threatened by serious habitat loss.

Record flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings...

Thu, 01/09/2011
BirdLife International scientists monitoring migrating Sociable Lapwings in the heart of the Great Steppe have recently discovered the largest single flock seen in Kazakhstan since 1939.

Ghosts of Gone Birds London haunt announced...

Fri, 26/08/2011
Following the launch of an extraordinary new multi-media art exhibition - Ghosts of Gone Birds - at the Liverpool School of Art & Design earlier this year, the show has grown and evolved during the summer and will now 'manifest' in London's East End this November.