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Search for the Fiji Petrel - Video

Fri, 20/05/2011 - 01:49

A short video showing the search for the  Criticality Endangered Fiji Petrel by NatureFiji-MareqetiViti. Known from just one specimen collected in 1855 on Gau Island, Fiji, the Fiji Petrel was lost for the next 130 years.  Si...

Pacific

Art v Extinction - Ghosts of Gone Birds

Thu, 19/05/2011 - 13:56

The first in a series of innovative arts events in support of the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme has launched in Liverpool, UK City of Culture. The exhibition called Ghosts of Gone Birds presents a uniq...

Europe and Central Asia

Threatened antwren to benefit from creation of new State Park in Rio

Fri, 29/04/2011 - 20:46

Sérgio Cabral, Governor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has signed an historic decree creating an important new protected area - The Costa do Sol State Park. The n...

Americas

Swarovski Optik announces new conservation commitment

Thu, 24/03/2011 - 15:22

Delegates attending the inaugural meeting of the Sociable Lapwing International Working Group in Syria, last weekend, received this welcome news when Swarovski Optik announced they wo...

Middle East Preventing Extinctions

Spoony wins hearts and votes from Disney’s Friends for Change

Thu, 24/03/2011 - 11:04

‘Saving Spoony’s Chinese Wetlands’, BirdLife’s project to save two key resting and feeding sites used by Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers in China, has bee...

Asia

Syria hosts inaugural meeting of the Sociable Lapwing International Working Group.

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 07:25

Conservation scientists and government officials from fourteen countries spanning three continents are meeting in Syria today to p...

Middle East

Rare species benefit from fund for threatened birds

Wed, 09/03/2011 - 12:46

The Birdfair/RSPB Research Fund for Endangered Birds has announced its latest round of grants with some of the world’s most threatened birds benefiting. This fund allows researchers worki...

Worldwide

A lifeline to prevent Africa's first recorded bird extinction

Fri, 04/03/2011 - 11:18

Liben Lark with a population of possibly fewer than 100 birds, is widely tipped to become mainland Africa’s first recorded bird extinction, unless urgent action i...

Africa

Spoon-billed Sandpiper podcast

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 15:17

One of the most challenging issues faced by conservationists working to save the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper from extinction has been establishing exactly where they breed in the vast coastal areas of the Russian Far ...

Asia

Ace navigator Erzhan emerges in Sudan for a fourth consecutive winter

Thu, 27/01/2011 - 10:52

After an absence of any firm location data since early October, Erzhan - our most experienced traveller - has just popped up on our radar again. For the fo...

Middle East Preventing Extinctions

Winners of The World's Rarest Birds announced

Tue, 25/01/2011 - 10:26

The winners of The World’s Rarest Birds international photo competition have just been announced. The competition, launched in 2010, aimed to secure images of the 566 most threatened birds on Ea...

Pacific

New eco-tourism initiative benefits Spoon-billed Sandpiper conservation

Tue, 18/01/2011 - 08:24

One of the most challenging issues faced by conservationists working to save the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper from extinction has been e...

Asia

Critically Endangered Birds: A Global Audit

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 17:00

The report is drawn from material developed for State of the World's Birds, a broader report which is available for download and as an extensive searchable database – click to visit www.birdlife.org...

Worldwide

Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 10:27

Spoon-billed Sandpiper is one of the world's strangest-looking birds and certainly the weirdest wader. It is a small bird (14-16cm) with as its name suggests, a spoon-shaped bill. The species is listed as Critically Endangered by BirdLife Internati...

Asia

China’s rarest bird discovered wintering in Indonesia

Thu, 30/12/2010 - 20:03

The photograph confirming the first wintering record of Chinese Crested Tern for 70 years (credit: C Robson) A wintering Chinese Crested Tern Sterna bernsteini has been seen and photo...

Asia

Saving seabirds in Ecuador

Mon, 13/12/2010 - 14:18

Early indications suggest that the artisanal demersal longline fishery, operating from small open out-board boats in South Ecuador, has a negative impact on seabirds, specifically the Critically Endangered Waved Albatross Diomedea irrorata. O...

Pacific

Dinara unravels mystery of Eastern Flyway

Wed, 17/11/2010 - 15:50

After an absence of transmissions from our satellite tagged birds for several weeks, a transmission just received from Dinara in central Pakistan is very welcome and exciting news. Her new location marks another...

Asia

Erzhan helps locate important new staging site for Sociable Lapwing in Turkey

Thu, 28/10/2010 - 11:44

This autumn researchers from Doga Dernegi (BirdLife in Turkey) have been actively monitoring Sociable Lapwings as they pass through Eastern ...

Middle East