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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.
The rare cross river gorilla © WCS

Rare Cross River gorilla still faces serious...

Tue, 26/09/2017
Conservationists in Nigeria have warned that the threat of completely losing the iconic but highly endangered Cross River gorilla still stands, despite efforts by government to reroute a superhighway project that was identified as a major danger to the existence of the species.
Griffon vulture rescued from mistreatment in Morocco pictured in the wild © Rachid El Khalmichi

Showing only “doom and gloom” would cripple...

Fri, 02/06/2017
Studies show that people can be overwhelmed by information depicting the magnitude of damage on wildlife and their habitats, causing the perception of an irreversible and helpless situation.

Discovery! New plant species in Romania

Tue, 21/03/2017
Introducing Ferula mikraskythiana (Apiaceae), a whole new species of flowering plant recently discovered in Romania.

Dove Step

Fri, 03/02/2017
Miguel López (SEO-BirdLife) tells us how one man’s determined mission to save the Turtle Dove is taking him on an epic hike across Europe.

More than a quarter of UK birds now of '...

Thu, 03/12/2015
The Curlew, Nightingale and Puffin join the growing list of threatened birds, while the Bittern and Nightjar get a reprieve in the new 'Birds of Conservation Concern' report.

More petrels discovered in Haiti

Tue, 07/02/2012
The nocturnal calls of Black-capped Petrels Pterodroma hasitata have guided Haitian researchers to discover more nesting locations for this Endangered seabird.

First assessment of Endangered Northern...

Sun, 05/02/2012
A survey to assess the penguins’ population has started. The latest counts suggest the breeding population hasn’t suffered as much as anticipated.

Appeal launched for Patagonian grebe

Fri, 06/01/2012
In 2011, thirty breeding adult Hooded Grebes were killed by introduced American Mink at one site. Urgent funds are now needed to support Aves Argentinas work to protect these birds.

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.

Conservation Groups Say “Save the Last Dance for...

Thu, 24/11/2011
Known for its spectacular mating dance, the Greater sage-grouse is an endangered species on the brink of extinction in Canada. Nature Canada (BirdLife Partner) has called on Canada's Environment Minister to enact an emergency protection order to protect this iconic prairie bird species.

Protecting a subspecies before it becomes an...

Wed, 14/09/2011
A scientific paper shows the Swallow-tailed Cotinga in Bolivia is a different species. Armonía (BirdLife in Bolivia) needs help in its conservation efforts to save the species.

El Zamarrito Pechinegro regresa a Yanacocha

Tue, 07/06/2011
El día 1ro de Junio de 2011, técnicos de Aves y Conservación junto con el Director Ejecutivo de la Fundación Jocotoco y el Administrador de la Reserva de Yanacocha realizaron una salida de campo para observar al Zamarrito Pechinegro. Hacían dos años que no existían registros de este colibrí, amenazado de extinción, en Yanacocha por lo que existía incertidumbre debido a su ausencia.

Reserves created for Endangered Fringe-backed...

Thu, 26/05/2011
Two Private Nature Reserves in Bahia State, Brazil will help protect the Endangered Fringe-backed Fire-eye

Hunting threat to Critically Endangered Dwarf...

Wed, 25/05/2011
Concerns that hunting pressures are increasing on the Critically Endangered Dwarf Olive Ibis have been confirmed.

Help for the world’s Angriest Birds

Thu, 21/04/2011
Angry Birds are taking up the fight to save the world’s most threatened birds from extinction.

Ivan Papanin arrives at Tristan

Wed, 13/04/2011
More equipment arrives on Tristan to help save the oiled penguins.

Wash and dry for rockhopers at rehab centre

Mon, 11/04/2011
The first rockhopper penguins are washed at the newly erected wash-bay facility.