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More petrels discovered in Haiti

Tue, 07/02/2012 - 11:14

The nocturnal calls of Black-capped Petrels Pterodroma hasitata have guided Haitian researchers to discover more nesting locations for this Endangered seabird. During November and December 2011, researchers from the Société Audubo...

Americas

First assessment of Endangered Northern Rockhopper Penguins since 2011 oil spill

Sun, 05/02/2012 - 23:01

Almost a year since thousands of endangered penguins’ lives were threatened by an oil spill on Nightingale Island - part of Tristan da...

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Appeal launched for Patagonian grebe

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 05:07

Recent surveys on its coastal Patagonian wintering grounds indicate that the Endangered Hooded Grebe Podiceps gallardoi has declined by 40% in the last seven years and this, along with alarming new threats detected on its ...

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Get Angry - Fight Extinction!

Thu, 01/12/2011 - 13:01

Rovio Entertainment Ltd, world-leading entertainment media company and creator of the unprecedented global gaming phenomenon Angry Birds, has launched a remarkable new Angry Birds campaigning website today in support of The BirdLife Pre...

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Conservation Groups Say “Save the Last Dance for the Sage Grouse”

Thu, 24/11/2011 - 18:21

An international coalition of environmental groups on Wednesday called on Canada’s federal environment minister to take the endangered Greater sage-grouse...

Americas

Protecting a subspecies before it becomes an extinct species: the Palkachupa Cotinga in Bolivia

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 09:40

The Bolivian subspecies of the Swallow-tailed Cotinga Phibalura flavirostris merits recognition as a spe...

Americas

El Zamarrito Pechinegro regresa a Yanacocha

Tue, 07/06/2011 - 14:08

El día 1ro de Junio de 2011, técnicos de Aves y Conservación/BirdLife en Ecuador junto con el Director Ejecutivo de la Fundación Jocotoco y el Administrador de la Reserva de Yanacocha realizaron una salida de...

Americas

Reserves created for Endangered Fringe-backed Fire-eye

Thu, 26/05/2011 - 15:38

The Brazilian Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) has officially recognised the creation of two Private Nature Reserves in the state of Bahia, Brazil, to help protect the En...

Americas

Hunting threat to Critically Endangered Dwarf Olive Ibis

Wed, 25/05/2011 - 15:43

Reports from BirdLife Species Guardians on São Tomé - a small island nation in the Gulf of Guinea -  indicate that hunting is increasing and includes the Critically Endangered Dwarf ...

Africa

Help for the world’s Angriest Birds

Thu, 21/04/2011 - 08:11

Rovio teams up with BirdLife to fight extinction, invasive aliens... and green pigs! Rovio Mobile Ltd, the world-leading entertainment media company announced today that their Angry Birds are taking up the fight to save...

Pacific

Ivan Papanin arrives at Tristan

Wed, 13/04/2011 - 22:36

Yesterday saw the arrival of the Russian research/Antarctic supply vessel ‘Ivan Papanin’. This is the fourth vessel chartered by the owners of the ‘OLIVA’ and their insurers since the incident, following after the ‘Edinburgh’, ‘Smit...

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Wash and dry for rockhopers at rehab centre

Mon, 11/04/2011 - 10:13

The first rockhopper penguins to be washed at the newly erected wash-bay facility were drying off under infrared lights Saturday night.  This was a rewarding moment for Rehab Manager Dereck Rogers, who h...

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Island gets set to wash thousands of penguins

Thu, 07/04/2011 - 09:56

Tristan da Cunha Wednesday 6th April, 2011: After seven days at sea, a five-member specialist team has arrived on Tristran da Cunha to lend their expertise to cleaning the thousands of Northern Rockho...

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Penguin rehab updates

Tue, 05/04/2011 - 16:41

A penguin rehab centre was set up after a wrecked cargo ship spilt 800 tonnes of fuel oil into the sea at the heart of one of the most important breeding colonies in the world of Northern Rockhopper, a globally Endangered penguin.As of 5 April&nbs...

Americas

First Tristan penguins released from 'rehab'

Tue, 05/04/2011 - 11:08

The first 24 penguins of more than 3,600 admitted to the “rehab centre” on Tristan da Cunha after the oil spill around Nightingale Island have been released back to sea. &ldq...

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Tristan Islanders rally to save oiled penguins

Fri, 25/03/2011 - 13:17

Hundreds of oil-soaked rockhopper penguins  have now been put into ‘rehab’ by Tristan Islanders facing a race against the clock to help save the endangered species (see images attached).An oiled pe...

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Race to save oiled penguins after tanker strikes Tristan da Cunha

Mon, 21/03/2011 - 11:46

A grounded cargo vessel has been wrecked on Nightingale Island – part of the Tristan da Cunha UK overseas territory in the South Atlantic - and an oil spill now &nb...

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