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Red List 2019: Guam Rail second bird to recover...

Tue, 10/12/2019
This year’s update to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species brings with it some fantastic conservation successes, including an almost unheard of incidence of a bird species coming back from extinction in the wild. But for other species, human threats are making it harder to stage a comeback.
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10 amazing birds that have gone extinct

Tue, 24/01/2017
BirdLife and our 122 Partners work tirelessly to prevent extinctions worldwide. Sadly, it's already too late for these unfortunate birds...

Alaotra Grebe extinction – Do you care?

Tue, 25/05/2010
Today we announced that Alaotra Grebe is officially extinct on the Red List. When we publicise news of threat or extinction the first question posed by the media will be: “Why should we care?” Please add your thoughts on why we should care.