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Biosfera I and conservation of the near...

Tue, 30/09/2014
Biosfera I, a national non-governmental organisation for the protection of the environment in Cape Verde is working hard to save the Cape Verde Shearwater.

Proposal to include Saker Falcon on Appendix 1 of...

Sat, 05/11/2011
BirdLife Internatiional is supporting the proposal for listing Saker Falcon on the CMS list of Endangered Migratory Species.

Stamps raise funds for threatened Henderson Petrel

Fri, 22/07/2011
Buy endemic birds stamps and help the RSPB's (BirdLife in the UK) Henderson Island Restoration Project.

Syrian ibises fledge; Morocco’s ibis wardens need...

Tue, 19/07/2011
Northern Bald Ibis is being tracked from Syria through the Arabian peninsula whilst in Morocco wardens are needed to protect the breeding sites

Saving Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Fri, 24/06/2011
An international team of conservationists is on an emergency mission to help save one of the world’s rarest birds from extinction.

Big birds lose out in a crowded world

Mon, 06/06/2011
One of the world’s largest species of bird is on the brink of extinction according to the 2011 IUCN Red List for birds.

First signs of progress in saving Indian vultures...

Thu, 12/05/2011
The ban on a veterinary drug which caused an unprecedented decline in Asian vulture populations has shown the first signs of progress, according to scientists.

Rare species benefit from fund for threatened...

Wed, 09/03/2011
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.

Spoon-billed Sandpiper podcast

Wed, 02/02/2011
In this podcast Charlie Moores from www.talking-naturally.co.uk talks with Jim Lawrence, Manager of BirdLife International’s Preventing Extinctions Programme, Chris Collins, a highly-experienced Leader with Heritage Expeditions, and Dr Zockler about Spoon-billed Sandpiper conservation.

Winners of The World's Rarest Birds announced

Tue, 25/01/2011
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 Earth for a new book highlighting their plight.

Threatened Birds of the World

Mon, 10/01/2011
852 pages, £52.99, Available to buy. This book covers all 1200 species now threatened with global extinction. The threats to each species are described, with an evaluation of conservation measures so far and targets for the future.

Bicknell's Thrush gets a conservation action...

Fri, 30/07/2010
The International Bicknell’s Thrush Conservation Group (IBTCG), an alliance of scientists, conservationists and governments, has unveiled a plan to protect one of North America’s rarest songbirds, the Vulnerable Bicknell’s Thrush, across its entire range from Canada to the Caribbean.

Endangered Bahama Swallow on "Neotropical...

Wed, 21/07/2010
An authoritative online life history for the Endangered Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cya