News IUCN Red List

EU adopts BirdLife's classification standard in its updated list of European birds

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 14:29

Here's three reasons why this is important for conservation efforts.

Europe and Central Asia

The European Red List of Birds is here

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 09:19

We have a few theories why the Dodo went extinct by 1700 on the island of Mauritius. Predation, habitat loss and invasive species were just too much for this friendly flightless creature.

Europe and Central Asia

Red List for Birds 2013: Number of Critically Endangered birds hits new high

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 06:38

The number of bird species listed as Critically Endangered has reached an all-time high

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

Taking action for 60% of the world’s Critically Endangered bird species

Thu, 27/06/2013 - 09:18

A report released on June 22 at BirdLife World Congress reveals that BirdLife International has taken action for 60% of the world’s 197 Critically Endangered bird species with threats reduced or stabilised as a direct result. The report focuses on the current state of the world’s most threatened birds, the factors causing their decline and what BirdLife is doing to address this issue. Through one dedicated work Programme, the Preventing Extinctions Programme, BirdLife tries to find innovative conservation solutions and delivers targeted action which has proved to be working.

Europe and Central Asia

Government protects critical habitat for the Grenada Dove

Tue, 10/04/2012 - 17:29

In August 2011, the Government of Grenada’s Cabinet approved the protection of the last piece of government-owned Grenada Dove habitat through the addition of approximately 100 acres (c.40 ha) of the Beausejour Estate to the adjacent Perseverance Protected Area and Dove Sanctuary.


Study rings alarm bells for Amazonian wildlife

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 08:57

The Amazon is currently experiencing the highest absolute rate of forest loss globally. Yet the proportion of Amazonian species assessed as ‘threatened’ with extinction is below the global average.


A grain of hope in the desert

Thu, 16/06/2011 - 08:52

Arabian Oryx which was hunted to near extinction, is now facing a more secure future according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Middle East

Big birds lose out in a crowded world

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 22:30

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


Community Spirit

Thu, 03/06/2010 - 16:58

Alone we are all a single voice. But by working with others we achieve so much more. We get heard. Our news in May highlighted how a community spirit enables us to be far greater than just the sum of our parts...