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How do you save a species that is almost...

Tue, 12/04/2016
It took conservationists four years of research and hard work before their cameras spotted the Critically Endangered Balkan Lynx for the first time. Now, research may be its biggest saviour.

National Red List book for Nepal's birds...

Wed, 09/03/2016
A new publication that features the first assessment of Nepal’s birdlife based on IUCN Red List criteria was launched at an event at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) on 26 February. The six-volume publication is now also freely available online as an invaluable conservation tool.

Almost half of all Finnish birds are in danger

Tue, 16/02/2016
Finland's latest Red List assessment paints a worrying picture, especially for wetland species.

From conservation research to on-the-ground...

Mon, 11/01/2016
How our 'European Red List of Birds' has become a project (LIFE Euro SAP) to protect 16 threatened species.

Why we need two Red Lists of Birds

Tue, 15/12/2015
How is the European Red List of Birds different from the IUCN Global Red List? Why is it important? Read more here.

Balkan Lynx added to the IUCN list as Critically...

Tue, 24/11/2015
Their global population has fallen to double digits. Here's what's being done.

What makes birdwatchers want to monitor species...

Wed, 11/11/2015
BirdLife in Turkey is protecting one of the world's most threatened bird species, 30 km from the Syrian border.
Chestnut Capped Piha Lipaugus weberi. Photo: Andy and Gill Swash

Actualización de la Lista Roja 2015 – los cambios...

Thu, 29/10/2015
Tras esta actualización de la Lista Roja de 2015, en la región se encuentran un total de 583 especies en categorías de amenaza a nivel mundial (En Peligro Crítico, En Peligro y Vulnerables), lo que representa algo más del 42% de todas las especies amenazadas del mundo.
Large-scale trade in its 'ivory' and feathers has elicited the uplisting of Helmeted Hornbill to Critically Endangered. Photo: Muhammad Alzahri (Arinature Photography)

2015 Red List - vultures, shorebirds and other...

Thu, 29/10/2015
The plight of Africa's Vultures is big news for the 2015 Red List update, but a number of other important changes also grab the attention this year.
Six of Africa’s 11 vulture species are now on the edge of extinction, according to the latest assessment of birds carried out by BirdLife International for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Africa’s vultures are sliding towards extinction...

Thu, 29/10/2015
Six of Africa’s 11 vulture species are now on the edge of extinction, according to the latest assessment of birds carried out by BirdLife International for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Eurasian Oystercatcher - Photo: © Zhang Ming

Red List reveals Europe’s farmland wading birds...

Wed, 28/10/2015
The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is out – and it’s sounding alarm bells for some of Europe’s most charismatic and cherished shorebirds.

EU adopts BirdLife's classification standard...

Fri, 11/09/2015
Here's three reasons why this is important for conservation efforts.

The European Red List of Birds is here

Wed, 03/06/2015
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.

Red List for Birds 2013: Number of Critically...

Tue, 26/11/2013
The number of bird species listed as Critically Endangered has reached an all-time high

Taking action for 60% of the world’s Critically...

Thu, 27/06/2013
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.

Government protects critical habitat for the...

Tue, 10/04/2012
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
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
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