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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

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.