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Bearded Vulture © Francesco Veronesi

Saving the vultures of Saudi Arabia

Wed, 21/12/2016
An overview of the vulture species that nest in Saudi Arabia, the threats they are facing and what BirdLife is doing to help them.
Vultures poisoned near Masai Mara © E. Reson

Poisoned to extinction: a bold new approach to...

Wed, 16/11/2016
First-ever anti-poisoning training to be held in Kenya which will help stop the mass-deaths of vultures and other wildlife
Grey Parrot © Ken Schwarz

CITES round-up: the world speaks up for the...

Wed, 05/10/2016
The most important wildlife trade summit in years resulted in big wins for threatened species such as the African Grey and the Helmeted Hornbill.
Are you a soaring White-headed Vulture? © Andy & Gill Swash

Which vulture species are you?

Fri, 02/09/2016
Do you find yourself doing loads of work to help people without ever getting any credit? Maybe you have more in common with a vulture than you think.
Healthy vultures, healthy people. © Kevin Penhallow, Valeriya Anufriyeva; Shutterstock

African governments commit to preventing...

Fri, 03/06/2016
It’s hard to think of a context in which you would use the word ‘poison’ without shuddering. But today we celebrate a use of the word in a positive context, which brings good news for Africa’s vultures…
Hon. Ibrahim Usman Jibril (3rd from Right) Nigeria’s State Minister for Environment  with side event organisers ©Ken Mwathe

African leaders step up fight against Illegal...

Fri, 29/04/2016
African governments make a commitment towards addressing Illegal Exploitation and Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa during the Sixth Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) held on 16-19 April in Cairo, Egypt.

African vulture pilot study aims to reduce...

Fri, 11/03/2016
'Saving Africa’s Vultures', a new project to tackle the continent’s escalating vulture crisis, is now up and running, and aims to find out more about – and significantly reduce – the greatest threat facing African vultures: poisoning.

Nature’s clean-up crew in catastrophic decline

Thu, 10/03/2016
Africa’s vultures are in drastic decline and it is high-time the world fully-appreciated the severity of this problem – not only for the birds themselves, but the health of the people of the continent.
A Griffon Vulture. Photo: Carles Carboneras

Saving the world’s vultures

Fri, 08/01/2016
Let's start with getting veterinary diclofenac banned in Europe.

West African Ambassadors endorse BirdLife’s...

Thu, 17/12/2015
On understanding the vital roles vultures play in ecosystems, West African Ambassadors quickly reversed any personal attitudes of distaste towards vultures and expressed full support to BirdLife's campaign.
Less reported but just as devastating, were the deaths of eleven Critically Endangered White-backed Vultures. Photo: Gill & Andy Swash

Kenya's vultures on brink of extinction -...

Mon, 14/12/2015
This statement from Nature Kenya talks about the other story to last week's devastating poisoning incident.
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.
Nature’s clean-up crew are in drastic decline so BirdLife Partners come together to take action. Dr Kabelo Senyatso pledges for BirdLife Botswana. Photo: Obaka Torto

BirdLife Partners commit to saving Africa’s...

Thu, 22/10/2015
Nature’s clean-up crew are in drastic decline so BirdLife Partners come together to take action
Egyptian Vulture - Sergey Dereliev

Veterinary diclofenac now completely banned in...

Mon, 19/10/2015
A small victory against the drug that has caused a more than 99% decline in vultures in Asia.
Griffon Vulture

International Vulture Awareness Day: no cause for...

Fri, 04/09/2015
There are warnings this year's International Vulture Awareness Day could be one of the last the birds see in Europe.

Who will save the ugly duckling?

Mon, 16/02/2015

You probably know the story about the ugly duckling.

Is Europe closer to saving its vultures and...

Tue, 04/11/2014
Despite killing nearly all vultures in Asia, veterinary diclofenac was made legal in Europe in 2013. After intense campaigning by BirdLife, EU institutions are finally considering a ban. The European Medicines Agency is expected to rule on the lethal drug by November 30.

Vultures in Africa and Europe could face...

Sat, 06/09/2014
BirdLife has announced that vultures have rapidly become one of the most threatened families of birds on the planet. In a bid to stop this important family of birds slipping towards extinction in Europe and Africa, today we have launched a global campaign asking for public support to Stop Vulture Poisoning Now.