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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.
Egyptian Vultures (Sergey Dereliev; www.dereliev-photography.com)

Sudan government acts on ”killer power line”

Sun, 22/09/2013
A workshop of the Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) project led by BirdLife International and the United Nations Development Program has prompted the Sudanese government to replace one of the most deadly power lines in Africa for large migratory birds , the Port Sudan “killer line”

A campaign to save African Vultures in the wake...

Fri, 16/08/2013
I want African Vultures ALIVE – not DEAD
Egyptian Vultures found dead by poison in Greece

Egyptian Vultures found dead by poison in Greece

Wed, 17/04/2013
Two Egyptian Vultures have been found dead in Greece as reported by the Hellenic Ornithological Society. The deaths were caused by poisoned baits illegally placed to hunt foxes or wolves.

Wind farm in Lesotho could cause the local...

Thu, 24/01/2013
BirdLife South Africa and BirdLife International are very concerned that the proposed development of a wind farm at Letseng in Lesotho could have severe impacts on the already declining populations of Cape Vultures and Lammergeiers.
Vulture numbers across India and Nepal appear to be stabilising (Jonathan C Eames)

First signs of recovery for Asia’s Critically...

Thu, 15/11/2012
A new study shows that in both India and Nepal, all three Critically Endangered vulture species have remained stable in the last few years.

Celebrating vultures

Sun, 02/09/2012
BirdLife Partners around the world have joined with raptor conservation and research organisations to celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day.

Are Hooded Vultures threatened with extinction in...

Tue, 21/06/2011
Has Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, become an inhospitable city to these birds?

Vultures fly off with awards

Thu, 23/09/2010
Bird Conservation Nepal's (BCN, Birdlife Partner) Vulture Conservation Programme has won three of the eight awards established by the WWF to recognise and honor people and organisations at the grass-root level that have made significant contribution to conserving Nepal’s rich biodiversity.

Nepal raises vulture awareness with a diclofenac...

Tue, 01/06/2010
A diclofenac destruction programme was undertaken at the Vulture Safe Zone in Nawalparasi District of Nepal on 31st March 2010, that was organised by Bird Conservation Nepal (BirdLife Partner) and Jatayu safe zone management committee.

Vulture restaurants a hit in Cambodia

Thu, 20/05/2010
A lack of food is the principle reason for the vulture's decline in Cambodia, but 'restaurants' are helping their numbers increase