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Regent Honeyeaters on the loose

Thu, 23/05/2013 - 07:55

The captive-breeding-and-release program formulated to boost the population of Regent Honeyeaters in Australia has just set 38 more birds into the wild, where they have become reacquainted with an old friend. The Regent Honeyeater i...

Pacific Australia Preventing Extinctions

The case of the missing Kokako...

Tue, 14/05/2013 - 10:20

A blog from Forest & Bird's (BirdLife in New Zealand) Mandy Herrick as she describes the amazing case of Duncan the missing Kokako..."In 2011, Duncan – our Endangered Kokako – disappeared from our pest c...

Pacific New Zealand Preventing Extinctions

The World's Rarest Birds photo competition winners announced and book launched

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 06:50

The winners of the second international photo competition run by The World’s Rarest Birds project have been anno...

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

Urgent International support sought for Azores Bullfinch

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 09:31

Since 2003, the Globally Threatened Azores Bullfinch Pyrrhula murina, has benefitted considerably from a highly successful conservation project, initiated and run by&n...

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Birds in Europe

A Guitar reveals the call of the Fiji Petrel

Thu, 17/01/2013 - 01:38

The 20th confirmed grounding of a Critically Endangered Fiji Petrel occurred on the 13th of November 2012 when a bird was grounded by a fluorescent light in the school compound at Nukuloa primary school, ...

Pacific Fiji

Up in smoke: charcoal production threatens almost a tenth of Somalia’s avifauna

Mon, 17/12/2012 - 05:00

When African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) forces took control of the port city of Kismayo in Southern Somalia in September, the...

Africa Ethiopia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Landmark move to protect albatrosses in the Western and Central Pacific just announced

Wed, 05/12/2012 - 15:17

After long deliberations stretching across four days, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) have ag...

Pacific Seabirds and Marine - Pacific

Record Sociable Lapwing flock found in Uzbekistan

Mon, 22/10/2012 - 14:46

Follow all the latest from this project at www.birdlife.org/sociable-lapwing One of the most recent conservation organisations to become a range state partner supporting international Sociabl...

Europe and Central Asia

Global bird extinctions are increasing warns new research

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 12:29

The rate of bird extinctions is accelerating at an alarming rate according to a new paper by BirdLife International and Charles Darwin University. Global Patterns and Drivers of Av...

Worldwide

Celebrating vultures

Sun, 02/09/2012 - 20:56

BirdLife Partners around the world have joined with raptor conservation and research organisations to celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day, with events and awareness raising taking place.This comes against a backdrop of problems facing vultures ...

Worldwide

Titi Forever: Research supports conservation of Tuamotu Sandpiper

Tue, 31/07/2012 - 02:16

Most of the world’s sandpiper species migrate thousands of kilometers between arctic breeding grounds and subtropical wintering grounds, but in the not-too distant ...

Pacific

Beck’s pulls in at the petrel station

Tue, 12/06/2012 - 08:41

A BirdLife International survey in southern New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, has encountered the largest single aggregation of Critically Endangered Beck’s Petrel Pseudobulweria becki, ever recorded. Upwards of 100 bir...

Pacific

Grey-crowned Crocias crops-up in new location

Mon, 02/04/2012 - 14:41

One of the rarest birds in Vietnam, has just been discovered at a new location in Kon Tum Province significantly extending its known global range and offering hope that the species may not be as threatene...

Asia

Scientists discover an ‘invisible barrier’ that holds the answer to one of nature’s little mysteries

Fri, 16/03/2012 - 08:23

Why would a smart and adaptable bird that eats almost anything and can survive hap...

Africa

National assessment shows Australians must work abroad to save their birds

Wed, 29/02/2012 - 08:37

A newly published study shows Australians must work with international partners if they are to save all of Australia’s birds. Charles Darwin Univ...

Pacific

Emergency conservation work pays off: Zino's Petrel bounces back!

Wed, 15/02/2012 - 08:48

Zino’s Petrel was Europe’s rarest seabird even before a ravaging wild fire hit the heart of Madeira’s central massif, where this globally endangered bir...

Europe and Central Asia

First assessment of Endangered Northern Rockhopper Penguins since 2011 oil spill

Sun, 05/02/2012 - 23:01

Almost a year since thousands of endangered penguins’ lives were threatened by an oil spill on Nightingale Island - part of Tristan da...

Worldwide

New stronghold for Japanese Murrelet found

Mon, 23/01/2012 - 10:21

A recent study led by the Wild Bird Society of Japan (BirdLife Partner) has found that the Izu Islands, on the Pacific side of Japan, hold the second largest concentration of the threatened Japanese Murrelet Sy...

Asia

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