News PEP

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...

Pacific

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 case of Duncan the missing Kokako...

Pacific

Fiji Petrel gets support from the Flagship Species Fund

Thu, 25/04/2013 - 10:05

With nearly 150 applicants and only eight recipients, NatureFiji-MareqetiViti's Critically Endangered Fiji Petrel Project is proud to receive support from the prestigious Flagship Species Fund...

Pacific

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 book project have been announced and the book launched

Worldwide

Urgent International support sought for Azores Bullfinch

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 09:31

Priolo remains one of Europe's most threatened species and its precarious future still hangs in the balance. More work is needed to ensure population gains can be maintained and that the species' long-term future can be secured.

Europe and Central Asia

A Guitar reveals the call of the Fiji Petrel

Thu, 17/01/2013 - 01:38

Strumming his guitar after a stressful day, and Eleazar O'Connor from NatureFiji-MareqetiViti makes a world first discovery...

Pacific

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 forces took control of the port city of Kismayo in Southern Somalia in September, they found an estimated four million sacks of charcoal waiting to be exported. However, a ban on export dates back to 1969.

Africa

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

Wed, 05/12/2012 - 15:17

New measures agreed by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission will have benefits for seabirds

Pacific

Record Sociable Lapwing flock found in Uzbekistan

Mon, 22/10/2012 - 14:46

During UzSPB's first official surveys for Sociable Lapwings this autumn they made a remarkable discovery - more than 400 birds present at the Talimarzhan Reservoir.

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.

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.

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 evolutionary past, one group gave up this habit and went native in French Polynesia...

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 ever recorded.

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 threatened with extinction as scientists fear.

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 happily in even the most heavily degraded habitats, have a world range so small it would fit comfortably inside a quarter of of Wales?

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.

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 bird breeds.

Europe and Central Asia

First assessment of Endangered Northern Rockhopper Penguins since 2011 oil spill

Sun, 05/02/2012 - 23:01

A survey to assess the penguins’ population has started. The latest counts suggest the breeding population hasn’t suffered as much as anticipated.

Worldwide

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