News Preventing Extinctions Programme

10 ways we've saved the world's rarest...

Tue, 04/12/2018
BirdLife's Preventing Extinctions Programme is celebrating its 10th anniversary. What are its 'Top 10' successes?

Spix’s Macaw heads list of first bird extinctions...

Wed, 05/09/2018
Eight bird species, including two species of macaw, look set to have their extinctions confirmed following a robust new assessment of Critically Endangered species. The findings reveal a worrying new trend: for the first time, mainland extinctions are outpacing island extinctions
In 2017, the Liberian Greenbul was reclassified as an invalid species © HBW

Solving the world’s great bird mysteries

Thu, 03/05/2018
Keen-eyed readers will note that we ‘lost’ a species in the 2017 Red List update – the Liberian Greenbul is no longer recognised as a valid species by BirdLife. But mourn not its loss: this is simply the latest in a long line of taxonomic avian mysteries to have been solved...
Celebrating the discovery at Middlepunt Wetland, South Africa © Niall Perrins

Rewrite the bird books: new breeding site found...

Sat, 17/02/2018
The White-winged Flufftail (Critically Endangered) has just been confirmed to be breeding in South Africa – not only Ethiopia as previously thought – thanks to a discovery by BirdLife South Africa’s hidden camera traps. This sheds new light on the bird’s conservation.
L’équipe était abasourdie © Niall Perrins

Une nouvelle aire de reproduction a été...

Sat, 17/02/2018
Grâce à une découverte au moyen des pièges photographiques de BirdLife Afrique du sud, il a juste été confirmé que le Râle à miroir (gravement menacé d’extinction) se reproduit en Afrique du sud et pas seulement en Éthiopie comme on le croyait auparavant.
Eco-clubs have given locals a new appreciation of the Amur Falcon © Thangam Velusamy / Shutterstock

From slaughter to spectacle - education inspires...

Mon, 29/01/2018
Five years ago, hundreds of thousands of migrating Amur Falcons were being slaughtered annually in northeast India. Today, they are celebrated.
L'Ibis Chauve © Vincent Legrand/Agami

Découverte de nouveaux sites de reproduction...

Thu, 25/01/2018
Elle a eu une histoire dramatique et a été presque perdue à l’extinction. Maintenant, cet oiseau en danger critique revient de force avec un succès reproducteur record au Maroc en 2017.
© Vincent Legrand/Agami

اكتشاف مواقع تكاثر جديدة مهمة لطائر الأنوق (أبو...

Wed, 24/01/2018
لقد كان لهذا النوع تاريخ محزن لدرجة أنه كان على وشك الانقراض. ولكن الآن هذا الطائر المهدد بالانقراض بشكل حرج يعود من جديد مع تسجيل حديث لحالة نجاح لتكاثره في المغرب في العام 2017.
 Íbis-Calvo-do-Norte © Vincent Legrand/Agami

Descobertos novos locais de reprodução para o...

Wed, 24/01/2018

À medida que o dia chegava ao fim, a luz laranja refletindo do Atlântico pareci

Although Critically Endangered, the Northern Bald Ibis could be in recovery © Vincent Legrand/Agami

Important new breeding sites of mythical ibis...

Fri, 24/11/2017
It has had a dramatic history and was almost lost to extinction. Now this Critically Endangered bird is bouncing back with a record breeding success in Morocco in 2017.
The Goodnature® A24 self-resetting rat trap © Keshav Ramful, MWF

Introducing self-resetting traps to protect...

Fri, 06/10/2017
The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation is using new self-resetting rat traps to protect the critically endangered Mauritius Olive White-eye from rats preying on the bird’s eggs and chicks.
One of Bristly's fourteen remaining companions. Female Stresemann's Bristlefront spotted by Ciro Albano

Say ‘no’ to extinction: saving Bristly and his 14...

Thu, 28/04/2016
Some species cling to existence on mere scraps of remaining habitat until… they’re gone. And once they’re gone, there is no turning back. But while those few individuals resist we have a chance to save them. A chance we are not going to miss.

Survey confirms Chinese Crested Terns in Indonesia

Tue, 09/02/2016
A survey team led by Burung Indonesia (BirdLife in Indonesia) and BirdLife’s Asia Division has confirmed a wintering site of the globally threatened Chinese Crested Tern in eastern Indonesia.
One of the Rufous-backed Buntings at Miyun Reservoir, Jan 2016. (Image: Terry Townshend/Birding Beijing)

Beijing buntings beguile birders

Wed, 20/01/2016
Asia’s rarest bunting, the Rufous-backed Bunting (also known as Jankowski's Bunting), has been found wintering close to China’s capital – the first record of this globally threatened species in Beijing municipality for seventy-five years.
Guacamayos rojos  © Hernán Povedano

El regreso de un grande: el guacamayo rojo vuelve...

Tue, 03/11/2015
Despues de casi doscientos años, los primeros guacamayos rojos han sido liberados en el noreste de Argentina. El socio de BirdLife, Aves Argentinas, nos cuenta como han traído a este gigante del mundo de los guacamayos a su antigua área distribución.

Many more threatened species in an East African...

Fri, 19/09/2014
The Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Tanzania and Kenya (EACF) are currently understood to host over 750 globally threatened species of plants and animals, more than double the 333 species listed in an assessment undertaken in 2003.

The World's Rarest Birds photo competition...

Wed, 03/04/2013
The winners of the second international photo competition run by The World’s Rarest Birds book project have been announced and the book launched

Urgent International support sought for Azores...

Wed, 30/01/2013
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.