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One of Bristly's fourteen remaining companions. Female Stresemann's Bristlefront spotted by Ciro Albano

Say ‘no’ to extinction: saving Bristly and his fourteen companions

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 12:38

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.

Worldwide Brazil Preventing Extinctions

Survey confirms Chinese Crested Terns in Indonesia

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 08:45

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.

Asia China China Programme

One of the Rufous-backed Buntings at Miyun Reservoir, Jan 2016. (Image: Terry Townshend/Birding Beijing)

Beijing buntings beguile birders

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 06:01

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.

Asia China Preventing Extinctions

Guacamayos rojos  © Hernán Povedano

El regreso de un grande: el guacamayo rojo vuelve a Argentina

Tue, 03/11/2015 - 15:34

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.

Americas Argentina Preventing Extinctions - Americas

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 Preventing Extinctions

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 Portugal

Water for birds: Club installs bird baths for Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher

Wed, 23/01/2013 - 11:07

An after school club called the Friends of the Flycatcher is helping to keep the Critically Endangered Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher watered.

Africa

Extinct Birds Take Flight!

Thu, 08/11/2012 - 11:16

A new book by Artist Ralph Steadman brings life to extinct birds, as well as to some imaginary ones!

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions

Conserving South Asia's vultures

Thu, 18/10/2012 - 12:50

No vultures will be left in India and the rest of South Asia if immediate steps are not taken for their conservation, NGOs have warned at the CBD CoP 11

Asia India

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

Government protects critical habitat for the Grenada Dove

Tue, 10/04/2012 - 17:29

In August 2011, the Government of Grenada’s Cabinet approved the protection of the last piece of government-owned Grenada Dove habitat through the addition of approximately 100 acres (c.40 ha) of the Beausejour Estate to the adjacent Perseverance Protected Area and Dove Sanctuary.

Americas

New stronghold for Japanese Murrelet found

Mon, 23/01/2012 - 10:21

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

Asia

Habitat danger for Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher

Mon, 26/12/2011 - 13:51

The illegal felling of mature trees on La Digue island, the stronghold of the Critically Endangered Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher has been exposed by the local media.

Africa

Fiji Petrel crash-lands in Gau

Fri, 16/12/2011 - 09:16

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti recently recovered and released a Fiji Petrel after it landed in a village on Gau Island, Fiji, where this enigmatic species is believed to breed.

Pacific

Get Angry - Fight Extinction!

Thu, 01/12/2011 - 13:01

Rovio Entertainment Ltd has launched a remarkable new Angry Birds campaigning website today in support of The BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.

Worldwide

Call to save UK's hummingbirds, albatrosses and whales

Wed, 30/11/2011 - 09:20

Almost 17,000 people have called for the British Government to step up and honour its responsibilities to the UK Overseas Territories, which contain over 85% of the UK's globally threatened species.

Europe and Central Asia

Gone, but not forgotten

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 05:24

Ghosts of Gone Birds - an unprecedented exhibition of original art, writing and music has opened in the East End of London.

Worldwide

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