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Many more threatened species in an East African biodiversity hotspot than previously thought

Fri, 19/09/2014 - 10:05

The Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Tanzania and Kenya (EACF) are currently understood to host ...

Africa Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

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

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

Wed, 23/01/2013 - 11:07

An after school clubs called the Friends of the Flycatcher is helping to keep Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher, Terpsiphone corvina  watered. Th...

Africa

Extinct Birds Take Flight!

Thu, 08/11/2012 - 11:16

Last Thursday night, an extraordinary volume launched in the Rough Trade East music shop just off Brick Lane deep in the hubbub of fashionable East London.  Artist Ralph Steadman’s Extinct Boids ain’t no ordinary bird book.&n...

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 currently being held in Hyderabad, India. South Asia once had milli...

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 Pseudobulweria becki, ever recorded. Upwards of 100 bir...

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 acr...

Americas

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

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 Terpsiphone corvina has been exposed by the local media. In a fro...

Africa

Fiji Petrel crash-lands in Gau

Fri, 16/12/2011 - 09:16

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti recently recovered and released a Fiji Petrel Pseudobulweria macgillivrayi, after it landed in a village on Gau Island, Fiji, where this enigmatic species is believed to breed. The bird grounded was found by l...

Pacific

Get Angry - Fight Extinction!

Thu, 01/12/2011 - 13:01

Rovio Entertainment Ltd, world-leading entertainment media company and creator of the unprecedented global gaming phenomenon Angry Birds, has launched a remarkable new Angry Birds campaigning website today in support of The BirdLife Pre...

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 global...

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 opens today in the East End of London. Among more than 120 artists producing new work for this innovative show are Sir Peter Blake, Ralph Steadman, Margaret Atwoo...

Worldwide

Triple figures of Spoon-billed Sandpiper in China

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 15:44

Up to 103 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were observed earlier this month at Rudong, in Jiangsu Province just north of the Yangtze Estuary in China. This is a significant proportion of the remaining glob...

Asia

Imperial Woodpecker found on 1956 film but not on surveys to film location.

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 08:13

The largest woodpecker that ever lived and the closest relative of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker probably went extinct in Mexico in the late 20th ...

Americas

Partnership for Seychelles iconic bird

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 14:01

Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner) and the Seychelles National Park Authority (SNPA) have joined forces to work on a new project to help protect one of Seychelles iconic bird species – Seychelles Paradise Flycatche...

Africa

BirdLife International Partnership honoured with Premio Gorila

Sat, 01/10/2011 - 08:37

BirdLife has been awarded Premio Gorila 2010 for contributions to conservation, and “bringing birds to people” On behalf of the BirdLife International Partnership, BirdL...

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