News Preventing Extinctions Programme

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 over 750 globally threatened species...

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 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

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

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

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

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.

Asia

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

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 08:13

Film capturing the last ever confirmed sighting of an Imperial Woodpecker is released. But surveys to the exact location fail to find evidence that the species still exists.

Americas

Partnership for Seychelles iconic bird

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 14:01

Nature Seychelles and the Seychelles National Park Authority have joined forces to work on a new project to help protect one of Seychelles iconic bird species

Africa

BirdLife International Partnership honoured with Premio Gorila

Sat, 01/10/2011 - 08:37

The award from the Loro Parque Foundation recognises BirdLife’s contribution to the conservation of biodiversity.

Pacific

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