News Preventing Extinctions Programme

Triple figures of Spoon-billed Sandpiper in China

Thu, 27/10/2011
Up to 103 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were observed earlier this month at Rudong, in Jiangsu Province just north of the Yangtze Estuary in China.

Imperial Woodpecker found on 1956 film but not on...

Thu, 27/10/2011
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.

Partnership for Seychelles iconic bird

Thu, 20/10/2011
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

BirdLife International Partnership honoured with...

Sat, 01/10/2011
The award from the Loro Parque Foundation recognises BirdLife’s contribution to the conservation of biodiversity.

A boost for eco-tourism in the Cook Islands

Sat, 24/09/2011
A thriving population of Rarotonga Monarch is attracting increasing numbers of eco-tourists to its sanctuary...

India’s pharmacies flout diclofenac ban but...

Tue, 06/09/2011
A study published in the journal Oryx has found that over a third of Indian pharmacies continue to sell diclofenac to livestock farmers.

Conservationists concerned for future of White-...

Mon, 05/09/2011
The 2011 Cambodian census of White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni has found a larger number of birds than ever before, but celebrations are muted, as this species’ survival is imminently threatened by serious habitat loss.

Record flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings...

Thu, 01/09/2011
BirdLife International scientists monitoring migrating Sociable Lapwings in the heart of the Great Steppe have recently discovered the largest single flock seen in Kazakhstan since 1939.

Syrian ibises fledge; Morocco’s ibis wardens need...

Tue, 19/07/2011
Northern Bald Ibis is being tracked from Syria through the Arabian peninsula whilst in Morocco wardens are needed to protect the breeding sites

Hunting threat to Critically Endangered Dwarf...

Wed, 25/05/2011
Concerns that hunting pressures are increasing on the Critically Endangered Dwarf Olive Ibis have been confirmed.

First signs of progress in saving Indian vultures...

Thu, 12/05/2011
The ban on a veterinary drug which caused an unprecedented decline in Asian vulture populations has shown the first signs of progress, according to scientists.

Gaining weight, but not yet waterproof: penguins...

Wed, 11/05/2011
400 penguins remain in the rehabilitation centre on Tristan as their feathers are still in too poor condition for release.

Help for the world’s Angriest Birds

Thu, 21/04/2011
Angry Birds are taking up the fight to save the world’s most threatened birds from extinction.

Saving Asia's Vultures from Extinction

Tue, 12/04/2011
Watch the new video to find out more about the Vulture project and to meet the people who are saving Asia's vultures from extinction.

Spoony wins hearts and votes from Disney’s...

Thu, 24/03/2011
‘Saving Spoony’s Chinese Wetlands’, BirdLife’s project to save two key resting and feeding sites used by Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers in China, has been selected to receive a $100,000 grant by The Walt Disney Company, through Disney’s Friends for Change.

A lifeline to prevent Africa's first...

Fri, 04/03/2011
Liben Lark with a population of possibly fewer than 100 birds, is widely tipped to become mainland Africa’s first recorded bird extinction, unless urgent action is taken to prevent its demise from the only area it now inhabits: a single grassy plain in southern Ethiopia.