News Preventing Extinctions Programme

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.