News Preventing Extinctions

Global bird extinctions are increasing warns new...

Mon, 08/10/2012
The rate of bird extinctions is accelerating at an alarming rate according to a new paper by BirdLife International and Charles Darwin University.

Urgent International support sought for Azores...

Mon, 08/10/2012

Since 2003, the Globally Threatened Azores Bullfinch Pyrrhula murina, has benefitted co

Mountain Chicken’s portrait

Wed, 04/07/2012
The Mountain Chicken Project, funded by the UK government’s Darwin Initiative and executed by the Department of Environment of Montserrat and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, is pleased to announce the publication of a poster and a brochure aimed at raising awareness of the Critically Endangered Mountain Chicken Leptodactylus fallax on Montserrat.

Government protects critical habitat for the...

Tue, 10/04/2012
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.

An amazing conservation success story in...

Thu, 05/01/2012
Fifty nine Seychelles Warblers have been transferred from Cousin Island Special Reserve to Frégate Island Private thanks to a Nature Seychelles led initiative.

Get Angry - Fight Extinction!

Thu, 01/12/2011
Rovio Entertainment Ltd has launched a remarkable new Angry Birds campaigning website today in support of The BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.

Conservation Groups Say “Save the Last Dance for...

Thu, 24/11/2011
Known for its spectacular mating dance, the Greater sage-grouse is an endangered species on the brink of extinction in Canada. Nature Canada (BirdLife Partner) has called on Canada's Environment Minister to enact an emergency protection order to protect this iconic prairie bird species.

Gone, but not forgotten

Tue, 01/11/2011
Ghosts of Gone Birds - an unprecedented exhibition of original art, writing and music has opened in the East End of London.

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.

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.

Protecting a subspecies before it becomes an...

Wed, 14/09/2011
A scientific paper shows the Swallow-tailed Cotinga in Bolivia is a different species. Armonía (BirdLife in Bolivia) needs help in its conservation efforts to save the species.

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.

Ghosts of Gone Birds London haunt announced...

Fri, 26/08/2011
Following the launch of an extraordinary new multi-media art exhibition - Ghosts of Gone Birds - at the Liverpool School of Art & Design earlier this year, the show has grown and evolved during the summer and will now 'manifest' in London's East End this November.

Stamps raise funds for threatened Henderson Petrel

Fri, 22/07/2011
Buy endemic birds stamps and help the RSPB's (BirdLife in the UK) Henderson Island Restoration Project.

Saving Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Fri, 24/06/2011
An international team of conservationists is on an emergency mission to help save one of the world’s rarest birds from extinction.

Muted celebrations for Thailand's most...

Tue, 14/06/2011
The rediscovery of Gurney’s Pitta 25 years ago brought hope for a beautiful bird feared extinct, but the bird’s future still hangs in the balance.