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Biosfera I and conservation of the near threatened Cape Verde Shearwater

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 11:26

Biosfera I, a national non-governmental organisation for the protection of the environment in Cape Verde is working hard to save the Cape Verde Shea...

Africa Cape Verde Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Unravelling mysteries for conservation of birds in São Tomé e Príncipe

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 10:13

Quite a number of knowledge gaps have continued to hinder conservation efforts directed towards the threatened birds of SãoTomé e Príncipe. Such has...

Africa Sao Tome and Principe Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Global bird extinctions are increasing warns new research

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 12:29

The rate of bird extinctions is accelerating at an alarming rate according to a new paper by BirdLife International and Charles Darwin University. Global Patterns and Drivers of Av...

Worldwide

Urgent International support sought for Azores Bullfinch

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 10:27

Since 2003, the Globally Threatened Azores Bullfinch Pyrrhula murina, has benefitted considerably from a highly successful conservation project, initiated and run by SPEA - BirdLife&...

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

Mountain Chicken’s portrait

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 22:39

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 ...

Americas

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

An amazing conservation success story in Seychelles

Thu, 05/01/2012 - 08:35

In the 1960s, Seychelles Warbler Acrocephalus sechellensis became one of the world's rarest birds when the population slumped to just 26 individuals, all on tiny Cousin island in the Seychelle...

Africa

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

Conservation Groups Say “Save the Last Dance for the Sage Grouse”

Thu, 24/11/2011 - 18:21

An international coalition of environmental groups on Wednesday called on Canada’s federal environment minister to take the endangered Greater sage-grouse...

Americas

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

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...

Pacific

Protecting a subspecies before it becomes an extinct species: the Palkachupa Cotinga in Bolivia

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 09:40

The Bolivian subspecies of the Swallow-tailed Cotinga Phibalura flavirostris merits recognition as a spe...

Americas

Conservationists concerned for future of White-shouldered Ibis

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 14:08

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’ s...

Asia

Ghosts of Gone Birds London haunt announced...

Fri, 26/08/2011 - 08:56

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...

Worldwide

Move to halt Pacific bird extinctions - interview with Don Stewart

Mon, 15/08/2011 - 03:59

Read the Radio Australia interview between Don Stewart (BirdLife Director for the Pacific Partnership) and presenter Jemima Garrett. STEWART: The Pacific region ...

Stamps raise funds for threatened Henderson Petrel

Fri, 22/07/2011 - 09:46

A new stamp issue focuses on the endemic birds of the Henderson Island and will help raise funds for the RSPB’s (BirdLife in the UK) project to save the Henderson Petrel. See and buy stamps. He...

Pacific

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