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Supporters rally to save Europe’s rarest seabird

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 12:22

During the summer of 2010, forest fires ravaged parts of Madeira, a Portuguese island and home to Europe’s rarest seabird, Zino’s Petrel Pterodroma madeira. On 13 August they hit the heart of t...

Europe and Central Asia

Spoony needs your vote!

Thu, 02/12/2010 - 10:40

BirdLife’s work to save two key resting and feeding sites in China, used by one of the world’s oddest and most appealing waterbirds is to receive support from Disney’s Friends for Change initiative. The project,  'Saving Spoony’s Chinese Wetl...

Asia

The World's Rarest runs follow-up photo competition

Wed, 01/12/2010 - 12:52

The World’s Rarest project team is delighted to report a fantastic response to The World's Rarest Birds Photo Competition which closed at the end of August. So many wonderful im...

Worldwide

Ethiopian surveys find high densities of Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco but highlight threats

Thu, 25/11/2010 - 10:24

Recent surveys of Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco Tauraco ruspolii suggest that rates of habitat change have been...

Africa

Dinara unravels mystery of Eastern Flyway

Wed, 17/11/2010 - 15:50

After an absence of transmissions from our satellite tagged birds for several weeks, a transmission just received from Dinara in central Pakistan is very welcome and exciting news. Her new location marks another...

Asia

Erzhan helps locate important new staging site for Sociable Lapwing in Turkey

Thu, 28/10/2010 - 11:44

This autumn researchers from Doga Dernegi (BirdLife in Turkey) have been actively monitoring Sociable Lapwings as they pass through Eastern ...

Middle East

Nature’s backbone at risk

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 01:00

The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. However, the situation would be worse were it not for current global conservation efforts, according to a study...

Worldwide

Emblem of the dry forests

Fri, 15/10/2010 - 05:00

Fact sheets on threatened and migratory birds Continuing the series of educational materials for schools in the Americas, this poster-sized fact file highlights the Critically Endangered White-winged Guan (Penelope albipennis), found only in th...

Americas

Emblema de los bosques secos

Fri, 15/10/2010 - 05:00

Fichas informativas sobre aves amenazadas y migratorias Siguiendo con la serie de materiales para colegios en las Américas, esta ficha destaca a la Pava aliblanca (Penelope albipennis), que solamente se encuentra en los bosques secos del ...

Americas

Un símbolo para Quito - colibrí de los altos andes

Thu, 07/10/2010 - 22:20

Fichas informativas sobre aves amenazadas y migratorias Como parte de los materiales educativos diseñados para colegios en Sur América, presentamos una serie de afiches para celebrar el Fes...

Americas

Dinara springs double surprise

Wed, 06/10/2010 - 10:55

After more than a month without word, Dinara (a Sociable Lapwing) sprung a double surprise today when we received not only a new transmission with details of her current location but also confirmation that she is in southern Uzbekista...

Middle East Uzbekistan Preventing Extinctions

A symbol for Quito - hummingbird of the high Andes

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 21:29

Fact sheets on threatened and migratory birds As part of educational materials for schools in South America, a series of posters has been produced to celebrate the World Bird Festival in October...

Americas

Major population crash of Critically Endangered Taita Apalis

Wed, 29/09/2010 - 09:54

Taita Apalis Apalis fuscigularis is endemic to the Taita Hills, in south-eastern Kenya. It is one of the rarest birds in the world, surviving in only five small forest frag...

Africa

African Penguin Receives U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection

Wed, 29/09/2010 - 07:04

A species of penguin from Africa is now protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), following the publication of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Se...

Africa

Record numbers of White-shouldered Ibis counted

Tue, 14/09/2010 - 15:05

A record-breaking 429 White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisonihave been recorded in Cambodia, making the known global population much larger than previously thought. With so many birds remaining in th...

Sociable Lapwings embark on an Amazing Journey

Tue, 24/08/2010 - 16:12

BirdLife International, RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and leading optics manufacturer Swarovski Optik have just launched a remarkable new interactive website The Amazing Journey which charts the migrati...

Middle East Preventing Extinctions - Africa

Volunteers needed in New Caledonia for Crow Honeyeater Project

Tue, 17/08/2010 - 14:03

BirdLife Pacific in New Caledonia is seeking two volunteers to assist with surveying fieldwork seeking the Critically Endangered Crow Honeyeater. The positions are due to...

Pacific

Northern Bald Ibis release in Syria - Video

Tue, 17/08/2010 - 11:25

See this amazing video by the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) showing the release of Critically Endangered Northern Bald Ibis into Syria.