News Preventing Extinctions

The World's Rarest runs follow-up photo...

Wed, 01/12/2010
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.

Ethiopian surveys find high densities of Prince...

Thu, 25/11/2010
Recent surveys of Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco suggest that rates of habitat change have been very fast in the northern part of the species’s range, where large areas have been converted to agriculture and plantations of exotic trees.

Dinara unravels mystery of Eastern Flyway

Wed, 17/11/2010
After an absence of transmissions from our satellite tagged birds for several weeks, a new transmission just received from Dinara is very welcome news and marks another important milestone in our growing understanding of the complexity of Sociable Lapwing migration. Two transmissions recorded on November 13th confirm Dinara has now arrived in central Pakistan, in the Indus floodplain not far from Shujaabad.

Erzhan helps locate important new staging site...

Thu, 28/10/2010
On October 10th, 554 Sociable Lapwings were located in central eastern Turkey - the largest flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings encountered so far this autumn marking the discovery of an important new staging site.

Nature’s backbone at risk

Wed, 27/10/2010
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 launched at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD, in Nagoya, Japan

Emblem of the dry forests

Fri, 15/10/2010
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 the dry forests of northern Peru, within the Tumbesian region.

Emblema de los bosques secos

Fri, 15/10/2010

Fichas informativas sobre aves amenazadas y migratorias

Un símbolo para Quito - colibrí de los altos andes

Thu, 07/10/2010
Fichas informativas sobre aves amenazadas y migratorias

Dinara springs double surprise

Wed, 06/10/2010
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 Uzbekistan!

A symbol for Quito - hummingbird of the high Andes

Fri, 01/10/2010
As part of education materials for schools in South America, a series of posters has been produced to celebrate World Bird Festival in October. The seven poster size fact sheets highlight conservation achievements as well as the plight of seven threatened or migratory species in the Americas.

Major population crash of Critically Endangered...

Wed, 29/09/2010
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 fragments at altitudes of 1,500-2,200 m. Its known global range is less than 600 ha.

African Penguin Receives U.S. Endangered Species...

Wed, 29/09/2010
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 Service final listing determination in today’s Federal Register.

Sociable Lapwings embark on an Amazing Journey

Tue, 24/08/2010
Following extensive research, nine Sociable Lapwings have been carefully fitted with tiny, state-of-the-art satellite transmitters, which will track their hazardous 5,000+ km journey from their breeding grounds in Kazakhstan to their non breeding areas in tropical Africa and other, as yet undiscovered, destinations.

Volunteers needed in New Caledonia for Crow...

Tue, 17/08/2010
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 start September 15, 2010 and volunteers would ideally be available for 1-3 months.

Workshop sets out route to save the Critically...

Wed, 04/08/2010
Cracids are the most endangered family of terrestrial birds in the Neotropics, with a third of species threatened with extinction according to IUCN criteria. Of these, three are Critically Endangered with the Trinidad Piping-guan believed to have the smallest population and range size of all extant cracids.