News Preventing Extinctions

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.

Art v Extinction - Ghosts of Gone Birds

Thu, 19/05/2011
The first in a series of innovative arts events in support of the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme has launched in Liverpool, UK City of Culture.

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.

Ivan Papanin arrives at Tristan

Wed, 13/04/2011
More equipment arrives on Tristan to help save the oiled penguins.

Tristan Islanders rally to save oiled penguins

Fri, 25/03/2011
A penguin rehabilitation centre has been set up on the main island of Tristan da Cunha, as fears grow that more than 10,000 have been hit by oil.

Swarovski Optik announces new conservation...

Thu, 24/03/2011
Swarovski Optik announce they will be providing further support for the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.