News Preventing Extinctions

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

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 09:40

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-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’ survival is imminently threatened by serious habitat loss.


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 the summer and will now 'manifest' in London's East End this November.


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...

Stamps raise funds for threatened Henderson Petrel

Fri, 22/07/2011 - 09:46

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 - 10:28

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 colourful bird

Tue, 14/06/2011 - 15:26

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 - 13:56

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.

Europe and Central Asia

Gaining weight, but not yet waterproof: penguins still need care

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 23:06

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 - 08:11

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 - 22:36

More equipment arrives on Tristan to help save the oiled penguins.


Tristan Islanders rally to save oiled penguins

Fri, 25/03/2011 - 13:17

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 commitment

Thu, 24/03/2011 - 15:22

Swarovski Optik announce they will be providing further support for the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.

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Spoony wins hearts and votes from Disney’s Friends for Change

Thu, 24/03/2011 - 11:04

‘Saving Spoony’s Chinese Wetlands’, BirdLife’s project to save two key resting and feeding sites used by Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers in China, has been selected to receive a $100,000 grant by The Walt Disney Company, through Disney’s Friends for Change.


Syria hosts inaugural meeting of the Sociable Lapwing International Working Group.

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 07:25

Conservation scientists and government officials from fourteen countries spanning three continents are meeting in Syria today to plan collaborative conservation action that aims to prevent the extinction of the Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwing.

Middle East

Record flock of Sociable Lapwings discovered in Oman

Fri, 11/02/2011 - 13:05

Exciting news has just reached us that a country record flock of 90+ Sociable Lapwings was present at Salalah in Oman on Christmas Day, 2010.

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Spoon-billed Sandpiper podcast

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 15:17

In this podcast Charlie Moores from www.talking-naturally.co.uk talks with Jim Lawrence, Manager of BirdLife International’s Preventing Extinctions Programme, Chris Collins, a highly-experienced Leader with Heritage Expeditions, and Dr Zockler about Spoon-billed Sandpiper conservation.


Ace navigator Erzhan emerges in Sudan for a fourth consecutive winter

Thu, 27/01/2011 - 10:52

After an absence of any firm location data since early October, Erzhan - our most experienced traveller - has just popped up on our radar again. For the fourth year running we can confirm he is now back in a wintering flock in Sudan.

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