News Preventing Extinctions

Sociable Lapwings embark on an Amazing Journey

Tue, 24/08/2010 - 16:12

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.

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


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.

Workshop sets out route to save the Critically Endangered Trinidad Piping-guan

Wed, 04/08/2010 - 19:54

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.


Video of Spoon-billed Sandpiper on breeding grounds

Wed, 04/08/2010 - 15:16

Brilliant footage of a brilliant bird. This has got to be worth saving, hasn't it?

CLP alumni call to save the Araripe Manakin - video

Tue, 03/08/2010 - 16:44

Conservation Leadership Programme alumni from around the world ask you to save the Critically Endangered Araripe Manakin (Antilophia bokermanni) which is known locally as the Soldadinho do Araripe.

New population of Grey-breasted Parakeet discovered in rocky outcrops in Quixadá, Ceará, in northeastern Brazil

Tue, 13/07/2010 - 16:01

A new population of the Critically Endangered Grey-breasted Parakeet (Pyrrhura griseipectus) has been found nesting in atypical habitat in the “table mountains” of Quixada, Ceará, northeastern Brazil.


Zapata Rail on the edge

Tue, 13/07/2010 - 13:58

Zapata Rail is a very poorly-known waterbird now confined to the Zapata Swamp in western Cuba. The bird’s elusive nature has caused confusion within the ornithological community as to its status – confusion that may have unwittingly provided a smoke screen to a very real threat that may be driving the species to extinction.


Rats, cats, pigs and mice fuelling bird extinction crisis

Tue, 06/07/2010 - 06:00

Put together, the UK’s 16 overseas territories are fifth in the world league table of bird extinctions, with at least ten species from the territories going to oblivion since 1500AD, partially or wholly because of the impact of non-native mammals, such as rats, feral cats, mice and pigs.

Europe and Central Asia

Top Ten News – BirdLife’s June 2010 Round Up

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 14:57

Like the FIFA Football World Cup, BirdLife’s news in June 2010 shows the ups and downs of international conservation efforts. In June we kept up the focus on some vital BirdLife work from around the globe...

Haring Ibon

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 14:24

A week-long photo exhibit to celebrate Philippine Eagle Week at SM City North EDSA has attracted many passers by. It is a collection of photographs taken by professional German photographer Klaus Nigge whose work has been published in numerous U.S. and European publications including the National Geographic. The Philippine Eagle or the Haring Ibon is one of the world’s rarest raptors.

Our National bird

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 08:09

It’s Philippine Eagle Week and it is an opportune time to know about our national bird which, incidentally is also the largest and most endangered eagle in the world.


Nepal raises vulture awareness with a diclofenac destruction event

Tue, 01/06/2010 - 12:43

A diclofenac destruction programme was undertaken at the Vulture Safe Zone in Nawalparasi District of Nepal on 31st March 2010, that was organised by Bird Conservation Nepal (BirdLife Partner) and Jatayu safe zone management committee.

Asia Nepal

Alaotra Grebe extinction – Do you care?

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 23:01

Today we announced that Alaotra Grebe is officially extinct on the Red List. When we publicise news of threat or extinction the first question posed by the media will be: “Why should we care?” Please add your thoughts on why we should care.


List of extinct bird species

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 23:01

See the full list of Extinct bird species.

Vulture restaurants a hit in Cambodia

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 14:28

A lack of food is the principle reason for the vulture's decline in Cambodia, but 'restaurants' are helping their numbers increase

Asia Cambodia Preventing Extinctions

Searching for Sociable Lapwing with Nature Iraq's Omar Fadil

Wed, 19/05/2010 - 07:44

Since the invasion of 2003, many people have been struggling to survive in the chaos and bloodshed in Iraq . Even now the country's far from safe. However, over the past two years, Omar Fadil has set out to doggedly survey the bird population for Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner), taking him to some of the most dangerous spots in search of species like the elusive and Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwing. On the phone from Baghdad, he told BirdLife about his latest survey in what is still one of Iraq 's security hotspots.

Regent Honeyeaters released to go wild

Wed, 12/05/2010 - 06:20

Captive-bred Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeaters are being released into the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park by Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) as part of a national recovery program to curb the species’ decline.