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More than a quarter of UK birds now of '...

Thu, 03/12/2015
The Curlew, Nightingale and Puffin join the growing list of threatened birds, while the Bittern and Nightjar get a reprieve in the new 'Birds of Conservation Concern' report.

From words to action – key organisations team up...

Wed, 29/05/2013
IUCN and other organisations, including BirdLife International have come together to support the achievement of a global biodiversity target to prevent further species loss.

Species from the Pacific added to IUCN Red List

Wed, 31/10/2012
New information for Pacific Island freshwater fishes, land snails and reptiles is part of the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ has been released. These data indicate that 32% of these species are threatened with extinction.

Sea ducks in rough water…

Fri, 13/07/2012
The 2012 IUCN Red List for birds released by BirdLife International gave a strong warning message that the risk of extinction has increased substantially for nearly 100 species of Amazonian birds. What are the results for Europe?

Threat to the Amazon’s birds greater than ever,...

Thu, 07/06/2012
The risk of extinction has increased substantially for nearly 100 species of Amazonian birds, reveals the 2012 IUCN Red List update for birds released by BirdLife International.

Vertebrates get the Red List treatment in Cuba

Tue, 06/03/2012
The Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática has just published the first ever Red Data Book for Cuban terrestrial vertebrates. The book provides a detailed baseline on the conservation status for 165 species of freshwater fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Are Hooded Vultures threatened with extinction in...

Tue, 21/06/2011
Has Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, become an inhospitable city to these birds?

Red Alert from Finland - Number of Threatened...

Mon, 28/02/2011
December 2010 proved to be a very sad month in Finland in terms of bird protection. The new Red List, indicating which species are threatened, showed that the number of threatened bird species in Finland had increased by almost 70%.

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

Alaotra Grebe extinction – Do you care?

Tue, 25/05/2010
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.