News RSPB

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.

Worldwide

Climate Change: from talk to action

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 14:57

The Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition (SCCS), within which RSPB Scotland is a key player, is the largest and most powerful civil society coalition in Scotland. The coalition is composed with different civil society groups which work together under a common goal: to stop climate chaos. They call on civil society groups in other countries to work together to create momentum for urgent action on climate change, and have produced a short film about the role of SCCS in influencing the Scottish Climate Change Act.

Europe and Central Asia

An update on Montserrat’s efforts to address the issue of feral livestock

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 17:49

An update on the project ‘Reducing the impact of feral livestock in and around the Centre Hills’.

Americas

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

Ivan Papanin arrives at Tristan

Wed, 13/04/2011 - 22:36

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

Worldwide

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.

Middle East Preventing Extinctions

New study reveals biofuels carbon con

Tue, 22/03/2011 - 13:53

African biofuels destined for Europe will result in up to six times the carbon emissions of fossil fuels, a new study has revealed.

Europe and Central Asia

Rare species benefit from fund for threatened birds

Wed, 09/03/2011 - 12:46

The Birdfair/RSPB Research Fund for Endangered Birds has announced its latest round of grants with some of the world’s most threatened birds benefiting.

Worldwide

Tackling the problem of feral livestock on Montserrat

Mon, 31/01/2011 - 11:18

Invasive species have had a devastating impact on island biodiversity around the world and are one of the main drivers of species extinction on islands.

Americas

Biofuels policy threatens wildlife habitats

Tue, 16/11/2010 - 06:56

Meeting a European target to use biofuel in Britain’s 30 million cars will result in the destruction of an area of wildlife habitat the size of the West Country, a study has found...

Africa

Erzhan helps locate important new staging site for Sociable Lapwing in Turkey

Thu, 28/10/2010 - 11:44

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.

Middle East

Delta blues lift slightly - by Andre Farrar (RSPB - BirdLife in the UK)

Wed, 06/10/2010 - 12:16

The Tana River Delta on Kenya’s coast is at cross-roads. The massive pressure to exploit the area for growing sugar and biofuel crops amongst other development pressure is forcing an intense campaign to ensure that the delta’s peerless natural environment...

Africa

The nature of development – by Andre Farrar (RSPB – BirdLife in the UK)

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 10:21

Yesterday I was involved in discussions about two cases we have been following in these posts – theHumber Estuary on England’s east coast and the Kenya’s Dakatcha Woodlands. In talking about them on the same day, it dawned on me that there were some striking similarities despite their obvious difference.

Africa

Bird population monitoring in Botswana

Tue, 28/09/2010 - 10:01

It is widely acknowledged that birds are very useful indicators of biodiversity and the state of the environment. This is due to several reasons: birds occur in all habitats, often reflect trends in other animals and plants, and are sensitive to environmental change....

Africa

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

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.

Thirst for biofuels still threatening Kenya’s Dakatcha Woodlands - By Andre Farrar (RSPB - BirdLife in the UK)

Wed, 11/08/2010 - 13:23

In a move that buys a little time for the Dakatcha Woodlands, Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has refused a licence...

Save the Serengeti – road proposal must be stopped

Mon, 02/08/2010 - 07:28

Serengeti Darf Nict Sterben – The Serengeti Shall Not Die... A new road proposal in Serengeti the could sever the wildebeest migration prompting a collapse in their numbers from 1.3m to 200,000 tells the RSPB's (BirdLife in the UK) Andre Farrar.