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Europe's most ambitious conservation project

Mon, 08/06/2015
Crops and barren fields, alien invaders, and illegal killing have had a terrible impact on populations of Europe’s native bird species. So great, that nearly 13% are threatened with extinction. But the LIFE Euro SAP project, will soon help...

The World's Rarest Birds photo competition...

Wed, 03/04/2013
The winners of the second international photo competition run by The World’s Rarest Birds book project have been announced and the book launched

Grey-crowned Crocias crops-up in new location

Mon, 02/04/2012
One of the rarest birds in Vietnam, has just been discovered at a new location in Kon Tum Province significantly extending its known global range and offering hope that the species may not be as threatened with extinction as scientists fear.

National assessment shows Australians must work...

Wed, 29/02/2012
A newly published study shows Australians must work with international partners if they are to save all of Australia’s birds.

Get Angry - Fight Extinction!

Thu, 01/12/2011
Rovio Entertainment Ltd has launched a remarkable new Angry Birds campaigning website today in support of The BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.

Music and Migration II : a musical appeal to stop...

Tue, 15/11/2011
UK/DK Music label 'Second Language' releases Music and Migration II in support of BirdLife Malta's campaign against illegal bird killing

Threatened whistling-ducks arrive at Woodbourne,...

Wed, 09/11/2011
Flooding at BirdLife's Woodbourne Shorebird Refuge in Barbados reduced the amount of suitable stop-over habitat for shorebirds this autumn, but this proved good for ducks and in September, two globally threatened West Indian Whistling-ducks turned up - the first time the species has been on the island for 50 years.

For lovebirds everywhere

Fri, 30/09/2011
Birdlife International has teamed up with the Good Gifts Catalogue to raise funds for Lilian’s Lovebirds Agapornis lilianae in Malawi.

Big birds lose out in a crowded world

Mon, 06/06/2011
One of the world’s largest species of bird is on the brink of extinction according to the 2011 IUCN Red List for birds.

First signs of progress in saving Indian vultures...

Thu, 12/05/2011
The ban on a veterinary drug which caused an unprecedented decline in Asian vulture populations has shown the first signs of progress, according to scientists.

Rare species benefit from fund for threatened...

Wed, 09/03/2011
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.

Spoon-billed Sandpiper podcast

Wed, 02/02/2011
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...

Thu, 27/01/2011
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.

Saving Asia's Threatened Birds: A Guide for...

Mon, 10/01/2011
256 pages, £19, Available to buy. This book documents the major forest, grassland and wetland regions of Asia and the globally threatened bird species which they support.

Rubber plantations are erasing Thailand's...

Fri, 23/07/2010
“Rubber plantations are like a creeping cancer for biodiversity-a sterile green blanket that holds almost no food for either insectivorous or fruit-eating birds. Expansion of rubber plantations will further exacerbate the ongoing decline in wild bird populations”

New population of Grey-breasted Parakeet...

Tue, 13/07/2010
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.