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The World's Rarest Birds photo competition winners announced and book launched

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 06:50

The winners of the second international photo competition run by The World’s Rarest Birds project have been anno...

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

Grey-crowned Crocias crops-up in new location

Mon, 02/04/2012 - 14:41

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 threatene...

Asia

National assessment shows Australians must work abroad to save their birds

Wed, 29/02/2012 - 08:37

A newly published study shows Australians must work with international partners if they are to save all of Australia’s birds. Charles Darwin Univ...

Pacific

Get Angry - Fight Extinction!

Thu, 01/12/2011 - 13:01

Rovio Entertainment Ltd, world-leading entertainment media company and creator of the unprecedented global gaming phenomenon Angry Birds, has launched a remarkable new Angry Birds campaigning website today in support of The BirdLife Pre...

Worldwide

Music and Migration II : a musical appeal to stop illegal bird killing in Malta

Tue, 15/11/2011 - 09:28

Second Language releases Music and Migration II in support of BirdLife Malta's campaign against illegal bird killing In November 2011, ...

Europe and Central Asia

Threatened whistling-ducks arrive at Woodbourne, Barbados

Wed, 09/11/2011 - 14:40

The BirdLife Caribbean Program established Woodbourne Shorebird Refuge on Barbados in 2009 with funding and support from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Serv...

Americas

For lovebirds everywhere

Fri, 30/09/2011 - 14:24

Birdlife International has teamed up with the Good Gifts Catalogue to raise funds for Lilian’s Lovebirds Agapornis lilianae in Malawi. Listed in the cataloque as a gift ‘for lovebirds everywhere’ it is hoped that people will spend £25 (the cost o...

Africa

Big birds lose out in a crowded world

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 22:30

One of the world’s largest species of bird is on the brink of extinction according to the 2011 IUCN Red List  for birds, just released by BirdLife International. Great Indian Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps has been uplisted...

Pacific

First signs of progress in saving Indian vultures from killer drug

Thu, 12/05/2011 - 03:10

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. Ho...

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. This fund allows researchers worki...

Worldwide

Spoon-billed Sandpiper podcast

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 15:17

One of the most challenging issues faced by conservationists working to save the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper from extinction has been establishing exactly where they breed in the vast coastal areas of the Russian Far ...

Asia

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 fo...

Middle East Preventing Extinctions

Saving Asia's Threatened Birds: A Guide for Government and Civil Society

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 15:30

BirdLife International, 256 pages £19  BUY NOW This book documents the major forest, grassland and wetland regions of Asia and the globall...

Asia

Rubber plantations are erasing Thailand's lowland forest

Fri, 23/07/2010 - 14:09

In July 2010, the Bangkok Post reported on the Thai governments’ support of a project to turn 1,280 square km of lowland Forest into rubber plantations. A total budget of 3...

Asia

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...

Americas