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National Red List book for Nepal's birds...

Wed, 09/03/2016
A new publication that features the first assessment of Nepal’s birdlife based on IUCN Red List criteria was launched at an event at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) on 26 February. The six-volume publication is now also freely available online as an invaluable conservation tool.

Urgent International support sought for Azores...

Wed, 30/01/2013
Priolo remains one of Europe's most threatened species and its precarious future still hangs in the balance. More work is needed to ensure population gains can be maintained and that the species' long-term future can be secured.

Securing the web of life

Tue, 19/06/2012
The source of our food, medicines and clean water, as well the livelihoods of millions of people may be at risk with the rapid decline of the world’s animal and plant species according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Scientists discover an ‘invisible barrier’ that...

Fri, 16/03/2012
Why would a smart and adaptable bird that eats almost anything and can survive happily in even the most heavily degraded habitats, have a world range so small it would fit comfortably inside a quarter of of Wales?

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.

Global assessment identifies world’s most...

Thu, 22/12/2011
A new paper published by BirdLife scientists identifies those forests that appear to be the most important for bird species, and are in most urgent need of conservation.

Proposal to include Saker Falcon on Appendix 1 of...

Sat, 05/11/2011
BirdLife Internatiional is supporting the proposal for listing Saker Falcon on the CMS list of Endangered Migratory Species.

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.

Study rings alarm bells for Amazonian wildlife

Thu, 15/09/2011
The Amazon is currently experiencing the highest absolute rate of forest loss globally. Yet the proportion of Amazonian species assessed as ‘threatened’ with extinction is below the global average.

Conservationists concerned for future of White-...

Mon, 05/09/2011
The 2011 Cambodian census of White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni has found a larger number of birds than ever before, but celebrations are muted, as this species’ survival is imminently threatened by serious habitat loss.

A grain of hope in the desert

Thu, 16/06/2011
Arabian Oryx which was hunted to near extinction, is now facing a more secure future according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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.

A lifeline to prevent Africa's first...

Fri, 04/03/2011
Liben Lark with a population of possibly fewer than 100 birds, is widely tipped to become mainland Africa’s first recorded bird extinction, unless urgent action is taken to prevent its demise from the only area it now inhabits: a single grassy plain in southern Ethiopia.

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.

Ethiopian surveys find high densities of Prince...

Thu, 25/11/2010
Recent surveys of Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco suggest that rates of habitat change have been very fast in the northern part of the species’s range, where large areas have been converted to agriculture and plantations of exotic trees.