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The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 8

Fri, 19/05/2017
This week's edition of the 'The Bird Bulletin' is in celebratory mood as the EU officially declares May 21st NATURA 2000 DAY!
Red-headed Vulture © Jonathan Eames

One quarter of Bangladesh is safe from recently...

Mon, 03/04/2017
After successfully banning two drugs poisonous to vultures, Bangladesh is leading the way in Asian vulture conservation, and moving towards banning a third
Griffon Vultures © Markus Varesvuo / Agami

Vultures need you

Fri, 24/03/2017
African & Eurasian Vultures are in severe trouble—most species perilously close to extinction. We're calling for contributions to a new 12-year Action Plan to save them.
Typical wind turbines for generating energy © Samantha Ralston

Kipeto Wind Energy Project could wipe out...

Tue, 14/03/2017
BirdLife International, Nature Kenya, Kenya Bird of Prey Trust and The Peregrine Fund have collectively expressed concern over a proposal to develop the Kipeto Wind Energy Project.
Red-headed Vulture © Shutterstock

Can we bring vultures back to Thailand?

Wed, 08/02/2017
Thailand no longer has any resident vultures - food shortages and hunting led to their extinction years ago. But an ambitious reintroduction project could change that...
Vultures feeding on a carcass at an IBA site on a farm in Chisamba, Zambia, now being targeted as a Vulture Safe Zone ©BWZ

Helping farmers create a safe haven for vultures...

Fri, 27/01/2017
In a bid to secure a safe haven for vultures, BirdWatch Zambia has educated farm owners, managers and workers within the Chisamba IBA to protect natural habitats from man-made threats.
Bearded Vulture © Francesco Veronesi

Saving the vultures of Saudi Arabia

Wed, 21/12/2016
An overview of the vulture species that nest in Saudi Arabia, the threats they are facing and what BirdLife is doing to help them.

Visiting Europe’s ‘Vulture Kingdom’ – welcome to...

Fri, 28/10/2016
Sometimes, I’m very lucky. As a biologist who has gradually migrated from the often harsh, yet beautiful, conditions of fieldwork to the (even tougher!) environment of

The Bearded Vulture – plumes of prophesy?

Fri, 28/10/2016
Pascal Orabi, coordinator of the LIFE GYPCONNECT conservation project, explains how the Raptors Task Force at LPO (BirdLife in France) is working to reconnect...

Veterinary drug could cause major drop in vulture...

Mon, 25/04/2016
Scientists and NGOs are calling for a ban on veterinary diclofenac after finding it could kill as many as 6,000 vultures per year in Spain, home to 95% of the Griffon Vulture population.

African vulture pilot study aims to reduce...

Fri, 11/03/2016
'Saving Africa’s Vultures', a new project to tackle the continent’s escalating vulture crisis, is now up and running, and aims to find out more about – and significantly reduce – the greatest threat facing African vultures: poisoning.

Nature’s clean-up crew in catastrophic decline

Thu, 10/03/2016
Africa’s vultures are in drastic decline and it is high-time the world fully-appreciated the severity of this problem – not only for the birds themselves, but the health of the people of the continent.

The year BirdLife turned 'vulture vigilante...

Tue, 15/12/2015
99% of South Asian vultures are declining, and Europe is not far behind at 75%. What is BirdLife doing to save them?
Less reported but just as devastating, were the deaths of eleven Critically Endangered White-backed Vultures. Photo: Gill & Andy Swash

Kenya's vultures on brink of extinction -...

Mon, 14/12/2015
This statement from Nature Kenya talks about the other story to last week's devastating poisoning incident.
Six of Africa’s 11 vulture species are now on the edge of extinction, according to the latest assessment of birds carried out by BirdLife International for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Africa’s vultures are sliding towards extinction...

Thu, 29/10/2015
Six of Africa’s 11 vulture species are now on the edge of extinction, according to the latest assessment of birds carried out by BirdLife International for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Nature’s clean-up crew are in drastic decline so BirdLife Partners come together to take action. Dr Kabelo Senyatso pledges for BirdLife Botswana. Photo: Obaka Torto

BirdLife Partners commit to saving Africa’s...

Thu, 22/10/2015
Nature’s clean-up crew are in drastic decline so BirdLife Partners come together to take action
Egyptian Vulture - Sergey Dereliev

Veterinary diclofenac now completely banned in...

Mon, 19/10/2015
A small victory against the drug that has caused a more than 99% decline in vultures in Asia.
Griffon Vulture

International Vulture Awareness Day: no cause for...

Fri, 04/09/2015
There are warnings this year's International Vulture Awareness Day could be one of the last the birds see in Europe.