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Empowering Park Rangers to Support Vulture...

Fri, 18/10/2019
In the hilly terrain of Awash National Park in Ethiopia, Tigist Bogale sits among a group of rangers in a room. The rangers all dressed in jungle green uniform, listen attentively to Dr. Bruktawit Abdu, at the front of the room passionately explaining a point to the group.
© Ethiopia Wildlife and Natural History Society (EWNHS)

BirdLife Africa partners celebrate International...

Thu, 03/10/2019
On 7th September 2019, the world marked the International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD), a day set aside to create awareness about vultures, and celebrate their important role in cleaning up the environment thus preventing the spread of dangerous diseases.
Dr Bradnee Chambers, speaking at last year's Summit for the Flyways © IFHC

Conservation world mourns loss of...

Fri, 25/01/2019
The conservation world is mourning the passing of Dr Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary of the CMS. His leadership and vision have been instrumental in uniting the global conservation community to work together for the benefit of the world’s migratory birds and other species.
Little Spiderhunter © noicherrybeans / Shutterstock

Why we need birds (far more than they need us)

Fri, 04/01/2019
Can you imagine a world without birds? The benefits birds bring us aren't just cultural. Birds play an essential role in the functioning of the world's ecosystems, in a way that directly impacts human health, economy and food production - as well as millions of other species. Here's how...
The summit will address how best to conserve the world's migration superhighways © Shutterstock

Everything you need to know about our upcoming...

Mon, 26/03/2018
This April, some of the greatest minds of the conservation world will assemble at a global summit in Abu Dhabi, to thrash out the issues threatening our migratory birds. Below, we give a summary of the pressing topics we’ll be discussing.

Greece takes action on three iconic bird species

Tue, 14/11/2017
Roula Trigou from HOS (BirdLife Greece) tells us why the future looks brighter for 3 charismatic bird species in Greece: the Egyptian vulture, the Lesser White-fronted Goose and the Lesser Kestrel.
El Buitre Dorsiblanco es uno de cuatro especies de buitres en Peligro Crítico beneficiados por esta prohibición

India cierra la escapatoria que amenazaba la...

Fri, 27/10/2017
El gobierno de India tomó un importante paso para prevenir la extinción de buitres asiáticos que se encuentran en Peligro Crítico. Por la duración del juicio el juez estuvo del lado de los buitres, refiriéndose a ellos como “trabajadores de sanidad” en vez de “aves carroñeras”.
We need to talk about vultures: if effective action is not taken now, many species will go extinct in our lifetimes. Griffon Vulture © Kdsphotos / Pixabay

One big plan to save African-Eurasian vultures by...

Thu, 12/10/2017
International commitment is needed now from over 120 countries to ensure the recovery of 15 vulture species
Maasai Mara team during the exchange © NatureKenya

Building communities of passionate...

Mon, 21/08/2017

Wildlife poisoning driven by human-wildlife conflict is a leading threat to the surviva

Une carcasse d’éléphant empoisonnée tue 94...

Tue, 04/07/2017

Il a été rapporté que récemment, quatre-vingt-quatorze vautours africains sont morts ap

Eat Prey Love VULTURES

Fri, 30/06/2017
Christopher Sands explains why vultures are so misunderstood. This article is the editorial of the June edition of the BirdLife Europe & Central Asia newsletter. Read it here in full.

Ban Vet Diclofenac!

Thu, 29/06/2017
Today, we launch a new international campaign in Spain, Portugal and Italy that aims to ban the drug that could wipe out Europe’s vultures… just as it has already nearly done in Asia.

Les scenarios pessimistes ne font qu’entraver les...

Fri, 02/06/2017

Aujourd'hui, certains grands titres des nouvelles relatives à la conservation sont domi

Griffon vulture rescued from mistreatment in Morocco pictured in the wild © Rachid El Khalmichi

Showing only “doom and gloom” would cripple...

Fri, 02/06/2017
Studies show that people can be overwhelmed by information depicting the magnitude of damage on wildlife and their habitats, causing the perception of an irreversible and helpless situation.
Le vautour M13 après sa remise en liberté © Rachid El Khalmichi

Le vautour fauve M13 fait le buzz au Maroc: Etes-...

Wed, 24/05/2017
Qualifié de "nicheur abondant dans toutes les montagnes" (Vaucher, 1915), il semble que le vautour fauve (Gyps fulvus) ait été présent autrefois dans la plupart des reliefs marocains. La régression de l’espèce, très nettement constatée depuis 1960, réduit considérablement les chances d’observation aujourd’hui. Voici l’histoire du vautour M13, pour lequel une poignée d’hommes passionnés se mobilisent pour conserver sa liberté.

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.