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Winged Predators and an Ill wind threaten newly fledged Tahiti Monarchs

Mon, 29/02/2016
The Tahiti Monarch breeding season has been a record with 14 chicks fledged from just 53 adults. But in a tragic turnaround 5 have disappeared. So what happened to them? Not the usual culprits like black rats. French Polynesia BirdLife partner, SOP Manu calls in the detectives.

Cyclone Winston affects community conservation areas in Fiji

Mon, 29/02/2016
The worst ever cyclone to ever hit Fiji has ravaged the communities engaged in protecting some of the Pacific's most important conservation areas and endangered species. The impact of the storm on these key habitats is not yet known but it expected to be significant and very serious..

Boost for project to assess global biodiversity

Fri, 26/02/2016

Assessing the state of biodiversity and the benefits

Chatham Island Taiko Chick

Record breeding season for Chatham Island tāiko

Thu, 25/02/2016
A record number of Taiko chicks a big step for a bird thought extinct until 1978. 22 chicks from 26 eggs is a massive lift for a species with a world population of less than 150

Record-breaking wintering numbers of Spoon-billed Sandpipers in China

Thu, 25/02/2016

Record numbers of Spoon-billed Sandpiper, a Critically Endangered shorebird, have been

One of the most familiar and popular birds, Barn Swallows © Spring Alive

Spring Alive for Swallows this spring!

Wed, 24/02/2016
One of the most familiar and popular birds in the world is declining. Rather than being sad, let's celebrate the swallows of our neighbourhood because they give a great start for young people to care about conservation.
Flowers of the shea tree Vitellaria paradoxa © Jane Stout

Learning about the birds and the bees in West Africa

Tue, 23/02/2016
Embarking on a new research project to uncover the secrets of bird declines and loss of habitat diversity in the shea zone of Africa, where shea pollination, biodiversity and livelihoods are linked.

Birdfair breaks fundraising record in a bid to help migratory birds

Tue, 23/02/2016
Migratory birds have been handed a welcome boost by fundraising efforts from Birdfair 2015 after a cheque of £320,000 was today handed over to BirdLife International to help vulnerable migratory birds in the Eastern Mediterranean
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeteri), a non-threatened arid Australian parrot (Photo: Chris Parnell)

Study identifies parrots as most-threatened bird group

Thu, 18/02/2016
Scientists, including staff from BirdLife International and the Australian National University, have published new research indicating that parrots (Psittaciformes) are among the most threatened groups of bird species, with 28% of extant species (111 out of 398) classified as globally threatened on the IUCN Red List.