State of the World's Birds 2018

Taking the pulse of the planet

 

 

State of the World’s Birds is BirdLife International’s flagship science publication, using birds to assess the condition of our ecosystems as a whole. Five years in the making, this latest analysis of the scientific literature pinpoints the major trends and changes in bird populations, exploring the causes and identifying conservation solutions.

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The top five threats to birds may surprise you News 13 June 2018
One in eight bird species is in danger of extinction – but what are the main factors driving their decline? They might not be what you think. Read about the five biggest threats to bird biodiversity, and what’s being done to combat them.
The iconic sight of an Atlantic Puffin loading its beak with fish may soon be a thing of the past © Pixabay
7 birds you won’t believe are threatened with extinction News 25 April 2018
It’s a worrying trend: even birds that were once considered common and widespread are now plummeting towards extinction. Some of the species on this list will shock you.
The European Turtle Dove is one of many familiar bird species that now find themselves Globally Threatened [Photo: Revital Salomon]
Even familiar birds at risk of extinction, new study finds News 23 April 2018
The 2018 State of the World’s Birds report, which provides a comprehensive look at the health of bird populations globally, has found that the extinction crisis has spread so far that even some well-known species are now in danger.
State of Jordan’s Birds report launched News 16 December 2013
The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN)—BirdLife in Jordan—has just launched a major report on the status of the country’s avifauna. The publication, entitled the State of Jordan’s Birds, provides a detailed assessment of current bird populations, the threats they face, and the conservation actions that are being put in place to safeguard them.
Promoting evidence-based bird conservation: a valuable new resource and opportunities to share knowledge News 14 June 2013
There is a growing trend in nature conservation towards making decisions based on the best available scientific evidence, rather than using other, untested, information sources. Using the best available evidence for conservation actions makes sense and should improve conservation outcomes.
The on-going conversion of tropical habitats to cropland could jeopardise global efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity News 5 March 2013
A new report reveals the alarming rate at which tropical habitats are being cleared to make way for crops. The scale of habitat conversion predicted in the biodiversity-rich tropics could seriously undermine society’s capacity to meet internationally-agreed conservation targets.
IUCN WCC Day 1: What do birds tell us about the state of the planet? News 6 September 2012
Over the next week, 8,000 delegates from around the world are meeting at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, the Republic of Korea, to explore many of our most pressing environmental and development challenges, and how nature is intricately linked to solving these issues.
State of Paraguay’s birds is published News 31 July 2012
Guyra Paraguay has launched the first major report on the status of bird populations in Paraguay. The report, entitled State of Paraguay’s birds, outlines in detail the current status of the country’s birds, the threats they face and the urgent actions needed to secure their future.
First ever State of Canada's Birds report 2013
First-Ever "State of Canada’s Birds" Report Released News 27 June 2012
The report draws on 40 years of data to present an overview of how Canada’s birds are faring, inluding eight regional summaries.
New report published on the State of Bolivia’s Birds News 17 April 2012
Asociación Armonía (BirdLife in Bolivia) has just published a major report on the status of the country’s avifauna
‘State of the world’s birds’—more than just a report News 15 March 2012
BirdLife's 'State of the World's Birds' is getting bigger and better. Find out more.
State of the World's Birds News 10 January 2011
FREE download. This report is a brief summary of the information available on BirdLife’s State of the world’s birds website.