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New project tackles illegal trade in vulture body parts News 22 May 2019
Across Africa, vultures are being captured and their body parts traded for belief-based use such as traditional medicine. This is putting additional pressure on a group of birds already threatened with extinction. Now, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation is tackling this complex issue head-on.
Vets treated Anahita for 13 pellet wounds © SPNL
Shot down but saved: the inspiring story of Anahita the Egyptian vulture News 3 May 2021
A young Egyptian Vulture’s first migration was brutally cut short. Thankfully, BirdLife Partners were watching over her every step of the way. Through their co-operation, they transformed an illegal hunting casualty into a story of hope.
Near-invisible "mist nets" are often used to trap birds like this Common Kingfisher on migration © BCST
New study: at least 180 migratory land bird species trapped across Asia News 19 April 2021
The latest research sheds new light on the plight of land birds that migrate across Asia, revealing that at least 180 species are being trapped for food, the caged bird trade and other uses – often illegally. This, together with hunting and habitat destruction, is driving widespread declines.
The White-rumped Vulture (Critically Endangered) is now on the increase in Nepal © Wade Tregaskis / Flickr
Celebrating 10 years of saving Asia’s vultures from extinction News 15 April 2021
For the past decade, BirdLife is immensely proud to have been part of SAVE: a continent-wide collaboration to bring Asia’s vultures back from the brink. Join us in celebrating SAVE’s ground-breaking achievements over this time.
Staff have been been monitoring water quality at Tonle Sap Great Lake © NatureLife Cambodia
BirdLife welcomes new Partner: NatureLife Cambodia News 31 March 2021
Despite being one of the most biodiverse countries in Asia, Cambodia had no national NGOs working directly on conservation as recently as 15 years ago. BirdLife set out to change that, and in 2004 established a country programme. Fast forward to 2021 and NatureLife Cambodia is the newest Partner in the BirdLife flock.
Captive-reared Southern Ground Hornbills are tutored by a wild alpha male © Arno Meintjes / Flickr
Latest research: Hornbills sent to school, turtle-dove hunting exposed News 23 March 2021
Join us for a bite-sized round-up of advances published in our journal Bird Conservation International. Highlights include the complexities of reintroducing hornbills to the wild, the truly devastating scale of European Turtle-dove hunting, and a newly-identified Spoon-billed Sandpiper moulting site.
With 3m wingspan, Andean Condor is one of the largest flying birds © Don Mammoser / Shutterstock
Red List update: the plight of the condor News 16 February 2021
Andean Condors are becoming increasingly scarce because of habitat loss, poisoning and persecution. They’re now considered Vulnerable as of the latest Red List update, leading us to ask: has the vulture poisoning crisis spread to the Americas?
The Sarus Crane can reach six feet tall © Jonathan Eames
Second chance for Cambodia’s big birds News 5 January 2021
For a suspenseful three years, Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary seemed doomed. But now, changed policies, changed hearts and a new organic rice scheme promises hope for the forest landscape’s villagers, businesses and giant birds.
Egyptian Vulture © Ivostyle / Shutterstock
5 ways we've helped vultures in the past 5 years News 3 November 2020
When our first campaign to save African vultures started in 2015, global awareness and political recognition of these majestic raptors were in their infancy. Discover just a few examples of the fantastic achievements that BirdLife supporters helped to kick-start, and find out how you can help us step up our action to the next level.
Our new partnership with Project Ranger will ramp up vulture protection News 4 September 2020
Through an exciting new partnership, BirdLife is helping rangers continue to combat poaching in difficult times and bringing vultures into the spotlight among the more high profile victims of wildlife trade.
Red-headed Vultures © Bjorn Olesen
Landmark policy resolution creates new hope for vultures News 2 September 2020
A new international agreement could prove a major step forward towards our mission of ensuring vultures are safe from poisoning across their entire range.
Bali Myna (Critically Endangered) © omepl1 / Shutterstock
Six songs that could soon go silent across Asia’s forests News 25 August 2020
Listen to the beautiful songs of birds brought to the brink of extinction by the illegal wildlife trade, and find out how you can help us stop this profound threat to nature and human health