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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.
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
There are only 50 Javan Pied Starlings left in the wild - and 1 million in cages © Ding Li Yong
More caged birds than wild: Javan songbird crisis revealed News 12 August 2020
In Java, there are now more songbirds in cages than in forests. Fierce demand for lucrative song competitions is driving multiple species to the brink – but in a region where bird-keeping is a cultural mainstay, complex solutions are required.
This is one helmet that sadly does not provide protection © Craig Ansibin / Shutterstock
How we're helping the Helmeted Hornbill to nest in safety again News 31 July 2020
Teetering on the edge of extinction due to demand for its prized 'casque', the Helmeted Hornbill now finds itself with a fighting chance of survival thanks to bolstered law enforcement and patrols of its dwindling forest habitat
Lappet-faced Vulture © Ben Jobson
How Kenya is healing toxic relationship between vultures and people News 23 June 2020
With their hunched posture, bald heads and their use in cartoons to represent opportunistic greed, vultures are arguably the most misunderstood scavengers. Humans have long considered them to be the outcasts of the animal kingdom, and due to their association with death, they are feared and reviled. Yet, their swift response means carcasses are picked clean before disease particles can take hold.
White-rumped Vulture © Deepak Sankat
Latest research: vulture and ibis recovery, Amazon hotspot in peril News 16 June 2020
The world may have ground to a halt during the COVID-19 crisis, but researchers around the globe are still writing and publishing papers on key scientific discoveries. Here are three recent highlights from across the Birdlife Partnership.
Egyptian vulturer © Birdlife Europe
Working with traditional healers to end vulture poaching News 10 June 2020
In West Africa, illegal trade in vultures’ parts for belief based use spells doom for these endangered birds. The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), BirdLife Partner is working with local traditional healers to create awareness on plant-based alternatives, as substitutes to vultures’ parts.
Almost all casualties were Hooded Vultures (Critically Endangered) © R. Maximiliane / Shutterstock
Investigating the mystery behind Guinea-Bissau’s mass vulture deaths News 5 May 2020
Earlier this year, the shocking, and unexplained, discovery of numerous clusters of dead vultures across Guinea-Bissau rocked the conservation world. However, investigations are shedding light on the crime behind the deaths, and ensuring a safer future for these Critically Endangered birds in the country.
5 vital projects that will continue in 2020 News 30 April 2020
The good thing about BirdLife is that, as a truly global organisation, we’re already great at staying connected, even when we’re thousands of miles apart. Here are just a few of the ways our work will carry on over the coming months, even if it’s from our living rooms…
Santa Marta Blossomcrown © Martin Mecranowski / Shutterstock
We are all connected – for worse, but also for better News 6 April 2020
The rapid spread of Coronavirus has shown us that the world is even more connected than we realised – and that our connections are also the key to facing this emergency together. Could the world’s rallying cry against current crisis be a hopeful sign of the environmental sea change to come?