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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
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.