Restore Species

News and updates related to our landmark partnership to tackle the most pressing, direct threats to animal species worldwide

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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?
Straw-headed Bulbul pair © Pixabay
A new action plan to keep the Straw-headed Bulbul singing News 16 December 2019
Captured from the wild for its beautiful voice, the Straw-headed Bulbul is now Critically Endangered. But at its final stronghold in Singapore, a new collaboration between NGOs, governments and businesses could help it to stage a comeback.
Critical decisions made for vultures, songbirds & other birds threatened by illegal trade News 11 September 2019
At a crucial meeting in Switzerland last month, governments of more than 180 countries made critical decisions to manage the escalating international trade in wildlife including vultures, songbirds, hornbills, parrots and a number of other bird species. Here are some of the highlights.
BirdLife calls for Urgent High-level Support for African Vultures News 28 June 2019
BirdLife International is unequivocally condemning the recent poisoning of 537 Critically Endangered vultures by elephant poachers in the Central District of Botswana.
Saiga populations have plummeted from millions to under 130,000 © Victor Tyakht
New partnership to protect underdog species from direct threats News 3 June 2019
Four leading NGOs have joined forces through Restore Species to tackle illegal and unsustainable hunting, trade, and poisoning of animal species worldwide.
Lappet-faced Vultures (Endangered) were among the casualties © Andre Botha
Up to 100 vulture deaths prevented by rapid response to poisoning News 4 February 2019
On Sunday morning, a wildlife ranger in Nairobi, Kenya discovered 20 dead and 5 critically ill vultures slumped around a poisoned hyena carcass. Despite these tragic casualties, a rapid response protocol set up with the help of BirdLife almost certainly saved the lives of many more.
A Helmeted Hornbill guards its nest, hidden in the tree. © Thipwan / Shutterstock
Saving the Helmeted Hornbill News 18 December 2018
The Helmeted Hornbill is under threat from a resurgence in demand for carvings made from its solid red casque. The trade is so intense that the bird is now Critically Endangered. Can it be saved?
The Chattering Lory is being captured from the wild in unsustainable numbers © Panu Ruangjan
The 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference: our pledges News 17 October 2018
It’s not just elephants and rhinos: BirdLife’s presence at this last week’s conference in London reminded the world of the birds that also need urgent help. Here are the pledges we made to protect the world’s most targeted birds, including parrots, hornbills and vultures.
The White-headed Vulture can locate an animal carcass from a mile away © Andre Botha
Saving the sentinels of the skies: Kenya's rapid-response vulture unit News 31 August 2018
For millennia, vultures have aided humans in their role as nature’s rapid-response clean-up crew. Now, Kenya is repaying the favour with a new rapid-response unit to combat vulture poisoning: part of an ambitious project to save Africa’s vultures.
An international plan to save the Helmeted Hornbill News 31 August 2018
Illegal hunting and trade has brought this unique hornbill to the brink. But a new ten-year, range-wide conservation plan will ensure the Helmeted Hornbill has a future outside of China's markets