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The Andean Condor is now classed as Vulnerable to extinction © reisegraf.ch / Shutterstock

Red List 2020: Andean Condor heads list of raptors in steep decline

Mon, 14/12/2020
Poisoned, poached, persecuted – iconic raptors such as the Andean Condor, Secretarybird and Martial Eagle have moved to higher threat categories in this year’s update to the IUCN Red List, sparking fears that the crisis that brought many Asian and African vultures to the edge of extinction has spread to new continents and species.
The European Bison has moved from Vulnerable to Near Threatened © Rafał Kowalczyk

Red List 2020: European Bison recovers amid 31 extinctions

Thu, 10/12/2020
In this year’s update to the IUCN Red List of threatened species, the recovery of the European Bison shows the true power of conservation. But with 31 extinctions announced and all of the world’s freshwater dolphin species now globally threatened, it’s never been more urgent to ramp up action.
San Cristóbal Mockingbird © Mike's Birds

Latest research: hope for threatened island birds, vulture poison crisis

Tue, 08/12/2020
Join us for a bite-sized round-up of advances published in our journal Bird Conservation International. Highlights include a species that’s learning to live alongside humans, the positive impacts of protected areas, and the next urgent challenge…
The Golden White-eye pollinates many of the islands' plants © Peter / Flickr

Golden White-eye dodges danger of invasive snake

Thu, 03/12/2020
For years, conservationists feared that this tiny songbird would fall prey to invasive tree snakes that had decimated bird populations on nearby islands. Thankfully, biosecurity measures seem to be holding back the invasion, bringing hope for this Critically Endangered species.
Maxi Ignace, SCRS head ranger, has banded and monitored Red Siskins for over 20 years © Meshach Pierre

New milestone: Guyana gets its first Important Bird & Biodiversity Area

Tue, 01/12/2020
An organisation that started out as a group of nature-loving friends has gone on to establish Guyana’s first Important Bird & Biodiversity Area thanks to backing from the Conservation Leadership Programme. Find out how they’re empowering their community to protect wildlife beyond just birds...
European Storm-petrels regularly travel more than 200 kilometres to find food © Peter Steward

Paperclip-sized tracker reveals intrepid journey of UK’s smallest seabird

Thu, 26/11/2020
Mark Bolton, Principal Conservation Scientist at the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), explains how a satellite tag the size of a paperclip gave us important new insights into the life of the small but tough European Storm-petrel, and how these discoveries can help us protect it.

Introducing Hatch: boosting conservation from the ground up

Tue, 24/11/2020
We’re excited to launch Hatch, a new initiative from the BirdLife Partnership that supports the growth and performance of environmental civil society organisations around the world.

Nature collapse imminent without investment, 'Wildlife Conservation 20' warns G20

Fri, 20/11/2020

BirdLife International has today joined 20 of the world’s leading conservation organisa

Vera Voronova out birding © Renat Eskazyuly

From student representative to Kazakhstan conservation CEO

Fri, 20/11/2020
Vera Voronova started out as a student representative for ACBK (BirdLife in Kazakhstan). Six years later, she became CEO of the organisation. Vera tells us about the challenges she faces, her hopes for the future, and how the Conservation Leadership Programme helped her to get where she is today.