News Critically Endangered

Monitoring birds in Montserrat’s Centre Hills

Mon, 16/04/2012
Forestry staff from Montserrat’s Department of Environment are currently in the field conducting the annual bird monitoring exercise to determine the bird populations in the island’s Centre Hills Important Bird Area.

Government protects critical habitat for the...

Tue, 10/04/2012
In August 2011, the Government of Grenada’s Cabinet approved the protection of the last piece of government-owned Grenada Dove habitat through the addition of approximately 100 acres (c.40 ha) of the Beausejour Estate to the adjacent Perseverance Protected Area and Dove Sanctuary.

Searching for Pacific Petrels

Fri, 20/01/2012
The BirdLife International Pacific Secretariat, supported by the Mohammed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund and Global Greengrants Fund is launching a new project under its Preventing Extinctions Programme seeking to unravel the mystery of the Beck's Petrel.

Get Angry - Fight Extinction!

Thu, 01/12/2011
Rovio Entertainment Ltd has launched a remarkable new Angry Birds campaigning website today in support of The BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.

Gone, but not forgotten

Tue, 01/11/2011
Ghosts of Gone Birds - an unprecedented exhibition of original art, writing and music has opened in the East End of London.

Triple figures of Spoon-billed Sandpiper in China

Thu, 27/10/2011
Up to 103 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were observed earlier this month at Rudong, in Jiangsu Province just north of the Yangtze Estuary in China.

Partnership for Seychelles iconic bird

Thu, 20/10/2011
Nature Seychelles and the Seychelles National Park Authority have joined forces to work on a new project to help protect one of Seychelles iconic bird species

India’s pharmacies flout diclofenac ban but...

Tue, 06/09/2011
A study published in the journal Oryx has found that over a third of Indian pharmacies continue to sell diclofenac to livestock farmers.

Conservationists concerned for future of White-...

Mon, 05/09/2011
The 2011 Cambodian census of White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni has found a larger number of birds than ever before, but celebrations are muted, as this species’ survival is imminently threatened by serious habitat loss.

Record flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings...

Thu, 01/09/2011
BirdLife International scientists monitoring migrating Sociable Lapwings in the heart of the Great Steppe have recently discovered the largest single flock seen in Kazakhstan since 1939.

Ghosts of Gone Birds London haunt announced...

Fri, 26/08/2011
Following the launch of an extraordinary new multi-media art exhibition - Ghosts of Gone Birds - at the Liverpool School of Art & Design earlier this year, the show has grown and evolved during the summer and will now 'manifest' in London's East End this November.

Syrian ibises fledge; Morocco’s ibis wardens need...

Tue, 19/07/2011
Northern Bald Ibis is being tracked from Syria through the Arabian peninsula whilst in Morocco wardens are needed to protect the breeding sites

BirdLife Species Champions strike gold in Chukotka

Sat, 09/07/2011
Heritage Expeditions - a BirdLife Species Champion supporting Spoon-billed Sandpiper - struck gold this week when they, and the passengers they have taken to the Russian Far East, helped discover a previously unknown breeding population of these rapidly declining waders.

Saving Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Fri, 24/06/2011
An international team of conservationists is on an emergency mission to help save one of the world’s rarest birds from extinction.

Search for the Fiji Petrel - Video

Fri, 20/05/2011
A short video showing the search for the Criticality Endangered Fiji Petrel by NatureFiji-MareqetiViti.

Art v Extinction - Ghosts of Gone Birds

Thu, 19/05/2011
The first in a series of innovative arts events in support of the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme has launched in Liverpool, UK City of Culture.

Threatened antwren to benefit from creation of...

Fri, 29/04/2011
A new protected area in Rio de Janeiro covers the home of the Critically Endangered Restinga Antwren

Swarovski Optik announces new conservation...

Thu, 24/03/2011
Swarovski Optik announce they will be providing further support for the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.