News PEP

Celebrating vultures

Sun, 02/09/2012
BirdLife Partners around the world have joined with raptor conservation and research organisations to celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day.

Titi Forever: Research supports conservation of...

Tue, 31/07/2012
Most of the world’s sandpiper species migrate thousands of kilometers between arctic breeding grounds and subtropical wintering grounds, but in the not-too distant evolutionary past, one group gave up this habit and went native in French Polynesia...

Beck’s pulls in at the petrel station

Tue, 12/06/2012
A BirdLife International survey in southern New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, has encountered the largest single aggregation of Critically Endangered Beck’s Petrel ever recorded.

Grey-crowned Crocias crops-up in new location

Mon, 02/04/2012
One of the rarest birds in Vietnam, has just been discovered at a new location in Kon Tum Province significantly extending its known global range and offering hope that the species may not be as threatened with extinction as scientists fear.

Scientists discover an ‘invisible barrier’ that...

Fri, 16/03/2012
Why would a smart and adaptable bird that eats almost anything and can survive happily in even the most heavily degraded habitats, have a world range so small it would fit comfortably inside a quarter of of Wales?

National assessment shows Australians must work...

Wed, 29/02/2012
A newly published study shows Australians must work with international partners if they are to save all of Australia’s birds.

Emergency conservation work pays off: Zino'...

Wed, 15/02/2012
Zino’s Petrel was Europe’s rarest seabird even before a ravaging wild fire hit the heart of Madeira’s central massif, where this globally endangered bird breeds.

First assessment of Endangered Northern...

Sun, 05/02/2012
A survey to assess the penguins’ population has started. The latest counts suggest the breeding population hasn’t suffered as much as anticipated.

New stronghold for Japanese Murrelet found

Mon, 23/01/2012
A recent study led by the Wild Bird Society of Japan has found that the Izu Islands, on the Pacific side of Japan, hold the second largest concentration of the threatened Japanese Murrelet

Targeting hunters to save Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Tue, 17/01/2012
In an attempt to mitigate hunting pressure, the Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA – BirdLife in Myanmar) carried out socio-economic surveys and provided livelihood replacement support in communities on both the eastern and western shores of the Gulf of Martaban.

Appeal launched for Patagonian grebe

Fri, 06/01/2012
In 2011, thirty breeding adult Hooded Grebes were killed by introduced American Mink at one site. Urgent funds are now needed to support Aves Argentinas work to protect these birds.

An amazing conservation success story in...

Thu, 05/01/2012
Fifty nine Seychelles Warblers have been transferred from Cousin Island Special Reserve to Frégate Island Private thanks to a Nature Seychelles led initiative.

Singing Kagu in focus

Tue, 03/01/2012
The Endangered Kagu of New Caledonia is an iconic bird that symbolises the challenges faced by many island species in the modern era.

Habitat danger for Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher

Mon, 26/12/2011
The illegal felling of mature trees on La Digue island, the stronghold of the Critically Endangered Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher has been exposed by the local media.

Fiji Petrel crash-lands in Gau

Fri, 16/12/2011
NatureFiji-MareqetiViti recently recovered and released a Fiji Petrel after it landed in a village on Gau Island, Fiji, where this enigmatic species is believed to breed.

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.

Call to save UK's hummingbirds, albatrosses...

Wed, 30/11/2011
Almost 17,000 people have called for the British Government to step up and honour its responsibilities to the UK Overseas Territories, which contain over 85% of the UK's globally threatened species.

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.