News publication

National Red List book for Nepal's birds...

Wed, 09/03/2016
A new publication that features the first assessment of Nepal’s birdlife based on IUCN Red List criteria was launched at an event at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) on 26 February. The six-volume publication is now also freely available online as an invaluable conservation tool.

New book reveals natural wealth of remarkable...

Mon, 14/11/2011
A new book detailing the biodiversity of one of the most remarkable forests in Madagascar, Tsitongambarika, has just been published.

Last chance to tell...

Thu, 17/03/2011
For three years, Mark Cocker, the author and conservationist, has been working with BirdLife on a massive and remarkable initiative that documents how birds fill our lives. Called Birds and People, the project is building an international chorus on just why birds are so important to people.

Cross-border conservation vital to protect birds...

Wed, 09/02/2011
Countries need to increase co-operation over conservation to protect birds and other wildlife in an era of climate change, according to a new continental-scale study.

Winners of The World's Rarest Birds announced

Tue, 25/01/2011
The winners of The World’s Rarest Birds international photo competition have just been announced. The competition, launched in 2010, aimed to secure images of the 566 most threatened birds on Earth for a new book highlighting their plight.

Antarctic Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide to the...

Mon, 10/01/2011
240 pages, £17.95, Available to buy. This is a handy-sized photographic field guide that aims to help visitors to this remarkable part of the world.


Mon, 10/01/2011
336 pages, £18.99, Available to buy. In "Feathers", biologist Thor Hanson tells a sweeping natural history of feathers, as they've been used to fly, protect, attract, and adorn through time and place.

Nightjars of the World

Mon, 10/01/2011
464 pages, £44.99, Available to buy. This lavishly illustrated book is the first comprehensive photographic guide to the Caprimulgiformes of the world.

Saving Asia's Threatened Birds: A Guide for...

Mon, 10/01/2011
256 pages, £19, Available to buy. This book documents the major forest, grassland and wetland regions of Asia and the globally threatened bird species which they support.

Threatened Birds of the World

Mon, 10/01/2011
852 pages, £52.99, Available to buy. This book covers all 1200 species now threatened with global extinction. The threats to each species are described, with an evaluation of conservation measures so far and targets for the future.

Threatened Birds of Asia (2 volume set): The...

Mon, 10/01/2011
3038 pages, £55, Available to buy. Provides incredibly detailed information on the 665 most threatened bird species found in Asia.

A Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife: The Birds...

Mon, 10/01/2011
544 pages, £40.00, Available to buy. This book is the first complete guide to the natural history and wildlife of this vast region, covering all the sub Antarctic islands, the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic Continent.

The Atlas of Birds: Mapping Avian Diversity,...

Mon, 10/01/2011
144 pages, £16.99, Available to buy. Authoritative and concise, this beautifully illustrated atlas captures the dazzling diversity of bird life around the world.

The Jewel Hunter

Mon, 10/01/2011
424 pages, £17.99, Available to buy. Insightful, compelling and laugh-out-loud funny, this is more than a book about birds. It's a true story detailing the lengths to which a man will go to escape his mid-life crisis. A travelogue with a difference.

Bird Watch: A Survey of Planet Earth’s Ecosystems

Mon, 10/01/2011
256 pages, £36.50, Available to buy. Bird Watch is an illustrated tour of endangered birds and their habitats.

Birds and People: Bonds in a Timeless Journey

Mon, 10/01/2011
360 pages, £9.99, Available to buy. Birds and People: Bonds in a Timeless Journey unfolds the history of our relationship with the most colourful and familiar of the groups of organisms we share our planet with.

Areas Importantes Para La Conservacion de Las...

Mon, 10/01/2011
769 pages, £30, Available to buy. More than 600 researchers contributed to the book, which took eight years to compile. 455 sites are identified, covering 17% of the land area of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuala.