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'Meidum Geese’ – painted plaster, the Chapel of Itet, Meidum, Egypt  c. 2575–2551 BC © C K Wilkinson

Does this ancient Egyptian fresco depict an...

Mon, 31/05/2021
When ancient Egyptian artists painted strange but lifelike geese on the side a tomb 4,600 years ago, they could never have expected they would become the subject of rigorous modern scientific study. But are these geese an extinct species, or just a flight of artistic fancy? We ask the experts.

The conservation disruption: when Covid struck

Tue, 09/06/2020

How do you count birds if you’re not allowed to leave your home?

Gediz delta is a refuge for the Red-breasted Goose, which is Vulnerable to extinction © Goean / Shutterstock

Irreplaceable: Gediz Delta, Turkey – a bridge...

Mon, 30/07/2018
A proposed mega-bridge spanning the Izmir Bay threatens to obliterate crucial waterbird breeding grounds, which are also a haven for rare seals and sea turtles. And that’s not the only thing threatening this unique site. Read about the actions taken so far to secure this habitat in danger.

Romanian conservationists and hunters unite to...

Mon, 07/12/2015
The Red-breasted Goose is getting help from an unexpected quarter.

Red-breasted Geese to be monitored using GPS for...

Thu, 27/01/2011
A project aiming to monitor the behaviour and movements of the endangered Red-breasted Goose has received a boost.

Safe ground for redbreasts

Wed, 15/12/2010
The "Safe Ground for Redbreasts" project is one of the largest and most ambitious initiatives aimed at the conservation of a threatened wildfowl species to be conducted in Europe. It addresses all of the main threats facing the Red-breasted Geese in Coastal Dobrudzha, north-eastern Bulgaria, which supports 80-90% of the world population in winter...