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Paradise saved: some of world’s rarest birds rebound

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 4:10 pm | Birdlife International

Paradise saved: some of world’s rarest birds rebound on Pacific islands cleared of invasive predators Five remote Pacific islands are once again safe havens for four of our world’s rarest bird species following the success of one of the most ... More >>

The Nature of Paris: what the climate Agreement really says

Sunday, 13 December 2015, 11:49 am | Birdlife International

BirdLife International welcomes the adoption of the Paris agreement on climate change. These have been very long, tough and complex negotiations, with fundamental and intertwined issues of ambition, differentiation and finance proving the most challenging. More >>

Hundreds of Important Sites for Nature Threatened

Monday, 17 November 2014, 3:13 pm | Birdlife International

More than 350 of the planet’s most important sites for nature are threatened with being lost forever according to a new report by BirdLife International. More >>

Mascarene Petrel at sea - unique image of bird with egg

Friday, 5 September 2014, 2:04 pm | Birdlife International

Critically endangered Mascarene Petrel discovered at sea and unique image captured of bird with its egg. More >>

Waterbird migration ends without spread of birdflu

Friday, 9 December 2005, 9:35 am | Birdlife International

BirdLife International 08-12-2005 [1] As the year draws to a close, millions of wild birds have flown to their wintering sites across, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas without the widely predicted outbreaks of H5N1 bird flu associated with their migration ... More >>

Eu Bird Import Ban Must Include Smuggler Crackdown

Tuesday, 25 October 2005, 8:53 am | Birdlife International

BirdLife International [1] today called on countries around the world to intensify efforts to stem the illegal trade in wild-caught birds, following recent detection of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus in both legally imported and ... More >>

Culls & Wetland Drainage Could Spread Bird Flu

Friday, 21 October 2005, 9:17 am | Birdlife International

BirdLIfe International [1] today warned that hasty responses to Avian Influenza based on incomplete or unsound data could do great damage to birds and other biodiversity, while actually raising the risk to people and to the economically important poultry ... More >>

More birds slipping towards extinction

Wednesday, 1 June 2005, 12:07 am | Birdlife International

Cambridge, UK, 1 June 2005 - BirdLife International's annual evaluation of how the world's bird species are faring shows that the total number considered to be threatened with extinction is now 1,212, which when combined with the number of near threatened ... More >>

World record White Stork Donna electrocuted

Thursday, 10 March 2005, 8:21 am | Birdlife International

Belgium, 10 March 2005 - Six years after she was satellite-tagged as a chick, Donna the White Stork has been killed by power lines. Hatched in Belgium, the much-travelled Donna had left her wintering grounds in southern Spain, and died as she reached her ... More >>

New bird species discovered “just in time”

Tuesday, 17 August 2004, 8:34 am | Birdlife International

Cambridge, UK, 17 August 2004 – A new species of bird has been discovered on a remote island in the northern Philippines, by a team of Filipino and British wildlife researchers. The Calayan Rail is a relative of the internationally familiar Moorhen, with bright ... More >>

Prestige disaster devastating effect on seabirds

Thursday, 20 November 2003, 8:56 am | Birdlife International

Madrid, Spain – One year after the sinking of the Prestige oil tanker, BirdLife International’s Spanish Partner, SEO/BirdLife, has released a report confirming the devastating effect of the spill on seabirds, with up to almost a quarter of a million affected, the ... More >>

Blueprint to halt Asia’s bird extinction crisis

Thursday, 13 November 2003, 8:51 am | Birdlife International

Tokyo, Japan, 12 November - A ground-breaking guide has been launched for governments and civil society to prevent the extinction of Asia’s birds, one in eight of which is now under threat. HIH Princess Takamado of Japan unveiled the blueprint, Saving ... More >>

Researchers discover new bird species: refuge lost

Thursday, 23 October 2003, 9:17 pm | Birdlife International

Cambridge, UK - Researchers have discovered a new species of finch but its Venezuelan river islet habitat has already been destroyed to make way for a new dam. More >>

700+ Threatened Species Remain Unprotected

Friday, 12 September 2003, 8:23 am | Birdlife International

New Study Shows Analysis of 11,000 Mammal, Amphibian and Bird Species Shows Major Gaps in Global Coverage More >>

Longline Fishing: 6 Albatross Species Near Extinct

Friday, 5 September 2003, 8:52 am | Birdlife International

New research shows longline fishing pushing six albatross species further towards the brink of extinction More >>

South Korea urged to halt destruction of wetland

Wednesday, 20 August 2003, 10:47 pm | Birdlife International

Cambridge, UK, 20th August 2003 – In protests at South Korean embassies in the UK, USA, Australia, Japan and New Zealand, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Seoul, a coalition of environmental organisations has formally protested about ... More >>

Bird Revered By The Pharaohs Stages A Comeback

Tuesday, 19 August 2003, 8:14 am | Birdlife International

The Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita), one of the world’s most threatened birds, is staging a spectacular comeback in its Moroccan heartlands, thanks to an on-going emergency conservation programme launched by the RSPB, on behalf of BirdLife International, ... More >>

Portuguese Fires Threaten Endangered Wildlife

Friday, 15 August 2003, 8:44 am | Birdlife International

Lisbon, Portugal and Cambridge, UK - The fires which have until now devastated an area the size of Luxembourg across Portugal are threatening several bird species and the habitats which they depend on. More >>

1000s To Attend Global Forum on Protected Areas

Friday, 15 August 2003, 8:43 am | Birdlife International

¡§Protected areas are essential for safeguarding our future,¡¨ ¡V say Nelson R. Mandela and Her Majesty Queen Noor, Patrons of the Vth IUCN World Parks Congress, who will open this major forum in the South African city of Durban on 8 September 2003. [1] More >>

EC Investigates Germany’s 1st Offshore Windfarm

Tuesday, 12 August 2003, 8:39 am | Birdlife International

The European Commission has begun to investigate Germany’s possible infringement of European environmental laws by building its first offshore wind farm, following a formal complaint by environmental NGO NABU, BirdLife International’s German Partner. ... More >>