Archive for BirdLife International

An urgent change in the law is needed to protect Common Quails and Turtle Doves in Serbia

As many other bird species in Europe, the Common Quail and the Turtle Dove are being victims of a common practice that brings only concerns to the bird lovers: an uncontrolled hunting for which the laws seem not to be sensitive enough. Continue reading

Fishing fleets in Argentina agree to use devices to stop albatross deaths

A major trawl fishery in Argentina has just agreed to start trialling and test-using lines that scare birds away from the fishing equipment that has been causing the accidental death of species like the globally Near-Threatened Black-browed Albatross. Continue reading

Climate change threatens 314 North American bird species

Climate change threatens nearly half the bird species in the continental United States and Canada, including the Bald Eagle and dozens of other species like the Common Loon, Baltimore Oriole and Brown Pelican, according to a new study published by National Audubon Society (BirdLife in the U.S.A.). Continue reading

Vultures in Africa and Europe could face extinction within our lifetime warn conservationists

BirdLife International – the world’s largest conservation partnership – has announced that vultures have rapidly become one of the most threatened families of birds on the planet. Continue reading

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

An expedition to find the Critically Endangered Mascarene Petrel at sea has returned with new information on one of the world’s least-known seabirds. Incredibly they have photographed a female bird where the egg is an obvious protrusion in the contour of her underbody. Continue reading

BirdLife and Lynx publish first ever illustrated world bird checklist

Lynx Edicíons and BirdLife International have published the first ever Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. The checklist classification uses new criteria and recognises 462 new species which were previously treated as ‘races’ of other forms. Continue reading

Big comeback for Chinese Crested Terns in the Jiushan Islands, China

Chinese Crested Terns on the Jiushan Islands have had a second and even more successful year: at least 43 Chinese Crested Terns arrived and stayed on the island of Tiedun Dao this breeding season (from mid-May to early August 2014), and at least 20 breeding pairs were formed. Continue reading

Cambodian vulture census data reveals worrying trend

An annual vulture census has been carried out at seven sites across Cambodia, Recording the second lowest population estimate since records began in 2004. Continue reading

New population of Critically Endangered Parakeet Found in north-east Brazil

 team of young conservationists in Ceará state, north-east Brazil, has discovered a small population of five Grey-breasted Parakeet Pyrrhura griseipectus. Continue reading

Liberian government prosecutes elephant ivory trader

Post war Liberia has seen the Country expanding from solely subsistence bush meat hunting and use of animal parts for totem and traditional purposes, to additional local-global commercialization driven hunting due to the global market demand for wildlife products. Continue reading