Archive for BirdLife International

Golden Eagle’s Mexican romantic getaways

New tracking project reveals crucial information for the conservation of Mexico’s national bird, including five new breeding territories near a quarry in Sonora. The majestic predator loves places that are hard to reach. Continue reading

Hooded Grebe threatened by dam construction

An emergency motion passed on 10 September at the IUCN World Conservation Congress appeals to Argentinian Government to save Critically Endangered bird from badly-planned hydroelectric dams Continue reading

Kuwaiti coast guards foil bid to smuggle at-risk bustards for falconry trade

Earlier this month, coast guards in Kuwait intercepted a ship attempting to smuggle 100 Asian Houbara Chlamydotis macqueenii, a bustard recognized as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. The species is threatened by hunting and trapping throughout its range, particularly in its wintering habitat of Pakistan and Iran. The bird is in high demand in the region for use as live prey in falconry training. Continue reading

Top conservation players partner to identify the most vital places for life on earth

Eleven of the world’s leading conservation organisations, including BirdLife International and the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), have announced an ambitious new partnership to identify, map, monitor and conserve the most important places for life on earth. Continue reading

Reintroducing the Black-fronted Piping-guan in Brazil

A routine check-up in 2010 revealed that only one Black-fronted Piping-guan was left in the mountain range of Sierra do Mar, São Paulo. Wasting no time, the team of SAVE Brasil built a huge enclosure camouflaged in the Atlantic Forest to start a reintroduction programme. Six years later, the situation is being reverted: the birds are adapting and the locals are making sure their homes stay intact.  Continue reading

Houbara Bustard nest discovered in Jordan

For the first time since its release between 2014-2016 under the Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Houbara Reintroduction Project, a Houbara bustard nest has been spotted by field teams from the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature in Jordan (RSCN). The initiative is managed by the International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC). Continue reading

Western Tien-Shan declared World Heritage Site

After several years of collaborative work with regional governments and environmental experts and NGOs, the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK), BirdLife’s partner in Kazakhstan, is proud to announce that Western Tien-Shan was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List! Continue reading

What the Beck’s?

An intrepid BirdLife International team are back from their voyage to discover the nesting grounds of Beck’s Petrel, a small seabird facing an uncertain future… Did they capture one with their net gun? Continue reading

Ecotourism magic in Mexican villages

The vivid colours of Belding’s Yellowthroat were becoming a rare sight. Luckily, the locals of Baja California Sur seem to have taking a liking to this small bird and are now getting involved in the business of ecotourism. Find out how avian research is saving species in this Mexican state. Continue reading

First British-born little gulls have taken their first flight

After making history earlier this month by being the first little gull chicks ever proven to definitely hatch in Britain, all eyes have been on the two youngsters to see if they would survive to take their first flight. Today it was confirmed they have, making their parents Britain’s first ever successfully breeding little gulls. Continue reading