Archive for BirdLife International

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

Half a century on, Glossy Ibis returns to Serbian wetlands

After more than 50 years of absence, the Glossy Ibis has once again returned to breed in the Obedska Bara wetlands in Serbia. This was confirmed earlier this month by ornithologists Dr Slobodan Puzović and Loránd Vigh, whose survey of the breeding grounds found four pairs of Glossy Ibis and 6-8 pairs of Eurasian Spoonbill, which have also not been seen in the area since the 1990s. Continue reading

Winning hearts and minds in Cape Verde

Watch the video and step into a desert island wilderness, where conservation work for endangered turtles and birds is delivering heartening, long lasting, results: “Now the fishermen work with us, they help us count the birds instead of killing them. They even adopt turtle nests. It is a big, big change.” Continue reading

Lead: bad for birds and people

Lead is bad for you. Already in Roman times, people were apparently experiencing the harmful effects of consuming lead, which was then used as a sweetener for wine. Logically, over time, the use of lead has become more and more restricted, and its use in gasoline and jewellery is banned in the EU. However, other uses of lead persist. As always there is a strong resistance from the industry against regulation that they feel interferes with their business model, even when that business model involves releasing tonnes of toxic material into the environment. Continue reading

BirdLife cries the loss of conservation giant Luc Hoffmann

Our hearts were saddened by the recent news of Luc Hoffmann’s passing. Continue reading