Archive for BirdLife International

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

Decebal and Darko’s journey across Europe: our Red-breasted Geese successfully reached Siberia!

Let me introduce you to Decebal and Darkos, two special Red-breasted Geese that were selected by SOR (BirdLife in Romania) to carry a satellite transmitter to provide conservationists with information on their migratory journey. Continue reading

Newly born, the Desertas Petrel turns into one of Europe’s conservation challenges: are we ready for it?

The 2014 Red List of Birds update gives birth to a new European species, the Desertas Petrel, classified as Vulnerable. Continue reading

Tanzanian Conservationists propose ways of securing the Eastern Arc Mountain forests

Tanzanian conservationists drawn from government and civil society have drafted a set of six policy and management recommendations on how to reduce threats currently facing biodiversity in the Eastern Arc Mountain forests of Tanzania (EAM), part of a global biodiversity hotspot. This was accomplished during a workshop held on 16th July 2014 in Morogoro, Tanzania, at the foot of Uluguru Mountains. Continue reading

One tenth of bird species flying under the conservation radar

More than 350 newly recognised bird species have been assessed by BirdLife International for the first time on behalf of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Worryingly, more than 25% of these newly recognised birds have been listed as threatened on The IUCN Red List – compared with 13% of all birds – making them urgent priorities for conservation action. Continue reading

Hundreds of thousands of birds accidentally poisoned every year

Two thousand, three hundred and fifty five Red and Black kites, 2,146 Griffon Vultures, 638 Black Vultures, 348 Egyptian Vultures, 114 Spanish Imperial Eagles and 40 Bearded Vultures were found poisoned in Spain between 2000 and 2010, according to the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment. All these birds are threatened species and protected under EU law. Continue reading

Great step forward for seabirds in Spain

Spanish landmark legislation increases 20-fold marine protected areas. Continue reading