Archive for BirdLife International

Great step forward for seabirds in Spain

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

Serbian Saker decreasing despite intense efforts

Pigeon breeders, farmers, poachers and strong winds: the many threats to the rare Falcon. Continue reading

High-seas heroes recognised for their success!

The Birdlife International Albatross Task Force (ATF) in South Africa has reduced the death of albatrosses in local fisheries by more than 90% and is receiving well-deserved attention. Continue reading

Dog Island, Anguilla, declared rat-free

Following an intensive five-month programme to eradicate black rats and two years of careful monitoring, Dog Island in Anguilla – a UK Overseas Territory in the Caribbean – has been officially declared rat-free. Continue reading

Ringed Marsh Harrier from Netherlands triggers awareness of migratory birds in Mabang, Sierra Leone

On 7th February 2014, a farmer called Sullay Kanu who lives in Komrabai mabela, Kolifa Mabang Chiefdom in Tonkolili District Northern Sierra Leone, captured an Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginos on his farm (a floodplain with some water pools that contains fish and some amphibians) with a locally made snare. Continue reading

Migratory bird ecology awarded € 2.5 million research boost through Theunis Piersma

Professor Theunis Piersma, world authority on the ecology of migratory birds (especially Red Knots) has been awarded The Spinoza Prize – the so-called ‘Dutch Nobel Prize’. The prize comes with an award of € 2.5 million that Piersma can spend on his research. Continue reading

IUCN Red List raises more red flags for threatened species

Almost 80% of temperate slipper orchids and over 90% of lemurs are threatened with extinction, according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Continue reading

Support saves forgotten Monarch

The fire ants and devastating rains hit as the funding dried up, but thanks to your huge support Critically Endangered Tahiti Monarch is having its best ever breeding season, with 12 successful fledglings and one nest still active. Continue reading

Canadian BirdLife Partners launch new IBA video

It’s Canadian Environment Week, held in the first week of June to coincide with World Environment Day and World Oceans Day. Continue reading