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Greenpeace urges fair and transparent vote on protection of India’s Mahan forest

Greenpeace International today joined Greenpeace India’s call for Indian authorities to protect democracy and ensure a fair and transparent village council vote in the Mahan forest, over a proposed coal mine development by Essar and Hindalco, where Essar is
the majority beneficiary. 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

Glossy Ibis pair makes first UK nesting attempt at Lincolnshire nature reserve

This summer, a pair of rare glossy ibises were spotted building a nest at RSPB Frampton Marsh. This is believed to be the first recorded
nesting attempt by this species in the UK. Continue reading

Eating pangolins to extinction

The enigmatic pangolin, or scaly anteater, is literally being eaten out of existence according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, which shows that all eight species are now threatened with extinction. Continue reading

School for birds’ final class graduates with flying colours

The last ever avian class at a unique school for birds has graduated with flying colours and was yesterday moved to the secret release location in Somerset. 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

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise welcomed home by Arctic 30

The Greenpeace icebreaker (Arctic Sunrise) today sailed back into Dutch territorial waters after over 300 days in Russian custody. The ship had been held illegally since taking part in a peaceful direct action against state owned oil company Gazprom, as it tried to drill the world’s first oil well in icy Arctic waters. Continue reading

Record breaking year for Chesil beach’s little tern colony!

The little tern colony at Chesil Beach has had its most successful year since records began, building on the prior success of the partnership project. Continue reading

Review of 30-Year Eagle Take Rule Prompts Call for New Approach to Managing Wind Industry

As the final of five public scoping meetings held by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in connection with its recent 30-year eagle take rule takes place today, a leading bird conservation organization is calling for major changes in how the industry sites and operates its facilities. Continue reading