European honey-buzzards are fearless in the face of stinging wasps and hornets, but they have no defense against illegal shooting for sport. In Italy, “anti-poaching camps” sparked an extremely successful movement which has saved thousands of honey-buzzards.
Author Birdlife International
A gangly, bald, leathery bird with a penchant for eating garbage, the greater adjutant’s unconventional appearance has brought them to the edge of extinction. But in India, an all-female group of conservationists is fighting to clear the adjutant’s name.
The Eurasian blackcap’s beautiful song has inspired humanity for centuries. But in Cyprus today, it is silenced by industrial-level illegal trapping, all to fuel an unlawful trade in local delicacies. Could education be the solution?
Why do birds collide with windows, and how can we help? We explore the science behind bird collisions and dispel some common myths about how to prevent them, shining a spotlight on exciting projects across the world that are making a real difference.
Every year, millions of migratory birds are unlawfully killed as they embark on their epic journeys between their homes in Europe and Africa. In response, BirdLife International has launched Flight for Survival, a campaign raising awareness of this issue globally, with a focus on seven illegally killed bird species.
Hailed for their intelligence and majesty, Egyptian vultures were admired and worshiped throughout history. But decimated by poisoning, electrocution and illegal trophy hunting, the bird that was once an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph is now endangered.
This is a story about the albatross, one of the most iconic and endangered birds, about industrial fishing in the remotest ocean regions that kills them, and an astonishing experiment in machine learning which may just help to save them.
Once thought to be lost forever, Gurney’s Pittas have dodged extinction several times over the decades. Now, confined to Myanmar and beset by habitat destruction and civil unrest, they may be running out of chances.
Reading about the environment can sometimes seem like a depressing litany of fading species, increased development, and a warming planet. But there are reasons to be hopeful. As we enter the new year, here are 12 conservation wins we saw in 2018.
It’s a worrying trend: even birds that were once considered common and widespread are now plummeting towards extinction. Some of the species on this list will shock you.
The latest release of the IUCN Red List shows that mountain gorillas are no longer critically endangered, and fin whales no longer endangered. However, many species, including fish and trees, are still suffering from over-exploitation.
For millennia, vultures have aided humans in their role as nature’s clean-up crew. Now, Kenya is repaying the favor with a new rapid-response unit to combat vulture poisoning, part of an ambitious project to save Africa’s vultures.