Birds

Exceptional beauty, exceptional risk: New study reveals extinction dangers for parrots

These unique birds are valued for their beauty, companionship and intellectual abilities, making them a popular choice for household pets. However, their popularity comes with a great price.

05 May 2016

Exploring Synergies for Addressing Bycatch throughout the CMS Family

3 May 2016 - On Friday and Saturday, 22-23 April 2016, the CMS Family got together for an internal workshop to exchange experiences with addressing what is considered the greatest threat to the mar

03 May 2016

Malta should consider moratorium on turtle dove hunting, says EU

European commission investigating violations of the EU bird directive after Malta allows 5,000 turtle doves to be shot, says Karmenu Vella

03 May 2016

Bedrohte Marathonflieger: 11.500 Kilometer nonstop übers Meer

Pfuhlschnepfen sind mit Zehntausenden Kilometern Flugstrecke die Weltmeister unter den Zugvögeln. Aber ihre lebenswichtigen Rastplätze in China sind in Gefahr

03 May 2016

Cattle drug threatens thousands of vultures

Modelling study paints bleak picture for Europe’s bird populations.

Nature

29 April 2016

World Migratory Bird Day 2016 – Official Trailer – Competition Winner Announced

Bonn,  27 April 2016 – the jury set up to decide the winner of this year’s WMBD video competition has met and reached its verdict choosing the entry submitted by N F Lart of Indone

27 April 2016

'Human swan' Sacha Dench to join 4,500-mile migration

A conservationist plans to take flight this autumn alongside thousands of swans as they make a 4,500-mile journey from the Russian arctic to the UK.

26 April 2016

First Meeting of Signatories of the High Andean Flamingos MOU to Convene in Peru

Bonn, 25 April 2016 - From 26 to 28 of April the first Meeting of the Signatories MOU on the Conservation of High Andean Flamingos and their Habitats will be held in Cu

25 April 2016

Inside the Secret Trade That Threatens Rare Birds

Singapore is a major transit hub for trade in threatened birds, especially African grey parrots.

19 April 2016