Rare birds thriving on Scilly Isles after scheme rids islands of rats

Number of nesting Manx shearwaters almost triples in three years after a project, backed by Prince Charles, sucessfully kills off the rats that eat the birds’ chicks and eggs

21 October 2016

Mit den Vögeln in den Süden ziehen

1,6 Milliarden Singvögel gibt es in Europa - und die Hälfte von ihnen fliegt jeden Winter in den Süden. Forscher wollen ihre Reise aus dem All verfolgen.

20 October 2016

Good News for Reducing Poisoning Pressures on Scavengers and Waterbirds

The world’s largest conservation event – the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress has adopted an important motion to help make lead ammunition a poison of the past. Lead poisoning from ammunition sources is a long standing problem and it is known to contribute to population declines as well as creating extensive avoidable deaths and sickness amongst waterbirds and scavengers such as vultures.

13 September 2016

In Memoriam - Hans Lukas “Luc” Hoffmann

The ornithological world has lost one of its most inspiring benefactors with the death on 21 July of Hans Lukas “Luc” Hoffmann, the renowned conservationist and philanthropist, who has passed away at the age of 93 in his beloved Camargue.

27 July 2016

Cuckoo migration 'now more perilous'

Britain has lost more than 70 percent of its cuckoos in the last 25 years, but tiny tracking devices fitted to some of the birds may have solved the mystery of their decline.

20 July 2016

Warming Arctic could disrupt migration patterns of millions of birds

Some shoreburds travel thousands of miles to reach their Arctic breeding grounds - breeding grounds that could soon be gone

20 July 2016

Task Force Agrees Need for Tougher Penalties, Adopts Zero Tolerance Approach to Curb Annual Slaughter of 25 Million Birds in the Mediterranean

Governments throughout the Mediterranean have agreed the need for tougher penalties and stricter surveillance in order to enforce a new “zero tolerance” policy that seeks to clamp down on the annual slaughter of millions of migratory birds in the region.

14 July 2016

Osprey mark 20 years at Rutland

More than 100 osprey chicks have been born since the birds were reintroduced into England 20 years ago.


06 July 2016

Environmental crime endangers biodiversity: Stop the Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds

Illegal activities, such as poaching of wild animals, are common worldwide and threaten biological diversity. Overexploitation is one of the main drivers of bird declines globally, and is the second most significant threat (after habitat loss) to migratory birds.Killed or trapped in huge numbers, some species are being driven to extinction.

05 July 2016

How frigatebirds cross entire oceans without ever needing to rest

Europeans named the birds "frigate" for their resemblance to the swift warships. They look powerful, with their forked tails and long, slender wings; the shadows they cast on the sea surface could

30 June 2016