Birds

Twelve-year action plan to save vultures

Some 43 experts from 22 countries have met in Toledo, Spain, to draw up a strategy to save the world's heavily threatened vulture species.

21 February 2017

Singapore’s wild bird trade threatens exotic species

Singapore has historically been a major hub for bird trade. But the trade, largely poorly managed, threatens exotic species, according to a new study.

20 February 2017

In search of Tanzania's bee-eaters

In the Selous Game Reserve you can see seven different bee-eaters. Each one sports impossibly beautiful colours.

19 February 2017

China is building the world’s first migratory ‘Bird Airport’

he world’s first migratory “Bird Airport” is designed to convert a landfill in Lingang, China into a wetland bird sanctuary.

19 February 2017

International Action Plan to Tackle the African-Eurasian Vulture Crisis

An International Action Plan for vultures is being developed at an expert meeting convened by the Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MoU under the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) in from 16 to 19 February in Toledo, Spain. The plan aims to prevent the further decline of vultures which are nature’s primary scavengers, providing indispensable ecological services as carrion feeders and disposers of disease-carrying carcasses.

16 February 2017

Camera traps proving to be powerful tool for studying endangered species in remote locations

In 2015, a team of researchers left 21 camera traps on a previously unsurveyed ridge in Peru’s Sira Communal Reserve for six months to capture critically endangered species.

15 February 2017

Extreme heat threatens desert songbirds

"During heat waves, birds that are day active suspend almost all activity and seek cool shaded microsites," said biologist Blair Wolf.

14 February 2017

Birds of prey lock in combat

The buzzard raises its wings and lifts its talons up towards the kite, which responds and the two clash.

14 February 2017

The Vanishing: Europe’s farmland birds

The Head of Conservation for BirdLife Europe & Central Asia explains how intensive agriculture has made farmland birds one of the most threatened bird groups in Europe.

12 February 2017

Tráfico ilegal de especies: 120 pájaros ocultos en cuatro maletas

La Guardia Civil detiene en Barajas a dos personas por tratar de introducir aves desde México. Casi la mitad de los animales murieron asfixiados en el viaje.

12 February 2017