Birds

Rare European duck doing twice as well in protected areas

Populations of smew drakes, which number less than 200 in the UK, are growing twice as fast in Special Protection Areas

26 January 2015

20 Years of Flyway Conservation in Action

Bonn, 16 January 2015 – This year marks the 20th anniversary of the successful conclusion of the negotiation of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) in The Hag

22 January 2015

Sauerstoffmangel: Gänse überqueren Himalaja im Achterbahnflug

Ihr Weg ist lang und beschwerlich - Streifengänse gehören zu den wenigen Vögeln, die das Himalaja-Gebirge überqueren.

16 January 2015

El secreto de los gansos para cruzar el Himalaya

Un estudio desvela cómo los ánsares superan la cordillera más alta del mundo volando lo más bajo posible, de noche y sin apenas ayuda de las corrientes de aire

15 January 2015

Bar-headed geese: Highest bird migration tracked

A tracking study has revealed the secrets of the world's highest bird migration - the Himalayan flight of the bar-headed goose.

15 January 2015

Australian migratory bird numbers in freefall due to destruction of east Asia tidal flats: report

The destruction of tidal flats in Asia has caused a serious decline in Australian migratory shorebird numbers and could lead to the extinction of some species, a report has found.

14 January 2015

The mystery of the missing hen harriers

Who has been killing one of England’s rarest birds? Patrick Barkham reports on the fierce conflict between game hunters and wildlife conservationists

13 January 2015

2015/002: Second Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG2) to the Raptors MOU

The Coordinating Unit of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU) is pleased to announce that the Second Meeting of the Tec

09 January 2015

2015/001: New Signatory to the UNEP/CMS Raptors MOU

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) in its capacity as Depositary of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migrator

08 January 2015

US Bird Count Shows Climate Change Affecting Migration Patterns

Soon after daybreak just south of Washington in Virginia, a small group of bird watchers peers through  binoculars, excited about seeing a var

08 January 2015