Birds

Tibetan crane's winter habitat under threat from Indian hydroelectric project

Hydropower project in eastern Himalayas will destroy migration site of ‘vulnerable’ black-necked cranes, conservationists claim

27 August 2015

White sky at night not a city bird's delight

Free-living songbirds show increased stress hormone levels when nesting under white street lights.

26 August 2015

Conservationists appalled at illegal killing of 25m birds a year in the Mediterranean

Glued, poisoned, trapped, shot – a shocking report reveals enforcement failure at a colossal scale as hunters across southern Europe and the Middle East kill birds with impunity

26 August 2015

Countries Meet to Tackle Poisoning of Birds in Southern Africa

Representatives of countries and wildlife experts met in Cape Town, South Africa on 24 August, to address poisoning of migratory birds, a problem that also threatens important predators. The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) and the CMS Memorandum of Understanding on Birds of Prey (CMS Raptors MoU), all three instruments administered by the United Nations Environment Programme, have convened the international meeting.

25 August 2015

Indien: Geier-Restaurants sollen bedrohte Greifvögel retten

Seit zwei Jahrzehnten sinkt die Zahl der Bengalgeier auf dem Indischen Kontinent dramatisch. Nun versucht der Staat, das Sterben durch Futterlieferungen aufzuhalten.

24 August 2015

SA hosts African countries in pre-AEWA meeting

The AEWA aims to facilitate close co-operation between countries to maintain or restore migratory waterbird species and their populations at a favourable conservation status throughout their flyway

23 August 2015

25m birds illegally killed in Mediterranean each year, says report

Conservationists call for action to end slaughter of birds after study uncovers epidemic of illegal shooting, trapping and gluing

21 August 2015

Pakistan's top court bans the hunting of houbara bustard

The court also effectively canceled all houbara hunting licenses already issued.

20 August 2015

Worsening wind forecasts signal stormy times ahead for seabirds

Stronger winds forecast as a result of climate change could impact on populations of wild animals, by affecting how well they can feed, a study of seabirds suggests.

18 August 2015

Energiewende tötet Deutschlands heimliches Wappentier

Die Greifvogelart Rotmilan nistet vor allem in Deutschland. Seit es immer mehr Windräder gibt, ist sie vom Aussterben bedroht.

17 August 2015