North America

Energy Task Force Side Event: Reconciling Energy Developments with Migratory Species Conservation

Members of the Energy Task Force, including the CMS and AEWA Secretariats, BirdLife International, and the German Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) joined forces at the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference to raise awareness of the importance of reconciling migratory species conservation with the deployment of renewable energy and power lines globally.

23 May 2017

Rare Mexican porpoise faces 'imminent extinction'

An immediate extension of a fishing ban is desperately needed to save the world's most endangered marine species.


16 May 2017

Chinese appetite for totoaba fish bladder may kill off rare vaquita

Only 30 vaquita are left in Gulf of Mexico as pirate fishermen net them when fishing for highly valued totoaba maws

16 May 2017

Migratory birds bumped off schedule as climate change shifts spring

New research shows climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that North American migratory songbirds rely on to successfully mate and raise healthy offspring, setting in motion a domin

15 May 2017

Humans Shouldn’t Be So Scared of Bats

Bats, too often, get a bum rap. They’re the bloodsucking supernatural villains of Bram Stoker fame.

09 May 2017

La pollution sonore envahit les parcs naturels américains

Unique en son genre par son ampleur, l'étude menée par une équipe de chercheurs américains sur le bruit dans les zones naturelles protégées des États-Unis n'est pas très encourageante.

09 May 2017

Nearly 400 birds killed after flying into Texas skyscraper in storm

Nashville and Blackburnian warblers among birds of more than 20 species that hit American National Building, possibly after mistaking lights for moon or sun

06 May 2017

Nine aquatic animals added to Canada’s list of at-risk species

Each of the nine species has been adversely affected by humans through either damage to habitat or exploitation such as overfishing, according to Eric Taylor, chair of Committee on the Status of En

03 May 2017

Birdwatchers flock to Orkney to catch glimpse of American blackbird

It is a small brown bird with no ostentatious marking and unremarkable to the untrained eye.

01 May 2017

Last-ditch attempt to save the endangered vaquita porpoise

$4m mission in Gulf of California aims to rescue world’s most endangered sea mammal – with help from US navy dolphins

29 April 2017