PANDION LIVE: 5

12.12.2017 - 17:33 birdlife.org

The ultimate irony: Cape Gannets, famed for their greed, are now starving

The Afrikaans name for the Cape Gannet Morus capensis is “Malgas”, meaning “mad goose”. This makes sense when you see this large seabird on the ground.

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12.12.2017 - 12:40 birdlife.org

Lead poisoning: the long goodbye

1 million birds are fatally poisoned in Europe each year by ingesting lead shot from expended cartridges. The EU’s European Chemicals Agency is currently considering an EU-wide ban on the use of lead shot for hunting in wetlands.

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12.12.2017 - 01:01 birdlife.org

Red List 2017: seabirds starving, songbirds trapped, hope for pelican and kiwis

On land, the Snowy Owl is also struggling to find food in the North American Arctic. The once super-abundant Yellow-breasted Bunting could soon go extinct if illegal trapping (for food) in China is not halted.

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11.12.2017 - 05:56 birdlife.org

Plastic killed albatross chick on nest, bycatch a huge threat at sea

Over the last few weeks in the UK, Blue Planet 2 has led us on an incredible journey of discovery. We’ve encountered bizarre and uncanny creatures from the deepest oceans.

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08.12.2017 - 12:07 birdlife.org

Clones vs drones: Tahiti battles nine invasive species to save iconic bird

When its recovery program started in 1998, conservationists were only able to locate 12 Tahiti Monarch Pomarea nigra individuals. We already know that invasive species are a huge problem for island birds, but on its home island of Tahiti, the Monarch was cursed with not

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