19.10.2017 - 12:54

Curlew crisis deepens: vital Australian wetlands under threat

The Numeniini — a tribe of large waders including curlews and godwits — is one of the most threatened bird groups on the planet. The once-abundant Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis of the Americas is now considered Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct), having last been

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17.10.2017 - 18:08

Local conservation action reducing poverty in coastal Kenya

The Dakatcha woodland near the town of Malindi on Kenya’s coast covers a wide tract of dry forests and dense undergrowth interposed with farmland. It is the only site outside the Arabuko-Sokote forest where the endangered Clarke’s Weaver bird is known to occur.

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17.10.2017 - 12:10

Is the Yellow-breasted Bunting the next Passenger Pigeon?

We are all familiar with the cautionary tale of the Passenger Pigeon Ectopistes migratorius — once the most abundant species in North America, and possibly the entire world.

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13.10.2017 - 11:15

Bird-friendly renewable energy: introducing the Energy Task Force

Migrating birds get a lot of interference from human activity, and it’s unfortunate that some of it comes from our attempts to be more environmentally friendly. The killing of birds by wind turbines and other clean energy equipment may sound like a canard trotted out by those who

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12.10.2017 - 13:11

One big plan to save African-Eurasian vultures by 2029

African-Eurasian Vultures are the most threatened group of terrestrial migratory birds on the planet. Many have extensive soaring migrations (and a Rüppell’s Vulture Gyps rueppelli was recorded as the world’s highest-flying bird when it collided with an airliner), and th

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