Threatened Species

6,000 Endangered Steppe Eagles find refuge within refuse dumps

If you wanted to see 6,000 Endangered eagles, a rubbish dump might not be the first place you’d think of looking. But conservationists in Saudi Arabia are working to make these unlikely havens safe for the birds that call them home. By Dima Obeidat Nowadays, it is increasingly rare and mesmerising to catch a glimpse of the majestic Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis. …

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World Migratory Bird Day 2020 Birds Connect Our World

World Migratory Bird Day will be celebrated by people across the world on Saturday, 9 May with the theme “Birds Connect Our World”. The UN-led campaign aims to raise awareness of migratory birds and the importance of international cooperation to conserve them. It is organized by a collaborative partnership among two UN treaties – the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) …

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On the event of World Migratory Bird Day, SPNL would like to introduce you to the magnificent Egyptian Vulture

To save an endangered species, the Egyptian Vulture, institutions and organisations from 14 countries spanning the Balkans, Middle East and Africa have joined forces proving that political borders do not exist in these efforts. All of them have united under the project “Urgent Actions to Strengthen the Balkan Population of the Egyptian Vulture and Secure Its Flyway” (LIFE16 NAT/BG/000874), abbreviated …

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Third e-newsletter on the Egyptian Vulture New LIFE project

Dowload PDF File NEOPHRONOLOGY Research Who is more important in the Egyptian vulture family? MONITORING Breeding In 2020, the breeding of nearly half of the Egyptian vulture population in Bulgaria will be monitored by trail cameras. The end of monitoring season 2019 in Albania. Study on the breeding Egyptian vultures in Koutous Massif, Niger Migration Monitoring the Migration of the …

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LOVE Has No Borders: One Of The Tagged Egyptian Vultures In 2012 In Bulgaria Started To Breed In Greece!

At the beginning of every spring, we look at the sky to see the Egyptian vultures coming back from their winter grounds. We always hope to see more of them than in the previous year, but the reality is often disappointing. In Greece the number of birds and their breeding territories has been vanishing dramatically year after year, as a …

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Coronavirus lockdown brings Lebanon’s migratory birds up close

Ayat Basma AMMIQ WETLAND, Lebanon (Reuters) – With Lebanese confined to their homes by the new coronavirus, migratory birds in the Mediterranean country are winging their way into the midst of quieter city life. From flocks of white pelicans and storks soaring over Beirut’s seafront to diminutive herons nesting in built-up neighbourhoods, Lebanese social media are capturing avian beauty normally …

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A look back at some of the biggest bird conservation stories of 2019

A lot can happen in a year. Browse some of the most important advances in bird conservation science that happened over 2019: part of the yearly update to our flagship publication, State of the World’s Birds. By Jessica Law Yearly updates can be infuriating. At the end of every December, social media is flooded with humblebrags about exotic holidays, job promotions …

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Why it’s important to love birds for more than just their beauty

We all know what our favourite bird looks like – but do you know why it’s evolved to look that way? Discover the amazing new project striving to build a stronger connection between people and nature – through the fascination of bird anatomy. By Jessica Law Have you ever looked at a spoonbill and pondered the reason behind its beak’s unique …

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Extinct in the Wild: can these 5 bird species come back from captivity?

In the light of the successful reintroduction of Guam Rail, we consider the prospects of the five remaining bird species categorised as Extinct in the Wild – all of which face unique barriers to re-entry.   By James Lowen Extinction is forever. Or is it? Granted, there’s no way to reincarnate the Dodo Rapphus cucullatus. Yet five species that have vanished from …

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Second e-newsletter of the LIFE Egyptian Vulture New LIFE project!

Welcome to our second e-newsletter on the Egyptian Vulture New LIFE project. Get acquainted with the most interesting activities for the conservation of the Egyptian vulture of 20 partners from 14 countries and 3 continents for the period January-September 2019. Happy reading! https://mailchi.mp/9e2d91d026c1/egyptian-vulture-new-life-newsletter-2-2019  

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