Bird Conservation

  • Combined Threats Increase Extinction Risk

    The combined threat of deforestation and wildlife exploitation has been severely underestimated for bird populations in Southeast Asia. This could lead to some species becoming extinct.

    By Alex Taylor on 7th December 2018
  • Snakes on a Plane

    Researchers have discovered why the brown tree snake has become such a successful invasive species on the island of Guam, where it has devastated native bird populations.

    By Alex Taylor on 3rd December 2018
  • Rediscovery of Bird Feared Extinct

    The Bahamas Nuthatch was feared extinct after Hurricane Matthew, but has been rediscovered by a research team. However, with only two birds found, its chances of recovery are slim.

    By Alex Taylor on 28th September 2018
  • Piping Plovers Disturbed by People

    A study examining the effects of human disturbance on piping plovers has discovered that activities such as coastal modifications and recreational use of beaches have negative impacts on the birds, even on their non-breeding grounds.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd August 2018
  • Scientists Stunned by African Bird Decline

    A 2-year, 20,000km roadtrip across Botswana undertaken by scientists has confirmed fears that many African bird species are in rapid decline.

    By Alex Taylor on 25th June 2018
  • Vultures Poisoned by Hunters’ Bullets

    Scientists studying African White-backed vultures have discovered that one reason for their decline in numbers is lead poisoning from ingesting hunters bullets.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th April 2018
  • Human-Induced Noise Stresses Birds

    Exposure to constant noise from oil and gas operations is causing chronic stress in birds. In some cases, the birds also have chicks whose growth is stunted, leading to warnings that bird populations could decline due to human-induced noise pollution.

    By Alex Taylor on 4th March 2018
  • Neotropical Parrot Populations Under Threat

    A recent study has discovered that more than 38% of Neotropical parrot populations on the American continent are under threat of extinction, and human activities such as hunting for the local and international trade and habitat loss are to blame.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd October 2017
  • Biding Time Could Improve Conservation

    An innovative new study has challenged the current orthodoxy in conservation by suggesting that delays in the spending of funds could actually improve the benefits gained from the money and therefore protect more species.

    By Alex Taylor on 17th September 2017