Bird Conservation - Page 3

  • 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
  • North American Birds Face Threats All Year Long

    North American birds are facing threats from human-caused habitat loss, and it is predicted to become worse as climate change impacts all stages of the birds’ lives – whether they are breeding, wintering or migrating.

    By Alex Taylor on 30th July 2017
  • Late-Nesting Birds and Bees Face Habitat Threat

    Birds and bumblebees that nest late in the year are suffering more from the destruction of habitat. As habitats disappear across the world, fewer nest sites results in greater competition, and species declines.

    By Alex Taylor on 18th June 2017
  • Finding New Homes Won’t Help Emperors

    Many species can migrate to avoid the effects of climate change but a new study has shown that, while finding new homes may help Emperor penguins in the short term, by the end of the century their populations will face devastating declines.

    By Alex Taylor on 11th June 2017
  • Iconic Penguin Faces Extinction in New Zealand

    New Zealand’s iconic Yellow-eyed penguins could be extinct by 2060, according the the latest research, which shows that rising sea surface temperatures, fishing nets, toxins and habitat degradation are all to blame.

    By Alex Taylor on 20th May 2017
  • Desert Songbirds At Risk in a Warming Climate

    Songbirds in the desert of the southwestern United States are being put at greater risk of death by dehydration and mass die-offs due to projected increases in the frequency, intensity and duration of heatwaves, thanks to climate change.

    By Alex Taylor on 9th April 2017
  • Conservation of Habitat for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker

    The ivory-billed woodpecker’s habitat should be protected despite the lack of definitive evidence of this species’ existence, according to a new study. Currently, bird conservation efforts rely on indisputable photographic evidence, which could take many years to obtain, by which time it may be too late.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th January 2017
  • Newly Discovered Birds Are Already Endangered

    A reassessment of all bird species has discovered that many newly recognised species are already extinct or threatened with extinction thanks to human activity.

    By Alex Taylor on 18th December 2016
  • New campaign sparks controversy over the shooting of wading birds

    This past week saw the launch of a new petition. One calling for a moratorium on the shooting of critically declining species of wading birds, such Snipe, Golden Plover and Woodcock, in the UK. Stopping short of calling for an all-out ban, favouring instead a halt to the killing, during which proper research into the species declines can be undertaken. He hopes, by an independent research body.

    By James Common on 29th September 2016