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Night Parrot rediscovered by birders in Western Australia

Posted: 23 Mar 2017
Four Australian birders have documented the first verified sighting of Night Parrot in Western Australia in over 100 years.

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New species concept edges closer to helping understand what makes birds different

Posted: 22 Mar 2017
Defined by the amount by which the DNA of internal cell parts is co-adapted, the new species concept is helping to explain why mitochondrial and nuclear genetics are sometimes at odds.

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Madagascan birds get massive Birdfair conservation boost

Posted: 21 Mar 2017
A record-breaking total of £350,000 has been presented by Birdfair to BirdLife International to help fund vital conservation work in Madagascar and Africa.

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Scots asked for sightings of Hen Harriers

Posted: 20 Mar 2017
After a successful call for Hen Harrier sightings last year, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Heads Up for Harrier project are once more asking people to report appearances of the species.

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American wildlife system to suffer massive budget cuts

Posted: 18 Mar 2017
Just two days after the US Refuge System celebrated its 114th birthday, the Trump Administration has announced dramatic and damaging cuts to conservation programs.

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Fifty years since Torrey Canyon disaster

Posted: 17 Mar 2017
Environmentalists are looking back on an epic wildlife rescue mission to save oil slick birds, on the 50th anniversary of the UK’s worst environmental disaster.

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More than 800,000 birds illegally killed on British military base in Cyprus

Posted: 16 Mar 2017
Illegal trapping activity in 2016 is at its highest level on British Territory in Cyprus since monitoring began in 2002.

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WWT surveys artificial wetlands

Posted: 15 Mar 2017
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) is asking designers and managers of man-made wetlands to complete a short survey about the benefits of such schemes.

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Two new songbird species found together in remote Indonesia

Posted: 12 Mar 2017
Two previously undescribed bird species have been discovered in Indonesia's South Kalimantan province, on the island of Borneo.

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Slender chance of re-finding curlews

Posted: 11 Mar 2017
Slender-billed Curlew has been considered extinct since the turn of the century, but stable isotope analysis has revealed that conservationists may have been searching for breeding sites in the wrong places.

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