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Climate Change Will Require Enhanced Protection For Birds
2013-02-06 05:23:14

Many bird species are likely to suffer from future climate change, a new study led by Durham University and BirdLife International reveals.

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2009-05-14 08:20:00

An Ethiopian lark, a Galapagos finch and a newly discovered Colombian hummingbird have been placed on the world's most endangered species list, an environmental group announced on Thursday.

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2008-09-22 15:25:00

Populations of common birds are declining worldwide, and the effort to halt the loss of biodiversity by 2010 is likely to fail due to reluctance to commit what are often trivial sums in terms of national budgets, according to conservation group BirdLife International on Monday.

2008-09-22 00:00:17

HUNDREDS of bird species are facing extinction around the world, conservationists warned yesterday. Once-common UK birds such as the cuckoo, turtle dove and nightingale are among those identified by Birdlife International as suffering dangerously large falls in numbers.

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2007-08-13 15:20:00

The biggest and most wide-ranging bird conservation program the world has ever seen will be launched next week with the aim of saving every one of the planet's critically endangered species from extinction.

2006-07-24 09:14:48

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have tagged three northern bald ibis, among the last survivors of a species of Middle Eastern bird once so revered that it had its own ancient Egyptian hieroglyph, in an effort to save them from extinction.

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2005-12-23 00:40:00

Talk about a working mother. A Christmas Island frigate bird named Lydia recently made a nonstop journey of just over 26 days and covering nearly 2,500 miles - across Indonesian volcanoes and some of Asia's busiest shipping lanes - in search of food for her baby.

2005-08-12 11:23:57

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Scientists beware: Don't count your extinct bird species because one of them may hatch. Several supposedly extinct birds have recently been "rediscovered," raising hopes that others not seen for ages may still be taking to the skies.

2005-08-09 20:05:00

Scientists beware: don't count your extinct bird species because one of them may hatch. Several supposedly extinct birds have recently been "rediscovered," raising hopes that others not seen for ages may still be taking to the skies.


Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.