Galapagos whale shark project continues

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The Galapagos Islands are a stronghold for whale sharks. Jenny Vidler from Galapagos Conservation (GCT) Trust, gives us an insight into the trust’s Galapagos Whale Shark Project.     There are other locations on the planet where regular aggregations of whale sharks are … Continued

Galapagos Conservation Trust update

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Education and sustainability in the Islands In November 2016, Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT), Chief Executive Sharon Johnson travelled to Galapagos to visit some of GCT’s current conservation, education and sustainability projects. While in the Archipelago, Sharon spent time speaking with … Continued

UK 2016 breeding season a washout!

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Preliminary results released by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) illustrate the negative impact the wet weather, during spring and summer, had on breeding birds in the UK during 2016.     The results have been compiled from data received … Continued

Tapir re-introduction at REGUA

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Author: Sue Healey, REGUA – Communications Coordinator   At Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA), Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, the arrival of a pair of Lowland (Brazilian) Tapir as part of an ambitious re-introduction project is eagerly awaited.    These enigmatic … Continued

125 species for WCWW – 2016

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Wader Conservation World Watch (WCWW), organised by Wader Quest, continues to grow attracting 244 participants from 38 countries across 6 continents and 9 flyways. This year 125 species were recorded, from the sublime – ibisbill; to the obvious – ruddy … Continued

Tuatara re-location to flagship sanctuary

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As part of a continuing effort to conserve the tuatara, 17 juveniles that were reared at the University of Otago, have been released into Orokonui Ecosanctuary on South Island, New Zealand. The tuataras, aged between 3 and 4-year-old will boost … Continued

New plan puts eagles at risk!

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American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the Western Hemisphere’s bird conservation specialist, has expressed concern about the potential impact of wind facilities on the small eastern population of golden eagles. The statement came in response to the release, by The U.S. Fish … Continued

Red List holds bleak news about giraffe

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In Cancun, Mexico today (8 Dec 2016) the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released its latest update of the Red List of Threatened Species. Highlights of the update paint a mixed picture for birds, a bleak one … Continued