Vultures in Africa and Europe could face extinction within our lifetime warn conservationists

BirdLife International – the world’s largest conservation partnership – has announced that vultures have rapidly become one of the most threatened families of birds on the planet. In a bid to stop this important family of birds slipping towards extinction in Europe and Africa, today we have launched a global campaign asking for public support […]

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Results of the Best Photo of the Week Ended 28 Sep 2013

We are delighted to announce the RESULTS of our most recent “Best Photo of the Week” Competition. First Prize is awarded to Mike Barth for his outstanding image ‘Whoops, missed again!’. Pradeep Kumar wins Second Prize with’Rose-ringed Parakeet Nestlings’ and Third Prize goes to Ankit Shah for’Indian Hare’ (see images below). The voting for all […]

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In search of Sooty Falcon

The Sooty Falcon has undergone a major decline in Arabia. Current status as per the EBRC (Emirates Bird Recording Committee) – “Highly endangered declining breeding visitor (5 nesting pairs in 2008, per EAD) to offshore Arabian Gulf islands. Rare migrant onshore”.So it was a pleasant surprise when an Emirati friend of mine reported a sighting […]

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