In South Asia, three species of vultures are facing extinction due to a veterinary drug called diclofenac which causes kidney failure and death within a few days. Breeding programmes are underway and a drug called meoloxicam has been found to offer a safe alternative. But is it too late for the small wild population to survive?
A short inspirational film following the early stages of a major restoration project in Sumatra’s Harapan rainforest. The film explores the ecological benefits and shows how this ambitious project is creating tangible results for local communities.
Julian Pettifer looks at some of the causes as to why house sparrow numbers are declining in our cities and offers some ways to improve their survival chances.
Cranes are among Europe’s largest birds and well-loved because of their enthusiastic display dances and bugle-like call. The Great Crane Project has great plans to restore a healthy population of european cranes throughout the UK, so that people can once again experience these beautiful birds. The story so far is captured in this inspiring 2-partshort film.
Every year, 100,000 albatrosses are killed needlessly by drowning on the end of fishing hooks. 19 of the 22 species of albatross in the world are threatened with extinction, largely because of longline fishing. If you can help us act now, the Save the Albatross campaign can help stop these magnificent birds from becoming extinct. Your money can fund the Albatross Task Force teams and their urgent work to train fishermen to keep seabirds off the hook. We need your help. To find out more, visit www.savethealbatross.net
Watch the story of East and West Scotland’s white-tailed eagle reintroduction project unfold. Hear what the future holds for these magnificent birds of prey in Scotland and meet Project Officer, Claire Smith and Mull Officer, Dave Sexton, as they find out what happens when the East Scotland birds start to pair up and hopefully breed.