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June, 2018

May, 2018

  • 3 May

    Propose banning sale of puffin meat

    BirdLife Iceland plans to propose the Ministry for the Environment ban the sale of puffin meat, RÚV reports. The proposed ban would also include products from other birds in the alcid family, whose numbers are decreasing globally.  

April, 2018

  • 27 April

    Even familiar birds at risk of extinction, new study finds

    The 2018 State of the World’s Birds report, which provides a comprehensive look at the health of bird populations globally, has found that the extinction crisis has spread so far that even some well-known species are now in danger.  

  • 27 April

    Mass penguin deaths a climate change ‘wake-up call’

    Scores of dead little blue penguins that have washed up on northern beaches this year probably died of starvation in extreme sea conditions, researchers say.  And they warn that climate change and its big storms could mean many more mass deaths of cherished bird and other vulnerable marine species.  

  • 4 April

    Warming seas could put seabirds out of sync with prey – study

    Seabirds may struggle to find food for their chicks because they are unable to shift their breeding seasons as the climate warms, research suggests.

March, 2018