Global bird news: 14 August 2009

Natural history museum at Tring robbed

The Bucks Herald

The Natural History Museum at Tring has been targeted by thieves who have stolen a number of bird ‘skins’ from the ornithological collections. They were found to be missing following a break-in on Wednesday June 24. The specimens stolen comprise a number of brightly-coloured tropical birds, […]

Global bird news: 7 June 2009

Wader populations decline faster than ever

Birdlife International

According to a new publication by Wetlands International, more than half the populations of waders in Europe, West Asia and Africa are declining at an accelerating rate.The new ‘Wader Atlas’ is the first comprehensive overview of key site networks for waders in Europe, West Asia and […]