Conservation saves 31 bird species from extinction, research shows

Conservation efforts have prevented the extinction of 31 bird species globally over the past 30 years, according to the most detailed analysis of conservation success ever conducted.
The species brought back from the brink include the Bali starling, Chatham Island taiko and northern bald ibis, as well as the California condor, which numbered just nine birds in 1994. The researchers conclude that it is possible to save species with concerted action and sufficient political will.
"The main thing is that we are making a significant impact," said Ana Rodrigues, a conservation scientist at Cambridge University. "Usually we only see the bad picture, which makes us feel that what we are doing is useless."