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New call for plant and coastal biodiversity conservation projects in the Mediterranean Basin

Mon, 18/12/2017
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund we announce a new Call for Letters of Inquiry for large grants for the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot; (Français) (Português)

Clean Energy Package in the EU Parliament – Wrapping up for Christmas

Mon, 18/12/2017

As we all begin winding down for Christmas break, here at BirdLife Europe we have been

Peter Magosvongwe , BirdLife Nature's Hero 2017

Local guide looks after his stars

Fri, 15/12/2017

“Watch the White-starred Robin flash that star!

"Spoonie" Spoon-billed Sandpiper, a Critically Endangered migratory bird species © Pavel Tomkovich

How Small Actions Can Make A Big Difference

Fri, 15/12/2017
2018 will be “Year of the Bird”, thanks to an exciting new campaign with National Geographic, National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We’re calling on you to “bird your world”, starting with discovering why your backyard is a jigsaw piece for an entire continent…

In the bleak midwinter

Fri, 15/12/2017
In his editorial of this month’s edition of the Europe & Central Asia newsletter, Christopher Sands looks for rays of hope to brighten up ‘the bleak mid-winter’...
Found only on Christmas Island, the Abbott's Booby is now Endangered due to mining activity  © Sarah Summers

Don't Ruin Christmas: mining threatens wildlife haven Christmas Island

Fri, 15/12/2017
Home to five unique bird species found nowhere else, charmingly-named Christmas Island is one of nature’s most amazing gifts to Australia and the world. But new phosphate mining proposals threaten devastation. The Australian Government must choose to conserve this incredible biodiversity hotspot.
The Black-legged Kittiwake is a symptom of a greater problem for all Atlantic birds © Colum Clarke

Cliffs lying barren: why we can't afford to ignore the Kittiwake crash

Thu, 14/12/2017
“Out of sight, out of mind” - the alarming decline of the Black-legged Kittiwake provides a painful lesson that The High Seas – open ocean outside national jurisdiction – need urgent protection. But hope is at hand with the proposal of a new Marine Protected Area.
The protection of threatened Mediterranean plants will be one particular focus of the new investment © CEPF Med

Conservation fund launches new investment to protect Mediterranean nature

Thu, 14/12/2017
From the huge Dalmatian Pelican in the Balkans, to vulnerable trees in the Middle East and nesting turtles in North Africa, the wildlife in developing countries in the Mediterranean Basin has been given a renewed hope through a second phase of investment by CEPF