Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the EU Birds Directive
The Birds Directive, the EUís oldest piece of nature legislation and one of the most important, was adopted unanimously by the Members States in 1979 as a response to increasing concern about the declines in Europe's wild bird populations resulting from pollution, loss of habitats, as well as unsustainable use. It was also in recognition that wild birds, many of which are migratory, are a shared heritage of the Member States and that their effective conservation required international co-operation.
BirdLife International, strongly supporting a better implementation of both Directives, promotes their importance and their role in protecting European birds and biodiversity and has just launched the Born to Travel Flyways Campaign, a new international Campaign for the protection of migratory birds.
These international celebrities from all over Europe contributed to the Anniversary of the EU Birds Directive, which turned 30 on 2nd April 2009, thanking the EU for this unique piece of legislation which protects birds all over Europe and celebrating the European launch of the Born to Travel Flyways Campaign. To read their messages, pass with your mouse on the "Notes"..
Watch the Born to Travel film on the wonders of birds migration...
The Born to Travel Campaignís goal is to create more awareness on migratory birds of the African-Eurasian flyways and secure better protection for them. Add your voice of support to the campaign by clicking here.