Europe and Central Asia
Dr Vladimir Ivanovskihas pioneered tecniques for raptor protection in Belarus
03 Feb 2018

Saluting the brave Nature’s Heroes of Belarus

The three Nature's Heroes chosen by APB—BirdLife Belarus can be considered heroes in a more conventional sense. One climbs to dizzying heights to study the nests of raptors, with only a few old canvas straps to keep him from falling. The second confronted and defeated a horde of foreign hunters intent on killing the breeding ducks and other wildlife for which he is responsible. The third challenged a poacher and was shot and permanently disabled; but though no longer able to work as a protected area manager, has established a new career as one of Belarus's most respected wildlife photographers, and inspires many people to become conservationists.
Odysseus and the Sirens, Otto Greiner
02 Feb 2018

A small rock holds back a great wave

In the editorial for our Europe & Central Asia newsletter, Ariel Brunner contemplates the 'Homeric' journey ahead through the political waters of 2018
31 Jan 2018

#OceanAlert: Between the Devil and the deep blue sea

BirdLife Europe is on high #OceanAlert: as a direct result of fishing, tens of thousands of threatened seabirds, turtles and marine mammals needlessly perish in European waters each year.
29 Jan 2018

Data on Maltese bird trapping kept under wraps

BirdLife Malta was refused access to data about more than 8,000 sites where trapping is authorised each year
27 Jan 2018

A Nature’s Hero with a talent for building relationships

Leylya Belyalova co-founded Uzbekistan's Student Birdwatching Clubs Network, and her educational activities have led to more than 50 trained young conservationists getting placements in government bodies
White Tailed Eagle © Jaroslav Pap courtesy of Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia

Shot and left for dead: help us put an end to this persecution.

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