Europe and Central Asia
01 Feb 2019

Thousands of birds at risk as wetland is threatened by overexploitation

Doñana National Park, in Spain, is a crucial stopover point for thousands of migrating birds. However, over-intensive irrigation is threatening these valuable wetlands.
Gediz Delta supports a third of Europe's Greater Flamingos © Ron Knight / Flickr
30 Jan 2019

Victory: flamingo haven Gediz Delta saved from mega-bridge construction

Following a successful court case lead by Doğa (BirdLife in Turkey), the proposal to build a mega-bridge spanning the Izmir Bay has been permanently dropped. The project would have destroyed crucial breeding islands for the Greater Flamingo and irreparably changed the delicate ecosystem.
Bramblings in Slovenia © Ruj Mihelic
24 Jan 2019

Incredible flock of 5 million bramblings wows Slovenia

Slovenia is witnessing an incredible birding event this winter. One so rare, it only happens once or twice in a decade – a huge flock of five million bramblings.
17 Dec 2018

When the beach clean-up is over

Beach clean-ups have become a bittersweet sight to see. Although their impact is immediately seen, what happens after all the volunteers are gone?
Field in Belgium
13 Dec 2018

No time to lose, European Council!

Open Letter by BirdLife Europe, the European Environmental Bureau and Greenpeace to the Heads of State and Government of the European Union Member States
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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