BirdLife Europe is a Partnership of 49 national conservation organisations and a leader in bird conservation. BirdLife Europe’s unique local to global approach enables it to deliver high impact and long term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
BirdLife Europe is one of the six regional secretariats that compose BirdLife International. Based in Brussels, it supports the European and Central Asian Partnership and is present in 48 countries including all EU Member States.
With more than 4.100 staff in Europe, 2 million members and tens of thousands of skilled volunteers, BirdLife Europe, together with its national partners owns or manages more than 6,000 nature sites totalling 320 000 hectares.
In Brussels, the BirdLife Europe team works mainly on EU policy issues and aims at improving EU legislation relating to the environment and biodiversity.
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Diclofenac: drug causing wildlife catastrophe in South Asia is available on EU market
3 March 2014, Brussels - Diclofenac is a powerful anti-inflammatory drug that is extremely toxic to vultures and its use on cattle has wiped out vulture populations in India, Pakistan and Nepal. Despite alternative safe drugs readily available, Diclofenac has been authorized for use in domestic animals in Spain (where 8 out of 10 European vultures live) and Italy and is now becoming widely available on the EU market. Read more
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