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    BirdLife appeals to the Standing Committee on Veterinary Medicinal Products: “We must avoid an ecological disaster: ban the vulture and eagle killer drug, Diclofenac.” 

    15 June 2015 - Today, representatives of EU Member States will decide the future course of action on the drug Diclofenac at a meeting of the Standing Committee on Veterinary Medicinal Products. Veterinary Diclofenac is extremely toxic to vultures and eagles, killing them if they eat animals that have been treated with the drug. Read more...

    Red List of Birds launch: nearly 1 in 5 birds at risk of extinction in the EU
    03 June 2015 - Nature alert: despite conservation successes, nearly 1 in 5 birds are still at risk of extinction in the EU. The European Red List of Birds, produced by the European Commission and BirdLife International, reveals shocking data: farmland degradation, habitat loss and climate change to blame. Read more...


    The EU is still failing to reverse decline in biodiversity
    01 June 2015 - In a new publication, “Halfway there?”, today BirdLife Europe presents its assessment of progress in the first five years of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020. The report finds that although important progress has been made in some areas, overall the EU is still failing to reverse the decline of biodiversity, many plants and animals are threatened with extinction in the EU.  Read more...
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