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Veterinary drug could cause major drop in vulture numbers in Spain, new study confirms

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 10:10

Scientists and NGOs are calling for a ban on veterinary diclofenac after finding it could kill as many as 6,000 vultures per year in Spain, home to 95% of the Griffon Vulture population.

Europe and Central Asia Spain Preventing Extinctions

Preserving the Batumi bottleneck

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:08

Every year, over a million migratory birds fly through a 10-km wide corridor in Georgia on their way to their wintering grounds. They are under threat from illegal killing and infrastructure development.

Europe and Central Asia Georgia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

How do you save a species that is almost impossible to track?

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:08

It took conservationists four years of research and hard work before their cameras spotted the Critically Endangered Balkan Lynx for the first time. Now, research may be its biggest saviour.

Europe and Central Asia Macedonia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Using ecotourism to save one of Armenia's most biologically diverse regions

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:08

The country's Dsegh Nature Visitor Centre aims to conserve an unprotected IBA. Here's how

Europe and Central Asia Armenia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

How an infection almost made the saiga extinct

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:08

More than half the world's population of this antelope was dead in a matter of months. Here's how BirdLife is saving the saiga.

Europe and Central Asia Kazakhstan Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

New Sociable Lapwing habitats discovered in Uzbekistan

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:08

Very little was known about the Critically Endangered species' migratory route through Central and South Asia. That could soon change.

Europe and Central Asia Uzbekistan Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

Ulcinj Salina's salt pans could be saved by the very birds it protects

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:07

The ups and downs in the fight to protect these Montenegrin salt pans are too numerous to count. But could there be light at the end of the tunnel?

Europe and Central Asia Montenegro Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Impressive Imperial Eagle conservation in Georgia and Azerbaijan

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:07

From artificial nests to habitat surveys, here's how two countries are trying to save this vulnerable species.

Europe and Central Asia Azerbaijan Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Finnish team wins third 'Champions of the Flyway' race

Mon, 11/04/2016 - 15:03

In all, 243 species were seen during the 24 hours of the race by all teams.

Europe and Central Asia Israel Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

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