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Dr Vladimir Ivanovskihas pioneered tecniques for raptor protection in Belarus

Saluting the brave Nature’s Heroes of Belarus

Sat, 03/02/2018
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

A small rock holds back a great wave

Fri, 02/02/2018
In the editorial for our Europe & Central Asia newsletter, Ariel Brunner contemplates the 'Homeric' journey ahead through the political waters of 2018

#OceanAlert: Between the Devil and the deep blue sea

Wed, 31/01/2018
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.

Data on Maltese bird trapping kept under wraps

Mon, 29/01/2018

BirdLife Malta was refused access to data about more than 8,000 sites where tra

A Nature’s Hero with a talent for building relationships

Sat, 27/01/2018
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

Devastating blow for wildlife and climate

Thu, 25/01/2018

Thursday, 18 January 2018’s vote by MEPs on the future of renewable energy in Europe wa

HOS/BirdLife Greece navigates political shoals to deliver critical marine protection

Fri, 19/01/2018
An epic playground for seabirds, Mediterranean Monk Seals, marine turtles and cetaceans – and humans for time immemorial – just received a major boost from the Greek government.

Cyprus presents a bird guide for young explorers

Tue, 09/01/2018
BirdLife Cyprus’s latest publication ‘What’s that bird?’ is a bird guide for young explorers. Elena Markitani explains why it’s especially important in Cyprus to introduce children to the wonders of the natural world while they are young.

Coming home: the kulan of Central Kazakhstan

Thu, 21/12/2017
Danara Zharbolova from ACBK/BirdLife Kazakhstan recounts the promising first steps in an exciting project to establish a new population of Turkmenian kulan in Central Kazakhstan.