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In the bleak midwinter

Fri, 15/12/2017
In his editorial of this month’s edition of the Europe & Central Asia newsletter, Christopher Sands looks for rays of hope to brighten up ‘the bleak mid-winter’...
The Black-legged Kittiwake is a symptom of a greater problem for all Atlantic birds © Colum Clarke

Cliffs lying barren: why we can't afford to ignore the Kittiwake crash

Thu, 14/12/2017
“Out of sight, out of mind” - the alarming decline of the Black-legged Kittiwake provides a painful lesson that The High Seas – open ocean outside national jurisdiction – need urgent protection. But hope is at hand with the proposal of a new Marine Protected Area.

Lead poisoning: the long goodbye

Tue, 12/12/2017
1 million birds are fatally poisoned in Europe each year by ingesting lead shot from expended cartridges. Support the EU's proposal for an EU-wide ban of lead ammunition in European wetlands.

Fly with Greater spotted eagles!

Mon, 04/12/2017
Eight Greater spotted Eagles tagged in southern Belarus started their autumn migration in September. Now you can watch them online!

The Bird Bulletin: Europe & Central Asia

Fri, 24/11/2017
Today's news round-up from Europe & Central Asia features a major update on Bialowieza forest, a wild challenge to help hedgehogs and dinosaur loose in Brussels.

The Bird Bulletin: Europe & Central Asia

Fri, 17/11/2017
Today’s news round-up from Europe & Central Asia takes us to Greece, Kazakhstan, Portugal and the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

EXPO 2017 ASTANA: Future Energy

Tue, 14/11/2017
Danara Zharbolova from ACBK (BirdLife Kazakhstan) and Stephanie Ward from RSPB (BirdLife UK) reflect back on a successful joint showcase at EXPO 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan – a very fitting celebration of over thirteen years of successful collaboration as BirdLife partners.

Tagging the elusive White-headed Duck

Tue, 14/11/2017
Danara Zharbolova and Alyona Koshkina from our Kazakh partner ACBK tell us about their first attempts to catch and tag the elusive White-headed Duck with geolocators out on the lakes of the Central Kazakhstan.

Greece takes action on three iconic bird species

Tue, 14/11/2017
Roula Trigou from HOS (BirdLife Greece) tells us why the future looks brighter for 3 charismatic bird species in Greece: the Egyptian vulture, the Lesser White-fronted Goose and the Lesser Kestrel.