Europe and Central Asia
16 Jun 2017

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 11

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By Gui-Xi Young

Welcome to the latest edition of ‘The Bird Bulletin’ – our weekly news brief. Every Friday morning, we bring you bite-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia – kick start your weekend with “what a little bird told me!”

 

ANCHORS AWEIGH!  Read BirdLife’s new marine blog ‘Journey to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge’ in which Marguerite Tarzia chronicles her month-long voyage across the high seas in search of whales and seabirds aboard the research vessel RRS Discovery! Read now…

Squid pro quoDr Vladimir Laptikhovsky – expert in all things cephalopod (octopus, squid, cuttlefish, etc.) – takes us down into the depths of the wild open ocean in search of food for hungry seabirds. Read more…

Nature vs. pesticides – A bittersweet victory: On Wednesday a whopping 363 MEPs voted against a proposed ban on the use of pesticides on ‘safe havens’ for farmland nature – just 13 votes shy of the needed overall majority. Nature may have ruled the day, but what was supposed to be a ‘no brainer’ vote, turned out to be a very close call. Read more…

Mum, Dad, is that you?? Check out our Dutch partner VBN’s amazing ‘Cuckoo-cam’. A young cuckoo has just hatched in a Reedwarbler nest – watch the monstrous chick being fed by its small ‘parents’ and kicking its poor ‘brother/sister’ out of the nest. That’s sibling rivalry for you! Watch now…

Turkish delight! Doğa Derneği (BirdLife Turkey) is celebrating a major victory for conservation. This week, the Parliament withdrew a draft proposal that would allow building development in the protected olive pastures of Anatolia. Read more…

 

Well that’s all for today’s ‘Bird Bulletin’ – tune in next week for more cheeps, chirps and chatter.

Bye bye birdies!

 

Gui-Xi Young, Editor & Campaigns Officer – BirdLife Europe & Central Asia


Stichting BirdLife Europe gratefully acknowledges financial support from the European Commission. All content and opinions expressed on these pages are solely those of Stichting BirdLife Europe.



Stichting BirdLife Europe gratefully acknowledges financial support from the European Commission. All content and opinions expressed on the ECA section of this website are solely those of Stichting BirdLife Europe.