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Europe and Central Asia
23 Jun 2017

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 12

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!”

 

ALIEN COVENANT – On Monday, EU Member States approved the inclusion of 12 new species on the List of Invasive Alien Species of Union Concern. One of these new species is the Raccoon dog, one of the main vectors of rabies in Europe and a major ecological threat. Read more…

Scenario 6 – On Tuesday, more than 250 NGOs from across Europe, including BirdLife, unveiled their vision for a more democratic, just and sustainable Europe. This is presented as an alternative ‘sixth scenario’ to the five ‘Future of Europe’ scenarios proposed by the European Commission. Read more…

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow” – With generous support from the Oak Foundation, BirdLife is doing inspiring work with our partners BirdLife Cyprus, BirdLife Malta and LIPU (BirdLife Italy) to reduce illegal bird trapping in their countries. Read more…

Fun in the sun! – Love nature? Love sunshine? Love Italy? Then sign up for one of LIPU’s fantastic summer camps in some of Italy’s most beautiful nature reserves. There’s something for children and adults alike!  Read more…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIRDLIFE – Did you know that BirdLife is the world’s oldest international conservation organisation? Well we turned 95 this week – chirp chirp hooray! Read more about our history here…

 

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.