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Europe and Central Asia
22 Sep 2017

The Bird Bulletin - vol. 14

By Gui-Xi Young

The Bird Bulletin – bringing you beak-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia and beyond!

 

Stunning success on the Black Sea coast! – SABUKO (BirdLife Georgia) is celebrating a major victory after years of hard work. Georgia’s Ministry of Environment has officially banned hunting activities in the Chorokhi Delta. The site has also been recognised as a BirdLife IBA (Important Bird & Biodiversity Area) and added to the Emerald Network of Areas of Special Conservation Interest. Read more…

LUNGS OF THE EARTH – Can the EU’s climate and energy policies see the wood for the trees? Learn more about Europe’s forest policies at BirdLife and FERN’s ‘Lungs of the Earth’ event at the European Parliament on 28th September. Register here

A SEA CHANGE FOR SEABIRDS – The European Parliament has declared that management measures for fishing fleets in the North Sea should be set to minimise their impact on the marine environment and not just fish stocks. This is a huge win for seabirds threatened by incidental bycatch in commercial fishing gears. Read more…

An American abroad – A North American Yellow Warbler has been causing a stir in the South-west of England. Find out why here!

(Bird)Life through a lens – Across the pond, Audubon (BirdLife USA) this summer announced the winners of the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards. The judges whittled down over 5,500 entries to just one ‘Grand Prize Winner’ which went to Deborah Albert for her stunning shot of a Gentoo penguin and chick in Antarctica. Check out the ‘best of the best’ here.

 

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