Europe and Central Asia
5 May 2017

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 6

The Bird Bulletin
By Gui-Xi Young

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


WOW! 258,708 Europeans and 600 organisations call for radical reform of EU agriculture. This massive mobilisation was generated by Living Land, the online campaign launched by BirdLife Europe & Central Asia, the European Environmental Bureau and WWF EU.

Europe has spoken – it’s now time for the European Commission to listen. Together, let’s make our food and farming system sustainable from field to fork! Read more.

COAST IS CLEAR – last Sunday, BirdLife Malta joined 100 volunteers for a big coastal clean-up at L-Irdum tal-Madonna as part of the Valletta Green Festival. This Natura 2000 site holds the main Yelkouan Shearwater colony in the Maltese Islands. Check out the pictures here.

And the award goes to….BSPB (BirdLife Bulgaria)’s #SaveTheRaptors LIFE project has been nominated for the Green Award for Best LIFE project for the last 25 years!! This project did stellar work to protect Imperial Eagles and Saker falcons – vote for your favourite LIFE project here.

HIGH FIVE! 5 new management plans for SPAs (Special Protection Areas under the EU Birds Directive) were adopted this week by the Slovak government. This is great news for threatened species such as the charismatic Saker falcon. Follow the story on Facebook.

Love is in the air…for Humboldt Penguins. At this time of year they are nesting and incubating their eggs. Both parents will help to raise the chicks, taking it in turns to forage and bring back food. Unfortunately, their populations are declining rapidly. Help us #ProtectAPenguin today!


Young Humboldt Penguin © BirdLife International


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, News Editor – 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.