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Ortolan Bunting © Pierre Dalous
22 Sep 2017

In France, the Ortolan Bunting may soon be finally off the menu

The French Ministry of Ecology, Nicolas Hulot has committed to ending the large-scale trapping of Ortolan Bunting, which takes place to meet demand for a cruel dish where the songbird is blinded, fattened and drowned in brandy. It's a practice that has driven population declines of up to 84% in Europe since 1980.
22 Sep 2017

The Bird Bulletin - vol. 14

Today's Bird Bulletin brings hard-won success stories from the Black Sea Coast and the North Sea.
15 Sep 2017

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 13

The summer is over, the kids are back in school and our Bird Bulletin is back bringing you beak-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia.
16 Aug 2017

The Living Infinite

In the editorial of the special 'marine' edition of our Europe & Central Asia newsletter, Christopher Sands casts his eyes to the ocean.
14 Aug 2017

What's the catch? The fate of Europe's seabirds

Bruna Campos explains why a ‘sea change’ in policy is needed to protect thousands of Europe’s seabirds from the threat of incidental bycatch in fishing gears.

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