News Belgium

How the EU "Fitness Check" can become a game changer

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 12:51

On behalf of BirdLife Europe and NABU (BirdLife in Germany) we would like to invite you to our workshop on Tuesday 1st December 2015.

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Let’s leave a share for our meadow birds

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 13:04

Winter fields are so barren that the once common sights and sounds of meadowland birds are vanishing across Europe. But one farmer in Belgium is helping change this.

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Natuurpunt now manages 20,000 hectares of nature

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 10:49

In Belgium; our BirdLife Partner Natuurpunt has crossed the symbolic threshold of 20,000 hectares of nature reserve management.

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Natuurpunt wins prestigious Best Life Nature Project award

Fri, 13/12/2013 - 11:06

The Dommeldal project coordinated by Natuurpunt (BirdLife Partner in Belgium) and Natuurmonumenten in the Netherlands has received one of 6 Best LIFE Nature Project awards in recognition of its focused efforts on habitat restoration in the valley

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From dogfight to protected birds’ estuary

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 19:21

After years of political dogfight there finally seems to be hope for the Western Scheldt estuary in the Netherlands, a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with multiple streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.

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Alien species – biodiversity’s ticking time bomb?

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 17:15

They cause some 12.5 billion Euro worth of damage each year in the European Union alone. On 21 February BirdLife and IUCN co-hosted an event in the European Parliament in Brussels to shed some light on this ticking time bomb, ahead of the EU legislative proposal aimed at tackling the problem, which is expected in March.

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Restoration of an important biodiversity area: La Montagne Saint-Pierre (Belgium)

Sun, 05/08/2012 - 15:06

Located at the bank of the River Meuse, at the frontier between Belgium and Holland, La Montagne-Saint-Pierre has provided the mining industry with raw materials for many years. The site nowadays testifies to the evolution of nature and landscapes subjected to intensive human influence. Over the centuries, extraordinary fauna and flora have developed here, thanks to the calcareous soils.

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