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The Energy Task Force is working hard to minimise the impact of installations like this wind turbine in Lorraine, France © Ppictures/Shutterstock

Bird-friendly renewable energy: introducing the...

Fri, 13/10/2017
New techniques and an international Task Force are helping to make renewable energy projects more bird-friendly than ever before

The laws of nature

Mon, 02/10/2017
In the editorial of this month’s edition of the Europe & Central Asia newsletter, Christopher Sands reflects on the ‘laws’ of nature.

The Bird Bulletin - vol. 15

Fri, 29/09/2017
This week's Bird Bulletin brings beak-sized updates from France, Switzerland and Kazakhstan.
Ortolan Bunting © Pierre Dalous

In France, the Ortolan Bunting may soon be off...

Fri, 22/09/2017
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.

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 4

Fri, 21/04/2017
Welcome to the latest edition of ‘The Bird Bulletin’ – our new weekly news brief with we’ll bring you bite-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia.

No Moules-Frites for French Gulls

Thu, 02/02/2017
Laureline Chassaing & Pauline Loubat from LPO tell us about their efforts to help mussel farmers protect their stocks from hungry gulls on the island of Olèron

The Bearded Vulture – plumes of prophesy?

Fri, 28/10/2016
Pascal Orabi, coordinator of the LIFE GYPCONNECT conservation project, explains how the Raptors Task Force at LPO (BirdLife in France) is working to reconnect...

Summer drinks at the French seaside

Wed, 13/07/2016
The Atlantic coast of France is known for its strong wine, beaches... and marine litter?

Can the European Commission save the Ortolan...

Thu, 07/07/2016
This bird is in danger of being eaten out of existence. Here's what BirdLife is doing to save it.

'Slipgate': The Naked Truth

Tue, 10/11/2015
LPO/BirdLife France volunteers and journalists were physically assaulted by a man with a shovel after they attempted to remove illegal poaching traps in a village in south-east France.

BirdLife in France to publish atlas of 357...

Thu, 29/10/2015
The atlas was developed after six years of research and includes 1.500 maps and 700 photographs over two volumes.

France: LPO takes direct action to liberate...

Fri, 19/09/2014
Every year in France, thousands of Ortolan Buntings are poached, mutilated and killed in breach of EU and national laws. On Thursday 4 September, the Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux (LPO, BirdLife in France) members went on the offensive, to liberate captured birds and make formal accusations against poachers to the French authorities.

Critically endangered Mascarene Petrel discovered...

Thu, 04/09/2014
An expedition to find the Critically Endangered Mascarene Petrel at sea have photographed a female bird where the egg is an obvious protrusion in the contour of her underbody.

Using technology to protect biodiversity

Fri, 13/04/2012
The BirdLife partners in France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the UK, are deploying unprecedented actions to protect the marine environment, through the project FAME (Future of the Atlantic Marine Environment, Interreg Programme 2010-2012). Amongst other, they have been tagging seabirds with mini-cameras, which recorded wonderful images.

LPO/BirdLife in France celebrates its 100 year...

Mon, 20/02/2012
Directors of the main French biodiversity NGOs, companies supporting biodiversity, French MEPs, MPs and local politicians joined LPO in blowing out the its 100 candles on January 26. This event is the start of a long series of celebrations and meetings around LPO’s anniversary that will happen in 2012 throughout France.