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Ski tourism threatened to slice through vital habitats in the Rila Mountains, Bulgaria © Leondeleeuw

10 vital bird habitats saved through conservation...

Tue, 26/11/2019
While it is impossible for us to protect every last bit of nature in existence, we can at least throw our energy and collective influence behind saving those that will have the greatest impact to the persistence of biodiversity on the planet. Here are just a few examples…

Flying into the face of danger

Wed, 12/06/2019
Shooting, trapping, poisoning – an average of 24 million birds are illegally slaughtered in the Mediterranean each year as they attempt their perilous migratory journey between Africa and Europe.

Anti-poaching camps give honey-buzzard sweet...

Mon, 08/04/2019
The European Honey-buzzard is fearless in the face of stinging wasps and hornets - but it has no defence against illegal shooting for sport. In Italy, “anti-poaching camps” sparked an extremely successful movement which has saved thousands of honey-buzzards.

Flight for Survival - Spring Migration 2019

Mon, 25/02/2019
This spring, BirdLife is telling the spectacular migratory stories of seven iconic birds – exposing the illegal threats they face along the African-Eurasian flyway.

Shipment of illegally killed birds discovered in...

Mon, 12/11/2018
Our Slovenian partner DOPPS reports on the alarming discovery of a huge shipment of illegally killed birds discovered in Slovenia en route to Italy last month. Significant numbers of Red-thorated pipit, White wagtail and Meadow pipit were found amongst a haul of over a thousand individuals birds.

LIFE is beautiful...in Italy

Mon, 28/05/2018
Our Italian partner LIPU has been awarded one of the EU’s most prestigious nature prizes – ‘Best LIFE Project’ - for their stunning work to create an ecological corridor between the Campo dei Fiori massif and Ticino Park in Lombardy.
Leda and the Swan, Paul Cézanne

Flight of Fancy: Leda and the Swan

Wed, 10/01/2018
Over the centuries, the ancient Greek myth of Leda and the Swan has inspired art both beautiful and bizarre. We present some of the most striking interpretations of the impossible love between woman and bird-God.

Eat Prey Love VULTURES

Fri, 30/06/2017
Christopher Sands explains why vultures are so misunderstood. This article is the editorial of the June edition of the BirdLife Europe & Central Asia newsletter. Read it here in full.

Ban Vet Diclofenac!

Thu, 29/06/2017
Today, we launch a new international campaign in Spain, Portugal and Italy that aims to ban the drug that could wipe out Europe’s vultures… just as it has already nearly done in Asia.

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 12

Fri, 23/06/2017
Science fiction or science fact? Read today's Bird Bulletin for tales of alien invasions and visions of the future!

'Mighty oaks from little acorns grow'

Fri, 23/06/2017
Our partners BirdLife Cyprus, BirdLife Malta and LIPU (Italy) have worked together very productively in the initial phases of a project to reduce illegal trapping of birds in the Mediterranean.

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 8

Fri, 19/05/2017
This week's edition of the 'The Bird Bulletin' is in celebratory mood as the EU officially declares May 21st NATURA 2000 DAY!

A renaissance of civil society

Tue, 25/04/2017
Danilo Selvaggi, Director of LIPU (BirdLife Italy), makes a passionate case for why both Europe and the environment desperately need a ‘renaissance’ of civil society.

The Way Forward

Wed, 22/03/2017
As we celebrate the 60th year of European unity, the director of LIPU (BirdLife Italy contemplates what the European project means for nature, birds and people.

Why do birds sing?

Fri, 03/03/2017
Trills and chirps, songs of love and warning shrieks, whistles through the wind in mid-flight – but why do birds sing? We decode the secret language of birds.
Illegally shot Hobby © David Tipling/BirdLife Malta

Stopping bird killing in the Mediterranean

Fri, 04/11/2016
Reducing the killing of protected species, improving the protection of key sites for migratory birds and ensuring adequate law enforcement.
A Griffon Vulture. Photo: Carles Carboneras

Saving the world’s vultures

Fri, 08/01/2016
Let's start with getting veterinary diclofenac banned in Europe.

Italy is creating a 'nature network'...

Thu, 19/11/2015
Lipu (BirdLife in Italy) is part of the LIFE TIB project to connect various habitat and create new ones for species escaping rising temperatures and man-made sprawls.