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Celebrating the day of 27,000 protected areas

Fri, 20/05/2016
The Natura 2000 network is vital to protecting Europe's most endangered species and habitats. Here's why.

One planet, hundreds of threatened habitats

Mon, 02/05/2016
Even though almost 60% of all important bird habitats in the EU and Central Asia are protected by law, many of them are still threatened by development pressures.

Running against the clock to save Europe’s most...

Mon, 02/05/2016
The Critically Endangered Balearic Shearwater could go extinct in a few decades if current threats go unchecked.

Veterinary drug could cause major drop in vulture...

Mon, 25/04/2016
Scientists and NGOs are calling for a ban on veterinary diclofenac after finding it could kill as many as 6,000 vultures per year in Spain, home to 95% of the Griffon Vulture population.
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.

The year BirdLife turned 'vulture vigilante...

Tue, 15/12/2015
99% of South Asian vultures are declining, and Europe is not far behind at 75%. What is BirdLife doing to save them?
SEO/BirdLife Executive Director Asunción Ruíz receiving the award © SEO/BirdLife

BirdLife Spain receives top European award

Wed, 04/11/2015
Campo de Montiel, a Natura 2000 site in the Spanish region of Castile-La Mancha, has today played host to a celebration of the Natura 2000 Awards, which has been jointly presented to SEO/BirdLife, Agencia EFE and BirdLife Europe as a result of their campaign ‘‘Natura 2000 Day’’.

Saving Macaronesia's biodiversity, one...

Mon, 12/10/2015
These islands represent 0.2% of EU territory but host over a quarter of the plant species listed in the Habitats Directive. Here's how SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) is protecting them.

Gran Sol may have 'plenty of fish in the sea...

Thu, 01/10/2015
The area hosts about 50 fishing boats, so seabird bycatch is a worrying problem. Can SEO/BirdLife in Spain and BirdLife's Seabird Task Force find a solution?

Coming soon: An atlas of Spain's migratory...

Mon, 31/08/2015
BirdLife in Spain's Migra initiative gathers in-depth data on the country's migrating species, from black spots and threats to favourite routes, speed and altitude of flight.

Keeping an eye on Balearic Shearwater

Sat, 04/07/2015
We need to keep a more careful eye on the ‘Critically Endangered’ Balearic Shearwater or else we might notice too late that it’s gone forever…

Three blades or none?

Mon, 22/06/2015
Spinning through flying space, three blade wind turbines are good for the climate, but are known to kill birds. A Spanish company may have invented a solution that will hit the market soon...Vortex Bladeless

Butterflies, SEO/BirdLife, and the Natura 2000...

Mon, 01/06/2015
Making butterflies with your hands may not change the world, but it’s a symbolic gesture that has been winning the hearts of people across Europe in celebration of the Natura 2000 Network.

Commissioner Potocnik: “Investing in Natura 2000...

Fri, 12/09/2014
Janez Potocnick, European Commissioner for Environment until last August, expresses his support to the Natura 2000 network. Mr. Potocnick qualifies it as “one of the biggest achievements in the EU Environmental Policy” in a video produced within the frame of the LIFE project Activa Red Natura 2000 – Connecting people with Biodiversity by SEO/BirdLife (BirdLife in Spain) and the Spanish news agency EFE.

Great step forward for seabirds in Spain

Tue, 22/07/2014
Spain has officially established 39 new marine protection areas. The new sites are ‘Special Protection Areas for Birds’ (SPAs), designated under the European Birds Directive. The SPAs will offer protection to seabirds whilst they are at sea, complementing the existing network of sites on land.
CEMEX quarry in Spain sets example for biodiversity action. Photo: Jonathan Rodriguez

Business partnership wins industry recognition

Wed, 11/12/2013
BirdLife and CEMEX’s actions to protect and enhance biodiversity are outstanding examples for aggregates industry

Mediterranean IBA tourism app goes interactive

Thu, 31/10/2013

BirdLife’s EU-funded project to promote sustainable birdwatching tourism in the Natura